One Dish: Villon’s Duck Glazed in Lavender Honey

When the much-adored Mission District restaurant Commonwealth closed in 2019, San Francisco diners worried what was next for chef-owner Jason Fox. Good news, everyone — he’s back.

Fox now runs the dining programs at the San Francisco Proper Hotel, including its chic fine-dining restaurant, Villon. There, the chef ’s distinct contemporary-meets- refined cooking style is on prominent display in the Liberty Farms duck main course. “We are always trying to respect classic cuisine, while looking forward,” says Fox. “I think this dish is a perfect marriage of those two worlds.”

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