The restaurateurs behind Canon in East Sac are set to open a French cafe and wine bar called Franquette in the Bridge neighborhood of West Sacramento in the coming weeks. One of the partners, chef Brad Cecchi, said the restaurant will offer contemporary, casual French cuisine and a French-inspired wine list that includes “esoteric” wines not typically found in a restaurant. , “not just Bordeaux and Burgundy”.
Jack Winks, Canon’s general manager and head bartender, will oversee the beer and wine offering. His wife, former Canon pastry chef Elena Winks, will serve as chef.
According to Cecchi, Franquette will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu has yet to be set, he said. “We are in research and development at the moment. We have a large menu that needs to be reduced. We need to vote some of these survivors off the island.
Cecchi opened Canon with business partner Clay Nutting in 2018. A year later, the Michelin Guide took notice, naming Canon to its Bib Gourmand list of restaurants offering good quality and value for money. It received the same designation in 2021.
The new restaurant, slated to open before the end of the year, is located at 965 Bridge St. in the West Sac waterfront neighborhood, overlooking downtown Sacramento. Cecchi said he and Nutting are looking forward to being in the Bridge District. “It’s very Brooklynesque,” he noted. “We are delighted to see this region prosper.”