Taste of Europe
Roti8’s Philip Yang brings old-world flavor to Blackhawk.
Photography by Cindy Chew
Philip Yang, the owner of Sasa and Blue Gingko, threw East Bay diners a curveball when the concept for his new Roti8 Rotisserie and Bar turned out not to be Japanese but European. It’s not as big a stretch as you might think: Yang has worked and traveled extensively through Europe, living in such cities as Nice, Barcelona, and Siena, and you can see that influence all over the menu at the Blackhawk Plaza eatery. Below are a few highlights.
3483 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, (925) 263-2750, roti8.com.
Famously rich, sweet, cured Jamón Ibérico is made from specially raised boars fed a heavy diet of acorns.
Eight Treasure Spice Rotisserie
Local free-range organic chicken seasoned with herbes de Provence and served with bread salad.
create that taste from my memory."
Octopus braised for three hours in red wine served in a tin with olive oil and smoked paprika.