Heklina stars in a special dinner-and-a-drag show at W Hotel on January 24th, 2020. (Courtesy of W Hotel)

W San Francisco's Trace restaurant struts out drag dinner with legendary Heklina

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W San Francisco's sleek downtown restaurant, Trace, is set to elevate dinner service with new menu items complemented by a side of saucy drag performances.

On Saturday, January 24th, Bay Area LGBTQ icon Heklina will lead a sensational dinner show, also starring local queens Mahlee Balenciaga, Vicodonia Nightengale, and Holotta Tymes.


Executive chef Frederic Hoffmann will delight dinner guests with a menu as fierce as the performances. Three courses will feature a starter of shareable dishes including fried brussels sprouts with a honey mustard glaze and pecans; sourdough rosemary flatbread; and the Trace "Moderne" caesar salad. For the main course, guests can choose from a roast strip loin served with heirloom potato, maitake mushrooms, and zesty smoked salsa verde; or red kuri squash with wheat berry risotto, Medjool date, king oyster mushroom truffle sabayon, and pumpkin seeds. For the finale, Trace's pastry chef Kevin Ngauv will serve an "Eat your Face Out" cake that will compete with the performances as the evening's showstopper.

Trace at W San Francisco is committed to creating original culinary experiences by fusing the vibrant personality of the Bay Area with a dedication to responsible food. The restaurant's high-quality cuisine is prepared from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, or obtained through partners with sustainable practices.

The dining room at Trace.(Courtesy of W Hotel)

Upon the launch of the hotel's recent Gold Fever guest room renovation, W San Francisco continues to redefine expectations and cater to the extraordinary energy of today's cosmopolitan traveler with a fresh look, new amenities, and an ultra-modern vibe. The property provides one of the most distinctive hotel services in the industry.

As part of the hotel's proprietary Whenever/Wherever and New/Next programs, its renowned W Insider, Vanessa Mina, curates exclusive happenings in the city llike last-minute concerts, museum and event tickets, and dinner reservations. She can also set the stage for the perfect proposal, presentation, or other pivotal event.

Additional amenities at W San Francisco include its award-winning Fit gym, lively Living Room activations, the highly popular P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) program, and LEED Platinum-certified sustainable practices.

// Three Course Drag, 7-9pm, Saturday Jan. 24 at Trace, 181 Third St. (SoMa); tickets ($75) are available at eventbrite.com.

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