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A new restaurant called Kancha is coming soon to downtown Santa Rosa. A pending beer and wine license found in state public records indicates that Kancha is taking over the former 4th Street Social Club space at 643 4th St.
Kancha will be a bubble-forward restaurant focusing on locally-sourced sparkling wines and champagnes. In addition to the extensive list of bubbly offerings, the drink menu will also include wines from around the world, sake, beer, and creative nonalcoholic and low A.B.V. cocktails.
Their food menu is a combination of California-inspired family style tapas featuring Peruvian and Nikkei-cuisine. The restaurant’s name is a reference to a variety of dried corn found in Peruvian cuisine called cancha.
Owner Angel Cayllahua tells What Now San Francisco that he hopes to open by the end of March. He has over 15 years of restaurant experience, including his role as General Manager of Roka Akor SF and formal kitchen training from La Mar SF.
Cayllahua is also a certified sommelier and sake connoisseur, gaining a level 3 WSET certification in 2017. Kancha is Cayllahua’s first solo venture in the industry. He is thrilled to share his passion for food and beverage pairings with Sonoma County.
As of now, many aspects of this project are still in development, including the website and social media pages. Until those are up and running, keep an eye on this address for further developments.