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Iconic Hurrica V Classic Sailing Yacht Inspired a New Destination Waterfront Restaurant in the Bay Area

Chef Parke Ulrich and MeeSun Boice are thrilled to share some exciting news with you about their new restaurant, featuring an extraordinary connection to the Hurrica V, a classic 60 foot, triple headed ketch sailing yacht built in 1924, which marine historians have said to be “one of the finest vessels of her type anywhere in the world.” 

The team behind San Francisco’s best, award-winning and most influential restaurants including Waterbar, EPIC Steak, and Mersea Restaurant and Bar (which has ranked as the #1 Restaurant on TripAdvisor for four consecutive years), will introduce their newest dining destination, Hurrica Restaurant & Bar, opening on Friday, January 26th.

A modern American restaurant with a live-fire culinary experience, Hurrica is a waterfront restaurant in Redwood City on the San Francisco Peninsula with spectacular views of the Westpoint Harbor. The restaurant is named in honor of the classic Hurrica V sailing yacht which will be docked in front of the restaurant for the opening. The historic sailing yacht embodies the style and glamour of the roaring twenties, was featured in the Oscar-winning movie The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, and whose attention to detail in her restoration stretches the imagination.

Hurrica Restaurant aims to be the destination for not only the public, but especially so for the yachting/boating community. The restaurant conveniently offers boaters up to 1,000 ft. of Guest Dock space. 500ft for the restaurant and 500ft for The Club at Westpoint, a water sports club located on Hurrica’s second floor offering sailing, kayaking, SUP and other water based events.

Founded by famed Chef Parke Ulrich (Co-Founding Partner), MeeSun Boice (Co-Founding Partner), Chef Justin Baade (Executive Chef/Partner), Erick Cadena (General Manager/Partner) and Julie Kurz (Events Director/Partner), this group set out to strip away the formalities of stuffy fine dining and instead focuses on the highest caliber of food & wine, while creating an atmosphere of comfortable elegance and belonging. They were honored to be invited by Mark and Maureen Sanders, the owners of both the Westpoint Harbor & Hurrica V yacht, to create a world-class restaurant at this certified Clean Marina.

After years of design and planning, Hurrica Restaurant will also reveal its expansive, custom-built, floor-to-ceiling, jellyfish aquarium, constructed by the expert team at Tenji Aquarium Design + Build. Furthering its allure, the restaurant offers the rare opportunity to arrive by land or sea, or visit the take-out “H2Go Cafe” by land or boat to enjoy fun offerings like old fashioned soft serve ice cream and root beer floats. 

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