“Tonno del Chianti” (it’s actually pork, served like a tuna salad!) at Dario Cecchini’s friends and family supper. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Hi gang, did you have a nice Thanksgiving holiday? I sure hope so. Big thanks and much gratitude to all the people who had to work this holiday season, keeping us well fed and our BAC set to “party level.” My holiday had a bit of a hiccup with some nasty stomach bug that decided to show up at the worst possible moment (so rude!).
Fortunately I was able to rally for some other spectacular moments, including an overnight getaway to the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay to check out chef Jason Pringle’s new menu (have you seen the gorgeous rooms since the renovation?), the annual truffle brunch with my friend Roberta, and whoa, Dario Cecchini and posse hosted a beautiful private dinner party at Angelo Garro’s Renaissance Forge. Just wow.
Speaking of dinner parties, I have not one but two tablehopper events coming up in December with my chef pal Rob Lam! On Sunday December 11th, we’re hosting Jook Joint, a jook brunch that is going to blow yer mind, and then on Friday December 16th, we’re hosting another one of Rob’s abundant Family-Style Vietnamese Dinners, with wine pairings from Ernest Vineyards. You can read all about each event in today’s tablehopper, and tickets are live on Feastly, so hop to it! The last dinner we threw sold out in 24 hours, so heads up! If you can swing it, come to both!
It’s time for me to fire up the Fiat again (aka Pesca Quattro): I am out the door for the next couple of days, heading to Healdsburg to check out Single Thread (SO EXCITED) and some other cool places up there. But first, that horrible traffic. Oy.
I hope you enjoy today’s column, and I get to see you at these tablehopper events!