This week's tablehopper: tastin' the town.


Sopes at Chilango.

Based on the fact I was out every single night last week, you could say I’m back in the saddle again. Just call me Little Bunny Foo Foo, with all that hopping around town. I certainly have my share of catching up to do—about two months’ worth. Here are some highlights from last week, in no particular order: the spicy crab “spring roll” at Baker & Banker, the trio of sopes at Chilango (pictured), the bone marrow sformatino at SPQR, a bowl of dac biet at Pho Tan Hoa on Jones, the chicken Hyderabadi dum biryani at Curry Village, and Sunday night’s cooking class and dinner at Quince with Benedetta Vitali and a slew of wines chosen by Filippo Bartolotta. (You can drool over some pics from the cooking class and the incredible meal we had.) There are so many new places that I’m fired up to write about, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this week’s entry in fresh meat.

Since I totally slacked on getting pictures posted of the tablehopper Pho La La La La dinner at Pot de Pho, I figured I better get those up tout de suite before I finish sorting through my India photos. That was one of my favorite events yet—you were such a fun bunch (and you know who you are!). Let’s dine again together soon.

Since we’re on events, I wanted to point you to a Google calendar I just started that will list my upcoming book signings, appearances, events, lunches, and more. While details are still being finalized on most of them, one event that is firm and already selling tickets is my Book Passage Cooks with Books luncheon at Perbacco on Wednesday March 31st. We’re going to mingle, talk, and of course feast in one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Chef Staffan Terje and wine director Mauro Cirilli will put together a fantastico meal (they always do). Hope to see you there—let’s cin cin.

Sending love and kisses, and hearts and flowers. And chocolate.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Feb 9 2010