This week's tablehopper: hop hop hop.


The beautiful table at the Meatpaper bollito misto supper on Sunday. Photo: ©

Whoa, what a weekend. Friday night I got to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday while at the ForageSF Basque dinner and fundraiser; Saturday was an epic brunch at Bar Tartine (have you had the blood sausage yet?), followed by Whiskies of the World (where I thoroughly enjoyed more than one taste of my new obsession: Breaking & Entering bourbon by St. George Spirits—it’s like bananas Foster in a glass), and then a late-night prime rib dinner at Original Joe’s (and a much-needed Averna nightcap/digestif at Gino & Carlo’s).

Sunday was a restorative brunch at Park Tavern—whoever came up with the Boozy Smoothie there (banana, Bulleit bourbon, espresso) is a genius and I want to be friends with them. And the pièce de résistance was a spectacular bollito misto dinner on Sunday night at The Perish Trust—a group of us were invited for supper and to be a part of a photoshoot for an upcoming feature in Meatpaper. I can’t wait to see the piece in the next issue. The food, the company, the atmosphere—it made me so grateful to live in San Francisco (and I was still reeling from the creativity of the OPENharvest event last Thursday). Yeah, this city does “it” like none other.

So, I have a few upcoming events for your radar. This Thursday is Gastronomy night for the Exploratorium’s After Dark program, and FYI, tickets are selling quickly for my upcoming tablehopper Tasting at Café des Amis: The Wines of the Languedoc—tickets are limited and we are more than halfway sold, so if you’re interested, get yours now! One more thing: Pebble Beach Food & Wine is next week, and there are still some tickets remaining for the Grand Tastings (and a few other stellar events), so check it out and maybe I’ll see you down there. Let’s par-tay.

This Sunday I’ll be heading down to San Mateo to celebrate Easter with my family—for those of you who don’t have a father preparing baby goat like mine is (trust me, this used to traumatize me as a child), you can find plenty of Easter and Passover events on tablehopper.

I also took a trip down memory lane today (well, the 280, to be exact) for You Gotta Eat This on KGO Radio, talking about my favorite Italian deli sandwich of all time, the Godfather at Woodside Delicatessen—you can listen here.

Now excuse me while I go get some fresh air—am loving today’s springy weather.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Apr 3 2012