This week's tablehopper: it's only wafer thin.


Baccalà: it’s not Christmas Eve without it.

I decided to take it a little easier this week and only try to stay up until 11pm writing this thing instead of my usual 2am or 3am on Monday night. Besides, I am still recovering from our family’s three-day holiday marathon (read: feeling very lethargic). (“Look, I couldn’t eat another thing. I’m absolutely stuffed. Bugger off.”)

Our Christmas Eve dinner was one of the best yet—although leave it to us to have the Feast of the Seven Fishes balloon to 13 dishes. I now feel equipped to write my second book, 101 Ways to Prepare Baccalà (that is a JOKE, people). And is there anything better than prime rib and horseradish cream on Christmas? If there is, I haven’t found it.

Quick reminder about my book: just in case Santa didn’t hook you up with a copy this holiday, you can buy one for yourself (plus two more for pals) and be entered in a drawing to win dinner with me in January! The deadline to make your purchase of three books and be entered in the drawing is this Friday December 31st. Let’s hit the town!

Yup, New Year’s Eve is almost here. For those of you trying to decide what to do with your damned self, I’ve added even more dinners to my round-up of New Year’s Eve dining options, and of course there’s the big SOS/Standing on Stardust party at the Burritt Room for those looking for drinks and disco dancing. Oh yes, and I’ve also added more to the list of (hangover) dining options on New Year’s Day because, yes, I really care.

I’ll be back in your inbox on Friday with a short missive before we all launch into 2011.


Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Dec 28 2010