This week's tablehopper: le grande aioli.


Foreign Cinema’s le grande aioli, with periwinkles, wild king salmon, clams, mussels, and late summer vegetables. Photo: ©

TGIF, amigos! I am scooting out of here pretty soon, hopefully before the 101 becomes a parking lot. I’m heading up to hot Healdsburg this weekend for a dear friend’s wedding and couldn’t be happier about it—we used to run cross-country together in high school, how about that?!

I thought it would be a good time to share a recap of my recent trip to Indian Springs in Calistoga in today’s jetsetter—hopefully it’ll inspire you to book an early fall or wintertime trip soon! That place is pure magic.

Speaking of magic, I can’t believe the evening skies we’ve had the past few nights. I love to see people stop in their tracks and stare up at the apricot and pink sky—making sure everyone around them sees it too. And all my friends are blowing up Instagram and Facebook with their peachy pics. SF, you are such a charmer.

Also exceedingly charming: dinner on the patio last night at Foreign Cinema! It was their 16th birthday, and the Chablis was flowing! They transformed their menu into quite the French lineup, from coquilles St. Jacques to le grande aioli, and for dessert, oeufs à la neige and gâteau victoire! What a night to be there. Best wishes to chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark, and congrats on reaching sweet 16!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Sep 25 2015