This week's tablehopper: love and hoppiness.


Friday night dinner at Cassava: English spring pea and mint velouté. Photo: ©

Hello, clouds. So much for riding my bike to dinner tonight. And then on Wednesday evening I’ll be taking the train down to San Carlos for a winemaker dinner with Lucio Gomiero of Vignalta at Limone. Oh, and Thursday is Taste of the Nation, with a fabulous lineup of chefs and talent. See you there?

So, on Sunday, I’ll be giving a presentation at the Chocolate Salon at 2:30pm on the best chocolate desserts in San Francisco. Just to be sure I am not missing any (and boy, my list is already pretty long), I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to email me your favorite chocolate dessert in San Francisco at I’ll randomly draw two winners, each winning a pair of tickets to the Chocolate Salon. The deadline to enter is a fast one: please email me by 11:59am on Wednesday March 20th (yup, that’s tomorrow afternoon). Good luck!

Do you have your Passover plans lined up? And this week, we have some Easter treats for you too.

Congrats to all the James Beard Foundation Awards finalists (check out the list here, and some very funny commentary from SFist here). The winners will be announced on Monday May 6th.

Oh, and who can resist a feisty interview with Thomas Keller? Enjoy.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Mar 19 2013