The Barolo room.
Yeah, Wednesday can be so boring. Oh, hump day. But Wednesday March 31st will be far from boring, because all you have to do is take one look at this menu chef Staffan Terje of Perbacco (and the new Barbacco) has put together for the ~COOKS WITH BOOKS LUNCH~ in honor of my book launch, and you are going to wish every Wednesday was like this. You ready? Okay, let’s all get hungry reading this together.
Of course there had to be a selection of Staffan’s incomparable house-made salumi, so that will be served for the table.
For the first course: an artichoke and pecorino sformato with an egg yolk center (sexy) and morel mushroom and fava bean stew.
(Or, for those who want a salad, there will be an insalata primaverile [spring vegetable salad] with herb zabaglione.)
For the main course, rotolo di asparagi (rolled pasta filled with asparagus, mint, and ricotta topped with preserved Meyer lemon brown butter).
And dessert, one of my favorites: gianduja (chocolate and hazelnut) semifreddo.
This intimate luncheon will be held in one of Perbacco’s private rooms. We’ll talk about my book, The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion, food, San Francisco restaurants, cocktails—you know, the usual. I will also be signing books at the event (please note my book is included in the event price, as well as wine, tax, and tip—no fuss, no muss!). See you there? Mangiamo!
Wednesday Mar 31, 2010
$100 (includes book, tax, tip)
230 California St. at Front