Join Laura Schenone, James Beard Award-winning author of “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken” for a ~FEAST OF RAVIOLI AND OTHER LIGURIAN SPECIALTIES~ at Farina Focaccia & Cucina restaurant. Chef Paolo Laboa will demonstrate how to make perfect ravioli as Laura recounts some of the lessons she learned in her quest for her great grandmother’s original recipe—the subject of her new memoir.
Schenone takes the reader on a journey from the grit of New Jersey’s industrial wastelands to the beautiful coast of Liguria—the family’s homeland—to discover the roots of an authentic dish. Along the way, she reveals a family story of loss and love, along with age-old culinary secrets.
The menu (served family-style):
Aperitivo and Assortimento di focacce Liguri
with stracchino cheese, and cherry tomato, served with a glass of vermentino
Ravioli alla genovese con tocco
hand-made ravioli filled with veal, served with Genovese meat sauce
Ravioli di carciofi alla maggiorana
hand-made ravioli filled with artichoke, served in a marjoram sauce
Ravioli di zucca al burro e salvia
hand-made ravioli filled with pumpkin, served in a sage and butter sauce
Misticanza di campo con scaglie di pecorino
red Bibb and little gem salad with shaved pecorino cheese and balsamic vinegar
Raviolo dolce alla Ligure
House-made sweet ravioli with ricotta cheese
Also included in the price is a glass of wine for each guest: Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna ’06 Sardegna; Brigaldara Valpollicella Classico '05 Veneto.
The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken
Sun., Nov. 11, 2007
3560 18th St.
Cross: Guerrero St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
tickets: order online or call Book Passage at
$105 per person
$180 per couple
(includes wine, tax, gratuity and an autographed copy of the book)