Last Tuesday evening, while driving to Larry Mindel’s garden party in Sausalito, I noticed the former Horizons was very busy with people and cars, and a sign mentioned it was now open (once again!) as THE TRIDENT. I reported awhile ago on the details: the owners also own the Buena Vista Cafe, and James Montejano is the chef. There is a new dining deck on the second floor and a retractable awning system over the main Trident deck with a great view overlooking the water. (And yes, it will offer primo seating to watch the upcoming America’s Cup races.) And you boating types should note that The Trident has its own 84-foot boat dock. 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415-331-3232.
Up in Mill Valley, PIAZZA D’ANGELO has hired Andrea Giuliani as executive chef—he’s a native of the Veneto, but has been in the U.S. since 2005. Look for a strong emphasis on local, sustainable meats and ingredients as well as imported artisan products from Italy. A new dish on the menu is fazzoletti al sugo di osso buco (housemade pasta handkerchiefs, braised veal osso buco sauce, Grana Padano cheese). The kitchen will continue to serve five classic Neapolitan pizzas made in their wood-burning oven, with the addition of a new vegetarian pizza and another with roasted Niman Ranch pork belly, caramelized red onions, and watercress. 22 Miller Ave., Mill Valley, 415-388-2000.
The dining room at Piazza D’Angelo; photo courtesy of the restaurant.