Hello there! This is going to be a short intro letter from me—I had to wrap up my column Monday night so I could hit the road early Tuesday morning for an event in Wine Country. (When you get an invite to SingleThread for an event with Cuzen Matcha that is right at your deadline, if you’re me, you figure it out. Priorities! Whoosh!) So, today’s column is a brisk one. Type tablehopper type!
Wanted to make sure you saw a few fun things on my Instagram feed since I’m eating for thousands of you: if you have a special occasion coming up, or you just feel like a glam night out, take a look at my post about Selby’s in Atherton—we had quite a swell night celebrating my Mom’s birthday last week. Best chocolate cake, ever.
As we move into this early fall period, you can enjoy all this gorg late summer produce in Flour+Water’s Harvest Moon menu, featuring seven courses (and five of them are pasta!); available through October 10th.
I had a craving for Hong Kong-style wonton soup, and enjoyed the version at Noodle Stop, though their housemade chile sauce is what really won my fire-eating heart.
Get some friends together and go have some inventive, flavor-packed dishes at Maybeck’s in the Marina and Copas on Market! If you can swing the $95 “let the chef cook for you” menu at both/either of these places, do it.
A dumpling fest at Bund Shanghai was another fun night out (before seeing The Empire Strips Back, LOL).
Before I sign off, I wanted to be sure you knew about the world premiere of The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher at the Mill Valley Film Festival, both virtually and in-person. (I’m looking forward to seeing it here in SF at the Roxie Theater.) Oh, and if you’re a creative, or you just adore David Bowie, don’t miss Moonage Daydream before it leaves theaters. It’s a ride!
Ciao for now! Marcia Gagliardi
“Tortellini in brodo” made with eggplant in tomato consommé with basil oil on Flour+Water’s Harvest Moon menu. Photo: © tablehopper.com.View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Sep 27 2022