It’s an eggy week, with Passover already under way, and Easter coming up this Sunday (for some places to go and tasty things to eat, see last week’s post). I should mention a couple of additions, like Easter brunch is also happening at 15 Romolo (Punch Drunk Brunch, uh-huh), and there’s an all-day Italian Easter menu at 54 Mint.
I feel like I got to celebrate Easter a week early with a beautiful brunch at my dear friend Veronica Klaus’s antique-filled bohemian apartment before she leaves us at the end of the month for upstate New York. The table was set with such gorgeous china and silver and linens (I’ll be posting some pics on social this week!). She even played some Satie for us on her piano while we enjoyed a spring frittata and a thick slice of layered chocolate and caramel cake, with fresh air and sunlight streaming into the colorful room. It all felt like quite the San Francisco dream, a rare bird these days.
I have such sadness over her departure, many do—San Francisco will not be the same without my favorite chanteuse. But she’s leaving us for an exciting adventure: she is going to be opening Cafe Klaus in a historic 1860s Greek Revival Lutheran Church on the edge of Sharon Springs, New York, complete with stained glass and frescoes. It’s a huge undertaking and requires a lot of construction and restoration, so I want to point you to her fundraiser if you can help this talented woman manifest her dream. It’s going to be quite the place to visit, I can’t wait to see what she does. New York, you are so lucky to have her!
Whatcha doing tonight? I’m showing up hungry for dinner at Nopa tonight, which will be celebrating the launch of the brand-new Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen cookbook by chef Gonzalo Guzman and Stacy Adimando. Gonzo is back in the Nopa kitchen for a night, adding some à la carte dishes from the cookbook to the menu, like a queso flameado with chorizo out of the wood oven, huarache de cabeza, and a couple of ceviches. Walk-ins are welcome. Adelante…
I’m glad the news decided to slow the eff up a bit this week so I could write today’s review for you about The Morris. It required a bit more time (and word count) to be able to do all the details justice. Just wait until you see the off-the-menu burger I’m spilling the beans on.
Thanks to everyone who keeps sending me Thailand tips for Bangkok and Ko Tao, Ko Samui, and Ko Pha Ngan! Keep ‘em coming! I’ll be there in a month.
Thank you Easter Bunny, bwok bwok! Marcia Gagliardi
Spring frittata and thick slices of peppered bacon served on the old world dining table at Cafe Klaus. Photo: © tablehopper.com.View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Apr 11 2017