Greetings from New York, which kicked in some nippy and chilly fall weather this week, brrrrr (tonight’s gonna drop to the 30s!). I’m still here eating and drinking and jazz clubbing and museum-ing and walking my way briskly through the city and kicking up leaves until the last minute, when I board a plane back to SF on Sunday afternoon. Yup, next week I’ll be trading slices for tacos as my core food group. It seemed like a good time to drop my second installment of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan this year, check it out in the new yawker.
Of course the big news in SF today is the Michelin star ratings, you can read the complete list of winners here. Congrats to Quince, who made it to the three-star pantheon, although why Atelier Crenn isn’t in there yet, I will never understand. The meal I had there this spring was fantastique. Read more in today’s column.
Since it’s World Pasta Day, it feels very timely with this exciting piece of news I want to share: after last month’s successful SF Amatrice fundraiser we hosted at 54 Mint, we had both participating restaurants (Delfina, Locanda, Octavia, Montesacro, 54 Mint) and friends (Pizzalina) generously add the funds they raised from their own restaurant amatriciana specials into our overall event and silent auction proceeds, which brings the total to $26,246 that we all raised for Amatrice. We are donating it directly to the town this week through our connection with the mayor. Incredible! I’m so impressed with how much we were able to raise together through everyone’s generosity. Grazie, tutti!
A presto! Marcia Gagliardi
Spectacular sweetbread dish (with corn and aji dulce) by Negro Piattoni at his pop-up with Joint Venture at Fitzcarraldo in Brooklyn. Photo: © tablehopper.com.View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Oct 25 2016