Howdy, gang. You ready for me to make you hongry? I’m already thinking ahead to my dinner tonight at 1760, with ribollita, and pappardelle with duck ragù on their current Winter in Tuscany prix-fixe menu. I also enjoyed such a delicious “wintertime in California” menu on Sunday evening at Del Popolo, check out the goodies here. And I don’t know about you, but it’s chicken Parm weather, and there’s nothing better than splitting a brand-new chicken Parm sub from Great Gold with a friend. They are only delivering sandwiches (no dine-in) at lunchtime (Mon-Fri 10:30am-3pm). (Their Italian combo was also a winner.)
A little over a week ago was the Fancy Food Show and Good Food Mercantile, with thousands of products to taste (and some to avoid, LOL). I posted some highlights over on Instagram if you’re interested in what’s the latest, and here’s my recap piece for Food Spark on some of the trends and ingredients I noticed at both shows.
It was also time for the annual Cena al Magazzino, generously hosted by beloved importer Casa de Case in their warehouse, and what an incredible feast it was. (I know many of us had Colin Dewey in our hearts that night.)
Also on the sentimental tip: don’t miss this remarkable film (and documentary), Honeyland. I saw it as a final show at the Clay last week, and can’t stop thinking about it. It’s such an extraordinary film. You can order it online, or even better, support one of our other Landmark theaters and catch it at the Opera Plaza.
Have a good week—maybe I’ll see you at the crab feed this Saturday? Read on for more!
A wedge of Gorgonzola the size of a cake. (At the annual Casa de Case Cena al Magazzino.) Photo: © tablehopper.com.View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Jan 28 2020