Howdy, friends. I hope you had some fun with that epic heatwave we had (sorry, but I absolutely love the heat—I played hooky from my scorching hot apartment and went to the beach). Let’s just say the StarChefs Rising Star Chefs event was a toasty one. (And delicious.)
I had such a fabulous meal recently at Maum (it was a collaborative dinner with SPQR’s Matt Accarrino), and had quite a brunch at Prairie this past weekend (follow me at @tablehopper for pics of that one real soon—I just need to catch my breath over here). I’m also editing my pics from a dinner at Sushi Nagai, in case you’re curious about that newcomer to our omakase scene.
A couple weekends ago, I headed up to Camp Navarro in Mendocino for Meadowlands, a retreat for folks in the cannabis industry (I was calling it cannabis camp!). It’s quite an epic drive up there, especially if you’re tooling along in a 2018 Audi S4 Sport Sedan! No, I didn’t turn in my Fiat 500 Sport, although now I want to.
I was so thrilled to be approached by Silvercar with the offer to drive one of their Audis for the weekend and check out their rental service. Yup, you can rent a top-of-the-line Audi instead of some lousy, stripped-down, mauve Sonata to get out of town. I had so much fun—the handling and safety features of this car are pretty unbelievable. Can you say torque? I had Studio 54 on XM radio the entire time, and a huge smile on my face. It was perfect for those curving Mendo roads, especially when I cut over to see my friends in Ukiah.
You can reserve your Audi vehicle with Silvercar and pick it up at the White House Garage in downtown SF, although they have many other pick-up locations as well, nationwide! Use my code Silvercarhopper for 30 percent off (you won’t find that discount anywhere!) until July 31st. Have fun out there. And take me with you!
Sorry today’s issue was a little late—I had to run to a presentation I was hosting for The Food Lab, and someone wasn’t able to put a bow on this thing in time. Whoosh!
Have a great week! Marcia Gagliardi
Bing cherry clafoutis at Mago. Summer is here. Photo: © tablehopper.com.View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Jun 18 2019