Friday, December 17, 2010

Pizza and such

Eastside Road, December 16, 2010—
SPENT THE DAY in the city: meeting; shopping; a little business; supper with an old friend. Lunch was salad and pizza at the Café Chez Panisse: a mushroom pizza, hot from the oven with that delicious flaky crust. The taste of mushrooms like this, baked in the wood-fire oven, always summons up autumnal thoughts, and this was a fine autumn day. With it,
Zinfandel, Green and Red, but what year?
Supper at a place recommended in a guidebook: I suppose it might normally be a nice place, but we were too late for lunch, too early for dinner. This was precisely why we chose it; guidebook said they served throughout the day; perhaps things have changed since publication, what with the economy…

Still, I had a nice platter of salumi: housemade finocchiona and salame cotto, and well-chosen commercial mortadella, with a nice little relish, onion confit, good bread, and a bit of raw fresh pear. I liked it and I'd go back; just not at 4:30 pm.
Primitivo, Cantele, Puglia, Italy 2007
  • Starbelly Restaurant, 3583 16th Street, San Francisco; tel. (415) 252-7500
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