Eastside Road, February 23, 2015—THE WEEKEND'S MEALS were modest — I'm sure you'll understand: Friday had been unusually festive. Saturday we were content with leftover pasta with peas, always good; Sunday we visited up north, and enjoyed mortadella, and rosette de Lyon (a favorite sausage of mine), and a marvelous potato salad with egg and bacon and lots and lots of Italian parsley.
Today, though, we spent in the nearby town of Petaluma, where we lunched on a "croque-baton," chopped ham and melted Gruyère on baguette.
Rosé, Red Car, 2012• Della Fattoria Downtown (The Café), 141 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma; (707) 763-0161
Then we stopped off at a new butcher shop we'd heard about, and picked up this pretty slice of rabbit paté for tonight's supper. With it, bread from Della Fattoria — a good bakery — a few cornichons, and a pickled cherry or two. A nice pick-me-up-and-send-me-to-bed.
• Thistle Meats, 160 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
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