Oliveto Community Journal

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Crab, Goose, and Other Happenings

November 30th, 2016|Categories: Coming up..., Events|Tags: , , , |

Ribollita da Delfina of Gigande beans and winter vegetables with a poached farm egg and olio nuovo Chilly the weather may be, but there's much here to warm you here at Oliveto: Crab [...]

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Aged Wines, Truffle Prices, and Truffles for Home

November 14th, 2016|Categories: Coming up..., Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Truffles Prices Are In We hate it when we’re shaving $12/gram truffles at our dinners. We’ve long rejected the common $14 to $20/gram approach. It's not as fun. But because these dinners are something of [...]

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The Menu for Next Week’s Truffle Dinners

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Coming up..., Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Tajarin al burro. We're eagerly awaiting next Tuesday, when Truffle Dinners begin, the alluring scent of truffles floats through the air, and throughout the room little swoons can be heard from rapturous diners, [...]

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Live Nova Scotia Bay Scallops

November 4th, 2016|Categories: Coming up..., Commons, Events|Tags: , |

It's the season for bay scallops, tiny and sweet, and they are gorgeous in a crudo.

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Preparing for Truffle Dinners

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Coming up...|Tags: , |

Right now, duck egg yolks are slowly drying under very low heat in our kitchen, so that when our white truffles come from Italy, they can be stored with them, to  capture and absorb their intoxicating smell.

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The Trouble with Truffle Travel

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Coming up..., Events|Tags: , |

When the restaurant began, San Francisco was really getting crapola truffles. They were flown to New York, picked over, and then sent here. So it wasn’t hard to come up with the idea of bringing them [...]