Tag Archive for '2010'

Welcome Chef Jonah

Maggie and I have been looking for several months for an exceptional cook—a vital, talented, and dedicated chef who could continue our tradition of learning and teaching, producing delicious food, collaborating, and, in a particular way, motivated by flavor, innovating. There are many talented chefs available, and we decided…

New Year’s Eve 2010

Featuring a Venetian-Style Menu with two seatings…

We’re not done yet…

The 2010 Truffle Dinners officially ended on Saturday, November 2o. But due to the bounty of truffles this year, we’ll continue to offer a Black Truffle pizza on the Oliveto Cafe dinner menu for the next two weeks…

Truffle Report #5 – It’s HUGE

Here it is, our 604 gram truffle. Found in the south of Tuscany, near Chiusi. This truffle had been missed by two hunters earlier, but then found by a dog named Jeny. And, to my great honor…

2010 Truffle Menu Finalized

Oliveto Truffle Dinners 2010 November 17 – 20 Antipasti and Salads Polenta crostini with duck livers, wild snails, and chanterelle mushrooms Chilled salad of smoked wild sturgeon, Mediterranean mussels, root vegetables, and black truffles Poached salted farm egg with cardoons, celery, shaved porcini mushrooms, and fonduta Valdostana Violino di Chiavenna e salsiccia Vicentina cruda: prosciutto [...]

Truffle Report #4 – Time To Get Serious

I arrived in Chianti last night. They have just had some significant rain (harder for the dogs to find the truffle) and it is cold (that’s good). The rain is supposed to have passed by tomorrow, so we are hopeful the ground will dry enough to begin harvesting…

Truffle Report #2: Pass the Ginkgo Biloba

Making a slight detour to Puglia for some sun, I drove into Cisternino for their Market Day. I’ve been to Cisternino a dozen time, but it is a maze of little streets. And when it was time to leave, I couldn’t find my car. Really. Seriously.
I tried backtracking, then…

Market Report #13 – ….more tomatoes!

Last week, after the Derby Street market, Megan from Dirty Girl Produce in Santa Cruz stopped by with a delivery of Early Girl tomatoes, Cranberry beans, and Cannellini beans. She had some soup…

Beef Dinner Sneak Peek

With a wealth of knowledge in regards to butchery, aging and cooking technique, Oliveto embarks on our first Beef Dinner. The menu is still being finalized, but two items have been leaked:…

Tomato Dinners 2010 Menu

September 15 – September 18 Smaller items–salads, soup, antipasti Best-of-season heirloom tomato tasting Smoked sea scallops and king salmon with Black Pineapple tomato mousse Crudo of local halibut, Evergreen and Cherokee Chocolate tomatoes, candied bacon, and Espelette pepper maionese Oliveto wild boar prosciutto with Pineapple and Momotaro tomatoes, wild arugula, and Parmesan Dry-farmed Early Girl [...]