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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:…

Market Report #11 – Foggy August

Yesterday, we hit the Derby Street Farmers’ Market with Chef Canales & got a good look at what is available. Okra, check. Black-eyed peas, check. Jimmy Nardello peppers, check. Gypsy peppers…not so much. Melons on the other hand are going gangbusters right now. Trini Campbell gave us…

This Just In: Goat’s Milk Ricotta

Things are definitely feeling like spring around here. Meaning deliveries from our suppliers keep arriving with more & more new stuff. Meaning the kitchen in like a sparking motherboard of ideas. Meaning the menu is like that magic trick where…

Chokes Exposed

Ever wonder what the difference is between those long skinny artichokes and the shorter broader ones? Bill Fujumoto cuts a few open and shows us how the differences translate on the plate. The trick to determining the size of the heart is squeezing the backside. While that may sound like a perverted proverb, when selecting artichokes these are wise words to…

Market Report #4: In the kitchen

For this week’s market report Bill Fujimoto stopped by the Oliveto kitchen. While the Oliveto kitchen is not exactly a farmers’ market, Chef Paul Canales sources some extraordinary produce directly from smaller local outfits that he thought Bill might get a kick out of. Most of these items appear on the menu the same day they are delivered, including…

Tomato Watch Week 18 (Part 2): In which we also consider the eggplant

Chef Paul Canales hit up the Derby Street Farmers’ Market yesterday with daughter Eva in tow. The duo got a look at some of the recently ripe tomatoes at Riverdog Farm, Catalan Farms, Lucero Organic Farm, and Full Belly Farm. Tomato season should hit its peak in the next few weeks, giving the chefs time to evaluate…

Canales & Fujimoto Walk The Market

Yesterday’s solstice officially marked the beginning of summer, but already the markets are bursting with incredible produce. New things keep showing up every week; out of this world strawberries, followed by cherries and the rest of the stone fruits, summer squashes, pole beans, and…

This Just In – PORCINI MUSHROOMS

Romano Isole just showed up with some beautiful porcini foraged from the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.  We bought up a whole bunch and Chef Canales plans to have them popping up all over the menu, starting tonight, in such dishes as: Gnocchi with porcini an entree of Riverdog Farm pasture-raised eggs poached in olive [...]

We’ve Found Our Yolk

After performing a thorough battery of tests, Chef Canales thinks he’s found just the right eggs to create the lush, deep yellow pasta often only found in Italy. The secret is pasture raised eggs. Hens allowed to pasture ingest a much wider range of nutrients producing eggs that offer a certain richness necessary for our laminated pastas…