It was with great disappointment that our dinner with californian super-chef David Kinch was cancelled along with the rest of the Omnivore Festival here in may. But as the saying is, if you cant bring a bit of California to Relæ bring a bit of Relæ to California! I, Christian F. Puglisi am heading for California to do a dinner at Bar Tartine, our friend Chad Robertson’s restaurant in San Francisco. The setup will be somewhere in between Relæ, Manfreds and Bar Tartine. I am planning to prepare around 10-12 rustic dishes to be shared across the table. They will be rustic, clean flavoured, very produce-orientated and very green! I have been in correspondance with Chad and his team regarding the great produce they have to offer and I am really looking forward to this.
As it was with our trip to Australia its going to be a challenge to cook a different continent but it sounds like that just the thought of a californian market in mid july will trigger wet dreams with every chef that has experienced it. I am immensely looking forward to see California for the first time and cooking their local produce, visiting friends, farms and restaurants I have dreamt of eating at for ages. I am also hoping to snoop around in Chads bakery a bit and learn more about Tartine’s fantastic bread.
The dinner will be held at Bar Tartine on the 16th of july, a monday. Please contact Bar Tartine for booking a table.