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Giro in Italia 2005

 

 

 

What a fun trip this was.

The chefs who attended were:


Bruce Hill of Bix in San Francisco and Picco in Larkspur with his partner Kimmy.

 

Rick Hackett of Market Bar in the Ferry Building and his wife Meredith who we fell so in love with that she is now our representative on the East Bay.  Rick and Meredith are now co-owners of a> Bocanova Restaurant in Janck London Square in Oakland.


Ed Carew then of Florio in San Francisco. Ed is now in the Big Apple heading the kitchen at Le Caprice.

 

Enjoy the little photo essay. Click the thumbnail for larger images.  Also enjoy some videos on the Select Videos Page.


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Bruce Gets a Tickle from the Nuovo
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Hog Heaven
Inside Ansuini pork products store in Norcia
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Green Olives
Kimi checks out beautiful new green olives ready to crush
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Forging Raffaele's Organic Garden for dinner ingredients
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Primo & Bruce
Primo is one of Olivestri's oldest workers
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Macellaio Ivano
 
The local butcher Ivano Lisi provided superb meats for our grill, including Val di Chiana beef & chickens and house made sausages
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Rick Preps the Marinade
Rick took charge of the grilling, and he marinated the meats in olio nuovo and fresh herbes.
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Ed Readies the Carrots for the Soffritto
Ed's soffritto started his wonderful Ciavattoni beans that we bought in Norcia and cooked with a whole prosciutto bone and  cavello nero from Raffelle's garden, and lots of olio nuovo.
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No Prep Boys Here
The chefs and their wives prepping dinner
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Fennel & Clementines
Bruce paired the clementines with the fennel to make a delicious salad with olio nuovo; he made a second salad with the Raffelle's white radicchio & crisp apples.
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Clementines & White Radicchio
 
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Still Life
Forged ingredients stashed in the kitchen
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The Soffritto gets Closer
 
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Toss that Salad
Ed pours the nuovo while Bruce tosses his salad just before serving
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Kitchen Crew
Howard, Bruce, Rick, Kris, Kimmy, Meredith, Ed
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Dig In
The Vestri family enjoy the effort of the San Francisco Chefs

 

Check-out the stories and photos from some of our other trips:

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 (some day I will assemble 2007 & 2008)
There are also some fun videos on the Select Videos Page

 


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