Hey there! So last week was a bit crazy, hence no post.  We did have an awesome staff party at Ippuku last week!  And, Mario had a baby!  Daniel Lopez is a happy and healthy little boy and as soon as he can eat meat, he’ll be the biggest little carnivore in town!

Mario and Daniel

The rest of the week involved dinner at Wood Tavern , a delicious dinner with friends featuring Gazpacho and Grilled Cheese, a beautiful wedding at Scribe Winery in Sonoma and cooking a fundraising dinner for Escuela Bilingue Internacional.

Before you scroll down to see this week’s menu, a reminder to order your turkeys for Thanksgiving!  Call The Shop at 510-845-6328 to put one on hold.  Also, we have a Holiday Cooking Class happening at The Shop on November 4th.  There are still a few spaces left – check out the details here: www.thelocalbutchershop.com/classes

This week’s menu:

photo from Saveur: Todd Coleman

Monday: I made this delicious Onion and Bacon Tart and served it with some sautéed broccoli rabe on the side.  It was almost like a popover with delicious fillings.  http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Onion-and-Bacon-Tart