This blog was a gift from my son, Andrew, for my 60th birthday (thanks again guy!!). My family organized a surprise party for me the night before my birthday - an initial rendevous at Wellington's, our favorite wine bar in Sausalito, and then a larger dinner at Mezzo Mezzo in San Rafael. Sadly, Mezzo Mezzo, where we had taken a number of Sicilian cooking classes earlier this year, will be closing soon. However, Giovanni de la Renta prepared a wonderful meal for our group, incluidng a roast suckling pig, which evoked the kalua pig that I had grown up with on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was a memorable evening.
Family at Wellington's
With Giovanni at Mezzo Mezzo and the real star of the evening!
"Oh, I hated the colonel, with his wee beady eyes, and that smug look on his face... 'Oh, you're going to buy my chicken! Ooooh!'" ------ Yes, "So I Married an Ax Murderer" is one of my favorite movies, but Italian cuisine is what I really love.