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On the Menu: West Coast Italian



September 24, 2010


Christian Caiazzo will cook at the James Beard House It’s fitting that Osteria Stellina, located in Point Reyes, California, is named, in part, for the Italian word meaning “tiny star,” as local ingredients truly shine in chef Christian Caiazzo’s cuisine. Thanks to the chef's talents, the venue has become a popular Marin County destination, as well as a favorite of food critic Michael Bauer. Luckily for us, Caiazzo is bringing a taste of NoCal to the Beard House on September 29. Seats are still available, so book yours here. In the meantime, have a drool over the menu below (we can't wait for those grilled cheese and goat sandwiches!): Hors d’Oeuvre Grilled Point Reyes Farmstead Tomme Cheese Sandwiches with Brick Maiden Sourdough and Braised Goat Shoulder Hog Island Clams with Toasted Bread Crumbs, Black Pig Bacon, Garlic, and Parsley Point Reyes Heirloom Tomatoes with Mozzarella, Basil, and Olive Oil Pairing: Heidrun Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Naturally Sparkling Mead Dinner Annabelle’s Puntarelle with Anchovies, Parsley, and Garlic Pairing: Pay-Marin The Shell Mound Riesling 2008 Paradise Valley Baby Lettuces with Mendelson Balsamic Vinegar, McEvoy Olive Oil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano Pairing: Elio Perrone Tasmorcan Barbera d'Asti 2009 Bodega Bay Black Cod with Smashed Roasted Cauliflower and Tomales Romanesco, Bolinas Chard, and Lemon Pairing: Elio Perrone Tasmorcan Barbera d'Asti 2009 Bill Niman’s Brisket with Tomato Reduction, Thyme, and David Little’s Dry-Farmed Potatoes Pairing: Mendelson Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006 Homegrown Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Late Summer Plum–Port Sauce Pairing: Mendelson Muscat Canelli 2002