Yow. Zah. What a night the SideDish Supper Club had at Nonna: Two sold-out seatings, five fabulous Tuscan-inspired courses, 12 wines, and absolutely marvelous company. Detailed reports and pictures will follow throughout the day, but I wanted to thank the chef Julian Barsotti and the Nonna staff for putting on a flawless performance. The star dish of the night, IMO, was the pici pasta with wild boar ragu, fennel pollen, and pecorino. It took two people three days to make enough for the Supper Club. And I bet there is not one noodle left in the kitchen.
However, there were a lot of empty wine bottles. Italian Wine Guy, Alfonso Cevola will attest to that. He and I sat down with few satisfied customers last night—my post-Supper Club posse—and drained the last of the 2003 Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino. (Somebody had to do it.)
Anywhoo, thanks to those who attended. I’d love to hear your thoughts. It is wonderful to share fine food with people who love to share fine food. That is always my goal behind the Supper Club. Finché incontriamo di nuovo!