One of the great luxuries of Tartine Afterhours for me, as a cook, is the opportunity to cook the foods I love to eat most, and to feed people in the way that I want to be fed, which is to say abundantly, without pretense, family-style and with much love.
Because of the way that most restaurant kitchens are organized, serving family-style dishes just isn't very realistic, which is a great shame if you ask me. So I take excessive joy in being able to cook and serve the kinds of things that we restaurant cooks consider special-occasion dishes, things like paella, for instance.
And so, on the occasion that two of my dearest friends (and most badass cooks I know) will be joining me for the dinners this month, a grand paella is on order for dinner. I hope you can come, and that it's as special for you as it is for me!
who: the fab folks at tartine and me
what: a three-course family-style Catalonian summer feast
where: tartine bakery (600 guerrero st. sf, ca)
when: tuesday, july 26th & wednesday, july 27th at 8pm
why: to highlight the joy of good food and good company
how much: $45 plus wine and gratuity (cash only, please!)