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Oliveto: Tomato Dinners 2013: Noted for August 20, 2013

Oliveto: Tomato Dinners 2013:

Specialty Cocktail

  • Oliveto Bloody Mary of course

Antipasti: smaller items, soup, salad…

  • Peak-of-season tomato platter with Frantoio di Campagna olive oil and fleur de sel
  • Terrina of heirloom tomatoes and watermelon with basil and cucumber
  • Salad of tomatoes with eggplant crema, Lipstick peppers, house-pulled mozzarella, and red wine vinaigrette
  • Crudo of local king salmon with tomato-water gelée, dill pollen, and nectarine
  • Marinated Monterey Bay sardines with cherry tomatoes, arugula, and breadcrumbs
  • Terrina of rabbit with smoked Early Girl tomato mostarda and frisée
  • Garden lettuces vinaigrette
  • Grilled flatbread with dry-farmed Early Girl tomatoes, garlic, basil, and McEvoy olive oil
  • Fried green tomatoes with lobster rémoulade
  • Charcoal-grilled octopus with spicy San Marzano tomato sauce, fregola, and charred Tropea onions
  • Burrata-stuffed Black Prince tomato in carozza with basil pesto
  • Tuscan tomato-bread soup with olive oil and Parmesan cheese

Primi piatti: pastas

  • Spaghetti with garlic-studded San Marzano tomatoes and their sugo
  • Bucatini all’ amatriciana
  • Pappardelle rose with Magruder beef ragù and oven-roasted tomatoes
  • Tortelloni of Gorgonzola cheese with tomato-vodka sauce
  • Butterball potato gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, Brentwood corn, and pancetta
  • Agnolotti dal plin with two tomato sauces
  • Tajarin with tomato-braised rabbit

Secondi: grills, sautés, and rotisserie

  • Farotto-stuffed Early Girl tomatoes with La Tur fonduta and Brentwood corn
  • Pancetta-wrapped rabbit with slow-roasted tomatoes, barley, and salsa verde
  • Tomato-braised lamb shank with baby artichokes and green tomato-mint salsa
  • Charcoal-grilled sun-dried tomato-stuffed pork porterhouse with pancetta- wrapped dry-farmed Early Girl tomatoes, Floriani red flint corn polenta, and salmoriglio
  • Spit-roasted tomato-glazed hen with tomato-braised Cranberry beans and grilled cucumber
  • Pan-roasted local king salmon with cherry tomato salad, Armenian cucumber, and lemon verbena
  • Braised Brandywine tomatoes with garlic, long-cooked onions, and breadcrumbs


  • Almond cake with tomato jam and fried Marcona almonds
  • Ricotta mousse, tomato compôte, basil ice cream, olive oil, and sea salt
  • Yellow tomato consommé, tomato and melon salad, melon granita, tomato sorbetto