Dinner Sat 1/7/2012 Join us??
I’ll be at 800 degrees for dinner on Saturday 1/7 at about 6 pm.
Please join us. xxxx
Angeli Caffe will be closing on January 8th, 2012
Angeli Caffe has been one of my favorite LA restaurants for about the last 10 years. I adore Evan Klieman and I’ve taken my family and friends to her restaurant on many special occasions. Every December Evan hosts a ‘Feast of the 7 fishes’ at Angeli Caffe and I’ve been to a couple of those special meals. Throughout the year, she has various themed dinners, served family style with a menu of items not on her regular menu, those meals are usually spectacular. At one of those meals, I was happy to be seated at a table with Evan Klieman’s mother. She tells amazing and interesting stories about many LA chefs. When my daughter, Angela moved to Hollywood, Angeli became our easy ‘go to’ restaurant for Vicari family meals. Evan Klieman introduced the Slow Food Movement to LA. I will miss this restaurant very much but I am certain that Evan will continue to be a leader in the LA foodie scene.
Dear Santa, really??
$340.00 Coveted: Laguiole pizza server from Matali Crasset
Now that all you home cooks are busily trying to replicate Pizzeria Mozza’s pies from just-published “The Mozza Cookbook,” you’re wishing you had a pizza server, am I right?
For those who just don’t want to pick up a slice of pizza and heave it onto a plate, enter this sleek pizza server made in Laguiole, the town of knives in the Aveyron region in southern France, which also is home to Michelin three-star Michel Bras’ phenomenal restaurant Bras. He does not serve pizza, or at least didn’t last time I was there.
But if he did, I’m sure he would use something like this. After all, it’s made in his hometown and looks sturdy enough to hold a slice no matter how crazy you get with the toppings. It was originally designed by the French firm Matali Crasset for Paris pastry chef Pierre Hermé as a cake server. I admit I was a little shocked when I took in the price, but if you amortize it over, say, several hundred pizzas and cakes, you might be able to make the case for the purchase.
Matali Crasset Pie/Pizza Server, $340 from Unicahome.com. Available in orange, green, pink or black.