Bistro Don Giovanni
Here we are
It's time for another local take-away meal: octopus salad, beet salad, and several pizzas (spinach/mozzarella/ricotta/squash blossom/lemon, pepperoni/red onion/fennel, four cheese) from The Food Shed in Napa, that we bring home with us for dinner (and some of their fresh burrata for consumption later).
Octopus salad, beet salad, pizza - takeout
Sauteed sole with roasted potatoes
We follow this great dish with a take-away from the Thai Noodle House in Alameda: red duck curry, spicy cashew chicken, and pad kee mau (with beef).
Cashew chicken/pad kee mau, red duck curry
Basil pesto with shrimp
Crispy duck breast with glazed carrots, tomato/burrata
Later, its more fish: grilled halibut with a three bean salad and another tomato/burrata salad.
Grilled halibut, salads
For a real treat, we head across the bay to New England Lobster Market and Eatery for fresh lobsters (lobster rolls for lunch and several to pick for a dinner).
Lunch, diner preparation
We make a lobster corn chowder by removing the lobster meat and cooking it with fresh corn off the cob, onion, potatoes, and celery, in a stock of sherry, paprika, milk, cream, wine, and the lobster shells and corn cobs. What a feast!
Lobster corn chowder
We've enjoyed cooking all these meals and sharing the picture, bringing back many great taste memories as we write. We're looking forward to many more, some from these favorites and others yet to be discovered.