We took off work early and headed through a little afternoon traffic toward North Hollywood to get together for dinner with Barb, Marcia and David at Firenze Osteria.
It all began with an email from Fabio and Jacapo from the restaurants. Since Fabio is a cheftestant on this season's Top Chef All-Stars, he invites his friends to "Come watch Top Chef with Fabio on Wednesdays". This week, Fabio was off filming a commercial, but we were warmly greeted by Executive Chef, John Paolone.
Marcia is ready to start some vacation time in Northern California!
We shared holiday goodies, and enjoyed getting to catch up and talk with great food and some wine.
We enjoyed wonderful food! This is one of Chef John's specialties: short rib ravioli!
He promised to email me the recipe!
What fun to toast the holidays with Slow Travel friends!