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The Eat + Drink List: This week's top 7


Bar Bambino's stellar cheese selection.

1. Ciao, Bambino!

SF Symphonix Event at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

To celebrate the second installment of the SF Symphonix Trilogy concert series, guests and Symphonix members were treated to appetizers courtesy of Ana Mandara, decadent chocolates from Schoggi and wines from the Pellegrini Family Vineyard at a pre-show soiree held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian, Justin Fichelson



Joey Altman's Matzo Ball Soup

Just in time for Passover (which begins this Saturday at sundown), we bring you a simple and trustworthy recipe for matzo ball soup from SF's own Joey Altman, from his new cookbook Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home (Wiley).

Note: Schmaltz is rendered chicken fat. You can get it from some kosher grocers, from Boulettes Larder in the Ferry Building, or you can render it yourself by simply making homemade chicken soup and scooping the solid fat off the top after refrigerating it. The broth and shredded chicken would both come in handy for this recipe too. But if it's all too much trouble, Altman recommends vegetable oil as a substitute.

DeLoach Vineyards: Boisset Rising

Last week, I had the opportunity to have lunch with the irrepressible Jean-Charles Boisset, the French owner of many wine companies worldwide. In California, he owns Deloach Vineyards, the venerable Russian River produce; we met at the winery. J-C is doing many interesting things, including changing the entire style of Deloach's Pinots and Chardonnays to a style much more subtle and French than most of what you'll find in California. It's a bold move, but the wines--given their price and their market penetration in supermarkets--have the potential to really help turn the tide for more tasteful and elegant California wines (especially in the Chardonnay department). Bravo.

Top 7 A+E Picks

The Crucible
courtesy of the Crucible

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. Handsome Furs at Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday, April 15
Catch Montreal duo Handsome Furs (featuring Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry) when they bring their ecstatically mopey indie rock to town.

Norah Jones Pigs Out and Dies of a Broken Heart

My Blueberry Nights
My Blueberry Nights;
courtesy of the Weinstein Company

Searching for a Groovy Kind of Love In My Blueberry Nights

Fetish or Preference, Part 4

by The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way,

I am an Asian-American woman who has encountered a lot of guys who have “orifechi” (from Oriental fetish). What gives? When I confront them with it, they get very pissed off and say it’s just an “aesthetic preference.” I call it bullshit. What do you say, and why does this exist?—NP

Chris    The straight man’s perspective: Chris Kennedy
 

Fetish or Preference, Part 3

by The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way,

I am an Asian-American woman who has encountered a lot of guys who have “orifechi” (from Oriental fetish). What gives? When I confront them with it, they get very pissed off and say it’s just an “aesthetic preference.” I call it bullshit. What do you say, and why does this exist?—NP

Jody    The gay woman’s perspective: Jody Fischer
 
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