Learning to Cook Italianat the Source
So far, we've baked bread, hand-rolled pasta, made pizzas, ragus, risottos, and several antipasti. Every night is Big Night!"
The letter goes on to describe two mouthwatering recent dishes prepared at the school: Insalate di Coniglio con Vinaigretto al Tartufo (pan-seared rabbit loin on mixed greens with truffle oil) and Agnolotti dal pin(little pillows stuffed with pork, rabbit, and veal dressed with herb butter).
Once he has completed two months of classes, Harvey will be home for a 10-day vacation with Elise and the kids. Then he returns to Italy for a 4-month externship in San Gimignano at a restaurant called Il Pino, where he'll concentrate on the preparation of wild game dishes and authentic Tuscan cuisine. Once Harvey has completed the externship, Elise will join him for a well-deserved week of vacation in Italy. Look for Harvey and Stan Adams, owner of Gilligan's and the Brick Oven, to open an Italian trattoria in northwest Austin later this year or in early 1999. For info on I.C.I.F., call 39/141/962.171 or check its website at http://www.icif.com.
Two popular eateries have lost their leases and are looking for new locations. Russell Millner of Russell's Bakery (329-6388) is keeping his wholesale customers happy from a rented South Austin kitchen while he looks for a new retail spot. Millie Hernandez of Enchiladas y Mas (2804 N. I-35, 478-9222) reports that she has until December to find a new outlet for its great Mexican food...
Last week, a brochure arrived announcing the new venture of Creative Cuisine & Catering of Austin: the Professional Culinary Arts School (2823 Hancock, 451-5743), which will offer Austin's first professional pastry arts program...
In keeping with Starbucks' long-term commitment to literacy, local Starbucks outlets will accept new or gently used children's books for donation to Austin Community Nursery Schools until August 19...
Call before going to the recently reviewed Lagniappe Cajun Cafe (263-8464); its hours have been a bit irregular lately. Regular hours resume August 17.
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