Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community, on Aug 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm
My parents went recently & were completely unimpressed. I hope it was just an off night. We've all been fans of Bienaime & have socialized w/him & his family. Fingers crossed that future visits will be better.
Question: does anyone else find the romance w/rustic amongst the well-heeled a little amusing? It's not just that many of the flavors are something we crave- the whole "Under the Tusacan Sun" aspect is still at work, I think. I think the craving for the lifestyle is in part due to this being a new country & we crave a link w/tangible links to the past.
I make a lot of rustic Italian food at home - it does really suit this climate to do so & I grew up on it. It's how much of our family in Europe eats but it can be an unreachable lifestyle with long work days & kids to raise in the Bay Area.
Posted by Foodie, a resident of the Portola Valley: Ladera neighborhood, on Aug 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm
My wife and I took her parents to Portola Kitchen last week. We had an excellent meal. And I like the fact that it's local....we don't have to drive (and try to park) to Palo Alto. Or theCity, for that matter. I would recommend Portola Kitchen highly.