Food Drink Report

Michael Ruhlman’s four course dinner and book signing at Farmshop, and Vignalta wine dinner at Ombra

On Thursday, December 1 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Farmshop in Santa Monica is hosting a four course family-style dinner prepared by Jeff Cerciello and Michael Ruhlman, along with a book signing of Michael Ruhlman’s new book “Ruhlman’s Twenty”. Dinner cost $75 per person and comes with the book. Call 310-566-2400 for reservations. 225 26th St., Suite 25, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Chef Michael Young of Ombra in Studio City is preparing a five course dinner and wine-pairing with Italy’s Vignalta founder Lucio Gomiero on Wednesday, December 7 from 6 PM – 10 PM. Dinner and wine pairing cost is $89. Call 818-985-7337 for reservations. 3737 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.

Chef Michael Young’s menu:

Strudel di Radicchio
savory radicchio pastry with bitto cheese
Sirio Muscat (100% Dry Muscat)

Cannolicchi Pasta con Gorgonzola e Radicchio Castelfranco
tube pasta with gorgonzola cream and yellow radicchio
Pinot Bianco, Agno Casto (Pinot Bianco, Manzoni)

Risotto a Cabernet e Radicchio Tardivo
risotto with cabernet and the “king” of chicory
Gemola (Merlot, Cabernet Franc)

Le Sarme con Radicchio
stuffed and braised radicchio leaves with beef
Agno Tinto (Petite Syrah Blend)

La Torta Sbrisolona
crunchy almond tarte
Moscato Fior D’Aranci (Dessert Wine)

Photo: chef Michael Young of Ombra