Oliveto's Oceanic Dinners Celebrate Sustainable Seafood
East Bay Express by Yirmeyah Beckles on 06/15/2012
Oliveto co-owner Bob Klein may run one of the East Bay's most celebrated restaurants, but he has never been interested in doing mundane wine dinners. The restaurant, which opened in 1986, has hosted regional dinners for several years, including one that focuses on the top dishes of Puglia, Italy, where Klein travels every year with chefs and select farmers. Among the items on the menu of the Oceanic series, is a swordfish involtini, a traditional Italian dish with a twist, in which the swordfish loins are salted for two days — just long enough to take out some of the moisture. Partially cured and then cold-smoked, the swordfish is then sliced very thin to pair with marinated shaved summer squash. The slices of swordfish are then wrapped around the squash and served on a dollop of horseradish crème fraîche with Sausalito watercress. Read more...
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