One editor said that the first time she tasted the black truffle and Fontina pizza, she moaned. It was “When Harry Met Sally” worthy. But then, so were the melting house-made burrata, the crispy roasted sea bass with spring peas and the buttery fraise des boise tartlets – to name just a few of the delectable dishes served at The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges’ April 4 Literary Luncheon.
Prolific cookbook author and New York Times’ columnist Melissa Clark, all down-to-earth charm, provided food for thought in the form of her latest book, “Dinner: Changing the Game.” She talked about her go-to vinaigrette – inspired by the gallant Jean-Georges, who was on hand (one part soy sauce, one part vinegar, one part olive oil); vacationing in France with Julia Child-loving parents; a favorite family meal (pasta with anchovy crumbs) and why sharing a meal is the most important thing.
Especially, if it’s one that includes a slice of black truffle and Fontina pizza.
– Georgette Gouveia