“SUNDAY SAUCE” AT ST. VINCENT
For fans of St. Vincent, where the cooking is resolutely American, it may come as something of a surprise that Chef Bill Niles cut his teeth as a cook on the Jersey Shore Boardwalk, at a bustling Italian-American restaurant called Pompeo’s. By the time he was 18, Bill was well-schooled in the likes of Veal Parmigiana, Beef Braciole, and Baked Ziti. Bill is a product of Philadelphia, home to some of the best Italian-American cooking in the country, and now he’s going to bring his East Coast sensibility to a San Francisco Sunday.
As for St. Vincent owner David Lynch, well, don’t let the Irish surname or ghostly pallor fool you: he’s a proud Italian-American, raised on the meat sauces of his mother and grandmother. Italian wines, as evidenced by his book, “Vino Italiano,” are David’s first love, and with the help of the great Piedmontese wineries Oddero and Gillardi, the wine lineup for Sunday Sauce will be as stellar as the food.
This is all about conviviality and good value: The whole calzone, so to speak, will only set you back $45 per head before tax & gratuity. That’s a 3-course Italian-American feast, vini buoni, and a lot of Sinatra for not a lot of money.
Bring the family. Bring an appetite. But don’t bring an attitude or you’ll get a smack.
Check out this menu!!!
Pimento Peppers and Provolone * Marinated Mushrooms * Pickled Broccoli Rabe
Baked Macaroni with House Ricotta and Smoked Tomato
Bavette Steak Braciole with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Cannoli alla Siciliana and Assorted Gelati
So to repeat: Italian-American fun for the whole family and delicious Italian wines for $45. Is there any better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Call us at 415-285-1200 to reserve for Sunday, October 21. We'll be serving dinner from 5pm-9pm.
Oddero, founded in 1878, is one of the stalwarts of Piedmont’s Barolo wine zone: a family-owned property making the full range of Piedmontese classics, from big, burly Barolo to bright, fizzy Moscato d’Asti. We’ll be popping some of their traditionally styled Barolo for Bill’s Braciole, along with several other treats from this historic property.
On hand, too, will be the wines of Azienda Agricola Gillardi, considered one of the leading producers of Dolcetto in Piedmont.