It’s with tears in my eyes that I sit down to write this little letter to you. Fatted Calf will not be attending the Berkeley Farmer’s market this coming Saturday. If you want to try Devil’s Gulch Rabbit Boudin you will have to travel the San Francisco Ferry Plaza market to buy. I have no idea what it is or what it tastes like, hopefully on January 14th they’ll have it again. Taylor? Are you listening to me? Hellooo?
The menu is packed absolutely to overflowing with wonderful goodies this week. Such as the insanely rich Pork Sausage with Black Truffles or the Pork Crepinettes with Black Trumpet Mushrooms. I cannot have them, nope. I will watch from afar as they pass from maker to consumer to mouth. Oh wow, take a look down the menu a bit to the Guinea Hen Rillettes with Black Truffles, what’s that all about? Clearly Taylor has no troubles with truffles, fancy.
I leave you now in the caring arms of Kim O’Neill and her fancy Fatted Calf Newsletter.
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We get a little nostalgic this time of year. As the year draws to a close we start to think of how we’ve changed and grown. We also think of all of the people who have helped to bring us here, who have supported us and worked with us throughout the year. Thank You.
Thanks to all of the farmers. Not only do you feed everyone here at the Fatted Calf but your herbs and greens, garlic and onions, citrus, figs and nuts also help to make our sausage delicious.
Thanks to all of the artisans, the roasters of coffee, bakers of bread, creators of cakes and confections, producers of pickles, makers of tofu, cheese, yogurt and other edible treats. We are so happy to be a part of your community.
Thanks to all of the hard working chefs who have found a place for us on their menus and spoiled us with your generosity at the table.
Thank you, market shoppers, for your patience, your enthusiasm and your understanding when things occasionally go awry.
Thank you for all of the treats we have received throughout the year, the wine and spirits, the cookies and preserves. Your thoughtfulness warms the heart and makes our soggy cold feet feel a little less frozen.
Good Tidings This Yule, Happy Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Voodoo Day, Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.
Saturday, December 24 Truffles, Trumpets and Other Tasty Treats
Petit Jambon little cold smoked hams (2 to 3 1/2 lbs)
Pork Loin Stuffed with Chard, Lemon, & Walnuts (2lbs and larger)
Pork Crepinettes with Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Devil’s Gulch Rabbit Boudin
Pork Sausage with Black Truffles
Boudin Blanc with Chestnuts
Pates, Confits & Terrines
Guinea Hen Terrine
Duck Liver Mousse
Guinea Hen Rillettes with Black Truffles
Pork Confit Terrine
Duck Confit Terrine
Black Truffle Foie Gras Terrine
Petit Sec Aux Herbes
Other Meaty Goods
Glace de Viande
Sugo di Carne
Smoked Ham Hocks
*The Berkeley Farmers Market is closed Saturday December 24 and 31.
*The Fatted Calf will be closed from December 25 through January 8. We will return to both the San Francisco and Berkeley Farmers’ Markets on Saturday January 14.