A gathering, and in typical fashion another amazing meal. Liz marinated great salmon in a complex and smoky sauce, which reduced to a gorgeous glaze while the fish grilled. John got an enormous puffball from the market and cut it into thick slices which also went on the grill. 2 pizzas, one with chard and goat cheese, the other with pesto and caramelized onions, and Sirkka’s feenel en croûte were appetizers, and I made red & yellow tomato sashimi. There was also rice, bitter greens, salsa, cheese, beans, carciofi alla romana, and probably some more too. We had two Barbarescos and a Barolo, all very good. The only one I remember was the one we brought- a 1997 Produttori Moccagatta. Dessert was Liz’s coconut tapioca pudding which we combined with my wine-poached seckel pears, plus her raw banana cream pie. Wicked.