“This is off the record!” Jennifer Leuzzi said, pointing an angry finger at me (or rather, an insistent one, see comment #4 below) as I ate lunch with her, Mitchell Davis and MJ Loza at A Voce. We were having a little reunion of our 2001 trip to New Zealand. Back then Jennifer was a publicist for Cervena venison and MJ worked for them in New Zealand (now he works for a winery in Marlborough).
I mean, am I that scary?
Chef Andrew Carmellini sent out bread and Sardinian sheep's milk ricotta. I had the vegetable antipasti (buffalo mozzarella, eggplant agrodolce and sweet peppers with capers), and then grilled tonno bianco with rapini pesto, roasted pepper and blood orange.
Then Andrew sent out a bunch of dessert, including his bomboloni and citrus tiramisu.
And that’s all I have to say about that, because no one wants an angry Jennifer Leuzzi.