Welcome back to CHOW Happy Hour! In this episode, Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, prepares the Martinez, a cocktail some think is the precursor to the martini. While mixing this potent gin, sweet vermouth, and maraschino liqueur cocktail, Cate recounts his first encounter with it—on a train to Reno, Nevada.
This is not your typical lasagna. It’s a much fresher, lighter, more produce-forward take on the classic—a bright-tasting mash-up between a tomato gratin and a lasagna that makes the most of peak-season tomatoes.