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 pasta pie is a fun riff on mac and cheese. Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple use three types of cheese here: Fontina and cheddar, which melt beautifully, as well as Parmigiano-Reggiano to create the crispest edges.