Pigeon on the Menu Tonight!
Possibly the most treasured of all the food that we ever have on the menu at Oliveto are Philip Paine’s Pigeons, from Sonoma.
After the fires in Sonoma, which he narrowly escaped, Philip sold the business and we haven’t had pigeon on the menu. We’ve been trying to get them from the new owner, who has been going through his own production problems, and we finally managed to get 20 birds that will go on the menu tonight, likely into tomorrow.
We expect to get deliveries every other week, so it will be limited for a while.
Philip is an incredibly important member of the Oliveto Community, and friend of ours. Very few special meals have gone without pigeon on the menu. An Australian master breeder, Philip had a hard time finding pigeons here originally, but it is thanks to his dedication and painstaking notes that we get to serve such delicious birds.
So for those that truly miss these, here’s an opportunity. Come in tonight, or we’ll probably have them through part of tomorrow night if you’re early. There will be more to come.
For another example of Philip’s masterful breeding, here’s a fun old video about his hobby of breeding race horses. Clarence Peak’s Debut