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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oakland's Camino Restaurant Hosts Mozza Cookbook Dinner

Posted By on Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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Nancy Silverton's Los Angeles Italian restaurants -- Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich -- have earned a cult-like following, which might inspire Silverton to stay guarded about their food's secrets. But instead, she's opening the restaurant's recipes wide open in a cookbook -- and now, a Bay Area dinner -- that'll put L.A. on your own plate.

Our sister LA Weekly called the book "freaking awesome," which is high praise indeed. And an accompanying Q&A with Silverton puts a face and a story behind those food-porn-status photos and recipes.

But for a special Bay Area treat, Silverton is coming up to Oakland on Sunday, Oct. 9 to do an $85-a-head dinner at Camino Restaurant in Oakland. The event, hosted by S.F.'s Omnivore Books on Food, will be pulling food from the cookbook -- including some of that wood-fired pizza we all wish we could make at home, says Omnivore owner Celia Sack.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and a booksigning. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. There are still a few spots left, Sack says, so call the restaurant at (510) 547-5035 to reserve one of the last few. Camino Restaurant is located at 3917 Grand Ave. in Oakland.

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