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Jul 8, 2006 03:37 AM

Made-to-order zabaglione?

Tonight's dinner conversation strayed to places of old that made zabaglione to order (e.g., Vanessi's, Bertolucci's). Seeing the mention Milano's version (link below), I thought I'd ask where else 'hounds can find this ambrosia.

Milano zabaglione -

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  1. Marin Joes. You hear it being hand whipped after you have the Ceasar prepared table-side and the slab of beef (or lamb). And BYO to use up a 70's/85/90/91/92 (ok even '94) Cal Cab. I've had custom-made Zab other places, but never had a better complete package. Oh, and the Zab is like a Mel's/Bill's place shake (or McDonalds Fries) in that it overflows the glass.

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    1. re: SteveT

      "... it overflows the glass."

      It's been so long, I'd forgotten how satisfying the sight of that abundance could be. This resonates with me.

      1. re: SteveT

        Is Marin Joe's the one on 4th in San Rafael, or off 101 around Corte Madera?

        Even Little Italy (was on 24th in Noe Valley) had an abundant Zabaglione..but Vanessi's was my first (and 2nd and 3rd) and you always remember your first!