In the latest example of Sacramento's culinary scene landing on the national radar, one of our own has been listed in "The 60 (Plus) Coolest People in Food & Drink" by dailymeal.com. That would be Darrell Corti, the grocer and gourmand behind Corti Brothers on Folsom Blvd. near 59th St.
Corti was described as "America's coolest grocer," and included with such fellow cool folks as David Chang of Momofuku, Mission Chinese Food's Danny Bowien and Daniel Boulud, who's among the most lauded chefs in the world. Said The Daily Meal about Corti:
"Of course, Corti is a grocer like Itzhak Perlman plays some fiddle. Corti is simply one of the most deeply knowledgeable food and drink experts in America, able to expound with equal authority on Chinese tea, Spanish vinegar, Central Asian wine, Italian pasta, and about 30,000 other gastronomic topics."
In related news, the store's Spring newsletter is now ready for reading. It highlights such new items as handcrafted cocktail bitters from Chico's 5 by 5 Tonics Co. and a range of Italian Easter cakes. For local foodies, Corti's latest dispatches are always a must read.
Congrats again to Corti, who also returned recently from a trip to Japan. We'll check the store soon to see what goodies he's now stocking from this sojourn.
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