At the time of its founding, placer mining was the most popular mining technique, which is heavily dependent on water. The local water source, Dry Creek, ran dry during the summer months, during which time the miners were said to be “fiddling around,” thus the name. Alternatively, the name was given because many of the early settlers from Missouri played
fiddles for entertainment.
Though such rustic Italian cuisine is widely available these days, I’ll never tire of it when it’s done as reliably as it is here, with daily specials that one evening featured roasted dorade on a bed of roasted fennel, draped in bright red lacings of sweet peperonata. The salumi platter changes frequently, from standards like sopressata, prosciutto, coppa and genoa, to the more unusual wild boar.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
All from here for now!