Behind the Scenes at Al Di La

February 9, 2011

2 Minutes to Dinner provides a behind-the-scenes look at Park Slope’s acclaimed Al Di La. In the blog post, Chef Anna Klinger reveals the secrets behind the restaurant’s delicious Anchovy Vinaigrette. 2 Minutes to Dinner is designed to help the home cook “put high quality dishes on the table in minutes, without shortcuts or convenience foods, all while encouraging frugality and improvisation.”

Given Al Di La‘s reputation for doing no wrong–ask anyone who eats out in my neighborhood–it’s funny that Anna Klinger, its chef/co-owner, would caution that her Anchovy Vinaigrette might be too simple for a Behind the Scenes entry.  It is, in fact, a perfect example of a basic, versatile, but hardly understated pantry item that we like to champion at Purple Kale Kitchenworks.  And, of course, it is Anna’s unflashy but keenly finessed cooking that keeps Al Di La’s Italian food on point.

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