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In this November 17, 2009 Issue:
A Note from Chef Don
Rocco's Featured Specials
Cooking Thanksgiving Turkey the Rocco's Way
Rocco's Catering
Dear Don,

Welcome to another edition of Rocco's Neighborhood Newsletter.  Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter and we look forward to seeing you in the restaurant soon!

~ A Note from Chef Don ~ 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  First I want to thank all of you for being a Rocco's Cafe customer throughout the year! Your continued patronage and loyalty means everything to us! As some of you may know Rocco's observes certain holiday traditions each year.  Please make note of the following dates and traditions:
Thursday, November 19th ~ Rocco's Traditional Early Thanksgiving ~ Lunch & Dinner
Friday, November 20th ~ Rocco's Special CRAB CIOPPINO ~ Lunch & Dinner
Saturday, November 21st ~ Rocco's Special CRAB CIOPPINO ~ Dinner Only
Thanks for joining us on Facebook!  If you haven't yet, I invite you to become my FRIEND (Don Dial) and/or a FAN of Rocco's Cafe San Francisco so you can have access to new photos, more SPECIALS and interact with all the other friends and fans of Rocco's Cafe. 

~ Rocco's Featured Specials ~


Wednesday, November 18th ~ Half Rosemary Roasted Chicken w/ Roasted Potatoes & Sauteed Spinach; Cheese-filled Ravioli in a Creamy Marinara Sauce or Creamy Pesto Sauce, w/ Fresh Basil topped w/ Shaved Parmesan Cheese; Pecan Fudge Cake a la mode for Dessert.


Thursday, November 19th ~ ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT & 1 WEEK EARLY ~ Rocco's Traditional THANKSGIVING TURKEY Meal with all the Homemade Trimmings: Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy, Vegetables & Homemade Cranberry Sauce; Special Pumpkin Pie topped w/ Whipped Cream for Dessert.


Friday, November 20th ~ Rocco's CRAB CIOPPINO is here for LUNCH & DINNER! Come feast on this Annual, Traditional & Famous Local Dish & Leave your White Shirt at Home!  Hot Peach Pie, Hot Apple Pie or Hot Blackberry Pie a la mode for Dessert.


Saturday, November 21st ~ Rocco's CRAB CIOPPINO is here for DINNER ONLY!  Come feast on this Annual, Traditional & Famous Local Dish & Leave your White Shirt at Home!  Hot Peach Pie, Hot Apple Pie or Hot Blackberry Pie a la mode for Dessert.  If you miss this Tasty Holiday Dish we will have it again (another tradition) the Friday before Christmas.

 Remember our Weekend Specials for Brunch

~ Cooking Thanksgiving Turkey the Rocco's Way ~

First, remove the neck and the liver, discarding the liver.  Place the Turkey and neck into a large roasting pan.  Rub the Turkey down with a cube of room-thawed butter.  Season the Turkey generously with ground black pepper, fresh chopped parsley, and basil.
Cut ˝ (one half) bunch of celery and 3 (three) unpeeled carrots into quarters and place in the roasting pan AROUND the Turkey.  Add canned chicken broth to pan up to within an inch from the top of the roasting pan, being careful not to hit the Turkey.  Lift the Turkey up, allowing the broth to cover the bottom of the pan, and then place the Turkey back into the pan.
Cover the Turkey and roasting pan in heavy duty aluminum foil, and place in a 400°F pre-heated oven for approximately 10 (ten) minutes per pound.  A 15 lb. Turkey cooks for about 2 1/2 hours.
The cooking time is reduced due to higher temperatures and the trapped steam inside the foil actually steams the turkey in its own juices and produces a moist bird with a light golden, non-crisp skin.  Mangia!

~ Rocco's Catering ~ 

THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!  Planning a Party?  Don't know where to start?  Don't go it alone!  Let ROCCO'S CATERING do all the work. Whether you're planning a TAILGATE PARTY for 500 screaming Raider or 49er fans, a private HOLIDAY PARTY in your home or COMPANY CHRISTMAS PARTY, we're happy to draw on our experience to help you make your event not only SPECIAL but STRESS- FREE!
And remember you also have these options: 
~ Host your party here at Rocco's Café - on Sunday or Monday nights you and your guests can have Rocco's all to yourselves!  (Minimum people 30, Maximum 50) 
~ We prepare the food - you pick up or we deliver
~ We prepare the food - we deliver, set up, and provide service staff

Come visit us at Rocco's Café .. we're a neighborhood institution having the same ownership and many of the same staff today as the day we opened in June of 1990.


Thank you for being a Rocco's Café customer!

Don Dial


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