"This week, I'm most excited about the green beans from Gloria [Tamai]," Hopkins told us. "Well, green and yellow, I guess. We're changing up the menu, and they're gonna be on the lamb osso buco, make it a little brighter."
Tamai Farms, which is run by Gloria Tamai and her family, will be bringing their green and yellow pole and wax beans to several markets around Southern California for at least the next month, provided the weather in Oxnard stays mild.
We certainly hope it does, because the fresh, slightly sweet taste of the beans -- some crunchy and barely cooked, others with a discernibly leguminous texture and a deep -- lends the meaty, autumnal braised lamb a delicious autumn-in-California lightness.