Patricia is such a thoughtful and intelligent chef. So it was no surprise that she would create dishes around a concept of Marco Polo’s journey from Venice to China. You could imagine every one of her dishes being wonderful the night before the event. But the next day, they tasted too much like leftovers and not enough like fresh picnic fare. It’s been such a gift to eat so much of Patricia’s beautiful food and to watch her cool-headed cooking every week. Best of luck, Patricia!