Thank you Ben Sims for making my new favorite dish — Avanti’s weekend special of braised pork shoulder in white wine and tomatoes. Thank you for your exquisitely sensitive touch with the pork, so that it falls effortlessly into bite-sized shreds. The succulent sauce, inflected with orange peel which adds a bitter backnote to the sweetness of the tomatoes. How brilliant of you to pair this dish with a ragu of Dirty Girl Farm shell beans and pole beans — also simmered into earthy submission. Ben, Ben, Ben — you have (once again) outdone yourself. And anyone reading this would be foolish not to rush to Avanti this weekend and (if this sensuous creation is still on the menu) ORDER IT!!!