Harvest Dinner

Perfect for an early autumn evening, when the late summer heat is starting to give way to cooler fall nights, this rustic menu is inspired by the bounty of the California wine country. Homemade fettuccine is an impressive first course, even more so when served with perfectly ripe whole roasted tomatoes alongside. The green beans and herb-roasted potatoes are pleasingly simple sides for a satisfying braised chicken, and a free-form fig crostata makes a sweet ending that showcases the fleeting season of fresh figs.