Sunday, January 5, 2014

"Big Night" Style

Secondo: Primo, do you know why this night is happening?
Primo: No.
Secondo: Because it has to happen.


An Homage to Paradise Restaurant
"Big Night Style"

Aperitivo
Negroni/gin.campari.sweet vermouth.orange
Bicicletta/campari. pinot grigio.club soda. lemon
Prosecco


Antipasto
Bruschetta con pomodori
Fennel focaccini
Salame olive farcite
Pane fatto a mano



Primo
Zuppa di pastina di pollo
Timpano




  "God damn it, I should kill you! This is so f***ing good I should kill you!"
As quoted in Big Night when Pascal tastes the Timpano.


The legendary pasta-filled pastry dome known as Timpano is the centerpiece of meal in the film Big Night.  Chris explained that the pasta, hard boiled egg, meatball, sausage, and cheese filled concoction is the result of putting bits of leftovers to use in the Abruzzo region of Italy.  The dish quite literally takes days to make.

Secondo
pollo arrosto con verdure
Terrina di salsiccia, peperoni, polenta e mozzarella

Insalata
Isalata di mare
Insalata caprese
Insalata verde conditi con balsamico



Dolce
Parrozzo con gelato alla vaniglia
biscotti con vin santo

Digestivo
Sgroppiono/prosecco.lemon sorbet. vodka


Every once in a great while there is a night that goes down in history as one heck of a memorable experience and last night's ode to the 1996 foodie film Big Night was just such an occasion! Our dear friends Chris and Penny threw the most epic of pot-luck meals and while everyone made individual contributions to the feast, Chris' Timpano was the stand-out dish of the night and nothing short of extraordinary!  The food and drinks were flowing all evening long and the friends in the room were festive and merry.  In fact the parade of dishes felt never ending at one point, but despite the endlessness of it all were sad to see this extraordinary evening come to an end.
"Bite your teeth into the a** of life!"

2 comments:

Penny said...

One of the most memorable nights, for sure! I am feeling extra fortunate today for having such crazy, loving, exciting, and amazing friends. Thanks so much, Mel.

Angela said...

Such a great night, I can't even stand it! So happy we were part of it.

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