Saturday, July 21st at 7pm.
The Italian-American season begins. Here’s the skinny on the fat.
Starts: 6:30pm (cocktails and appetizers)
Ends: 11pm (really, when the film is over)
Donation: $65 (make a reservation below)
Movie: A Bronx Tale
We like to end each season with an Italian meal BUT for the last two years that hasn’t happened so this year we are going all Italian. We’re starting with A Bronx Tale. Besides the fact that Robert DeNiro’s character shares our last name and my father claims the beginning of this story follows his real life, we love this flick for it’s portrayal of Italian-American life in the mid-twentieth century. Aside from the stereotypical mobster movie stuff it paints a serious picture of the neighborhood segregation in that time as well as the positive shift into the multi-cultural society we live in today. Plus, who can forget “The Door Test”. Rules to live by.
Each dinner this season we will focus on a different region of Italy mixed with our Italian-American favorites from Grandma’s kitchen. This time we are pairing the Bronx with Tuscany. WHy, because we are dying to make some of our Florentine favorites. Expect Tuscan steaks bigger than your stomach cooked the Flrenza style. We’ll also be cooking up a killer day old soup. Yes, very peasant like and delicious for days. We’ll spare you the tripe…well then again, maybe we won’t.
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Jason and Anthony pair a 5 course gourmet meal for 20 friends, some new and some old on a HUGE deck in Brooklyn. As the name implies, we will be screening a movie during the meal. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of time pre-entree to mingle, catchup and meet some new friends. Once the sun goes down we will role the film in all its two story high glory. This is an experiment, so we are not sure how much silence or chatting will go on. That’s for you to decide. We hope you will come out and enjoy yourselves with us this summer. See you on the deck.
You can check out pics from our last dinner here.
If you can’t make this dinner but want us to send you an invite to the next one, jump on the list.