POSTPONED-If you have reservations check your email
Saturday, September 29nd at 6:30pm.
From gladiators to Vespas. 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: Roman Holiday
Our next dinner in the Italian Season is a pure classic. How could you go wrong with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Italy circa 1953? Rhetorical. You can’t! With that we are pulling out many of our family favorites from both the Italy and the New York archives. We’ve spent a significant amount of time in Lazio and plan on giving you the full Roman treatment straight from the pages of our travel journal and family albums. My grandfather is from a small town just south of Rome named Fondi. No visit to Rome is complete without a stop at the old citrus farm they had down there. Expect a little influence from this little town in the menu. Hopefully the food and the film will inspire you to take your own Roman Holiday soon. There is no line at the vatican in early December. Shhhh.
Our menu focuses on the cuisine of Lazio with a heavy influence on Roman modern favorites. No gladiator inspired dishes we promise. One of my father’s favorite parts of eating in Rome is the antipasti spread you find in many restaurants. We’ll do our best to recreate this help-yourself-style table of treats. That will be followed by 4 more courses that continue the edible delight through one of the greatest ancient cities in the world. Come hungry but pace yourself, this will be a gut buster.
For those who have reserved: Location and directions will be sent to guests one day before the event. IF IT RAINS: If it rains, or looks like rain, the dinner is off. Decisions on weather will be made the morning of the event. All donations will be refunded at this time.
More on Reel Tasty:
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.