Sunday, September 13, 2009

Big Night

Big Dinner Night at the deLancellotti's. Anya had been planning for this all summer - based on the movie, Big Night, with Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rosellini, Minnie Driver, etc. Anya made a Timbale (as in the movie) which means, "drum" in Italian. It was a delicious "piatta del giorno" or "main dish". We spoke as much as we could in Italian and talked about future travels there! GREAT evening!

The Movie that inspired the dinner theme..."Big Night"


Lucas & Kate had their own version of "Big Night" with Grammy & Lucas' friend, Paolo.


Anya prepares for a delicious meal.

David gets the wines and appetizers ready...

Donatella & Gianluca getting some fresh air...

David & Michael discuss things to do in Sicily, especially the town of Cefalu.

Anya's Big Table...

...and one of her gorgeous creations...

Chef Jeff's DELICIOUS Nectarine & Blueberry Crostada...

My new favorite...

et voila! le Timbale!!! presented by Anya & Joanne

Beautiful Timbale...

Elio, Robin & Tristan

Donatella inspects one of the MANY bottles of delicious Italian wines...

So there were some serious technical difficulties trying to get the projector to work, but we finally worked it out by dessert so that the movie could play during our feast...

The Big Sleepover after the Big Night...Lucas & Paolo opt for the lower bunk.

1 comment:

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

YUM! I love that last pic of the boys :)