Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Something I Have Never Seen

At the recommendation of our dinner companion we all (well almost all) ordered what was described as parmesan pasta -- with homemade noodles. What it turned out to be was a bit of pasta theater. First oil was drizzled on a crosscut section from a wheel of parmesan cheese, and set on fire.
Next our pasta in tomato sauce was heated (in a frying pan) over the flame.
Then the pasta was dumped into the still warm cheese wheel and tossed as bits of parmesan were carved (with spoons) from the wheel.
The final result, chewy homemade pasta and slivers of delicious parmesan. A table side pasta first for me.

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