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Ciao Asheville Hosts "The Big Night" at Ambrozia

 

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New Release: Monday, February 18th, 2019
About: Chef Sam Etheridge Presents the "Big Night"
 
Please join MetroWines and Juniper Cooper of Mutual Distribution on Wednesday, April 17th starting 6pm as "Ciao Asheville" hosts "The Big Night" at Ambrozia. Chef Sam Etheridge prepares and presents the dinner from the movie "The Big Night" together with four paired Italian Wines.
 
Our special guest will be Deborah di Sabatino, food stylist for the movie, who will share stories of her adventure with us. (LA Times: http://articles.latimes.com/1996-10-11/entertainment/ca-52626_1_big-night) and (NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/16/magazine/food-eye-candy.html)
 
The 1996 film was written by and starred Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub and Isabella Rossellini. The plot concerns two brothers, Primo and Secondo, who have come to America from Italy with hopes of owning a successful, authentic Italian restaurant in 1950s New Jersey. When their new restaurant is not immediately flooded with customers, the brothers realize they have a lot to learn about the business world. 
 
The culture clash ensues when their best customer is unable to appreciate Primo's exquisitely prepared risotto because there is no spaghetti and meatballs on the side! Primo cannot understand why the Americans would rather stereotypical Italian food in a stereotypical Italian restaurant rather than his culinary artwork in a beautiful setting.
 
The brothers agree to present a meal offered by their despised but successful rival. The "Big Night" dinner is built around "timballo," a complicated baked pasta dish. If it works, the brothers succeed.
This unique evening is $65 exclusive of tax and gratuity. MetroWines will be offering wines from the evening at event prices.
 
Please call Ambrozia at (828) 350-3033.
And please follow "Ciao Asheville" on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/CiaoAsheville/
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Contact for Ciao Asheville: Gail Rampersaud at Ciao@MetroWinesAsheville.com

Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi

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