|Palmento author, Robert Camuto with chef Sharon Hage under the Sicilian trinacria|
Short and sweet. Last night in Dallas at Jimmy’s in old east Dallas, there was a confluence, lets say a trinacria, of wine and food. And we were all the richer and happier for it. Robert Camuto was in town to talk about his new book on Sicily, Palmento. Sharon Hage was in town back for a spell from New York. And Paul Di Carlo and the Jimmy’s family were in ‘da house. And the place was filled with book lovers, Sicilian romantics, great wine great words and the food – out of this world!
Pictures – captions – self-guided tour – with a little lagniappe, the Alfonso “way-back machine” going back to 1971 and Sicily when it really was feral. If you live long enough all these things become historical. Anyway, talk amongst yourselves: eat drink, love, write - breathe.
A huge thanks to Michael Sutton for pressing for this event – without you Michael it wouldn’t have happened
Thanks to everyone: Robert, Sharon, Matt, Paul Mike, Mary, Rebecca, Jeff, Joe, Tom and anyone else I have nor mentioned. Oh, and sorry again to the gent that I dropped that bottle of Delila on.
|Palmento author, Robert Camuto signing his brilliant new book|
|Mary Di Carlo and Sharon Hage doing what they do so very, very well|
|Paul Di Carlo passing out apps|
|Chefs Sharon Hage and Matt Balke on the soup line|
|Michael Sutton (L) and friend. Michael spearheaded this event|
|"Palmenti" under the Etna mural at Jimmy's|
|Sharon Hage's Orzo with pancetta and rabbit and wild greens from "out back"|
|The wine to go with it? Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria - one of 59 Italian DOCG's|
|Sharon Hage's Lamb with Cauliflower/Mashed Potatoes and Mint|
|The wine to go with it? The absolutely marvelous Nero D'Avola from micro winery La Lumia|
|Gorgonollis - cannoli stuffed with Gorgonzola - Mary DiCarlo's surprise cheese course @ Palmento dinner - brilliant!|
|Some of the folks who made this Palmento dinner possible: Robert Camuto, author, Sharon Hage, chef, Paul DiCarlo, proprietor of Jimmy's, and Matt Balke, chef|
The way-back machine - Sicily 1971
|Sicily - August 1971|
|Zia Vittina and Zio Peppino 1971|
|Palermo - entrance to La Vucciria - 1971|
|Catacombe dei Cappuccini Palermo 1971|
|Zia Vittina with reflection of ancient temple - 1971|