Recipes in memory of Pavarotti?
As a lover of both food and opera, I wondered if anyone knows of a dish named after The Great One. Melba Toast, Peach Melba (after Nellie Melba) and Chicken Tetrazzini (Luisa Tetrazzini) are previous examples.
Or, would anyone like to submit suggestions? General guidelines: it should be Italian (for obvious reasons) and highly fattening (for obvious reasons)...
Seems a chef in Balitmore put together a "Tortellini Pavarotti" when Luciano was in town. Here is a recipe: http://www.marylandrestaurants.com/dining/recipes/damirecipe.asp
This recipe is attributed to Pavarotti:
Some singers believe lemon juice helps disolve mucus from your vocal cords. My mother always claimed reading or watching an interview with Pavarotti where they said he went through some crazy amount of lemons (like 2 dozen a day or so). I have no idea if this is true, but if I was going to cook up a dish in his honor, lemons would be a feature.
I so wanted to post something about Pavarotti but thought the powers that be would not approve.
Apparently he had a fondness for prosciutto and pasta. ( who doesn't)
He carried his own pots and pans and olive oil with him on tour so he could whip up a favorite dish before performing. It seems that apple crumble was his favorite dessert. Such a humble thing compared to other sweets he could have had.
Buono notte Maestro. Reposa in pace. Bravo.
Bravo! I love this topic. I just so happened to be writing about Peach Melba last week and was thinking about this very thing wrt to Pavarotti. Love learning about the history of cuisine.
Stella Pasticceria e Caffe here in SF claims that Sacripantina was a favorite of Pavarotti and there's another story about a big bite of Apple Crumble with cream he swiped off another's plate. Perfect!
The famous Apple Crumble story...
After a master class that was held at the Barbican in London, there was a reception. To quote :
"There was a reception afterwards with a buffet, and as one man had just got his apple crumble and cream dessert, he saw that Pavarotti was about to leave, and rushed over to shake his hand. Pavarotti did shake hands - but with his free hand he scooped a great handful up of the dessert and ate it. The man was completely overcome, he had shaken hands and his hero had eaten his apple crumble, it was a real double whammy."