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Jan 5, 2008 01:45 PM

Painful peppers: Restaurants serving red savina dishes?

Did anyone see what this restaurant in Chicago is doing? -- serving wings coated in sauce with red savina:

This made me really curious. I know it looks kind of scary, but the thrill seeker in me thinks it'd be an interesting one-time experience.

Are there any restaurants that serve dishes with this super hot pepper? I searched the Web but didn't have any luck.

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  1. This reminds me of ECG's "pasta from hell" (made with habaneros if I recall), which they also require a signed waiver to serve you, and if you ask for the "antidote" (an orange creamcicle) the staff marches around the restaurant shouting "wimp! wimp! wimp!"

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    1. re: Sgt Snackers

      I once asked Tim Partridge and his sous chef Eric (who later became chef) what they thought of the Pasta from Hell. They both said they never tried it. The joke's on us...

      1. re: almansa

        I've made pasta from hell (the recipe's in Chris Schlesinger's cookbook "The Thrill of the Grill") and it's actually pretty tasty when not overdone. It's basically a fruit-based sauce containing banana, orange, pineapple, lime, etc, with fresh chopped habaƱeros. If I remember correctly, the recipe says you can add "one to ten" peppers, to taste. I used four, which was plenty! My guess is for Hell Nights they use ten.

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