No, he's not a famous chef. It's Oscar night!!!
Which really has nothing to do with Bolognese, other than the fact that Barnaby created the most delicious sugo di carne today. In preparation for our comfy Oscar party with our dear friends, Barnaby started his all-day-simmer Bolognese sauce this morning at 8:30am. Then, we set out house hunting (arg!), picked up some fine Italian wine, a bubbly Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé and two fresh baguettes from Bakery Nouveau - hot from the oven to our bag! - and returned at 5:30.
More than ready for dinner we grabbed our herby green salads, poured ladles of creamy Bolognese goodness onto velvety pappardelle noodles and headed towards the big screen to watch the Oscars. Being film lovers, the Oscars is an annual event for us, with parties ranging from red carpet black tie events to cozy snuggle-up-in-your-PJs dinners.
We've attended the Sundance Film Festival every year for the last seven years. In January 2007's festival, the first film we saw was the beautiful Irish indie musical "Once" which won Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly." This year, we met Brad Bird, writer and director of "Ratatouille," and cheered as he took one of the first statues of the night.
This year pajamas and pasta, next year black tie and caviar!