Dying a Thousand Deaths aka Mulvaney’s Last Night

by Sarah on September 29, 2009

Last night was the “Family Dinner” in Mulvaney’s ex-auto garage and it was based on the San Genaro Festival of Naples.

Little did I know that I would be greeted with these little guys…..

Look familiar? Yes, y’all. That’s MY recipe. I died and went to candied bacon heaven. Mulvaney’s made MY RECIPE. Wowza.

At first, I thought this was some kind of fruit salad prep. Nope, tomatoes.
A rainbow of tomatoes.

Here’s Dave, making mozzarella. He’s put some cheese curds into a bowl and put in some boiling hot water, scalding his poor hands. Don’t hurt those hands Dave, we need pasta!

Starting to pull…

That’s some stretchy cheese. I definitely don’t remember doing that in class.

The end result. Looks like a log of saltwater taffy.

Plating the tomatoes and cheese

The Chef, giving the requisite speech.

Finally! Dinner is served. There’s those tomatoes and cheese we saw earlier. Now dressed with some balsamic.

Number 18 on my bucket list? I’m getting there. I ate this whole tomato.

Somewhere in this greenery lies linguine with clams and mussels. Unfortunately, many were closed! Oh no!

It was still tasty, but not a lot of shellfish.

I left the table for a minute and this was all that was left of the platter of sausage with peppers and onions. It really was good. There was also a platter of soft polenta and bragiole, a rolled meat thing. My Italian friend Claudio used to make bragiole for me–delicious. It WAS delicious, but my pictures were unfortunately blurry. I guess I had 3 glasses of wine by then. Hey, I was off the hook and had a DD last night. Get off my back.

Eggplant Parm. Reminds me of the Sopranos and how Tony calls his lady Carm.
I wish I could say it with that accent.

Zeppole and spumoni. Ice cream, delicious! Creamy! Yummy! Zeppole, kind of tough. (sorry, I didn’t want to say it)

Yes, another wonderful meal next door. I love this place!

Mulvaney’s B&L
1215 19th St Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 441-6022
Open Tue-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm;
Sat 5pm-10pm


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