Stravinsky Suite Italienne for Cello & Piano - II. SerenataTruls Mork & Lars Vogt
Stravinsky, Suite italienne - Serenata
I tried to find a “serenade for a killer” that would fit the spirit of the music in the show, this is the best with which I could come up. If you wonder how come Stravinsky sounds suddenly so ancient, it’s because he borrowed from classical composers to write this Suite italienne. It is inspired by Pulcinella, a mean, vicious and crafty character from the commedia dell’arte.
October 8, 2011 [Part 1/2: Pulcinella]
Alexia came back for a weekend so we all went out to eat (:
I’ll warn you right now. While I was taking pictures of the food, my friend would pop his face in and tell me to take a picture of the food + his face. I told him it was for this blog and he said he didn’t care. I made him promise not to sue me for putting his face on the interwebs so here is Bao, my hypebeast friend, and food.
He got some espesso~
We got our antipasto miso..
And our side of the table was finished eating there. The other side of the table got some pizzas. Our waitress was explaining to us that their pizza was authentic napoletana pizza. They had their chefs train in Italy before actually being able to cook here and they are the only restaurant in Calgary that had the licence to make this kind of pizza (or something like that..).
The point of the pizza was the ultra thin crust. Usually, it would only be cut in half and you would fold it in half and eat it like you would a calzone.
I didn’t get a picture though ):
September 2, 2011 [Part 1/3: Pulcinella]
Alex, don’t read this. This is the crappiest explanation of food I have ever done thus far and I am ashamed.
My friend told me he had this pretty awesome place he wanted to show me because he and another friend went to eat at this place not too long ago. He told me about this one dish they shared that had lots of little samplers and bread that you would munch on. Today, we decided to go to and eat at this place and have some gelato afterwards. We pretty much repeated the day he spent with our other friend haha.
SO PRETTY INSIDE!
It was all clean and classy. I wish the chairs were the kinds with fabric on it rather than picnic table looking chairs. That would have really made a difference I think but it’s still nice regardless.
Some peach iced tea. It was really yummy and not carbonated.
Antipasto Misto (perfect for sharing)
assorted picked, roasted vegetables, olives, Italian cold-cuts and cheeses, served with fresh Italian breads.
Oh fresh bread you are the greatest thing to ever come into existence. From left to right, we have: (in the bowl) dried olvives, caramelized onions, pickled eggplant, artichokes, some kind of tomato, I don’t know, I don’t know, olives, sundried tomatoes, prosciutto, some kind of cheese and stuffed peppers/olives.
The waiter went over what everything was but I couldn’t memorize it all and i didn’t want to ask him again and take notes the second time.. I’m not that brave yet..
Neither my friend nor I touched the dried olives. I don’t know why he didn’t but I am not a fan of olives. The taste just does not tickle my fancy.
I really enjoyed the caramelized onions. I’m pretty sure they were caramelized with brown sugar because that’s what I could distinctly taste.
The pickled eggplants weren’t bad. I’m not a fan of pickled anything but I don’t mind trying it. My friend really liked this one.
Artichokes tasted pretty bad by itself but paired with the onions, it tasted really good.
The tomatoes were alright. I don’t really remember anything that made them stand out.
IDK#1 was something pickled I think..
IDK#2 was cold but I expected it to be hot. I don’t remember much about it though.
Olives. I still don’t like olives.
The sundried tomatoes were typical. Same texture and taste as you would find in any other place.
I still don’t eat pigs so no prosciutto for me.
The cheese was interesting. It really had no taste. I tried to spread it on the bread and eat it but I couldn’t taste it. I spread it on my bread and put some stuff on top and I still couldn’t taste it. I then decided to try to eat it just by itself and the taste was veeeery subtle. It had a very light creamy taste and the texture was kind of rubbery but not chewy. The herbs they put on the cheese were really good.
Again, I still don’t like olives and the peppers were stuffed with cheese and prosciutto so no eating those for me.
This dish was placed under the appetizers section of the menu. I guess it’s good for sharing amongst 3-5 people because they give you quite a lot to work on. For $25, you get so much to try so it’s a great appetizer if you have more than two people. My friend and I really could not finish it and we’re rather good eaters. This appetizer ended up being our actual dinner keke.
The only thing about this place is that our waiter didn’t come around often but that’s more on our waiter than the entire restaurant. I’d totally come back to try some of their pizza because I saw it on some other tables and it looked really good..
1147 Kensington Cres NW
Pulcinella love and hate
Oggi parliamo di segreti: che rimangono tali, che vengono svelati, che sono di Pulcinella. Ho un ottimo rapporto con i segreti, specie con quelli di Pulcinella, che sono i più belli perchè riguardano certe persone ma anche Pulcinella e io, avendo un ottimo rapporto anche con Pulcinella, li sgamo subito.
Pulcinella mi stai sul cazzo, ma a volte ti voglio anche bene.