Posted by: lisetta | October 12, 2009

Il Matrimonio di Gian Luca

Gian Luca got married to Laura last Sunday, in a beautiful service at a church a few blocks from Washington Square, in the Village, where they live. I was honored to ‘witness’ the ceremony as his best man, and sit with his family at the reception, at Aurora Restaurant in Brooklyn (Williamsburg). Here are some artifacts:

La mozzarella di bufala with heirloom tomatoes. I'd ever seen orange tomatoes served at a restaurant. I love New York.

La mozzarella di bufala with heirloom tomatoes. I'd never seen orange tomatoes served at a restaurant. I love New York.

Dear God, how on earth did they manage to make so tender the grilled octopus? And the potatoes so tasty? Granted, I hadn't eaten all day, but still.

Dear God, how on earth did they manage to make so tender the grilled octopus? And the potatoes so tasty? Granted, I hadn't eaten all day, but still.

Cauliflower with a fontina fondue. How is it that italians like cauliflower so much?

Cauliflower with a fontina fondue. How is it that Italians like cauliflower so much?

Il primo: pappardelle with wild boar ragu. Delicious! (But Luca's is better.)

Il primo: pappardelle with wild boar ragu. Delicious! (But Luca's is better.)

OMG. I'm full. The flowers are really beautiful.

OMG. I'm full. The flowers are really beautiful.

La spigola, with tasty herbs.

La spigola, with tasty herbs...and broccoli. Oh dear. Since when do Italians eat broccoli like this?

Lots of people ordered the grass-fed beef. It looked quite tender.

Lots of people ordered the grass-fed beef. It looked quite tender.

Just for cutting - tiramisu was the dessert of choice, from one of their neighborhood Italian shops.

Just for cutting - tiramisu was the dessert of choice, from one of their neighborhood Italian shops. I was too busy eating it to photograph it. Oops!

I want this too (but not the little dog in the basket). When's my turn?!

Laura ordered this after seeing it in Italy. I want this too (but not the little dog in the basket). When's my turn?!

Imported from Rimini. Little bundles of love. So simple.

Imported from Rimini. Little bundles of love. So simple. A perfect day in every way.

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  1. Congrats to the newlyweds. What a great array of food they chose for the reception. Love the little couple on the bicycle too.


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