Would you eat a slice of this pasta cake?

If you’ve ever seen the classic foodie movie, “Big Night,” you’ll remember Tony Shalhoub’s character Chef Primo describing the dish Timpano. “Timpano is pasta, with a special crust,” he says. “And it is shaped like a drum. Like a timpani drum. And inside, only the most important things... in the world.”

The famous dish was brought to reality by the Left Bank in New York’s West Village a few years back, but they only made this specialty for family dinners and private parties. But now, they’re serving this impressive pasta creation each week, for “Sunday Timpano Supper.”

So what is it exactly? It looks like a ‘cake’ on the outside with a pasta outer shell, but it’s what’s inside that counts:

  • Layers of fresh garganelli pasta
  • Meatballs
  • Pork sausage
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Prosciutto cotto
  • Sopressata
  • Mozzarella
  • Fresh ricotta
  • Aged provolone
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • And tomato sauce

Then they bake it in a cast iron enameled dish and slice it to order. It’s an layer cake made of a whole Italian feast. And we want in on that!

Source: Foodbeast

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