Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 9b, 2014: Settebello (Henderson, NV)

DAY 9b: OCTOBER 9th, 2014

LOCATION: Settebello (140 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV)

GUEST(S): Matt Donnelly, Keeler Donnelly, Robin Rothman

ORDER: 1 slice of Settebello minus mushroom, 2 slices of Margherita DOC, 1 slice of Bianca

Naples in the suburbs of Vegas.  Settebello's certification as Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) signifies that not only do the ingredients come from the area around Naples but also the pizza preparation techniques adhere to the strictest and most authentic Neapolitan guidelines.  Fortunately for the denizens of the nearby neighborhood, Naples style pizza is amazing!  The Margherita, named after the Queen of Italy combines creamy fresh mozzarella cheese from the milk of an Italian water buffalo with a rich layer of San Marzano tomato sauce from the base of Mount Vesuvius on top of a hand-sculpted wood-fired brick oven crust.  Green diced basil is added providing both a complementary garnish as well as the third color of the Italian flag.  Legend has it, the original Margherita pie was prepared to these exact specifications back in the 1580's for the queen herself.  It's nice to know that you can eat like a queen without having to travel across the globe and through time.  And the Margherita is just the beginning.  Settebello's ingredient list includes finnochiona (peppered salame), pancetta, roasted pine nuts, mascarpone, and artichoke hearts in addition to the more conventional toppings to create an arsenal of infinite possibilities.  With time and familiarity with the oven, the sky's the limit in Henderson, Nevada.  Look for a Settebello location near you, I know I will.


Settebello minus mushroom

Margherita DOC

The wood-burning oven
The door
Vegas from the Stratosphere
1. Robin Rothman and I stayed at the Stratosphere and took photos from the observatory above.  Vegas is beautiful at night...and uses an awful lot of electricity.
Trudy Carmichael and Shane Taymor at Don't Tell Mama piano bar

2. Robin Rothman let her Vegas lounge alter ego,  Trudy Carmichael, out for the evening.  She and I (as her husband Shane Taymor) hit the old strip and even dropped in to a piano bar called Don't Tell Mama for a drink and a song.  Trudy wow'd the crowd with her rendition of "Crazy On You" by Heart.
3. Matt Donnelly and I spoke about improv as we have done for decades.  Never gets us :)
A Donnelly and Adorable
4. Keeler Donnelly is the son of two improv comedians and likes nibbling on focaccia bread.


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17/21 = .8095 x 5 = 4.047

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