It is Friday the 13th after all,
The sign of the horns “Mano Cornuta“ (pointing downward) is used to ward off The Evil Eye “Malocchio” or any other bad luck, -and coincidentally, was also used by Ronnie James Dio’s Nona, before he made it popular with the heavy metal kids (pointing upward) .
Luckily, I’m not superstitious.
Furthermore, I believe there is no such thing as bad luck, only bad timing.
But as the rules of Murphy go, the laws of restauranteuring follow, -and by simply stating this,
I am just begging for disaster.
Although, I do cook Italian food, and Italians do NOT fear the number 13, so what do I have to be afraid of?
So I say “In Bocca Al Lupo”- into the wolfs’ mouth!
(which is an endearing phrase of good luck in Italy)
and typically returned with the phrase:
“In Culo Alla Balena!”
(I’ll let you go look that one up yourselves)
Good luck keeping this one out of the mouth of the wolf!
Tagliatelli, with house-cured Pancetta, Tuscan kale, and Cream.
Capellini, with arugula, pistachio and lemon pesto
Cavatelli, with braised pork “Peposa”