Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vodka, Mussels, Etc, Etc - Chef Michele Grande, Roof and Sky, Bacoli (Na)

Monday evening, a half hour or so before sunset Chef Michele Grande was behind the bar of his Roof and Sky on Lake Miseno in Bacoli (Na).  He looked pretty intense.  I was curious as to what he was up to - he and about 25 ish shot glasses.

Chef Michele Grande

He looked up, smiled, and when I asked what was his latest concoction, he answered -a vodka shot
I think the last time I had a vodka shot was back in college...visions of happy hours and chicken wings flashed in my head.
But I wasn't in college, I was in Bacoli, and Grande's vodka shot would be my introduction into an evening full of appetizers for an event entitled Apericozza during Malaze'.

And the shots back then looked nothing like this...

2 mussels
a dash of Tabasco sauce
5 drops of freshly squeezed lemon
a shot of vodka

The shots back then tasted nothing like this...

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