Hatched was pretty lucky this week when Nitehawk Chef Michael Franey kindly cooked up some of the Italian-inspired dishes for our upcoming Beer Dinner and a Movie presentation of The Godfather: Part II on March 6. We saw, we photographed, and, naturally, we tasted. Buon appetito!

1 - Salumi e Formaggio

Course 3: “The Black Hand”
Salumi e Formaggio
sopressata, mortadella, taleggio 

Michael says, “The main inspiration for all of the dishes was what I thought were some of the most significant scenes. When Vito is working in the grocery, he sits down with his friend and has a meal of cured meats and cheeses. The Savory Zeppole is inspired by Fanuccis walk through the San Genarro Festa. The Camarones Sofrito by Michaels trip to Cuba to celebrate Hyman Roths birthday. And the Blood Orange Sorbet by Don Vitos return to Sicily to avenge his families death.”

2 - Camarones SofritosCourse 5: Hyman Roth’s Birthday
Camarones Sofrito
saffron rice, black beans, pancetta

3 - Savory Zeppole

Course 6: San Gennaro Festa
Savory Zeppole
anchovy, arugula, parmesan

4 - Blood Orange Sorbet

Course 8: Don Cicci
Sorbetto di Arance Rosse

Brooklyn Brewery is our beer partner for The Godfather: Part II Beer Dinner and a Movie. Check out our interview with brewmaster Garrett Oliver about his beer pairing inspiration from the film.