I Hate Jill Zarin Rocco’s Dinner Party by Quincy IL
This week Rocco shares an Italian dinner with his Italian guests. His goal, as always, is to have the perfect event. He asked three chefs to provide their signature dishes in a 30 minute time period.
Chef Nicola Carro was born and raised in Italy. His mother was a fabulous cook. He works in NYC. The next chef works in NJ and she is 26 year old Ninamarie Nomica of Italian descent. Finally, the surprise is the Fababrizo Carro, Nicola twin brother. He works in Miami. Ninamarie asks if the twins know each other when she sees they are identical. The brothers hug when greeting each other.
Nicola’s signature dish is homemade egg yolk rissoto, Bumba Tangallo with red wine reduction, and Robiola cheese.
Ninamarie sets up a smoker in a pan to make rosemary, sumac, and fennel on lamb with blood oranges.
Fababrizo made Colorado lamb with cheese.
Ninamarie mentions that the brothers have a 90s plating style. Rocco turns off the smoke alarms because of the smoker. Fababrizo realizes that his oven is too cool and time has almost run out.
Rocco is a brave man. He eats anything put in front of him. Nicola’s food was cooked and looked beautiful, but the flavors did not work together. Ninamarie’s lamb was overdone and she said that it was dry on the outside. Fababrizo’s lamb was uncooked and no one wanted to try it after Rocco took a bite.
Rocco sent Nicola home and gave the prize to Ninamarie, who got the choice of the formal dining room and serving first. Fababrizo will serve on the terrace.
Décor Design with Jes Gordon, a NYC party planner was next. Ninamarie went with the restaurant designs of Little Italy in NYC. There will be photographs and a large wooden table. Jes knew what she wanted right away. Fababrizo wanted a wine table, fruit on the table and the feel of a garden in Tuscany.
They shop and share their love of food as they purchase items in a store called, “The Garden of Eden.” Ninamarie is experienced in Mediteranian and French cooking. She mentions infusion. Fababrizo will have Italian foods from the North and South. Everything will be made by hand according to Fababrizo.
The second day, they begin to cook. Ninamarie will have 4 courses in an hour. She is making eggplant capanata, zuchinni brea, braised pork, grilled asparagus with figs, veal Milanese, Israeli coucous, and chilled poached basil infused fruit. Fababrizo prepares Melanzone al Parmigiana salumi, Bramzanio formaggio, lasagna with Bramzanio white fish, and panncotta with expresso. There are meatballs in red sauce/gravy.
Ninamarie marinates her chicken in mayonnaise which horrifies Fababrizo. No Italian cook would do that. He says that you can never trust a woman with blue eyes and Ninamarie has gorgeous blue eyes. If Ninamarie wins, Fababrizo will cook Japanese food for the rest of his life.
Jes Gordon shows both chefs their rooms and they are blown away.
Rocco meets his dinner guests:
Caroline and Albert Manzo, owners of the Brownstone in NJ.
Sara Gore Open House on LXTV
Jules Fatone actor and TV host (who receives a call from the Manzo’s daughter, a
fan, during the dinner parties)
Tammy Pescatelli comedian and actress
Silvio Marchetto owner of Di Silvano Restaurant in NYC
The guest talk about their experiences with Italian dinner parties, how they set up the table. Caroline likes to dominate the conversations so she makes sure we know that she has open house every Sunday.
One guest has a special request. Sara Gore is on a carb free diet so the chefs are asked to provide food for her. Fababrizo changes his menu to make something carb free in the main menu. His lasagna for Sara uses zucchini slices instead of pasta. Ninamarie said that Sara can eat mussels and what she wants from the foods provided for everyone.
Albert Manzo said that he never criticizes food in restaurants and then he fully participates in the critiques. He talks about the flavors and obviously knows Italian foods. He asks what Fababrizo made by hand and lists ingredients. Sara picks at food. She is on a diet and wants us to know that. Rocco’s mom makes the best Italian meatballs on Earth, but Fabrabrizo’s are very good. Fabrabrizo’s lasagna lacked and was bland, but it looked gorgeous. Fabrabrizo’s fish had a smell and Caroline did not like that.
Caroline liked all of the food, but she uses portion control to stay thin. Ninamarie’s infused fruit did not infuse.
Caroline Manzo loved the room. It reminded her of when she was dating Albert who she met at his first big wedding at the Brownstone. She was the maid of honor and she asked him to dance with her.
The other guests did not share much or Bravo edited them out. They give Rocco their opinions and he makes the decision that Fababrizo wins. Fabrabrizo will take his twin brother with him to Hawaii. Ninamarie is young and she did well. She feels she has a future.
Italian dinners are all about family. The guests celebrate Fababrizo’s win with a toast.
Great job my friend! Quincy’s just too nice to say it but I have to add that Caroline Manzo’s “portion control” diet has a lot to do with the reported lap band surgery that both she and her husband Albert had. Apparently when they tie off 2/3 of your stomach, you can’t eat as much. Allegedly.
Housewives News by LynnNChicago
You guys won’t believe this, Jill is at it again! This woman has some nerve calling anyone else a cyber-bully, wait until you see what she did this time…
This is a screen shot of Jill’s Facebook page:
In case the font in the screen shot is too small to read, here is what it says:
Jill Zarin said: “Do you want to read a letter from Carol about Ramona? In ep 1. you saw Carol and the “Cigar Incident” I have been asked to make this letter public by Cindy, should I?”
This quote Jill created is in the form of a poll, she found a new toy on Facebook folks! The poll was an overwhelming yes!
I know what you’re thinking, “oh no she didn’t” But yes she did folks, then a funny new blogger tweeted to Cindy asking her why on earth she would ask Jill Zarin to do her dirty work and publically publish a private letter. Guess what Cindy said?
But it’s not over yet, Jill then posted this on her Facebook page:
Oh yes, she did say that! Then she deleted them both, luckily new blogger ElizaChick had the good sense to catch those screen shots. Kudooze to you! (As Ramona would say!)
I’m blown away that Jill knows that the upcoming episode of her show is all about cyber-bullying and she will be accusing Simon of bullying her, yet she thinks that it is ok for her to post something like this? Let’s pretend for a minute that Cindy DID ask Jill to make this letter public, why would Jill agree to get involved? Just Say No to Cyberbullying Jill Zarin! You peice of garbage! Seriously we know Cindy never asked Jill to do anything like this. I’m not Cindy’s biggest fan but I think if she wanted this letter out there, she could certainly do it herself.
Jill Zarin makes a complete ass out of herself every single day, how does her cyber-assistant put up with her? How does anyone put up with her? She’s a mean girl and she’s in high school…yes I’m certain I heard that somewhere…
This story courtesy of Mz Eliza Chick, you can read her really funny blog here: http://mzelizachick.blogspot.com/ follow her on Twitter too! @MzElizaChick
If you haven’t seen it yet, Luann deLesseps has come out with her new video, she claims that she invited all of the housewives to join her in the video but that only Jill and Kelly agreed to be part of the project. As much as I hate to admit it, Kelly didn’t make quite as big a fool of herself as Jill did but no one looked more ridiculous than Luann herself. If it was meant to be funny, it wasn’t, if it was meant as a serious shot at a music video, it was a joke. Oh, and Jill can’t dance at all! I get why she doesn’t dance on screen, she should have stuck to that rule.
As most of you know Quincy’s town was hit hard by a storm in fact many are still without power in her area, she’s been helping out in town with those in need and missed blogging about