"I wanted to play with stereotypes of how we've been mispronounced," said Long Bar
proprietor Reza Esmaili of his forthcoming I-talian I-ranian American Spaghetti Feed. Sunday's three-course meal, a wind-down from SF Cocktail Week, will be a culinary collaboration between Long Bar's new consultant (and Top Chef alum
) Erik Hopfinger and Zaré at Fly Trap's
Hoss Zaré featuring Hopfinger's spaghetti and Zaré's kufteh, an Iranian version of meatballs stuffed with a surprise, and tiramisu and faloodeh
for dessert. Patrons will slosh it down with a glass of "to be released '08 I'll Maialina Chianti Classico that fell off the truck," explained Esmaili.
The festivities start with Negronis at 8 p.m., with dinner to follow an hour later. Esmaili requests that women wear their hair big and everyone come with an elastic waistband in preparation for a pig-out.
I-talian I-ranian American Spaghetti Feed
When: Sun., Sept. 26, 8 p.m.
Where: Long Bar (2298 Fillmore at Clay)
Cost: $22.98 (includes glass of wine and tax, gratuity excluded)
Reservations: Recommended; e-mail size of party to firstname.lastname@example.org