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Big Night

First there was the movie. Now there’s the dinner.  The cinematic story in 3-d with you as a character and real food to eat. Don’t miss it. 

                                               Michaelangelo’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar


                                                                   Big Night

Thursday April 28, 2011 6:00p.m. 

“In love and life, one big night can change everything.”

Chef Michael Annandono presents “BIG NIGHT“.  Based on the movie about two brothers who attempt to revive their restaurant by inviting a famous musician and putting together a menu for the ages. Chef Annandono recreates this menu for our friends and patrons.  Come join us for a fantastic evening.

 Passed hors d’oeuvres


Minestrone soup and broken pasta


Tri-color risotto (tomato, basil pesto, seafood)

Timpano (Pasta pie)

Penne rigate, meatballs, cheese, hardboiled egg and pastry shell


Roasted Cornish game hen and grilled asparagus


Baked Alaskan halibut, red pepper polenta, lemon, and white wine

Suckling Pig

Roasted suckling pig, spinach, sausage and herbs carved tableside




$75.00 per person

Price does not include alcohol, tax or tip

 RSVP at www.mangelos.com or call 216-721-0300

Michaelangelo’s is located at 2198 Murray Hill Road Cleveland, OH 44106


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Food News

Some shuttered restaurants, some new ones, and a few updates.

In the sadly gone column, Henry’s at the Barn in Avon has closed. Hoping Chef Paul Jagielski finds another location where he can serve up his wonderful Low Country fare. Another one to bite the dust is Maria’s Italian in Lakewood.

Spotted these two,  but haven’t tried them yet: Mia Bella in Little Italy (in the former Corbo’s Bakery…which moved down the block); Zdara, on W. 9th (Mediterranean)

Wandered through the huge new Asian superstore called Park to Shop, behind Li Wah.  If you’re in the market for live frogs, duck tongues, pickled sour mustard, or other obscure ingredients, they’ve probably got it here.

Blogger Tom Noe recommends Taqueria La Loma and Supermarket in the Akron area for excellent and authentic food.  Another Akron restaurant, this one suggested by a Cleveland Ethnic Eats fan is Cilantro Thai and Sushi on S. Main downtown next to the Areos ball park.

Starting this week, Michaelangelo’s has added lunch hours, 11:30-2, Tuesday-Friday. Definitely a way to add some excitement to the work week!

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Lights, Camera, Action

Just got back from filming a segment about Cleveland Ethnic Eats for Golden Opportunities, a show that airs at 11:30 Sundays on WKYC Channel 3. (Not sure when it will actually air). Host Armond Budish and I chatted about the book, but what we really wanted to be doing was diving into the platters of food that were spread on the counter in front of us. Chef Michael Annnandono of Michaelangelo’s sent down a sampling of some of the cured meats, chesse, olives, and grilled vegetables that regularly show up on his antipasti cart. There were two big trays from Aladdin’s Baking Company on Carnegie: filled with miniature meat and spinach pies, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, tabouleh, and baba ganoush. Baker Michael Feigenbaum of Lucy’s Sweet Surrender on Buckeye had put together a selection of his European specialties including bite size strudel squares and cream cheese pastries.

The smell of all this good stuff was tough to resist, and once we were done taping, I noticed some of the crew eyeing the feast longingly as they swept it off the set to make way for the next guest. I left (but not without popping a few bites into my mouth on the way out the door)  but I’m guessing that later in the afternoon, some people enjoyed quite a lunch.  

Heading home, I stopped at the top of Cedar Hill to get fresh bread for Saturday and Sunday morning from Zoss the Swiss Baker. They still had some of my favorite seeded rolls left, so I bought a dozen (they freeze well and taste great when I sprinkle a little water on top and reheat in the oven) plus brioche and croissant.

All in all, a good day because I got to spend so much of it thinking about ethnic eats!

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Some events to add to your calendar.

Come see me tomorrow and say Hi. I’ll be autographing books at the Barnes and Noble Fairlawn store in Montrose (4015 Medina Rd) Friday night, June 19 from 7-8 PM.

Two wine dinners next Thursday night, June 25. Both sound wonderful so choosing will be tough. I’ll give you all the info and mouthwatering menus but you’re on your own deciding which one to attend.  If you go to either, please post about your evening here.  

dine_vt Michaelangelo’s, 2198 Murray Hill Rd. · Cleveland, Ohio 44106 · Tel. 216-721-0300 · Venetian Wine Dinner, Thursday June 25, 2009 7:00 p.m.   Featuring wines from producer Vignalta. $50.00 per person does not include tax or tip. Reservations required.

Antipasto:Pan-fried eggplant roulade, asparagus, ricotta and parmesan reggiano. Pinot Nero Bianco ‘07

Primi:Char-grilled langostino, baby arugula, and extra virgin olive oil. Chardonnay ‘07

 Pesce: Char-grilled yellowfin tuna, fennel salad, spicy red pepper coulis, and micro greens. Rosso Riserva ‘04

Secondi: Venison tenderloin, cracked pepper, rosemary, and rainbow swiss chard. “Gemola” ‘03

Dolce: Almond pastry, citrus glaze, candied citrus. “Alpian” Moscato NV


lagoLago, Tremont,  Spann Vineyards winemaker’s dinner.

1st Course – Betsy’s Backacher
Scallop and cucumber cheviche
2nd Course- Chardonnay-Viognier
Grilled Maine Lobster Salad
3rd Course – Betsy’s Backacher
Roasted Beet Ravioli with Lamb Ragu
4th Course – Charbono
Cherry Lacquered Pork Belly with Rosemary Risotto 5th Course – Dualing Cabs
Elk Tenderloin au Poivre with Truffled Gaufrites
6th Course – Port
Trio of Choc Truffles 

$70 per person (+tax & gratuity)

Reservations Required ~ Limited Seating

Call 216-344-0547 

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