You’re likely a little bored with your go-to meals that you’ve been preparing day-in and day-out this past year (how many hamburgers is too many?), so create a special night for you and your household with Sorrentino’s Date Day where you’ll learn to make gnocchi like a pro.
Gnocchi is a highly versatile Italian dish that can be adapted to suit any tastes – whether with herbs and spices, the type of sauce you choose to accompany it or even with the addition of your favourite cheese and vegetables. Thought to be derived from the Italian word nocca, which means “knuckles,”, you can see the connection if you’ve ever had them. One of the more traditional styles of gnocchi is called strangolapreti. According to folklore, this was so-named after a gluttonous priest enjoyed this particular type of gnocchi so much (a combination of stale bread, spinach, milk, eggs and flour), he choked on them. The literal translation of the word means “priest strangler.”
Bring your date and join Sorrentino’sMarch 28 from noon to 3 p.m. for a hands-on experience as you whip up a beautiful pasta meal with all the fixings, and then get to enjoy every last bite of your creation. Attendance is limited to keep everyone COVID-safe, so be sure to register early.
And don’t worry – strangolapreti is not on the menu, but it does remind us that everything always sounds so much prettier in Italian. Sometimes it’s just best not to know.