It may not be gluten-free, but the kitchen at Del Posto sells an off-menu timpano, which is enormous and serves four for $100. You may recognize the meat-stuffed, pasta-domed dish from its crucial turn in Stanley Tucci’s Big Night — it occasionally steals the show at real-life restaurants as well. In any event, Del Posto’s chef de cuisine Matt Abdoo picked up a few tricks from his 90-year-old grandmother Valerie, who’s been making timpanos so long she can tell when the meatballs are good to go just by touch. Watch Valerie and Matt work together on a masterpiece, straight ahead.
And just for good measure, here’s that famous Big Night scene: