birthday dinner for Francesco Borromini

St. Ivo della Sapiena, Rome

St. Ivo della Sapienza, Rome

Francesco Borromini was born on 25 September 1599

To memorialize his biography:

Skewered meat (steak kebabs marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and rosemary), grilled with vegetables, served with more balsamic

To celebrate his architecture:

Perfect vanilla custard ice cream (just milk, cream, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla bean: the simplest, purest ingredients, perfectly managed to great effect). Note: ideally, the ice cream would be sculpted in the form of the negative space in Sant’Ivo della Sapienza, but I do, in actuality, and all evidence to the contrary, have a life.