OUR FOOD

PARMIGIANO.  OLIO EXTRA VERGINE. VINO BIANCO.  MARSALA.  TARTUFO.  PASTA AL UOVO.  PORCHETTA.  BISTECCA.  LASAGNA.  GNOCCHI.  RAVIOLI.  AMATRICIANA.  AGNELLO ALLE BRACE.  PESCE AL FUOCO.  CROTONESE.  CAFFE CORRETTO.  GELATO.  GRAPPA.  BARBARESCO.  CARPACCIO.  PIAVE.  PROSCIUTTO.  PECORINO.  FUNGHI PORCINI.  RAVIOLI.  CAPELLETTI.  POMODORI SAN MARZANO. PASTA ALL’ AMATRICIANA.  SALAMI PAISANELLA.  SALSICCIA ALLA GRIGLIA.  PANCETTA.  POLLO AL MATTONE. PROSECCO. PANINO.  PIADINA.  PIZZA ALLA ROMANA.  TIRAMISU.  DOLCE DI NONNA.  GRANITA DI CAFFE.  GRAPPA.  LIMONCELLO….e anche di piu - AND SO MUCH MORE.

We start with the Food of Italy as we know it – a snapshot of our Family Food Archives and heavily influenced by countless unforgettable ’70s Sudbury Sundays crowded into Nonna’s Basement surrounded by our hip and young Italian parents sporting wide belts and bell bottom jeans and tight rock t-shirts and sideburns with flappy collars polyester slacks - and Master John haute heel dress shoes on our Dads and Uncles and and listening to Tom Jones and Led Zeppelin and Neil Diamond and the Bee Gees and Black Sabbath and old country traditional Italian classics, playing Italian deck cards all afternoon…Nonnos with their hunting shirts and loafers shucking fava beans talking about the mines and mushroom hunts, while the grappa flowed.

And Nana Miskouri bee-hive hairstyles, all around - with ultra-loud tube tops and disco jump suits on our moms, aunts and their girlfriends…and all of us rug-rat cousins taking it all in, knowing these assemblies weren’t an option – and yet even at this young wild and free age knowing how ultimately valuable this commotion  would forever prove to be to all of us…

And of course, our Nonnas in the kitchen(s) sending out only their BEST to bring the family together to the table and hold us all there – spellbound and really living – with smokin’ Family Food, over the top Italian energy and loads of family love.

Now that was a Brave New World. New to our country and our city at that point for barely over a decade, our families created and instilled in us a culture of entertaining and solidarity and easy-going style…a louder than life spun out Sudbury, Ontario time-capsule of early 60′s and 70′s Italy and colourful Community chaos and love that we'll never forget.

This is the essence of RESPECT IS BURNING  KITCHEN AND BAR, and we present to you a style of homespun Italian and culturally curved cooking that’s uniquely ours – a distillation of Family and Tavern classics from our regions of Italia, re-interpreted by OUR Families in our Immigrant Italian Family Kitchens. Mashed with a spirit of fun, adventure, and passion galore - a BIG expression of flavours and always promised to be great, and an ongoing tribute to a place – and places to come – frozen in time.

We hope you enjoy as we do, and we can't wait to cook for you.