Robert Davi serenaded us last night…

… through a pretty nice tomato pesto spaghetti dish I dredged up off the internet.

Actually, we had to settle for listening to RD’s very fine Davi Sings Sinatra – On the Road to Romance album while twirling the sun dried and cherry tomato pesto pasta onto our forks.

Well… I guess that’s not quite as good as getting truly serenaded by Robert … but that’s OK because next week we’re headed to Vegas to catch his headline act at the Venetian!

Getting a chance to see RD perform the “tenderloin” of Frank’s catalog on stage in Vegas … man, I can’t begin to tell you how cool this is going to be!

But, in fact I will attempt to do just that in a week or so when I  make my way back to Austin.

The Pesto…

This dish was pretty good. It’s a very basic blend of oil cured sun dried tomatoes (drained) with mini-roma or cherry tomatoes, a few capers, some reggiano, a grind or two of black pepper and chives.

A pronounced tomato flavor (as you would expect) … very fresh and clean, but a bit of a one note dish.

It needs a bit more edge from additional capers or even better a visit from the lilly family (garlic, onion, shallots) to round out the taste profile. Not too much … you don’t want to lose the tomato obliggato, but some accompaniment is in order.

To that end, I will hit this recipe again before posting it up on the VS recipe page.

But now, I’m off to finish a post on one of my favorite (and rare) Sammy Davis Jr. LPs … then there’s Nancy Wilson’s birthday Monday … Davi in Vegas … what a week!