For a romantic date or an outing with friends, you can’t go wrong with dinner and a movie. Whether you’re headed to a theater or settling in at home, make your cooking the star of the show by taking inspiration from the new culinary movie “Burnt,” starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman and Emma Thompson.
In “Burnt,” Bradley Cooper plays a two-star Michelin chef named Adam Jones, who has only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. In the movie, he sets out to land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star with the best of the best on his side.
To truly unlock your inner chef, start with a main course that brings “Burnt” to life on your plate through Sweeney’s Simply Satisfying Cacio E Pepe. This delightful spaghetti dish features a garlic butter sauce and Aged Havarti cheese, which marries a rich buttery aroma with a creamy, melty texture.
Sweeney’s Simply Satisfying ‘Cacio E Pepe’ (from the movie “Burnt”)
1 package dried spaghetti
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 1/2 cups Castello Aged Havarti, shredded
3 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
In a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook spaghetti until ‘al dente.’
While the pasta is cooking, add black pepper to a non-stick skillet and toast until fragrant. Add the butter and garlic and cook for one additional minute, until butter is melted.
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta liquid. Place the pasta and liquid back into the saucepan. Toss with shredded Aged Havarti, season with salt (optional) and top with fresh chives.