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After a terrific monsoon rain storm during preparations on the previous day, the day of the event was calm, very hot with high humidity. The Vaults have been prepared for a crowd of about 300 visitors.
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The kitchen crew is busy. On the menu: Antipasto, Penne & Puttanesca, Orange & Fennel Salad, Roasted Vegetables, Stuffed Eggplant, Gorgonzola Glazed Chicken Breast and for dessert Biscotti and Italian Ice.
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Chef Eleanor. Italian Night tradition is pasta served from wheel barrows.
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Guests are arriving.
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Site directors Mary Hoadley and Tomiaki Tamura go through last minute instructions with the serving crew in a food staging area next to the Vaults.
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The pasta is wheeled into the vaults where Paolo Soleri serves the guests.
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Four serving lines have been set up.
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Parmesan is served next to the pasta. Monica Ramirez drew beautiful announcement cards for each dish.
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The performance for the evening is by italian artist Andrea Centazzo. Besides being one of Italy’s most revered drummers, Andrea has also worked as a composer, filmmaker, video artist, director, writer and instrument designer.
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In a solo performance that combined video images and triggered percussion samples with live drumming, Andrea Centazzo brought his famous multi-media show to Arcosanti.
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