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Color Color Color/ Solid Solid Solid

Just a sample of solid colors from Faconnable’s Spring 2012 Collection.

Why a solid tie? Solid ties enters a splash of color and easily blend with striped or pattern shirts and are easily taken in by the observer as being tasteful and clean with a pop. Throw in a pocket square and stop some traffic. the ties can have a satin finish, slight texture, or a tightly woven grenandine. While many people know of Faconnable brand from many various pronunciations, correct or incorrect, that which is always correct is the superb color palette Faconnable’s neck wear has to offer the well dressed gentleman. Season after season, year after year. Let’s look a a few combinations featuring myself, with a few colors.

Red Solid tie with pocket square and striped shirt from Faconnable. Suit by Domenico Spano Custom.

Solid green tie and blue Gingham check shirt with navy two button suit from Faconnable.

Solid Orange Tie with Blue Striped Suit from Faconnable. Grey Flannel Chalk Striped Suit from Hickey Freeman.

Sean Connery with a more monochromatic look wearing solid grenadine ties during his tenure as James Bond.

Bruschetta ala Francis

In between my business endeavors I love to eat, and eat well. After I made some Bruschetta one evening, in my haste I apparently did not distribute the ingredients evenly across the toast.

“Dad it’s not mixed right, this piece has more olives, this one too many shallots” 

 Well, you get the idea. Dad not being one to take criticism well, young Francis landed himself a new job as The Bruschetta Plater.  I also decided to make him mix the arugula salad as well.

Slow down on the grated Pecorino, boy!”. 

Bruschetta Puttanesca.

Our Recipe.

Basically the ingredients are those in a ‘”puttanesca” sauce.

  1. One large shallot diced.
  2. A dozen Kalamata olives chopped coarsely.two
  3. Two tablespoons of capers.
  4. One seeded Jalapeno pepper diced.
  5. Four anchovies chopped coarsely.
  6. One Tablespoon of lemon or lime juice.
  7. Three Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  8. Most importantly we love Campari tomatoes right from the vine. Dice about six tomatoes, remove the seeds and add to the mixing bowl and let sit for up to 20 minutes. This bowl stays at room temperature, please please please do not put that bowl in the refrigerator or it will be terrible. Tomatoes hate refrigerators and will ruin themselves if you chill them, spiteful little fruit they are.
  9. Then toast some Semolina bread slices, plate it evenly, and spoon the remaining olive oil and juice over the plate.

Pour yourself a nice glass of Cannonau and watch the Bruschetta disappear. Delicioso!

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