In The Bender Kitchen: Cooking Hot and Spicy to Celebrate Dirty Dancing Coming to Palace Theatre


BEING HERE ON “CT STYLE.” TIME NOW IS 9:18. ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE STORIES IS COMING TO THE WATERBURY. “DIRTY DANCING” IS COMING — WELCOME TO THE SHOW. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. SO THIS IS A FAVORITE FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. A GREAT SOUNDTRACK AND IT IS COMING TO WATERBURY? IT IS. A NATIONAL TOUR AND WHO DOESN’T LOVE THAT STORY? STEAMY ROMANCE AND A GREAT STORY AND ALL OF THOSE SONGS. YOU CAN STILL GET TICKETS BY GOING TO OUR WEBSITE. OR YOU CAN CALL THE BOX OFFICE. TERESA: AND YOU ARE PART OF THE ENCORES AND ENTREE PROGRAM? THIS WEEKEND, WE ARE BOOKED SOLID. COME BACK FOR COCKTAILS AFTER THIS. TERESA: WHAT DO WE MAKE TODAY? THIS IS A SPICY DISH? I NOTICED THE “DIRTY MARTINI” HERE. SO GARLIC AND OLIVE OIL IN THE PAN? IS THIS A POPULAR DISH AT THE RESTAURANT? IT IS. TERESA: WE SHOULD MENTION YOU GUYS HAVE FANTASTIC FOOD. YOU CATERED MY BABY’S CHRISTENING. MAKE A RESERVATION THOUGH. ABSOLUTELY. ON THE WEEKENDS WE DEFTLY RECOMMEND IT. WE SHOULD LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT “DIRTY DANCING” IS HERE THROUGH SUNDAY. TERESA: YOU GUYS HAVE HAD A LOT OF FUN SHOWS THIS YEAR. AFTER THE SHOW THIS WEEKEND WE HAVE “KINKY BOOTS” FOR A WEEKLONG ENGAGEMENT AND THEN “CINDERELLA” AND THE EXCLUSIVE “SOUND OF MUSIC” IN MARCH. SO WE HAVE A FANTASTIC SEASON. TERESA: AND I THINK THAT IS GREAT THERE IS A MAGNETIC — THERE IS A MATINEE OPTION ON A SUNDAY. ABSOLUTELY AND WE LOVE OUR RESTAURANT PARTNERS. IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE TO BE ABLE TO TELL OUR PATRONS TO MAKE A NIGHT OUT OF IT. OR AN AFTERNOON OUT OF IT. THAT’S THE FUN PART. EVERYBODY MEETS THEIR AND THEN PEOPLE LEAVE THEIR CARS. TERESA: AND THERE IS ALWAYS THE AFTER PARTY. THERE IS A DIRTY DANCING AFTER PARTY AFTER THE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY PERFORMANCES. SO FOR LITTLE BIT OF A NEXT HER CHARGE YOU GET SOME FOOD AND YOU GET TO DANCE WITH THE CAST. TERESA: HOW FUN IS THAT? IT TAKES NO TIME TO COOK SHRIMP. ONCE THEY START TURNING PINK? WHAT DO WE ADD NOW? OUR HOUSE SAUCE. TERESA: — COULDN’T BE HERE BECAUSE SHE IS MAKING ME STUFFED PEPPERS. THEY’RE DELICIOUS. THAT SPELLS FANTASTIC. WE ARE USING THIS POSSIBLE WHICH IS LIKE HUGE RIGATONI. TERESA: I LOVE THAT. I HAVE TO SAY, ANOTHER TRADITION MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE IS THANKSGIVING MORNING. HAVE YOU DONE THIS YET? I’VE HEARD ABOUT IT. BLOODY MARY’S. BLOODY MARY’S WITH AN ANTI-PASTA STICK IN IT. IT IS CRAZY. THAT IS WHERE WE ARE THANKSGIVING MORNING. IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT OUR OTHER RESTAURANT PARTNERS, GO TO THE WEBSITE AND YOU CAN FIND THE OTHER RESTAURANT PARTNERS AS WELL. TERESA: GREAT DINNERS, LUNCHES.

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