A DIVINE MIDWEEK LUNCHEON WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE

It felt as though we were eating under an arbor on a Venetian island.

Monica Rosenthal serving salad.

Some kind of pizza-like dish but not pizza, that made me die and go to food heaven. I’d never had anything like it before.

Phil Rosenthal (#Somebodyfeedphil on Netflix) and I eating a yummy pizza. Well, I’m eating, Phil’s smiling. He smiles a lot and is very funny and a true foodie, as you know if you watch his show, which I do.

Another pasta dish that was new to me but had java bean-shaped pasta stuffed with spinach and there were mushrooms involved. Always a good thing. To the left, is Lily Rosenthal in sunglasses and the guy to the right is producer, Doug Wick. I don’t have a photo with Lucy Fisher in it. She and Doug are married and produce hit movies together. I first met Doug in the late 1970s when he was assistant to Alan Pakula on the film we did with James Caan, “Comes a Horseman.”

And yet another pasta, very fresh and yummy. Made in the Rosenthal’s kitchen right before being served by chef Daniele Uditi. I’m eyeing the pasta while Phil smiles again.

And this is a photo of Chef Uditi being very Italian.

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  1. Love the hat

  2. Thank you Jane for sharing it, I really enjoy seeing you happy and enjoying the pleasant moments that life is giving you, I keep praying for you to see you like this for many years, I love you💕💕

  3. I seem to be experiencing tastebud envy at the moment! 😂

  4. LOVE this happy post! So many people that I enjoy at one table, looking happy ~ what a blessing!

  5. Hi Jane!

    Looks fantastic. If there’s one thing I’ve learned during the pandemic (well, I never needed to learn it) is that eating and drinking in the company of close friends (which I also did tonight) is really the best thing in life. We’re human beings and not human doings. And that the tribal instinct of social gatherings is so important.
    Enjoy!
    Jason x

  6. Hi Jane,

    It makes me smile to see you smiley and enjoying yourself with lovely people; I can imagine it’s super refreshing after the toll of quarantine and your endless hard work. (You’re a champ)! Fingers crossed the trend of being able to socialise continues and things keep progressing in a positive direction. I’m going to miss being part of Fire Drill Friday weekly, but the pauses in between make a lot of sense, and I’m sure will be beneficial down the road. Thank you for all that you continually do. Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a quick hello!

    Sending love from Newfoundland, as always.
    Megan xox

  7. Just celebrated our Golden Wedding .
    Martin and Janet Sheen will be 60yrs married later this year .Our best wishes to you all.

    How is it so damned impossible to communicate with such a “normal”humble man who isnt a member of a private country club .I take our granddaughter and sneak on to a 9hole course which looks across the Irish Sea .Ridiculously expensive .

    Sri Lanka is dealing with an environmental disaster just now .

  8. OMG!! I love “Somebody Feed Phill” and love even more this amazing reunion ♥️ Thanks for this Jane!

  9. First of all: i really loved your hat!!!
    Second: this pizza looks incredibly tasty and you look extremely happy and in such a good company!

    Jane, i was thinking these days, if you like or ever heard Brazilian music? For example any ”bossa nova” songs…
    I know it’s very popular in the U.S. specially in Miami, or at least it was a few years ago.
    And if you like, what singers and songs do you like?
    Just out of curiosity…

    Xo

  10. Hi Jane!
    Love the hat!! Take it to Minnesota!! Black looks great with red!! Hope you have a safe trip and accomplish many important goals!!

    With much love and admiration!!
    Elaine

  11. It’s so so SO nice to see you out and about doing your thing!😊 I’m happy you were freed up to enjoy your people. I love your hat and the food looks delicious 😋😋. But didn’t YOU say you needed to lose a few pounds for the G&F fitting??? But, why do you have to lose weight anyway:; you’re perfect the way you are!😊❤️
    Oh- I forgot ,in your last post,,I’m super psyched to see it. But sad also. I play Grace and Frankie when I go to sleep at night because it’s “comforting”. I tend to wake up multiple times during the night and it’s nice to have something familiar on, lol. (I’ve always slept with the tv on). Also i think you are intelligent AND knowledgeable. Do you have a photogenic memory? Also, I thought Demi was a great guest to have on. They were in a dark fight for their life and they came through it. That is very inspiring Also she’s a great singer.!! Anyway- have fun /be happy (but you’re pretty much always happy aren’t you?) at whatever you do. E safe and love you! 😊❤️

    • Kathy, No photogenic (photographic) memory. I get depressed sometimes. I’ve lost the weight already!

    • It would be really interesting to hear how you prepare in the days and weeks before you go in front of the camera. I assume alcohol is off limits. Carbs too. Yikes.
      Jason x

  12. hey Jane I wrote to you before and I just wanted to check in and say hi im a huge fan of yours and Lily Tomlin and im graduating high school this Friday and I was wondering if you had any thoughts or any wisdom you wanted to share with me as I move on Im going to Sarah Lawrence in New York to study acting because I want to be an actor for film and tv I have an agent but all ive gotten is background work for that show billons.

    thank you ruby

    • Ruby, Sarah Lawrence is a terrific school. Take full advantage of what they have to offer, just just the acting part.

  13. Hi Jane,
    I was so thrilled to see that Netflix added FTA to their library today! I just finished watching and had to come and tell you how much I loved it. Makes me so happy that people will finally get a chance to see it after all these years. The remaster is beautiful and this doc shows all the sides of the GI movement that most Vietnam War docs fail to cover. Super important part of history, and I’m really glad Netflix picked it up. Loved the new intro you recorded too!

    My Fridays have felt so empty lately without FDF, but I completely understand the hiatus. Looking forward to our next meeting in July and of course our next movie night. I have truly enjoyed the movies we’ve watched together and the q&a sessions afterwards. It’s always a pleasure to chat with the rest of the FDF family and I always learn so much. Thanks for hosting all of these for us—truly the highlight of 2020 for me.

    Hope you are well!

    xo Robin

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