Guy Fieri Details the Nerve-Racking Time He Cooked for Al Pacino

Flavortown fanboy! Man Fieri has cooked for loads of well-known names over time, however one celeb left him extra starstruck than typical: Al Pacino.

The restaurateur, 54, bought the possibility to satisfy the Oscar winner, 82, whereas cooking for a celebration at Sylvester Stallone‘s home that was additionally attended by Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I’m there and I’m cooking … [and] Sly says, ‘Grasp on,’” the Emmy winner solely advised Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 17, whereas selling his partnership with King’s Hawaiian. “I’m like, ‘Who’s coming via this door?’ They’re constructing this up so massive, in walks Al Pacino.”

The Meals Community persona famous that he doesn’t usually really feel “starstruck,” however assembly Pacino was a unique story. “I’m a humongous Godfather fan, I’m a humongous Scarface man,” Fieri defined to Us. “I imply, Al Pacino! Canine Day Afternoon, you identify it. I’ve seen each film.”


Man Fieri, Al Pacino and Sylvester Stallone
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The Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host served him within the kitchen after Stallone, 76, made the introduction. “[Al] takes a number of bites and I’m simply — I don’t know what to do,” Fieri recalled. “I stated, ‘Uh, Al, how is it?’ And he seems up and he goes, ‘Woo!’”

Fieri added that he was impressed by what a “real” individual Pacino was. “Rising up, watching this man after which seeing what a pleasant, mild, cool dude [he was],” the Man’s Grocery Video games host continued. “And when anyone likes what you make, it’s fairly particular.”

As for the way Fieri linked with Stallone, the chef defined that they met in Beverly Hills a 12 months earlier than the Rocky star invited him to the aforementioned celebration. The Tulsa King actor solely needed him to attend in a visitor capability, however Fieri insisted on cooking.

“[Sylvester] says, ‘Convey it.’ He says he’s gonna invite a number of associates although, if that’s OK,” Fieri recalled. “I’m like, ‘It’s his home! I’m there. And I’m cooking.’”

The Greatest Factor I Ever Ate alum is an professional in relation to prepping snacks for soccer viewing events, regardless that his workforce of alternative — the Las Vegas Raiders — is out of Tremendous Bowl Competition. King’s Hawaiian rolls are a key ingredient for his sport day menu, which incorporates his Nacho Common Torta Sliders.

The bakery is at present working a contest known as the King’s Hawaiian Slider Sunday Showdown, and one fortunate winner will obtain $1 million and a visit to Tremendous Bowl LVII. “1,000,000 {dollars} will change anyone’s life,” Fieri advised Us of the sweepstakes. “It’s about optimistic power. … That’s the identical form of feeling and power that the meals is about.”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi