Kanye West paid tribute to his new family by calling them "the most remarkable people of our time." He's clearly delusional, but we'll give them this ... the Kardashian's know how to plan a menu.
So here's the grub for the Florence reception:
Homemade mezzelune pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, thyme and marjoram, with parmigiano zabaglione and golden curls.
Mezzelune de pasta fresca al timo e maggiorana con ricotta fresca allo zabajone de parmigiano e riccioli de foglia d'oro
PIATTO DI MEZZO
Monkfish fillet in crust of aromatic herbs on a bed of pureed celeriac millefeuille of tropea, sweet onions and vitelotte potatoes.
Filetto di rana pescatrice in crosta de erbette aromatici(sp?) su purea di sedano rapa milleoglie di cipolle di rosse di tropea e patate vitelotte.
Beef fillet with brunello di montalgimo sauce, potato tarte seasoned with truffle green beans.
Cuore di filetto di manzo al brunello dimontalcimo, tortino de patate dolci at tartufo, covoncino di fagiolini al vapore.
Homemade strawberry sorbet
Sorbetto artiginale alla fragola
Can we just go back to "the most remarkable people of our time." ??? Just incredible ... unbelievable.
Kim and Kanye
We Partied in Paris
Now Let's Get Hitched
5/24/2014 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have shipped their guests from Paris to Florence for their Saturday night Wedding.
After Friday night's over-the-top wedding dinner at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris ... everyone got a few hours sleep and then it was on to Italy.
Kanye, Bruce, Scott Disick and other family members took private jets. The pics (above) show the groom's party jet. The chicks have a separate plane.
Regular guests -- like Kim's longtime friend Simon Huck -- jumped on board what looks like a charter 737 ... and legendary record producer Rick Rubin was on the flight.
The wedding is set at Fort Belvedere -- a 400-year-old landmark in Florence. We're told there's another big bash Sunday.
Famous Friends Flock to Florence
5/24/2014 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Florence is starting to look a lot like Calabasas ... 'cause all of Kimye's famous friends have touched down in Italy for the wedding that's taking WAY TOO LONG to finally start.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding guests made their way out of an airport in Florence Saturday ... including Jonathan Cheban, Tyga and Jaden Smith.
As we previously reported ... the bride and groom took separate private planes to Italy with their respective parties -- while other guests hopped aboard what looks like a charter 737.
Welcome to the good life.
Kim & Kanye
Double Wedding Mystery
5/23/2014 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is some "Da Vinci Code" level trickery -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set up TWO separate wedding venues (one at Versailles and one in Florence) and all signs are pointing to TWO DIFFERENT CEREMONIES ... one tonight and one tomorrow.
The photos speak for themselves -- a full wedding set-up is currently in place at Versailles (note the flowers, lighting, and the "closed" sign) and another is ready to go at a 16th century fort in Florence (piano, aisle, seating arrangement).
It's possible one location is a decoy to throw off the media, but here's what we know: trusted sources extremely close to Kim initially told us the "I do's" would be exchanged tonight at Versailles ... but who really knows what Kanye's planning.
The wedding rules at Versailles are strict, so that would explain why Kanye would arrange for a reception in Florence ... to party it up ... but it doesn't explain why there's also an aisle set-up in Florence (aisle = vows).
Our sources also tell us, Kim has a separate wedding gown for Florence, but it's unclear if that's just a run-of-the-mill Kim K wardrobe change ... or if she plans to exchange "I do's" in Florence instead.
Or maybe she's getting married twice.
Yeah, our heads hurt too.
Kept in the Dark About Her Own Wedding
5/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian's wedding is so secret ... even Kim has no idea what's going on ... which is exactly how Kanye wants it.
Sources close to Kim tell TMZ ... Kanye has cut his bride-to-be out of the wedding planning entirely ... with the goal of unleashing the surprise of the century. He's planning almost everything.
BUT WE KNOW SOME STUFF:
-- Kim and Kanye will exchange "I do's" at Versailles
-- Part of the post-wedding celebration will take place at a 16th century fort in Florence
-- The guests have NOT been told specifics about Florence, including where they're staying Saturday night.
-- The guests don't even know how they're getting from Paris to Florence ... assuming private jet.
-- There is a big second event in Florence, which Kanye is keeping top secret.
Finally, Kanye is trying to keep Kim off her phone and away from the Internet ... good luck with that.
Rage Flare Up with Photog
Don't Talk Lingerie with Kim!
5/20/2014 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West almost let a French photographer ruin his wedding week ... because he nearly blew up when the guy made a crack about lingerie to the bride-to-be, Kim Kardashian.
Kim and Kanye were swarmed by fans and paparazzi while window shopping in Paris Monday ... and as they walked past a lingerie shop one photog blurted out, "Underwears, very beautiful!"
That's when Kanye flashed THAT look. But watch the vid ... this time he holds back from a full eruption.
But the best moment was when Kanye actually cracked a smile and agreed to autograph a pair of Air Yeezy sneakers for a fan -- only to burst the guy's bubble by telling him his kicks are fake!
I'm Flying My Trainer to Paris
5/19/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We busted Rob Kardashian's chops for packing on the pounds -- but the guy IS trying to streamline before Kim's big day ... so we're now told.
Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson is flying to Paris to train Rob and Khloe Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, he tells TMZ. Gunnar says Rob was training 5 times a week, but then slowed to twice a week 2 weeks ago because of other commitments.
As Peterson says, [I'm} the gatekeeper of Rob's workouts, not the gatekeeper of his life."
My Ass is Ready to Get Married
5/18/2014 11:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye and Kim grabbed a cone Sunday in Paris after she arrived in town with baby North.
Kim flashed her engagement ring for photogs ... and then she gave 'em the same rearview wedding guests will see walking down the aisle -- and it's glorious.
Kim and Kanye's Wedding
Surrounded By Famous Bushes
5/17/2014 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding has everyone at the Palace of Versaille in hush-hush mode ... but after some digging, we got to the bottom of what's going down at Louis XIV's crib.
The Palace of Versailles has 5 spaces available for events ... but our sources say Kim's tying the knot in a place only a few others have occupied -- which we believe is the palace's Orangerie.
The Orangerie has been the backdrop for a few huge nuptials ... including one of the most expensive ever. Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal rented the space for his daughter's ridiculously lavish wedding at a cost of $141,000.
It's around 350 years old, with two huge staircases -- famously named the "One Hundred Steps. The world-famous garden is filled during the summer with more than 1,200 exotic trees. Louis XIV said the garden was as important to him as the castle itself.
Coincidentally, the Orangerie opens for events on May 20th ... just days before the couple will tie the knot.
Kim & Kanye
We're Marrying at Versailles
Let Them Eat Cake!
5/16/2014 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have zeroed in on one of the most opulent places in the world to tie the knot -- the Palace of Versailles outside Paris.
There are reports that the couple will tie the knot in Florence, Italy ... in fact the Mayor's office even went on record confirming that.
But sources familiar with the wedding plans say it will absolutely take place at Versailles, following nearly a week of parties all around France.
A total of 3 French kings lived there and the palace and gardens are world famous to this day.
Versailles is where Louis XIV famously lived in the 1600s. It's also where Marie Antoinette lived with her hubby Louis the XVI and was trashed for her lavish lifestyle. She famously said "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" -- translated, "Let them eat cake," referring to the common folk who bitched at her.
We gotta say ... it would be slightly awesome if Kim said it during the reception.
Decked Out in White ...
But It's Just the Bridal Shower
5/10/2014 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian put on a white dress this afternoon in Beverly Hills, but it wasn't to marry Kanye West ... it was just for her bridal shower.
As TMZ first reported, the only thing holding up the Kimye wedding now is the prenup. According to our sources, the pair should sign on the dotted line this week, opening the door for the wedding ... which we're told would take place around Memorial Day.
Plan your schedules accordingly. Not that any of us are invited ...
Kim and Kanye
Prenup Holding Up Wedding
5/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West can't get married, because their prenup is still being hashed out ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with Kim and Kanye tell TMZ ... the prenup won't be signed until next week -- probably Wednesday at the earliest. We're told the marriage will NOT take place until both sign on the dotted line.
Our sources say -- unlike Kim's prenup with Kris Humphries -- the current negotiations are friendly ... there's no fighting. We're told there's just a lot to work out, and it got complicated by the fact that Kanye recently changed management.
As for the wedding ... it's looking like Paris ... around Memorial Day.
Kim and Kanye
Touched by Famous Booger
5/7/2014 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Vogue honcho Andre Leon Talley is definitely our pick of the week.
Talley dug deep during his interview with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West during Monday night's Met Gala ... and then touched the golden couple with his fool's gold.
It's unclear how much time passes before the dig and the touch, but Talley is clearly seen touching Kim's shoulder as he kisses her goodbye ... before using the same hand to shake Kanye's.
Kim did seem a little nasally after the interview.