The Food Network has a relatively new show called the “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” where they pick a theme and the various personalities on the network go to the restaurant that is their favorite. I happened to be watching one day when Ina Garten picked a place for pasta and it looked very good. The recipe comes courtesy of the Nick and Toni’s Restaurant in East Hampton, NY and I’m surprised they were willing to furnish it. We decided to make it and sided with a Caesar salad. It’s $22 a plate ala carte at Nick and Toni’s plus $13 for a Caesar salad, so our four meals were $140 worth – it’s a little cheaper to eat at Almost Heaven South than in the Hamptons.
Here’s my meal ready to dive into.
Cooking the sauce in the oven really concentrated the flavor, so I will try that again, and while it was good, it wasn’t the best pasta I ever ate - now there's may have been better mind you. The V. Sattui cabernet, however, was delicious - if you ever get a chance, there wine is definitely worth a try.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.