My fave: bucatini all’amatriciana
Since Tim and I are in Las Vegas for the LeadsCon trade show (working the tradeshow floor has become a new skill since starting AdBuyer.com), there won’t be much cooking this week. But don’t fret…I will eat well. Las Vegas has so many amazing restaurants. Tim and I like to check out new ones each time we come.
Last night after flying in, we had a late dinner at B&B Ristorante, a Mario Batali restaurant in the Venetian. I ordered one of my favorite pasta dishes, bucatini all’amatriciana. The first time I began to truly appreciate bucatini all’amatriciana was in Rome a few years ago. I will never forget our amazing meal at Antica Pesa in the Trastevere area of Roma! Now I am always on the hunt for good renditions of this classic. Crispo in the West Village always does a nice job as did B&B Ristorante last night.
Apparently the key to the recipe is using guanicale – not bacon or pancetta. If you’re interested in learning more, Florence Fabricant wrote an article and provided a recipe in the New York Times last year that fully educated me on my favorite pasta dish. Enjoy!