My fave: bucatini allâ€™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.Â But don’t fret…I will eat well.Â Las Vegas has so many amazing restaurants.Â 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.Â I ordered one of my favorite pasta dishes, bucatini allâ€™amatriciana.Â The first time I began to truly appreciate bucatini allâ€™amatriciana was in Rome a few years ago.Â I will never forget our amazing meal at Antica Pesa in the Trastevere area of Roma!Â Now I am always on the hunt for good renditions of this classic.Â 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.Â 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.Â Enjoy!
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