Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday night's Matriciana

This is a meal that was promised to me last Saturday but didn't appear until Tuesday night. Why, you ask? Traditionally a Matriciana is served with a type of pasta called bucatini, but C prefers to make it with a fresh spelt rigatoni from a shop on Dufferin street called Bologna, where the Italian ladies whip it up daily. Except on Saturdays they close early and C didn't get there in time. The pasta's a bit pricey, but in my opinion the best fresh pasta one can buy in Toronto. Anywho, the two of us pigs were starving last night and ended up devouring the entire pot of Matriciana. It was fantastic, and so worth the wait. I was full after the first serving but kept being lured back for more. The chewy, slightly nutty spelt pasta and the sauce with savoury bits of bacon did me in. We cleansed our palates after the pasta frenzy with a fresh salad with vegetables from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box: butter lettuce, peas, grated kohlrabi, orange mint (from my balcony). Oh, and only second to C's Matriciana is the one at Lupa in New York. Check it.

1 comment:

cove garden said...

I'm sorry but bacon and pasta - hello I must try this someday.