The other week Mr. Scaper and I went on a wonderful outing to Eataly in Manhattan. For the full effect of this post, be sure to turn on your sound (yes, Kathleen, even you!).
You can read all about our excursion in my Eataly post.
What to bring back from such an amazing place is a very difficult choice.
Chunks of Parmesan Reggiano cheese with torn pieces of bread dipped in olive oil…
…were an awesome way to start the meal. A sprinkling of sea salt and freshly grated pepper bring the olive oil to life.
Eatlaly had such an amazing choice of fresh tomatoes. In the depths of this never ending winter…
…nothing could be better than fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil. When my children smelled the basil, they immediately thought of SUMMER!
Fresh pasta was on the top of the list.
In order to fully appreciate the flavor of the fresh pasta, I made a simple sauce of garlic…
…and olive oil.
Sauté the garlic until it JUST begins to turn golden (see that one little golden spot!).
With a large pot of boiling water at the ready, the fresh pasta cooks in just moments.
Be sure not to over cook it. You want it al dente, firm to the bite.
Pasta Aglio Et Olio is one of my family’s favorites.
And of course the meal couldn’t be complete…
…without a glass of Italian red wine!
I used the bone plate for our sides.
I totally love this pasta set. My children laughed that it had never been in a post before,…
…as the entire set is so frequently on our dinner table.
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