Lumache pasta with ricotta – Barzotto

Lumache pasta with ricotta - Barzotto
Tomato sauce, parmesan. $13
Barzotto, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this pasta was SO delicious and comforting! I loved the simple tomato sauce combined with two types of cheeses. NOMS!

Voodoo pasta – Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Voodoo pasta - Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Blackened chicken, gulf shrimp, mixed peppers, fettuccine, spicy cajun cream sauce. $16
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co., Memphis TN

I liked this pasta, but I thought that there should’ve been more of the cream sauce. The pasta felt a little dry. I liked the rich flavor of the sauce. The chicken was good, but the shrimp was overcooked.

Duck bolognese – Volt

Duck bolognese - Volt
Braised duck legs, San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, whole wheat radiatore pasta, smoked parmesan, pepperoni bread crumbs. Tasting menu $95
Volt, Frederick MD

I thought that this was a very successful dish. I loved the combination of the duck, whole wheat pasta, smoked cheese, and breadcrumbs. It was a hearty pasta dish, but the flavors were great and you can’t get it anywhere else!

Spaghetti in puttanesca sauce – Tordomatto

Spaghetti in puttanesca sauce - Tordomatto
Dried herbs. “Tradition” tasting menu €65
Tordomatto, Rome ITALY

There was just a single swirl of this spaghetti on the plate, but it was a satisfying one! The noodles were more al dente that I’m used to but it worked to hold up to the intense flavor of the sauce and the fine dried herbs on top. It was spaghetti like I’ve never tasted before!

Silverware place setting - Tordomatto
Silverware place setting.