With lockdown around for the foreseeable future, I’ve been thinking about ways to enjoy the weekends, and basically celebrate not being locked to a laptop for the majority of my waking hours, and apart from taking myself out for our recommended exercise jaunts, it’s been pretty humdrum. So, when Pasta Evangelists offered me the chance to enjoy restaurant-quality pasta at home, I absolutely jumped at the chance.
I’d seen the brand in Harrods, and been intrigued to how the whole idea works, but in a word – it’s genius. The brand have a seasonal, weekly menu, where you choose a couple of dishes, you choose your delivery day, and then sit back and wait for your fresh, handmade pasta to arrive. It’s super simple, and it arrives perfectly chilled, and the pastas and sauces are all labelled, so you can easily tell what goes where.
I cook ragu and similar sauces pretty regularly, so we wanted to try a couple of dishes I don’t make at home, so we went for the Fettuccine with Black Truffle Alfredo and the Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Crispy Pancetta.
I think what impressed me the most was the pasta – it was incredibly fresh, and came coated in semolina to prevent sticking, and obviously it was delicious. Between crisping up the pancetta and heating up the sauces, dinner was ready within a matter of minutes, and honestly, it was divine. Rich and cream, the fettuccini was rich and studded with morsels of savoury truffle, whilst the Carbonara was deliciously salty. We had ours at the weekend, and it made for such a wonderful treat – we’re already planning our next order!
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