Hi All! I’m Darlin Gray. For today and tomorrow, you can just call me the lucky girl pinch-hitting on the blog.

It’s a tough job, really…wander down to the Market on the first full day of Summer and chat with the delightful Mike while he makes his ever-changing and always amazing array of pastas for the day.

In honor of the appearance of the sun, I think you should all know that the
PATIO IS OPEN today. Come on down and enjoy the weather with a nice plate of…

Capellini alla Pangrattato with Fiore Sardo Pecorino
These skinny little strands could use some fattening up! Which Mike does nicely with roasted garlic oil, a generous dusting of toasted breadcrumbs and a smoky, sheep’s milk cheese. YUM!

Pangrattato

Cavatelli with Sungold Tomato Marjoram Sauce — dusted with Parmigiano Reggiano
Aren’t they gorgeous? All those charming little ridges were just MADE for holding on to sauce…and cheese…and…where was I? Right! Pasta. You should have some.

Cavatelli

Fideos y Mariscos (Translation: Pasta, Spanish-style!)
Close your eyes and breathe deeply…can you smell it? Short, crispy little pasta simmered oh so gently in a rich, earthy tomato broth, infused with saffron and clam juice and topped with clams and calamari.

Delish!