Seems like a Good day for comfort food….. and wine, lots of wine.

And what could be more soothing than a nice bowl of

Giant Baked Shells, in three-cheese béchamel!

I mean really folks, of all the absolutely incomprehensible things that are happening in the world today, the size of these shells are one of them, they’re huge…. they’re probably the best shells you’ve ever seen…. believe me.

In addition to copious amounts of beer and wine we have today, we will also have

Pasta Mista, alla  Amatriciana

and

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese.

Busati, with Braised Lamb Sugo!

Rolled ribbons of pasta, soaking up all that rich, unctuous liquid form the overnight-braised lamb skanks…..

or, a bright dish old Brussels Sprouts, preserved lemon, and pesto embracing toothsome Casarecce! 

its a tough day for decisions….

Pasta… Now With Beer!

That’s right…

We’re not just a wine-only drinking joint anymore.

And,

Tagliarini, with classic butter and sage! 

And Pasta Mista, with leeks and potato!

Rigatoni, with Broccolini-pesto, Chilies and Potatoes!

Up in Liguria, they’re not afraid of some hot “carb-on-carb” action….

We made a little twist on the traditional, with a pesto of broccolini

I hope the Italians would approve.

also today,

Cresti Di Gallo, With Cauliflower, garlic, anchovies, capers and bread crumbs

and

Pappardelle, Allan Bolognese