In a restaurant that boasts duck and foie gras ravioli, olive oil braised octopus and innumerable four star reviews, it should say something that the spaghetti with tomato and basil is the most famed dish on the menu. It should warn you that it is exquisite, the stuff of daydreams for people like me, who find a knot of spaghetti and just the right amount of tomato sauce pasta’s highest calling.
I made this last night. After spending over an hour a few weeks ago making spaghetti sauce with mushrooms and all sorts of seasonings, this blew that away with its simplicity. Highly recommended. Plus if you follow the recipe you have enough pasta for about four meals for two people.