Those who know me well know that I am a major foodie and that my FAVORITE food in the world is PASTA. And to take it a step further if I had to pick my absolute FAVORITE pasta it is hands down PASTA POMODORO. My friends also know I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the FOOD NETWORK. We regularly watch CHOPPED, IRON CHEF, BEAT BOBBY FLAY, and several others. Celebrity Food Network Chef SCOTT CONANT is a frequent guest on these shows. His specialty is PASTA! If you look up the word in the dictionary his picture is there. He is a pasta PERFECTIONIST.
So imagine me sitting in my favorite chair casually checking out Instagram Stories and seeing his post about his appearance at a special pasta tasting at his Beverly Hills restaurant! I texted my sister to see if she would want to go and her immediate response was "I'm in!" So I made the rez and OFF WE GO!
Our rez was for 8:15 which allowed us a leisurely drive through picturesque Laurel Canyon. L.A. is very mountainous and it always fascinates me to see the mansions way up high. Follow the winding road to Beverly Boulevard, make a right and you're there!
And here we are excited about what the evening would bring. We had prayed on the way about various things, as is our custom, and I threw in a couple of selfish prayer requests. The Lord answered exceedingly abundantly more than I had asked!
We opened the door and started heading toward the back to check in and lo and behold there he was! The pic and some conversation just flowed! Such a hospitable man and very good looking! Selfish prayer #1 answered!
And then we were seated. On the patio, under the giant lit tree, at a GREAT table! Selfish prayer #2 answered! PTL! We were both SO EXCITED and happy to be there!
If you love pasta chances are bread is right up there with it. I have tried many breads over the years and here was yet a new one. Tall, spongey and delicious, dipped in olive oil with a sundried tomato compote. Yum!
And here it is! PASTA AL POMODORO! The star of the show and Scott Conant's version of my favorite dish! BE STILL MY HEART!!! A moment of silence please...All I can say is heaven on a plate! And yes I had to close my eyes to savor the moment. Just seeing this and writing about it makes me want MORE!
And that was just the beginning! 5 more exquisite pasta dishes followed!
Some things don't photograph well but trust me this gnocchi with special foam was amazing!!!