Riki opted for the Spaghettini
Al Ragu (pounds 8.50) pasta served with minced beef and red wine.
is very thin spaghetti; vermicelli is even thinner; fettuccine and linguine are two types of spaghetti that are flat rather than round; and fusilli is spaghetti in a spiral shape.
Pappardelle, Garganelle, Gnocchi Freschi, Capellini, Spaghettini
, Spaghetti, Linguine, Lingue, Fettuccelle, Rigatoni, Elicoidali, Fusilli, Penne Zita Rigate, Penne, and Farfalle.
Next was sashimi of salmon, a beautiful melange neatly nori-wrapped salmon with coriander and mo radish, with a spaghettini
of carrot, cucumber, mou topped with pickled ginger and a light wasabi-flavour sauce.
Add the rest of the ingredients except the spaghettini
, cover, and reduce heat.
Actually, the zarzuela, a Spanish stew, was equally good, its lovely saffron-scented broth perfectly paired with cracked red pepper basil spaghettini
. A simpler dish was equally appealing - chicken grilled with garlic and rosemary and served with olive butter.
The varieties available, which should be enough to please any Italian food lover, include lasagna, shells, fettucine, spaghettini
, linguini and spaghetti.
Tickets, which cost $59.95 per person, include a three-course meal featuring London Broil, chicken Parmesan and spaghettini
Dinner was a feast provided by Fores' Lusso: fresh fettuccine with salted eggs and asparagus, pappardelle al telefono, spaghettini
with Cagayan chorizo, lobster alla griglia, Chilean seabass baked in salt crust, buttered chicken, roasted leg of lamb, grilled short ribs, organic Negros roast lechon, and desserts worthy of their own coffee-table book.
Peppered with personal anecdotes and family stories, as well as tips and tricks from her, the recipes range from classic Italian - think Bruschetta, tagliatelle with mushrooms, and tiramisu - to ones that go well beyond the realm of predictable Italian dishes we all tend to cook and eat, such as aubergine stuffed with sausage, pine nuts and currants; spaghettini
with scallops, risotto with Dover sole; and rice fritters.
Expect dishes like carpaccio of beef and fresh tuna tartare, sharing plates, lobster and mango salad, spaghettini
with prawns, and pea and scallop risotto.
The salads are super-fresh, and specials like spaghettini
with pork cheek ragb are not to be missed.