Food - Drink
The NY Restaurant That Serves One Of Ina Garten's Top Pasta Dishes
By ANNA STAROPOLI
Celebrity chef Ina Garten is known for transforming basic recipes into restaurant-worthy delights, and while Garten has shared countless pasta recipes with fans over the years, one of her favorite pasta dishes isn't her own creation. This New York restaurant serves one of Garten's favorite pastas ever.
To get her favorite pasta in NY, Garten heads to Nick and Toni's, an East Hampton-based restaurant specializing in Italian food. "One of my favorite dishes at Nick and Toni's is the pasta vecchia bettola," Garten explained in a Food Network recipe video. "I can't even tell you how many times I've had that.
The dish, which is the brainchild of chef Joe Realmuto, consists of penne pasta with a creamy vodka sauce with Spanish onion and tomatoes, plus spices like garlic, crushed red pepper, oregano, salt, and pepper. It's all topped off with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese and some fresh oregano.