When we were in Dublin we had our last meal at Carluccio's. I had Penne alla Luganica. I don't like choosing from menus, I think this stems partly from the fact that as children and teenagers we weren't really taken out to eat and if we were then often my parents chose for us. So, when a menu is plonked in front of me I have a hard time, plus I dread ordering the duff dish.
I often have the same things at the same places time after time. Same pizza, same curry... and so on. Anyway, the penne arrived and it was wonderful. Creamy sauce and a hint of spicy bite. MrH had a chicken concoction that he pronounced too salty. I think he may have been angling for a swap but I scoffed all mine.
On arriving home I looked in the bookshop for a Carluccio cookery book and there were several, but containing loads of the sort of food that I enjoy looking at pictures of but that no-one would thank me for putting in front of them at dinner. So I searched on-line. It took a long time but I eventually found it hidden away in a financial statement of all places. It's on page 23 and there are a couple of other recipes as well.
Of course, we don't have an Italian deli hereabouts so the Luganica sausage was a no-go but I used pork mince instead, and our pasta was gluten free.
And I have to say it was very good indeed.