As someone who grew up eating a whole lot of authentic Italian pasta, I can tell everyone here one thing for certain. The best, most legit Italian pasta has got to be simple.
Simplicity is usually the key to Italian cuisine and that's often because each dish is created so that every single quality ingredient can shine through. When you have a plate of pasta with tomato sauce and meatballs, for example, you want to taste the pasta, the sauce and the meatballs. Adding in anything over-complicated kind of kills the dish.
And one Canadian restaurant is bringing simple and delicious Italian pasta to your plate this month.
JOEY Restaurant, situated throughout Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and BC, has 3 brand new pasta options on its menu that are absolutely addictive. Namely its incredibly scrumptious Spaghetti Pomodoro!
For example, you can savour their Chicken Parmesan dish, which adds baked chicken, mozzarella and extra parmesan to their Spaghetti Pomodoro meal; or you can have it Spaghetti + Meatballs style, with the addition of braised pork meatballs.
Plus you can pretty much 100% trust that JOEY'S Spaghetti Pomodoro is legit take on the traditional dish. In September, JOEY Chef Connor Gabbot was the only Canadian finalist at Milan, Italy's Pasta World Championship. His competition dish? You guessed it: the Spaghetti Pomodoro! With a few personal twists, of course.
But it's honestly no huge surprise that JOEY's pasta dish made it all the way to Milan.
More than its incredibly fun atmosphere and delicious drinks, JOEY is known for its globally inspired menu, taking inspiration from authentic cuisine around the world (like Italy, Morocco, Japan and more!) and bringing it here, to Canada.
Their menu is full of deliciously authentic dishes. From sushi to pasta to curry dip, and everything in between, eating a meal at JOEY's is basically like taking a culinary adventure around the globe. It'll have you coming back for more!
Plus, their extensive drink menu - featuring wine, beer, more modern cocktails (like their Paper Plane, with Buffalo Trace, Aperol, Amaro Montenegro and lemon juice) and traditional cocktails like Negronis - is always fun to discover!
JOEY's Pasta Pomodoro dish made its official debut in November, meaning you can get yourself there and try it out ASAP - and trust, you're going to be hooked on it. Pasta heaven, here we come.