Pasta tends to be a simple dish, which leaves it entirely up to the quality of the ingredients & the chef to make or break it. Over at @gastronomickitchen, they got both aspects amply covered, which is why it’s become my go to spot for bargain pastas done right.⠀

While the white wine mussel pot ($8.90 nett) could benefit from stronger seasoning, the fresh mollusks themselves were flawless. Thoroughly cleaned, these sizeable shellfish were pleasantly perfumed with the fragrance of white wine & garlic & cooked to tender perfection. Delicious, and a side dish made for sharing. Pasta Loft serve these pleasantly piquant pastas on the (almost) daily, and they won’t break the bank too. What more can a broke man want?