Monday 10 August 2015

Sugo Pasta Kitchen, Altrincham.

I'm sat in Sugo Pasta Kitchen just behind the ever popular Altrincham Market and I have a very good feeling about this place. I'm here to take photos and am reminded of the first time I visited the likes of Volta or Levanter. These are small independents run by a passionate team who want to do things the right and proper way using quality ingredients. Alex De Martiis and Jonny Marcolgiese have both worked at nearby Honest Crust and along with Alex's brother Michael have set up this fine little restaurant cooking regional Southern Italian pasta dishes.
They were frustrated at the bastardisation of Italian food (by chains mainly) and the lack of traditional Pugliese food as they know it from their families (both are half Italian).
I have to admit I was commissioned by them for the photography so I'm not impartial but it'd be such a pity if I didn't share this find on here as I am so excited by the food these guys are producing. I rarely eat Italian food out (and am no expert in Puglian cuisine) but the one dish I eat here for lunch post shoot is absolutely superb. Paccheri Con Sugo di Agnello e Salsicce is slow cooked lamb shoulder, spicy Tuscan sausage in a rich tomato sugo (sauce in Italian) with Paccheri and Parmesan. It is as good as it looks. The flavours are clean and fresh but rich and spicy. I scrape the last remnants of sauce with the bread.
I also photograph a few more dishes and the chefs in action. 
I was very impressed with Sugo Pasta Kitchen, there is nothing remotely like it in our region. So I returned with Mrs Bacon to taste more (as a fully paying customer). We especially like the Slow Cooked Beef Shin which replaces the lamb shoulder on the menu. I could eat this dish every day of the week. The Spaghettoni with Crab we found a little too acidic with just a tad too much lemon/chilli but this is down to personal tastes rather than anything else.
See more photos of dishes I shot here
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