I fell in love…with Gus and his Pastichio!
I think it happened when Gus added copious amounts of fragrant nutmeg to his rich, velvety béchamel. Or was it the buttery-smooth beaten eggs? Or the generous amounts of salty Parmigiana cheese? Or the charming cinnamon & spice he added to the succulent, wine-flavored meat sauce? Or when he cut a tremendous slab of Pastichio to reveal a three-inch layer of béchamel sitting pretty on top of an equally thick layer of meaty macaroni? Or was it when Guy Fieri, the host of the show, insisted Gus repeat after him with his cute Greek accent “I’m going to drive the bus to flavor town.”
Or maybe it happened when I finally took my long-awaited first bite of Pastichio?!
Gus if you’re reading this you sure did drive the bus to flavor town and made a believer out of me. Not that I ever doubted you. All of my tastiest dreams came true. Except one. Will you marry me?