Buitoni Riserva Review
I am a foodbuzz featured publisher and also part of their taste makers program that reviews new products. 2 weeks ago I received a 9 ounce package of new Buitoni Riserva Agnolotti (ravioli type of pasta, sort of) to review. Now I like pasta but it came on the same day as our ducks, turkeys and geese so it was overshadowed by cuteness. I popped it in to the fridge for use when life was less crazy (HA!).
I finally made it. Wow! It cooks really quick and the flavor was out of this world unbelievably tasty. Now the package only came with 2 servings so I made it for lunch and we all, except my oldest who was in school, tried it. Everyone loved. The calories were rather high for me to eat a whole serving, er stop at one serving(?), so it was great to split it up.
The flavor of the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti had a lot going on with portobella and crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic and two cheeses so I knew I wanted to pair it with a very simple sauce. After cooking the pasta I removed it to a serving bowl. In the same pot I cooked it in I heated a tablespoon of olive oil (Newman' Own Organic) and when it was hot I tossed in a handful of fresh from my herb starts basil and let it fry quickly. Then I just popped the pasta in salted it, peppered it and tossed it gently together. Sublime. I used mine to top a salad and it was a pleasant lunch.