The List - Holeman & Finch
When I turned 40, my metabolism didn't simply fall off of a cliff; it got a running start and then dove, head first, off of it. As a result, I've cut my pasta consumption to a mere fraction of what it once was. If Raman was my staple in my 20's, pasta was my staple in my 30's. I say that to give you the proper filter for judging my thoughts on the Holeman & Finch Carbonara. It's tantamount to asking someone suffering from dehydration what they think of a bottle of Evian. That said, here's my humble opinion:
It was simply the most delicious pasta I've eaten in years.
Excuse my sense of shock. It's not that The List disappoints. It's just that I have had pasta in Italy. I've eaten the truffle menu at Felidia. I have Italian friends who turn wheat, water, and egg into something that makes you weep with joy with every bite.
I liked this at least as much as all of those dishes. The picture doesn't do it justice. If you live anywhere in the Southeast or happen to have a long layover at ATL, get thee to Buckhead and eat this dish. It's deeeelish!