When I picture Italian comfort food, a savory slice of lasagna is high up on that list. The meticulous details that go into the dish, coupled with the amount of love to properly bring it to standards makes the layered pasta one of the most iconic foods in history. While most renditions of a classic lasagna fall between 10-20 layers of ribbon pasta and sauce, one variation goes a little further than that. Actually, a lot further.
In a feat of modern achievement paired with traditional flavors, Viale dei Romani, located in Hollywood, CA, created an intricate 100-layer lasagna.
Called the Pasta Alla Piastra, the dish is made in the traditional Emilia-Romagna style, which layers sheets of pasta between a mix of bolognese sauce (made from veal and pork) and béchamel sauce. This process is repeated about 40-50 times between sauce and noodle, adding up to a head-turning 100 layers.
Once the layers are stacked, the lasagna is chilled and sliced into pieces. When ready to serve, it’s seared to a crisp on one side and served with a tangy, flavorful tomato jus.
In fact, the process is so intricate that it takes three days to complete for a single dish.
Lasagna lovers, this decadent dish is truly an item you have to experience at least once if you’re out in the Los Angeles area.