The Rao’s and 818 PASTA ALLA TEQUILA kit includes the tequila and sauce, 818-shaped pasta, a custom dish towel, and recipe card. The kit is a limited-time offering that will only be available as supplies last; it will sell for $50 exclusively through the 818 Tequila website. Director of tequila operations David Yan Gonzalez says of the pairing, “Our 818 Tequila Blanco has bright and citrusy notes from agave and plays well with the slow-simmered Italian tomatoes that Rao’s Homemade uses in their marinara sauce.” With the ingredients from the kit and the few simple additions, the dish comes together in only fifteen minutes for a unique weeknight pasta dinner.
And if you don’t believe combining tequila and pasta sauce is going to work, you can watch Kendall and her sister Kylie make the dish in real time. In a video posted to the 818 website for Kendall’s new show called “81-ATE,” the two make the dish at home together and tape their reactions to tasting the pasta for the first time. Even if the celebrity side of things doesn’t interest you, the combination of a timeless pasta sauce and high-end tequila brand will certainly make for an intriguing dish. Hey, sometimes surprising partnerships really do work out.