Cook 1lb of a nice funky pasta (gemelli works); set aside
Cut up bacon slices and cook til reasonably crisp; set aside
In clean skillet, melt 1/2 stick of butter. Add cooking sherry roughly equal to the melted butter. Add lots of fresh basil leaves cut in ribbons.
Toss the pasta in this sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.
Toss in the bacon. Sprinkle with lots of grated Romano. Serve.
I call this dish “Another Excuse to Eat Bacon”. People like it.