Our lunch gang had this for lunch today at Sasha's place (posted about him before, the guy who has the wee place next door to work). It was delicious (he is great at pasta dishes) but it had cream in it, so we got into the whole debate of whether you could really call it a carbonara (he hadn't on the menu, he is not daft). Of course, a real carbonara doesn't have cream in it but with cream it is so yummy and we all tend to still refer to it as a carbonara. But none of us knew what an Italian would call it. So, who is an Italian specialist and can tell me, so that I can astound my colleagues tomorrow with my encylopeadic knowledge?