1. Start to cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together milk and flour in a medium saucepan, until flour is blended. Add bay leaf and garlic and cook over medium heat 8 minutes, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until mixture becomes slightly thickened. With slotted spoon remove bay leaf and garlic. Add grated Romano cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg, stirring until cheese completely melts.
3. Drain pasta in a large colander; transfer to a bowl. Toss pasta with butter and chopped parsley, then stir in cheese sauce and toss again.
4. Spoon pasta into 4 shallow serving bowls; sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.