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A FRESH LOOK AT PASTA - WINTER 2011

 

WHAT'S COOKING WITH KURT

 

The New Year is here, fresh and packed with possibilities, and at Pasta & Co, we’ve got quite a few culinary adventures lined up. This year, we’re approaching our pantry and deli a little differently, drawing straight from the dishes and ingredients we love best. For starters, this Winter we’re highlighting our favorite pastas and sauces - the noodles and accompaniments that really make us want to remove the words “low carb diet” from our vocabulary.


From our pantry, stocked full with authentic ingredients, to our deli brimming with full, rich flavors, you’ll find everything you need for nights in during cold Winter months.
Winter also brings with it the most romantic holiday of the year - Valentine’s Day. This year, stay in, light a fire, open a bottle of bubbly and leave the  cooking to us. Order our elegant Surf ‘n Turf dinner and relax on February 14th.

 

Until then, don’t let La Niña get in the way of putting delicious, wholesome meals on the table. Pasta & Co is just right around the corner!


Yours in good taste,

 

 

PASTA FAVORITES FRESH FROM THE DELI


Whether you’ve been a Pasta & Co fan for 30 years or just recently discovered us, you may already be familiar with these house favorites, featuring -  you guessed it! - pasta!

 

Potsticker Salad with Roasted Vegetable Ravioli
In a spicy Chinese dressing with crunchy vegetables, sesame seeds and pine nuts.

 

Tortellini Au Gratin

Fresh tortellini baked in a Beecher’s Flagship cheese, wine, tomato and herb sauce.

 

Penne with Smoked Mozzarella and Fresh Spinach

With roasted red peppers, tossed in a creamy Parmesan dressing with garlic and a splash of Tabasco.

 

Ravioli Bake

Our roasted vegetable ravioli layered with rich marinara sauce, herbs, and lots of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.

 

Smoked Salmon Pescine

Pescine pasta laced with Northwest lox-style smoked salmon, dressed in a light vinaigrette with dill and green onions.

 

Chicken Florentine Salad

Lemon-garlic marinated chicken is grilled then tossed with toothsome orzo, spinach, kalamata olives and toasted almonds.  

 


PANTRY PICKS FOR PERFECT PASTA


Take your dish up a notch with our delicious pastas, featuring terrific ingredients - and   colors! - that are sure to impress the guests around your table.

 

Cav. Giuseppe Cocco Pasta (Pennoni & Fettucini)

In 1916, at the age of 14, Domenico Cocco started work in a pasta factory and was soon known as “Mastro Domenico.” He eventually handed his trade secrets down to his son Giuseppe, who today refuses to sacrifice the tips and tricks of pasta making perfected by his father, and continues toproduce traditional, small-batch pastas well known for quality and flavor.

 

Rustichella d'Abruzzo (Squid Ink Spagetti)
Founded in 1924, Rustichella keeps to the tradition of homemade        production. To make their pastas, the best durum wheat semolina is      selected and mixed with mountain water. The dough is then extruded through hand-carved, 19th century bronze dies, and air-dried for 40 to 60 hours at a low temperature, giving it a better grab on sauces and providing a better “chew.”

 

Donne del Grano (Leftovers, Lingua di Suorcera and Sombreroni)
For over 100 years, Donne del Grano has producing some of the best pastas in the world. Made with the locally grown durum wheat of Puglia, their pastas are colored with dehydrated natural dyes, extracted from spinach, tomatoes, red beets, tumeric, pepper, or squid ink.

 

Tabletop Accompaniment

Add a pinch of sea salt to your meal tableside with a classic porceline salt pig from BIA   Cordon Bleu. It’s also perfectly convenient next to your stove, as the well protects the salt from spatterings or drippings as you create your meal.

 

Classic Pasta & Co Pantry

Our everyday staples deliver extraordinary flavor and quality, so use liberally!

  • Pasta & Co Condiment Oil, House Herbs and Seasoning Salt
  • Pasta & Co Moroccan, Marinara and Mediterranean sauces
  • Estancia Lucia Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Green Olive

 

 


RELAX AND DINE AT HOME WITH YOUR VALENTINE


If dining in a crowded restaurant on Valentine’s Day with dozens of other couples isn’t your idea of a romantic evening, here’s a delicious option. Order Pasta & Co’s elegant dinner for two. You’ll enjoy a relaxing, intimate evening on February 14th with your significant other. Our PRIX FIXE SURF & TURF DINNER is available for $59.95 from January 24 through February 14, with a February 14 pick-up. We’ll prepare a restaurant-quality meal for two that’s easy to assemble, heat and serve. The menu stars Petite Filet with Red Wine Reduction and Scallop and Prawn Brochettes with a Tangy Remoulade Sauce, accompanied by Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Snap Peas. The sweet finale is our seductive Chocolate Velvet Cake. Say the word and we’ll add your choice of wine or bubbly to complete your Valentine’s Day dinner.




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Pasta & Co is part of the Sugar Mountain family of businesses;
sibling company to Beecher's Handmade Cheese,
Bennett’s Pure Food Bistro, Maximus / Minimus,
and Northwest Earth & Ocean.