|Tuesday December 4th 2012|
|Pastaworks’ Season’s Greetings and Tastings|
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‘Tis The Season
The shelves at all stores are loaded with your favorite seasonal items, including Pan Forte and Panettone. Look for a broad selection from Cova, Fiasconaro, Rustichella and Pearl Bakery. Pastaworks’ selection of olives oils and vinegars is unparalleled: at last count over sixty olive oils and sixty vinegars are available to fill your pantry. For caffeine addicts, Pastaworks stocks locally roasted coffees from Extracto, Trailhead, Columbia River and Stumptown.
Planning a party or family get together? Call Pastaworks for a Pastaworks’ cheese platter or meat and cheese platter, or inquire about a platter to meet your specific requirements.
The Hawthorne meat counter (503 232-1010) is offering a variety of cut-to-order pork and beef roasts as well as dry-aged, standing rib roasts. Hawthorne and Mississippi also carry an array of house made patés for your seasonal pleasure.
Look for a mid-month wine update from Emily with all of her holiday and seasonal vinous recommendations!
Pastaworks’ Fresh Pasta Specials For The Holidays
Our annual offering of chocolate sheet pasta and agro dolce sauce runs from December 13th through New Year’s eve. The season permitting, Crab filled ravioli will also be available. Chestnut sheet pasta is a perfect holiday treat, now through the end of December
Fettuccine, Roman Style
Boil a large amount of water in a big pan and add some salt. While the water is violently boiling, put the butter in a large, heavy frying pan, and put it near the boiling water, or in a very warm place, or even over very low heat to melt but not cook. Heat your serving dishes, and keep the cream and cheese handy. Gently place the pasta into the water, and stir gently. Cook the pasta for 2-3 minutes, do not let it get mushy. Drain the pasta and immediately put it into the frying pan with the butter and toss it all around to coat it. Add the heavy cream, then the grated cheese and toss it all around to cover every strand of the Fettuccine. Add the scrapings of nutmeg, and plenty of ground pepper and toss again. Serve the pasta on the heated plates and “rush” it to the table.
Lasagne della Vigilia (Christmas Eve Lasagne)
In a large skillet melt the butter slowly over medium-low heat. Add the anchovies and garlic and warm them in the butter about five minutes, using a wooden spoon to mash the anchovies as thoroughly as possible. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water. This might take two to three minutes (perhaps a little more). When the pasta is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon, drain very quickly, then toss immediately in a large bowl with ¼ cup of the grated cheese to coat the slippery pasta surfaces. Quickly transfer the noodles to the anchovy sauce, grind in a lot of fresh pepper over the top, and toss well. Serve everyone a few of the noodles on well-warmed plates. Pass the remaining cheese to sprinkle as you like.
Evoe Opening On Mondays!
Starting December 31, Evoe at Pastaworks will be open on Mondays for your dining pleasure. Stop in for a bite while you are shopping or plan a pre-func stop on the way to your New Year’s Eve extravaganza.
Hawthorne & Mississippi will be open from 9 AM to 4 PM on Monday, December 24. City Market will be open from 9AM to 4:30PM December 24. All Pastaworks locations will be closed on December 25,2012 and January 1, 2013.
|Hawthorne 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 ph. 503. 232. 1010
City Market 735 NW 21st Ave. Portland, OR 97210 ph. 503. 221. 3002
Mississippi 4212 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97217 ph. 503. 445. 1303
Happy Holidays from Pastaworks
December 4, 2012 by