Thursday, October 15, 2009

October-National Pasta Month

The harvest time and cooler weather calls for a hearty pasta dish to warm the soul.

A warm, comforting food, pasta is celebrated month long by the National Pasta Association.
The Yakima Valley offers choices to fill your pasta cravings. You can dine out or take home this comfort food. In downtown Yakima, the Olive Garden features the new, Stuffed Mezzaluna with Shrimp or Sausage Crescent-shaped ravioli filled with four Italian cheeses, tossed with sauteed herb-marinated shrimp and Roma tomatoes in a white wine cream sauce or choose the grilled Italian sausage and Roma tomatoes in a creamy homemade tomato Alfredo sauce, topped with melted mozzarella. A fine way to enjoy this food that is a staple all over the world.

901 Pasta, celebrating 23 years in the Yakima Valley has a wonderful selection of uniquely prepared adventuresome dishes, such as Cajun chicken linguine, chicken and rosemary ravioli and so much more. Enjoy the comfortable, eclectic atmosphere of this neighborhood cafe.

Looking for a quick "drive through" pasta place. Yes, just drive though and pick up your lunch to go or have it delivered and save the trip. You will enjoy the generous portions from Pasta Express on North1st Street, Yakima. Pasta Express offers daily hot pasta specials such as Tortellini with Marinara, lasagna, spaghetti & meatballs and every day garlic chicken or shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo are available. Call 248-2577 or Fax 249-0838 your order in for delivery, open Monday through Friday from 6am-4pm. Pick up a menu along with your morning latte' to peruse your pasta choices.

Don't forget to celebrate World Pasta Day, October 26. Acknowledge the fact that pasta is a staple all over the world, with your favorite pasta dish.
A fun food that people equate with a good time.........sitting around a big table, sharing a meal. Pasta is a great dish to pair with a fine Yakima Valley Wine.

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