This is just what you’re looking for……

Somebody must of hit the switch marked  “September” at the weather station….

Luckily, just like the weather, our pasta changes daily.

So with the first hints of fall in the air, we all start packing that light weight raincoat in our shoulder bags, eyeing the handmade scarves at the local boutiques, and daydreaming about comforting, warm

Pasta Ribollita……

House made pancetta, chickpeas, rosemary, thyme, hearty greens, and a soul-warming broth …

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Also today:

Perciatelli, with Sungold Tomato and Marjoram sauce

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese


Pasta C’Anciova, Tarassaco e Muddica!

Anchovies, toasted garlic, chiles, and  bread crumbs -a little Sicilian Classic,

(with the addition of dandelion greens)

-to put a little spice into this wet and blustery first day of September.

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Mafalda, with braised pork shank “Sugo”

Maccheroni, with mushroom, thyme, and sherry cream sauce.


Ditali, with Chickpeas, Kale and Chard!

Looks like September blew in with gusto this year…

never too early for some classic

“Pasta e Fagioli”!

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Also today:

Cavatappi, alla “Norma” (spicy tomato, eggplant and basil)

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese


Gigli, (not the move)

Lily shaped pasta, with house-made pancetta, Walla Walla sweet onions, all braised together with local rainbow chard.

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So much more satisfying than Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez..

Also today:

Baked Lasagne, whole grain pasta, spicy tomato, olives capers and roasted garlic bechamel

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese


Clams, Squid and Various Sea Shells

Clams, calamari, Castelvetrano olives, preserved lemons and spicy tomato sauce, tossed with a melange of shell shaped pasta.

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Also today:

Tagliarini, with basil, mint, parsley and almond pesto.

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese


Conchiglini, with Fagioli Verdi, Mint and Preserved Lemon.

Crisp, light and bright, -just like our skies today!

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Also today:

Torchietti, with leeks, cauliflower and a black garlic béchamel.

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese


Spaghetti alla Chitarra con Salse Di Oro!

Square Spaghetti alla “Chitarra” with golden tomato sauce, saffron and……..

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good ol’ butter.

Also today:

Casarecce, with prosciutto, Calabrian chilies ad caramelized Walla Walla sweet onions.

Conchiglie, with olives, lemon, pickled peppers, celery and Moroccan olive oil.


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