A Brand New Flavour On An Old Favourite: Tomato Soup

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This week, we’re incredibly excited to introduce you to the newest addition to our menu, the classic comfort food, Tomato Soup! We gave you a round of samples last week and the people of Sherwood Park have spoken! After some rave reviews both online and in-store,  this dish is here to stay.

One tweeter, Trevor Doole, wrote: “Had the tomato soup Friday evening and it HAS TO get on the menu…awesome.You have to try it peeps.”

Don’t worry, Trevor! You’ve got your wish.

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The soup was something of a labour of love and group effort by our amazing culinary team. It is made with fresh tomatoes, herbs, spices, and an Italian cheese blend. It is garnished with our garlic croutons and Parmesan cheese.

So come down to Sherwood Park and give it a try! Don’t hesitate to let us know how you feel about it! You can do so on our Twitter @Pastapantry or on Facebook.

Coffee + Dessert Pairings

There’s not many things in the world better than finishing a gigantic meal at Pasta Pantry and then finishing it all off with a perfectly roasted coffee and a homemade Pasta Pantry dessert. To maximize your pleasure of a heavenly afternoon–because we’re all about maximizing pleasure at Pasta Pantry–we decided to suggest a few coffee and dessert pairings. Your dessert and coffee mileage may vary, but here’s what our Sherwood Park insiders are snacking and sipping on.

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First up, we paired Death By Chocolate and with our Nespresso brewed Latte. The layers and layers and layers of chocolate perfectly compliment the dual layers of steamed milk and foam.

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Our next pairing is the is the Tiramisu. This pairing is for the espresso lovers who really want to give a jolt to their day. Tiramisu, which roughly translates to “pick me up”  in Italian, has as one of its main ingredients Coffee. You’re going to find the bold, rich flavour of the espresso will compliment the “sophisticated sin” of the Tiramisu.

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Last, we paired our cappuccino with the chocolate coconut brownie.  A guilty pleasure, this brownie is first baked to a perfect, fluffy consistency, then smothered in chocolate and filled with flavourful coconut shavings. Why does a cappuccino go so well with the brownie? Well, besides the obvious point that a cappuccino goes well with everything, it’s the textured milk and foam that neutralize the espresso and offer an easy, delicious drink to even out the  coconut and chocolate of the brownie.

Now, don’t feel like you’re stuck having exactly what we laid out here. Try and mix and match your desserts and espressos and find out what works for you!