Sometimes you just want to stay in with your loved one on Valentine’s Day, and we can totally see why! Everywhere is packed and making a reservation is an absolute headache of an ordeal! Plus, there is nothing more private or intimate than your own home!
What we’re suggesting for this big day is this: cook for your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, or friends using supplies from Pasta Pantry! We’ll supply the fresh pasta, salad dressings, pasta sauces, proteins, whatever you want! Grab a couple sauces and make your own pasta. Get us to prepare you a plate of pasticcio before hand! Grab our famous caesar dressing and decide exactly what kind of salad you want!
There’s no need to cram into a busy restaurant this Valentine’s Day! We’ll supply you with the food, you just need to supply the love (and a healthy appetite)!
On the flip side, if you want to spend Valentine’s Day in a more relaxed environment, come on down to Pasta Pantry! We’ll be open as we always are on Saturdays. From 11-8 we’ll be serving nothing but “REAL FOOD, REAL FAST, REAL FRESH!”
With our variety of proteins, salads, pasta cuts, and numerous sauces, it can sometimes be difficult to pick exactly what you want to eat at Pasta Pantry. We can certainly understand that there’s just too much amazing food to choose from! That’s why we questioned our owner–and resident Pasta Pantry expert–Nathan Satanove on what he was currently into eating. Here’s what he picked:
Today, he treated himself to a linguine with four cheese sauce, a single meatball with a little bit of pesto drizzled on top. With the meal, he also ordered up our classic caesar with homemade dressing (dressing available for purchase). Trust us, it’s as good as it looks… or don’t trust us! You can always come in and try it for yourself!
The meal is part of our pasta and salad combo and will run you $11.95. Add an extra meatball on top for just an extra 1.99 or 3 for $5.00.
So the next time you’re in Sherwood Park and you have a craving for something that is “REAL FOOD, REAL FRESH, REAL FAST,” stop by Pasta Pantry and give this combo a try! We’ll be waiting 😉
It’s Wednesday, it’s the middle of the week, humpday as they say, and some people still haven’t recovered from their holiday festivities. All you want to do is make it to the weekend and relax. We feel your pain. That is why we’ve scoured the internet for the funniest pasta pictures we could find in our attempt to make your week a little easier. So take a break from work, sit back, and hopefully we can put a little smile on your face. You deserve it!
1) This gentleman is a pastafarian and they worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His belief system requires him to wear a pasta strainer on his head at all times, even in his ID pictures.
2) We believe that creativity is key to food. These matching pasta descriptions really emphasis that some big pasta dealers may not agree with us…
3) This baby who has just discovered the beautiful mystery of spaghetti. Now to figure out how to get her (him?) to eat it!
4) When you make pasta, sometimes you mess it up. Sometimes you mess it so bad that it is involved in a murder mystery and you have no idea how your life has spiraledl so far out of control.
5) This woman is enjoying a lovely pasta dinner on a first date. I wonder if he’ll call her for a second date.
6) That time the cookie monster randomly appeared in a bowl of pasta.
7) This is likely the most genius work of advertisement the pasta industry has ever come up with.
8) Our last picture had a genius marketing company, this one has a genius dad! We’re never wearing anything but red to dinner again.
9) Who hasn’t had this problem while at home? Luckily, this isn’t a problem at Pasta Pantry.
10) Haven’t you ever ordered your pasta “sassy” before?
Hopefully this makes your Wednesday a little bit better! If you want it to be the best it can possibly be, you’re going to have to come down to Sherwood Park and let us feed you! There’s nothing a little pasta that is always “real food, real fast, real fresh” can’t fix.
When it comes to good food, we’re all Italian at heart, and if there’s one thing Italians love, it is wine! It is ingrained into the Italian culture, dating back more than 6000 years and Italy is currently the largest exporter of wine in the entire world with more than 1/3 of the world’s wine being Italian.
Pasta Pantry currently serves 4 different selections of wine, which are priced as follows: Glass $5.95, 1/2 Litre $12.95, and Bottle $23.95.
The first brand we sell is Citra, an Italian winery admired for its reputation as a trusted producer of well-made, authentic Italian wines in the Abruzzi region.
The red wine is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, a dry, well-balanced and delightfully tanic taste with concentrated berry flavours:
The white is Trebbiano D’Abruzzo, a fresh citrus flavour that is full, crisp, dry and harmonious:
We also have a beautiful red blend called a Ménage à Trois that brings together three strange bedfellows: Zinfandel, Marlot and Cabernet. It’s flavour profile is a forward, silky, and soft finish that goes great with grilled meat and chicken:
The last wine is a red Campagnola Valpolicella Classico, which has a dry warm taste that is velvet smooth with a small hint of bitterness at the finish.
So come in and take a load off! Enjoy a meal that is always made with “real food, real fast, real fresh” while relaxing over a glass of wine (or two)! You deserve it.
2014 was a fantastic year for Pasta Pantry, and we’re looking forward to what 2015 has to offer us! We thought we would take a look back on some highlights we had on social media or big moments we had over 2014!
1) The biggest moment for Pasta Pantry is obvious: our owner’s son, Ari Satanove, being born on April 9th!
2) Our “things you didn’t know about Pasta Pantry” blog post. We are always blown away by the community we have surrounding us, and seeing how excited people were to learn more about our little Trattoria really warms our hearts!
Over the holidays we were running a contest to giveaway four Edmonton Oil Kings tickets and a pre-game dinner at Pasta Pantry in Sherwood Park. Last night was our last giveaway, which brings us to a total of 5 separate giveaways for four Edmonton Oil Kings tickets.
Here’s the full list of winners we have had:
December 24th: Stephanie Goodwin. December 19th: Kim Peddie. December 12th: Dorothy Jones Karpshyn. December 5th: Adam Bautista. November 28th: Jared Dawson.
Congratulations to all our winners! Hopefully this helped spread a little bit of holiday cheer!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our fans and friends in Edmonton and Sherwood Park!
The holiday season is in full swing and family gatherings, office parties, work parties, and New Years, among other gatherings, are coming up quickly and you don’t want to be left getting that last minute cheap dessert or dish from the grocery store. Impress your friends or family by having thought ahead and order one of our dessert trays!
Just give us a call at 780-467-377 and place your order. After that, the only thing we require is 48 hours notice to prepare your dessert tray so that you are guaranteed to have it in time for your holiday party! Our three desserts are Tiramisu, Death By Chocolate, and our Brownie.
Tiramisu will cost you $35.00 per 12 person portion tray.
Aptly described as “sophisticated sin”, our Tiramisu is made with three layers of light and spongey lady fingers that are dipped in espresso coffee (hence “pick me up”). Each layer is smothered in Italian mascarpone cream cheese and then topped with cocoa.
Death by Chocolate will also cost you $35.00 per 12 person portion.
The dessert first starts with a layer of chocolate cake, then a layer of chocolate pudding, then a layer of whip cream and finally a layer of Skor bar crumble to completely cover the whip cream. The process is then restarted and a second layer of all the previous ingredients is added. Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate.
Chocolate Coconut Brownie costs $3.50 per serving.
A guilty pleasure – chocolate fudge brownies covered and filled with coconut shavings
And don’t forget, after you’re finished, a long long holiday nap is always in order!
Make sure to check our Facebook tomorrow, because we will be giving away our fourth Oil Kings tickets give away! See you then!
Last week, we outlined some great holiday season ideas to do in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. This week, since we’re all “Italian At Heart” we thought we could teach you what Italians do in their own country!
Italians kick off the holiday season on December 8, by decorating everything and anything and it’s also when a lot of Italian Christmas markets start to go up.
This is Rome’s most famous market in Piazza Navona:
Decorations and huge Christmas trees can be found in main piazzas, like in front of the Colosseum or in Milan’s Piazza Duomo, and Babbo Natale (Father Christmas, the Italian version of Santa Claus) spreads holiday cheer.
The eight days before Christmas, also known as the Novena, are filled with carollers singing traditional songs around the neighbourhood. If you’re in Rome, southern Italy or Sicily, keep an eye out for the zampognari, or bagpipe players—they travel from the nearby mountains to play their merry folklore carols.
Presepi, which are nativity scenes, are displayed in churches and piazzas. Crafting these ornate works of art by hand remains an artisanal tradition in many parts of the country. Naples, a southern Italian city, is world-famous for their hand-made presepi, and still has whole streets with one workshop after another devoted to the craft.
On Christmas Eve, it is tradition to avoid meat and to have a “lean” meal. What usually happens is most families will indulge on multiple courses of fish.
On Christmas Day, after the “light” Christmas Eve dinner, Italians invite their family and friends for a large lunch that usually goes all day. Many save up to have the most lavish celebration possible, serving up traditional dishes like pasta in brodo (pasta in broth), roasts and sweet bread desserts like panettone.
Celebrations often extend into December 26 with the national holiday of Santo Stefano; families get together and eat leftover Christmas dishes and sweets.
The official end of the Christmas season, though, isn’t until January 6—the Day of the Epiphany, and the twelfth day of Christmas. On the eve of the Epiphany, families usually prepare a large dinner to mark the end of the holiday season.
When you exchange gifts completely depends on where you are from in Italy!
Ask an Italian when her family opens gifts, and it might give you a clue to where she’s from! Gifts are commonly exchanged on Christmas Day after lunch, but some smaller, northern Italian cities believe that the blind Saint Lucia brings gifts for children on December 13, so they open them that morning. Other families may wait until January 6, the Epiphany, when La Befana brings the gifts.
The holiday season is here, a time we can enjoy with our families, take some time off, rest, and recover before a new year begins. There is, of course, always that desire to hibernate over the holiday season, away from cold, holed-up in your home and away from everyone. We wanted to give you a few reasons why you should get out and enjoy this magical time of year!
1) Legislature Light-up
The holiday season at the Legislature will kick off at 4pm tomorrow with a beautiful choral performance and end with the yearly lighting of the grounds. This year, the lighting will have over 300 glowing trees.
WHEN: Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Alberta Legislature Grounds, Edmonton
2) CP Holiday Train
The CP Holiday Train is one of the most unique food bank fundraisers in North America. Over the three weeks of the program, musicians play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar turned into a travelling stage all across Canada.
To see the performers, visit here: br/ WHEN: Dec. 9, show starts at 8:15pm in Edmonton and 5:15pm in Josephburg
WHERE: 7935 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton OR Josephburg
COST: Attendees are encouraged to bring either a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.
3) SANTA SKATE
Come skate with Santa on Sunday. Enjoy free hot chocolate and Christmas treats too! Included with regular admission or with your Millennium Card.
WHEN: Sunday, December 14. 2-4pm
WHERE:Glen Alan Recreation Complex, Sherwood Park
COST: Regular admission fee.
4) Candy Cane Lane
No holiday season is complete without bringing your whole family through Candy Cane Lane to enjoy the wonderfully decorated homes in West Edmonton. This staple of Edmonton’s holiday season has been running for over 40 years now!
WHEN: Dec. 14 – Jan 4th
WHERE: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue, Edmonton
COST: FREE, but bringing something for the food drive is heavily encouraged.
5) Family Yoga!
Why not try something completely different from most holiday activities, get some exercise, and connect with your family! Seek Yoga’s family yoga is open from ages 2 and up.
WHEN: Friday, December 19, 2014, 10 – 11am
WHERE: Colchester Community League, 23219 Twp Rd. 520, Sherwood Park
COST: Drop in $10.00
BONUS 6) Oil Kings Game & Dinner at Pasta Pantry!!!!!
As we’ve been telling you for the last two weeks, we’re still giving away four tickets and a pre-game meal at Pasta Pantry every Friday until Christmas. Perfect for a family outing or a holiday gift!
Feeling a little adventurous? Want to spice up your regular Pasta Pantry meal? Well, you’re in luck! We’re letting the cat out of the bag on two little-known secret menu items: the Meatball and Chicken Parmigiana Sandwiches!
You won’t be able to eat at Pasta Pantry the same way after one of these sandwiches!
The meatball sandwich is simple: combine 2 or 3 of our giant homemade, hand-rolled meatballs on a wholewheat or white bun. Top it off with a little grated parmigiano cheese and the sauce of your choice and you have yourself the Meatball Sandwich!
The Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich is a veteran favourite. Order yourself a fresh, organic, never frozen, zero pump, 8oz chicken parmigiana breast. Follow that up a small Creamy Italian or Homemade Caesar Salad, your choice! Finally throw them together on a bun. The trick is to get a squeeze of salad dressing on one side for extra flavour!
Finish it all off with your choice of dessert and find a comfy place to take a nap!
Do you have any secret menu items you want to share? Let us know! We’re dying to find out what some Pasta Pantry veterans have come up with!
Don’t forget, this Friday is your first chance in five chances to win four Oil Kings tickets to the game of your choice and a pre-game dinner at Pasta Pantry. Keep your eyes peeled on both Twitter and Facebook to enter!