We’re less than 3 weeks away from Christmas! Back in Italy, Christmas is also known as Natale. It’s a time for family and friends to gather around the table to celebrate the season with good food and camaraderie. Whether you’re traveling across the country to spend some time with your loved ones or you plan on staying in the Edmonton and Sherwood Park area to see the family, we hope that you can spend some time with the people you care about the most.
When it comes to holiday meals during this time of the year, there are three important meals which are part of the Italian tradition: Christmas Eve dinner on December 24th, Christmas Day lunch on December 25th and Santo Stefano’s lunch on December 26th. All of these events generally include dishes that have been prepared within the family for many generations. One of the most popular dishes to serve in Southern Italy is a food you might be familiar with. Made with all kinds of delicious flavours (including a mixture of 5 different cheeses), the pasticcio, a baked pasta which is known for its delicious cheese flavours has been commonplace year after year (for more information about our pasticcio, check out this blog post).
At Pasta Pantry, we honour the tradition of serving quality fresh pasta and sauces using family recipes. Like the Southern Italians, we want to make sure everyone can enjoy a plate of pasticcio, our signature dish and a favourite amongst every person that has come through our doors. We can cater any home or office function over the holidays; all you have to do is give us a call at least 48 hours prior to your event so that we’ve got enough time to prepare your special order. We have a wide variety of freshly made pastas to choose from. If you want to make an already delicious meal even better, you can pair any item on the menu with a trio of mouthwatering meatballs. Trying to cut back on eating gluten or know someone with celiac disease? Don’t worry; we have gluten-free options that are carefully prepared and are equally as delicious as our regular pastas.
During this holiday season, we wish you joy in sharing your own traditions with family and friends. If you want to include some Italian traditions in your Christmas feast, give us a call at 780-467-3777. We’ve also got a special promotion going on until December 24th, 2015: when you buy a Pasta Pantry gift card worth $25 or more, you’ll also get a $5 gift card that can be used in the new year! Happy holidays from your favourite trattoria!