Celebrate Pasta! Celebrate Local Artisanal Foods!

October 25 is World Pasta Day and each year Pasta Tavola celebrates by introducing new products, pasta recipes and food items in our retail outlet store.

One of the perks of being an artisan food producer is that that we get to meet food artisans like ourselves from across the province and also try some fantastic tasting foods, many of which are produced locally within the Hastings, Prince Edward County area.  We have, over the past three years, developed relationships with a number of local farmers and food producers and have incorporated their foods as ingredients in our own Pasta Tavola creations.

Now Pasta Tavola wants to evolve our retail store to include some of these high quality local products as offerings!

Starting the week of October 22, 2013, Pasta Tavola will introduce local products made in Tweed, Warkworth, Sydenham, Eganville, Hastings & Prince Edward County!

These products have been specifically chosen by the Pasta Ladies because they reflect our commitment to offering customers high-quality, great tasting and convenient foods made with no additives and natural preservatives.  We know the care that goes into making these products and we want to share it with everyone.

This is what’s new in-store:

Limestone Organic Milk:  Made in Sydenham, just north of Kingston Limestone Organic Milk is one of our favorites.  The chocolate milk is literally to die for…and I think we’ve become addicted.  We’ve chosen only a few of their milk products but if there is another Limestone item that you just need to try, let us know. We’ll do our best to bring it in.  Check out what Limestone has to offer here!

The Mix Company ~Making Gluten-Free Easy & Fun! We met owner Cate Ott at a product tasting in Perth, Ontario where she baked-up her MOST delicious gluten-free sweets & breads.  We could hardly believe these delectable offerings were gluten-free and we wanted to add them to our growing local gluten-free product offerings!  Now in addition to cooking-up some of Pasta Tavola’s homemade gluten-free pasta & sauces you can also bake-for-yourself some tasty gluten-free sweets or breads right in your own home!

Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Company:  Made is Warkworth Ontario, these cookies have been named by Canadian Living Magazine as one of the 8 best shortbread cookies in Canada. Chef and owner Mark Pollard describes his cookies as “an evolution of shortbread”…and he is true to his word.  His cookies are a surprising taste sensation.  From sweet to savoury we betcha can’t just eat one! Read about Mark’s cookies here!

Angelo Bean’s Wine Infused Sausages: We’ve been working in partnership with Prince Edward County’s Angelo Bean for some time now and as a result we’ve tasted some incredibly tasty artisanal sausages.  These sausages are made with PEC pork using some of the County’s finest wines & ciders.  Pair Angelo’s Sandbanks Baco Noir, Huff Estates Riesling or the County Apple Cider’s cider- infused sausages with one of Pasta Tavola’s fresh artisanal ravioli or pastas. We promise you’ll be transported to an entirely different plane! Check out Angelo here!

Pasta Tavola Tuscan Bean Ravioli:  Pasta Tavola’s newest artisanal ravioli has arrived and it is making waves!  Our Tuscan Bean Ravioli will now be sold in our store as part of our signature ravioli line. Whipped cannellini beans, fresh leeks and award-winning aged cheddar. Intriguing and delicious pockets of perfection. Would you expect anything less from us Pasta Ladies????

We’re excited to announce that the Pasta Ladies will be offering Authentic Italian Pasta-Making Classes!  Many of our customers have inquired about them and we’re happy to oblige.  More information is available on our website (see the Quicklinks above) and of course on Facebook & Twitter.  Class size is limited so it’s first come first serve!

We’re looking forward to a great fall & winter season!  Can’t wait to see you!

 

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