It’s one of the world’s most popular (and most delicious!) staples, and on October 25th pasta will be celebrated across the globe as part of World Pasta Day.
If you can’t get enough of linguine, or fusilli is a fundamental part of your diet, then this is a day made for you.
It’s no secret, the Cater-Bake team is a fan of all things Italian, especially pasta, which is why we have handpicked four pasta dishes for you to try out in your restaurant on World Pasta Day!
Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Basil Gnocchi
Is it potato? Is it pasta? Well, it’s actually a bit of both as Gnocchi combines the best two carbs to create a hearty Italian classic.
The Gnocchi concept was born in Northern Italy, where the colder climate was better for farming potatoes than grain for pasta and now, it is used in authentic Italian restaurants across the world.
When combined with slow-roasted tomatoes and basil, it makes for a real Mediterranean delight.
Named after its inventor, Alfredo di Lelio, ‘Fettuccine Alfredo’ was initially simply comprised of fettuccine, butter and cheese and made by a chef to satisfy his pregnant wife’s morning sickness.
Now, the dish has morphed into an albeit creamier variation containing double cream and nutmeg. And it’s this version that sets customers’ hearts ablaze in restaurants across the globe.
Thinking of adding this to your restaurant’s menu on World Pasta Day? Why not serve with a side of focaccia for a perfect Italian combination.
Linguine (meaning little tongues in Italian) is a well-loved pasta for those looking for a pasta that is slightly wider than spaghetti but a little thinner than fettuccine.
Its a pasta dish most commonly coupled with seafood and is best associated with restaurants placed on the coastlines of Italy.
Scallops are a perfect addition to linguine because they can be quickly seared and added to the fresh yet creamy dish in an instant.
Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
Ravioli is one of the world’s oldest known pastas and there’s a reason for its long-running popularity. The pillow-shaped pasta can be packed with a range of fillings, but its most authentic and commonly used filling is Ricotta.
Spinach is a great leafy green to pair with the ricotta as it adds a distinct flavour and complements the authentic Italian dish well and is just one of the reasons why it’s a great pasta dish to serve in your restaurant on World Pasta Day.
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