Hasta La Pasta: Where to Carb Up on National Pasta Day
National Pasta Day on Thursday October 17 is fast approaching. Here’s 5 of South Florida’s finest for you to consider in celebration of the day!!
Boia De, the funky new restaurant hidden in the upper Buena Vista neighborhood, is a pasta haven serving a selection of standout dishes such as Parpadelle Alla Lepre ($22) created with rabbit sugo, rosemary and fresh tomatoes; Ricotta Gnocci ($17) – fresh gnocchi served with a house-made cherry pomodoro sauce; Sweet Corn Agnolotti ($19) a creamy pasta with sweet corn, lobster mushrooms, and thyme; and traditional Ravioli ($21) – fresh raviolis with speck, mascarpone, cherry pomodoro, and Stracciatella. Boia De is located at 5205 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami. Telephone (305) 967-8866; www.boiaderestaurant.com.
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Indulge this National Pasta Day at seaside eatery, Burlock Coast. Created specifically for the pasta day, chef de cuisine Brooke Mallory has whipped up a Pappardelle Pasta with Lemon Ricotta, Roasted Mushroom, Butternut Squash and Truffle Oil. Priced at only $15, the pasta will be offered during dinner starting at 5PM. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Telephone (954) 302-6460; www.burlockcoast.com
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CORSAIR kitchen & bar
The casually chic restaurant located off the golf course at JW Marriot Miami Turnberry offers two must-have pastas including Shellfish Pasta ($28) with house-made tagliatelle, mussels, clams, shrimp, tomato, white wine, butter, shaved parmesan; Rigatoni and Meatball ($24) with large chunks of Wagyu beef, veal, shaved parmesan and served with a side of delicious garlic bread soaking up all the sauce. These tasty pasta dishes are available on the dinner menu at CORSAIR kitchen & bar located at 19999 W Country Club Drive, Aventura. Hours of operation and reservations at www.jw.turnberry.com.
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Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina
Ball out on National Pasta Day with the lavish White Truffle Tagliolini ($90) available at Gianni’s at The Former Versace Mansion. The rich pasta dish is made fresh in-house and served in a cream and parmesan sauce with a generous serving of seasonal white truffles shaved tableside. Gianni’s is open from lunch from 12PM – 4:30PM and dinner from 6PM –11PM. The Villa is located at 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For reservations, visit www.vmmiamibeach.com or call 786-485-2200.
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Scarpetta by Scott Conant
Scarpetta by Scott Conant at the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach serves rustic, yet refined Italian cuisine and specialize in homemade pastas. For National Pasta Day, you’ll want to indulge in the iconic Tomato & Basil Spaghetti ($23) – this simple yet delectable dish is made by gently peeling and seeding perfectly ripe tomatoes and then cooking them in olive oil with garlic, crushed red pepper, and basil. Another favorite at Scarpetta is the Duck and Foie Gras Ravioli ($26) made with Marsala reduction. For more information about Scarpetta by Scott Conant and to view menus please visit https://www.fontainebleau.com/
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