The Pasta Shop Weekly Menu

Italian Farmhouse Feast

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - Sunday, 01 May 2016

You've been driving your sporty little Fiat on a perilous, winding road cut into the edge of the brushy Tuscan hills, hands glued tight to the steering wheel. Finally, near the top, you take a sharp turn onto a narrow dirt road that seems to plunge at 90 degrees into nothingness—down, down....

Passover 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016 - Sunday, 24 April 2016

It's Pesach, the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, a celebration of Exodus, spring, freedom and rebirth. It's a time to take responsibility for self, community and our world (Arbor Day and Earth Day coincide), and to pick up your Passover foods from Market Hall Foods. This year, we're excited...
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Welcome, Joyce Goldstein

Thursday, 14 April 2016 - Sunday, 17 April 2016

In honor of author Joyce Goldstein's visit to Market Hall this Saturday, we’re offering a menu that nods to her hot-off-the-presses cookbook The New Mediterranean Jewish Table—and includes three delectable recipes straight from its pages.  Swing by The Pasta Shop at Rockridge...

Spring in Full Swing

Thursday, 07 April 2016 - Sunday, 10 April 2016

Yes, spring is truly here, and the vegetables know it best. Our menu (with a nod to Hellenic cuisine) is a celebration of spring's green harbingers: new zucchini (with creamy Greek Manouri cheese) fresh, crisp asparagus (with bacon, shallots and lemon), and snap peas with fennel and arugula...

Far East Eats

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - Sunday, 03 April 2016

Our Asian-inspired menu is all about balance. For tender pork ribs and duck breast? A sweet, aromatic orange-lemon glaze balanced with earthy garlic, cumin, thyme and bay. Fluffy edamame quinoa with green onion and cilantro, enlived by an interplay of sweet, sour and savory flavors. Egg noodles...

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 - Saturday, 26 March 2016

Easter is about renewal. Let's celebrate our own resilient spirits, the lighter, brighter, longer days, the boon of recent rains, the quickening soil—and, of course, the hopping bunnies and fluffy chicks! Our menu gets it right with sumptuous foods enlivened by the fresh flavors of spring....

Happy Persian New Year!

Friday, 18 March 2016 - Monday, 21 March 2016

March 20th is Nowriz ("New Day"), the Iranian new year—a 3,000-year-old celebration of the spring equinox shared by 300 million people throughout Southeast Europe, the Middle East and into Central Asia.  In the time leading up to Nowruz, which honors the rebirth of nature, lies the...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - Thursday, 17 March 2016

It's St. Paddy's Day, the day of Saint Pádraig, time to honor the Emerald Isle, the wondrous country of Ireland. In celebration, we're opening a pop-up Irish pub of sorts (minus the suds), offering up some tasty, homey classics of Irish cuisine. We won't be foisting black pudding on you, but...

Kissed by Spring

Thursday, 10 March 2016 - Sunday, 13 March 2016

Ah, the tease of spring. Sunshine and blossoms one moment, fierce winds and rain another. Here in the East Bay, having been kissed by spring, we can't get it out of our heads. This week's menu is our love letter.

A Tasty Stay in India

Thursday, 03 March 2016 - Sunday, 06 March 2016

We had so much delicious fun in India last week, we've decided to go there again—via our taste buds, of course. We've added new items we love: carrot & onion fritters, tender tandoori chicken skewers, rice & lentil kchichri, and more. A layover in India? We'll take it!

A Trip to India

Thursday, 25 February 2016 - Sunday, 28 February 2016

We recently saw some friends off at the airport, packed and ready for their four-month sojourn in India. On the spur of the moment, we decided to travel there too, but via our taste buds instead of a 17-hour flight. We hope this week's menu will transport you too. Meet you in Kerala!

The Year of the Red Fire Monkey

Thursday, 18 February 2016 - Sunday, 21 February 2016

Though the official Chinese New Year Celebration concluded last week, the wild ride of The Year of The Monkey has just begun. And what a year it will be. The smart, naughty, fun-loving monkey already loves a good laugh—but add some red-hot fire to the heart, and you’ve got a year of...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, 12 February 2016 - Sunday, 14 February 2016

The buds are blooming, the birds are chirping, the bees are beginning to buzz—spring is in the air and the day of ardor is here. We've concocted a menu that seduces with textural contrasts and flavor plays—crispy and creamy, crunchy on soft, aromatic with tart, earthy with savory, rich with...

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Monday, 08 February 2016 - Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Fat Tuesday—the final day of the Mardi Gras carnival, right before Lent—is traditionally the last day to dance your wildest, celebrate your hardest, and enjoy the thrills and debauchery of the spectacle before entering into a more penitential season. Naturally, it’s also the time to indulge...

SUPER BOWL 50

Thursday, 04 February 2016 - Sunday, 07 February 2016

Whether you're in it for the sport, the halftime show, the ads, the pals or just the spread (or a fabulous mashup of all five) the SUPER BOWL 50 party will be one well worth attending. We've whipped up our dream Super Bowl spread, the crème de la crème of every football feast we've ever...
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