We can’t get to Italy but who says we can’t enjoy the best of Italy here at home! Pasta Poetry is a new way to treat yourself to a piece of Italy at home. Launched earlier this year, Pasta Poetry is a celebration of freshly made and handcrafted pasta. Their passion for pasta and the experience of a beautiful meal at your kitchen table drives their concept of preparing ingredients so you can simply assemble and add a finishing touch to your meal in the comfort of your own home.
“We’ve thought about all the details to bring life and conversations back to your kitchen table. At Pasta Poetry, we provide all the meal and experience components from the paired wine or house made cocktail, to the dessert and even the music you can access via the codes on the recipe cards pending mood – Sugo to Salda, Tagliatelle Tunes and Pasta Date Night”, says Owner Theo Krambias.
What is it and how it works?
The menu is designed by kitchen duo, Executive Chef Elena Kavallaris and Head Chef Robin Turner (former Head Chef at La Luna Bistro and Zsa’s Bar and Bistro in Northcote) who are creating 12 delicious meals weekly meaning you can have something a bit different every week. How it works is that you select your customised pasta dishes (dietaries are catered for) with the menu changing every Sunday; get your pasta delivered fresh (delivery is within in two days so your pasta is fresh!) or click and collect; and prepare it at home with easy to follow instructions. And voila, restaurant quality dishes served at home. Not only can you order your main meal but Pasta Poetry have a delightful range of accompaniments for your meal from entrees to desserts to wine and cocktails.
How does it measure up?
There is nothing better than fresh pasta and what I loved about Pasta Poetry was not only the pasta but the ease to which I could assemble the meal. Each dish comes with clear instructions to put all the parts together and it really doesn’t take too much effort.
The Lasagne Ragu Bolognaise is something that is always on the menu, and rightly so. The luscious lasgane sheets made with green spinach are perfect – also a great way to get greens into the fussiest eater. The ragu bolognaise is flavoursome and just the right texture. A really lovely combination to deliver a wonderful lasagne. This one only required me to pop it into the oven.
The weekly special I was lucky to try was a Spinach and Ricotta Tortelloni with a burnt butter sauce. It was as easy as boiling some water to cook the pasta and then pouring the sauce into a pan and heating it up. Mixed together with a sprinkle of breadcrumbs, it looked like a restaurant dish on my dining table. The sauce was just perfect – a beautiful balance of flavours. Even with the heating process, the sauce maintained its consistency and flavour.
If you want the full experience I would highly recommend the roasted garlic butter focaccia. Light and fluffy with just the right amount of garlic butter, this is the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Nice to have to mop any excess pasta sauce.
Pasta Poetry is a delightful addition to the cooking at home landscape in Melbourne. If you love Italian food as much as me and sometimes want an easy way to enjoy it, then definitely give it a try. I’m looking forward to my next order which I’m in definite need in during this lockdown!
How do I order?
Visit www.pastapoetry.com.au to check out the menu and order. You can also explore regular delivery options or gift packs to send to those you love.
Prices are super affordable and delivery is free for orders over $100