We often associate pasta with the Italians, but did you know the origin may actually be of Asian descent?
Typically, pasta is a noodle made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca).
“It is estimated that Italians eat over sixty pounds of pasta per person, per year, easily beating Americans, who eat about twenty pounds per person.”
Pasta is generally a simple dish and can be eaten at any meal. For some, it’s a side and for others, it’s the main course. At Silvio’s we work to serve a variety of pasta dishes to meet each individual taste. Here’s a sampling.
A favorite Italian pasta with pancetta, eggs, peas, Romano cheese & parsley & pepper.
Made by hand, slow simmered sauce with San Marzano tomatoes, onions & herbs.
Handmade meatballs in rich marinara sauce, topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese
An classic Italian sauce with garden fresh basil, crushed garlic, ricotta, basil & European pine nuts blended with EVO
This rich sauce combines butter, cream & a mix of Italian cheeses with mushrooms & ham
Always handmade & fresh baked this dish features layers of rich meat sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese & tender pasta
The season’s finest vegetables layered in fresh sauce, pasta & cheese
Handmade ravioli stuffed with a fresh mix of spinach & ricotta, topped with your choice of sauce.
Organic beef prepared with Italian spices & EVO, then stuffed into handmade pasta with your choice of sauce
Potato pasta that pairs well with butter & sage. Comes with choice of sauce.
Michigan Mushroom Ravioli
Whole wheat ravioli, goat cheese, walnuts, ricotta, wild chicory, and king trumpet mushrooms in own white sauce with parmesan cheese
One final thought to leave you with:
Q: What would you get if you crossed pasta with a snake?
A: Spaghetti that wraps itself around a fork.