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An Italian feast for pasta and cheese lovers

Feb 14. 2020
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La Gritta Restaurant at Amari Phuket is inviting guests to taste five pasta dishes featuring Italian cheeses throughout February. 

Chef Patrizia from Rome is offering guests tastes of popular cheeses from five regions of Italy – Sardinia, Lombardy, Campania, Piedmont and Lazio/Rome. 

The selection of cheeses includes fiore sardo, gorgonzola, buffalo mozzarella, castelmagno, parmesan, mascarpone and pecorino Romano. The five pasta dishes on the menu are: 

Culargiones (cheese from Sardinia), which is priced at Bt490++

A vegetarian dish from Sardinia, the home-made pasta is filled with potatoes, fresh mint, fiore sardo cheese and tomato sauce. 

Culargiones

Gnocchi di Spinaci al Gorgonzola (cheese from Lombardy) is priced at Bt510++

Home-made spinach gnocchi in a creamy sauce made with Gorgonzola cheese is one of the most popular cheeses in the world.

Gnocchi di Spinaci al Gorgonzola

Paccheri alla Sorrentina (cheese from Campania) is priced at Bt550++

A popular dish in Italy, Paccheri pasta is made with tomato sauce, basil leaves and buffalo mozzarella cheese.

Paccheri alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi al Castelmagno (cheese from Piedmont) is priced at Bt590++

Home-made potato gnocchi is filled with castelmagno cheese on Parmesan fondue, dry pears, honey and hazelnut powder. Castelmagno is a small village located in the mountains of Piedmont. 

There are 300 citizens in this village and all of them are engaged in the production of castelmagno cheese. Castelmagno has been rated as one of the kings of cheeses. 

Gnocchi al Castelmagno

Spaghetti del Leone ai Gamberi (cheese from Lazio) is priced at Bt610++

It is a special spaghetti with prawns in a cheese sauce made with mascarpone and pecorino Romano, the favourite cheese of Rome. 

Spaghetti del Leone ai Gamberi

All prices are subject to a 10 per cent service charge and 7 per cent VAT. Terms and conditions apply.

 

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