Fandango Celebrates National Spaghetti Day on Friday, January 4th

Top Quote Just Announced! Fandango Restaurant in Pacific Grove is celebrating National Spaghetti day with a lunch special, giving away free lunches and sharing a recipe. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) December 19, 2012 - Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.-- Sophia Loren
    Spaghetti is love.-- Mario Batali

    Its National Spaghetti Day on Friday, January 4th! Did you know that in the year 2010, 1.3 million pounds of spaghetti were sold in American grocery stores? If all of those packages were lined up, they would circle the Earth nine times! On National Spaghetti Day, we associate pasta with the Italians, who have revolutionized the dish and invented a wide variety of pasta shapes. These include farfalle, conchiglie, rotini, penne, tortellini, and, of course, spaghetti. Spaghetti is the most common round-rod type of pasta and in Italian, "spaghetti" means "little lines." Spaghetti is traditionally served with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese, but you can also add meat, garlic, oil, and pepper for extra flavor.

    Restaurateur's Pierre and Marietta Bain announced in honor National Spaghetti Day, Fandango will be serving a lunch special of Pasta St. Bayon with choice of soup and salad and dessert for $14.95 plus tax. Named after a town in the South of France, this pasta dish has sundried tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese and walnuts! In addition, post on Fandango's Facebook page what your favorite noodle is and why; and you could be the lucky winner of one of 5 pasta lunches given away on January 4th only.

    Want to celebrate National Spaghetti Day at home? Fandango is sharing its family recipe for Pesto Spaghetti with you and your family.

    Fandango Pesto Spaghetti Recipe
    Basil Cream Sauce:
    cup Pine Nuts
    3 Cups Fresh Basil
    1 Tbsp. Dried Basil
    5 or more Garlic Cloves, peeled and cored
    cup Olive Oil
    1 cup Parmesan, grated
    Salt and Pepper

    With a pestle pound garlic, basil and pine nuts in a mortar with some salt to obtain a paste. Add the oil and mix. Then add cheese. Season with salt and pepper Cook spaghetti until Al Dente. Thin pesto with cup cooking water. Mix spaghetti and pesto, toss and serve with additional parmesan.

    Drop into Fandango today to discover Europe in your own backyard. Unique wine, fun food tasting experiences - Food. Fun. Fandango! Fandango is located at 223 17th Street in Pacific Grove. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to closing. Sunday the restaurant is open for Brunch from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. to closing. To make reservations call (831) 372-3456. www.fandangorestaurant.com.

    PRESS CONTACT: Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455

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