Creatively healthy Pasta Bar. It’s local too!
“A democratization of fine dining” is these day’s favorite food phrase in the blogosphere which means many things.
At Pasta Box, it means this: Italian fine dining is not just fine dining; that anybody can afford it through Pasta Box’s affordable menu. Pasta is Italian for paste (the combination of water and flour with other ingredients like eggs and vegetable extracts).
Making healthy eating convenient is another reinforced message from them. Their pastas are served in handy practical boxes that diners can take anywhere with them.
Pasta Box is also all about freedom of choice. It is the only pasta bar where patrons can choose pasta in any color and shape that they think suits the sauce they want. To name some, angel pasta, linguini, fussili, farfalle, spaghetti, fetucinne, lasagne, rigate, linguini, conchigliogni. For toppings, the selection ranges from parmesan, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, parsley, onion, garlic, chilli flakes.
Classical or creative sauces? You will know by their aroma. Napolitana, Mushroom Carbonara, Tuna Puttanesca, the kind that we all grew up with and will love forever. Special mention for Longanisa Bolognese, a heavy favorite because adobo garlic longanisa is simmered in classic tomato sauce with lots of herbs and spices.
Now for the creative sauces which could make good titles for Hollywood movies and their sequels.
Bollywood (chicken and vegetables in yellow curry sauce, fresh basil), Thai Me Up (sounds naughty but this could very well be the vegetarian’s pick: pad thai style fried veggies, tofu, peanuts and pad thai paste), Popeye’s Favorite (sundried tomatoes, spinach, creamy pesto sauce), and this month’s pasta – Dirty Harry (pork tenderloin strips, black beans in melted kesong puti cooked in New Orleans style).
Grilled sandwiches are another crowd drawers, the house specialty being the Pinoy Panini, a crusty ciabatta bread with adobo flakes, caramelized onion and kesong puti (carabao mozzarella-like cheese), served with cassava chips.
If other restaurants and tearooms have their bottomless soda drinks, Pasta Box takes it to a different level with their bottomless sago gulaman. Very Filipino!
Pasta Box is constantly changing and cooking up creative, healthy sauces in their menu. Dirty Harry comes to mind again. A reason for Clint Eastwood die-hard fans to come by (if they haven’t been there yet) and come back.
Ditto for all pasta lovers of all ages.
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Pasta Box: Healthy, Local, Creative, Pasta Bar: Highlights
- A local and healthy pasta bar!
- Home-made and fresh sauces prepared everyday, no MSG and transfat-free
- All pasta served in handy, practical boxes that diners can take anywhere with them
- Pasta combo includes Pasta + Panini and the famously delicious Pasta Box sago gulaman drink
When In Manila, do satisfy your pasta craving by getting yourself a box of pasta, or a Pasta Box! Head over to The Collective in Makati to get your fill of healthy, local, creative pasta! Oh and do try out their different kinds of special pasta mixes with your choice of pasta. Best of all, check out BUYanihan.com to get 55% off your meals here!
Oh oh, and while you’re there at The Collective, check out this other place we reviewed called Good Spirits: Wine, Dessert, Coffee and try their yummy desserts – http://www.wheninmanila.com/the-collective-in-makati-good-spirits-wine-dessert-coffee-and-kamasutra-cake/
*Some courtesy of Pasta Box
Pasta Box Location:
Pasta Box – Healthy, Local, Creative, Pasta Bar
The Collective 7274 Malugay cor Mayapis,
San Antonio Village Makati
For Delivery call: 881.6188 or SMS 0910.799.5916
Healthy, Local, Creative Pasta Bar: Pasta Box at The Collective in Makati