They make fresh, hand-made pasta using farm fresh ingredients and seasonal produce. According to their website: They only use organically grown semolina, durham and whole wheat flours. They use Pete & Gerry’s brand heirloom eggs from New Hampshire. Plus, they use heirloom tomatoes, spinach, arugula, mushrooms, beets, garlic, red pepper and other produce from farms in Connecticut and upstate New York.
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As someone who works with her husband, I appreciate that PastaPresta is a husband and wife team - Bill and Meri Erickson of New Canaan, CT. They spent years living abroad and loved the sense of place, season and community surrounding food and the local markets. They wanted to bring a piece of that lifestyle back home to Connecticut.
The opening of PastaPresta also marks the U.S. debut of the patented Pastation by Pama Parsi Macchine s.r.l. of Rome, Italy, a leading global manufacturer of pasta machines. This single machine is a pasta maker, ravioli machine and sheet cutter all in one. You'll be able to watch this machine in action.
PastaPresta is located in the SoNo Marketplace at 314 Wilson Avenue in South Norwalk, CT. They are open from 10am to 6pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.pastapresta.com.
Have you been to the SoNo Marketplace? Have you tried PastaPresta yet? What did you think?