Valentine's Contest Winner
Congratulations to Emily Douglass of Portland, who won our Valentine's Passion for Pasta contest (and a $100 Pastini Gift Card) with her story of her favorite Pastini pasta. Emily, we loved your love story!
"It is not hard for me to pick a favorite dish at Pastini's. When I go to my favorite little Italian place on the corner in downtown Portland I don't even look at the menu, I always get the same thing... Five cheese lasagna. Makes me hungry just typing it. I have always loved Italian food, but I haven't always loved lasagna. My mother, who I love dearly would always go and buy frozen ones. What busy mom wouldn't, but by doing this takes away a lot of the flavor. Which Pastini's version is never lacking, it's fresh, flavorful, and I could have it everyday if I had too. Yet, that's not why I love it so much. I love it so much and the restaurant because it is where I went on my first date with the love of my life. I had never heard of Pastini's until I met him. He swore over and over again how amazing it was and how he would love to take me there. So when he finally had the courage to ask me on a date that's where we went! And as we laughed and exchanged stories over lasagna, chicken alfredo and a caesar salad, I fell more in love with not only him but the amazing plate of lasagna!"