Celebrating National Pasta Month with Dona Elena Al Dente Pasta
Published on November 05, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, my best friend, Aubrey, tagged me along when she got invited to an event. I later on found out that attendees who would bring a blogger friend could win prizes! User friendly much! :p
The event was organized by Flay Ace Corporation to introduce Dona Elena Al Dente Pasta and also to celebrate the National Pasta Month! I didn’t even know that there is a celebration for pasta! It was held on a Saturday afternoon at The Blackboard by Chef Michel in The Podium. Most of the attendees are mommies, so I felt a bit out of place at first. Good thing though that my inaanak, Skye, kept me entertained!
RJ Ledesma was also invited as one of the speakers to talk about his pasta experiences. Chef Michel also graced the event by showing us a couple of his pasta dishes! The room turned into a different beat after we started to smell the savory pasta dishes that Chef Michel was preparing. Luck was definitely on our side because we got to try an appetizer, three pasta dishes, and a dessert! If I remember it correctly, he finished cooking the two pasta dishes in approximately 20 minutes. Well, he used cooked pasta because the stove used for the event took forever to heat. But given that Dona Elena Al Dente Pasta cooks in just 10 minutes, you can actually complete a single pasta dish in that time frame!
Now here’s the thing: I don’t like eating oil-based pasta. The first time I ate an oil-based pasta in a restaurant was such a horrible experience, which I believe traumatized me. It lacked flavor and the pasta was swimming in a pool of oil. But Chef Michel created something which overturned my fear of oil-based pasta dishes. The more surprising part is that we learned how easy to cook pasta dishes of gourmet quality! He just used olive oil, salt, pepper, shrimps, garlic and basil! It actually looked plain, but Aubrey agreed with me when I told her that it was really good!