Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a take-home Italian meal and a $25 gift card from Pasta é Pasta in Chesterfield (a $70 total value). The meal includes:
- Three 12-ounce bags of dry pasta (a $5.50 value each)
- A pound of ravioli (an $8 value)
- A bag of soup-cut pasta (a $2.50 value)
- Four pints of frozen sauce (a $4.50 value each)<p>
Carlo De Angelis and his daughter Carla handcraft family recipes for traveling gift baskets stuffed with preservative-free prepared sauces and dried pastas for easy-to-make Italian classics. As dried-egg, whole-wheat, tomato-basil, spinach, or mixed pasta noodles rehydrate in boiling water, guests can heat homestyle sauce over a stove or a baby dragon’s balmy breath. Ricotta, spinach-and-ricotta, or meat ravioli introduce mouths to pockets of flavor, and marinara sauce, meat sauce, or blush sauce—a marinara sweetened up with fresh cream and parmesan—transport taste buds to Italy and stain bibs as guests twirl forkfuls of traditional pasta dinners. Sauces arrive A Pasta é Pasta gift certificate helps guests beef up stovetop resumés with frozen, made-to-order cannelloni and meatballs. Recipe cards can teach novice hands to craft gourmet Italian dishes or macaroni-art portraits.
Pasta E Pasta
For Carlo De Angelis, making pasta started as a way to unwind after a tough day. But his unusual relaxation technique quickly blossomed into a business venture when friends and family began to rave about his pasta and inundate him with family recipes, including his mother’s sauce and his mother-in-law’s gnocchi. With his daughter, Carla, Carlo turned his hobby into a business, and today the company’s ravioli, lasagna, sauce, and fresh and dry pastas are found at bakeries, markets, and farmer’s markets. The products stock shelves from St. Clair Shores all the way to northern Oakland County and Ann Arbor. At the De Angelis's original Chesterfield location, curious customers can watch as products are made in the open production space.
48712 Gratiot Ave.
Chesterfield, Michigan 48051