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Published August 27th 2012
Healthy & organic Good for you, good for the planet
They say good things come in small packages. Pasta Bros in Surry Hills may be small, yet it is packed with wholesome and organic, freshly cooked-to-order pasta dishes, crisp salads and a healthy conscious respect for the planet.
Perfect Penne with virgin olive oil, aged parmesan and Kalamata oilves with a touch of Pesto! And I only had a touch of food envy when I saw a Volcanic Napoli pasta prepared!
Serving the ever so busy hordes of office workers surrounding the area, the pasta dishes are ready to go in mere minutes, with no plastic in sight.
Hold on; they may be fast, yet they don't skimp on quality. They pride themselves on excellence, freshness and using organic ingredients wherever possible, providing cutlery made from starch and packaging made from sugar cane so you don't get that nasty plastic taste destroying the flavour of your food. Going that extra mile shows passion and care about their food and customers.
Lasagne with salad served in bio degradable containers, oh so good for the environment.
[ADVERT]It took me longer to decided from their menu than it did to cook my yummy lunch. Not to say their menu is confusing, actually it's set out quite simply. It's just me being female and I have food envy issues. I order something I love, then I see someone else's dish and somehow my brain thinks it is better, when in reality it isn't and then I want theirs. OK it's strange and I am working on it.
Finally deciding, ordering virgin olive oil with aged Ronda Parmesan and delectable Kalamata olives.
The pasta is cooked at just the right temperature for just the right time, Goldilocks would be oh so pleased.
Yummy sauces are gently folded through the pasta.
The pasta is cooked in water at a precise temperature and timed to produce perfect al dente pasta. Specially prepared sauces and add ons are gently stirred through the pasta using some of the best Italian ingredients. Voila! You have ready to go perfect pasta in mere minutes served in cute little red boxes. Brilliant!
Volcanic Napoli sauce with penne. It was oh so tempting, oh well I can always go back another day to please my issues.
It's the little things people miss that make this place so great. Carefully selecting the best Italian ingredients, from 16 month aged Parmesan Rondo cheese and truffle oil to tomatoes grown in the volcanic soil in Napoli.
Bio degradable cutlery made from starch products. Why aren't more shops doing this?
This sign says it all about Pasta Bros.
The added bonus is it feels good when you know that much care and love has gone into selecting the ingredients and caring for the planet in these times when profits come first.
Even the drinks are organic.These refreshing cold drinks are guilt free and their coffee is 100% organic using Arabica beans that are fully certified Organic and Fairtrade. You can't go wrong with your choices.
Using Sacred Grounds coffee beans, 100 % organic has got to be better for your daily jump starts.
It's mostly order and go, although there are a few stools to sit at the long inside wall bench and several outdoor tables to enjoy your lunch and organic coffee. This day, I opt for the inside stool, I'm in the mood for noise and love the buzz of people coming and going.
I don't ordinarily like olives, yet I like to keep trying them. Once again it is my food envy issue. People rave about them and I don't want to miss out. Ahhh finally, I found an olive I love and can understand why others rave about them. Yippee! Maybe it is all to do with the quality. They were the perfect add on to my delicious pasta dish. The sauce holds on to the pasta so you get all the delicate tastes with each mouthful. Simply scrumptious.
You may think it is just takeaway, yet I have tasted lesser quality in many restaurants.
Ordering is as easy as 1,2,3.
1.Pick your Pasta
Choose either Penne or Fusilli.
Not just your ordinary pasta, they use a great quality Italian Durum Wheat Semolina Pasta, where the pasta grips the sauce.
2. Add your Sauce:
Oh, so many light, healthy and delicious sauces from plain Virgin Oil, Organic Napoli, Spicy Arrabiata and Puttanesca to great classic Beef Bolognese, Chicken Pesto and Boscaila or exotic Three Cheeses, Smoked Salmon and Amatriiana.
Winter Pasta Menu using some truly great organic products.
New Saucy Summer pasta and salad menu with create your own salads.
3. Special Add-On Delights:
I love this. Order your dish to your taste by ordering these divine extras. Add fresh chilli or garlic. Grab some extra Parmesan or tangy Kalamata olives, crunchy pine nuts or basil pesto. For all those foodies, have them add some rocket, capers or the quintessential truffle oil to your pasta.
Or you can have Beef Tortellini, Spinach & Riccota Ravioli, Gluten free Penne or Potato Gnocchi.
Pasta Bros, just a skip and a jump from Central Station in Devonshire Street.
Outside eating in Devonshire Street, great for crowd watching.
Organic drinks and great deals.
Recently celebrating their one year anniversary, I have watched their business grow to the point where customers are overflowing at times during the lunch rush.
So next time you are in Surry Hills pop in to Pasta Bros for great wholesome pasta dishes to sit or go. Good for you and good for the planet.
Pasta Bros is located on Devonshire Street, a 5 minute walk from Central Station.