National Pasta Day – October 17

The celebration of National Pasta Day requires you to use your noodle. My friend Sandra and I thought long and hard about where we would celebrate. We decided to try Palio D’Asti, a short walk from our office.

We were seated quickly and were taken to the back of the restaurant. From the front of the restaurant, it looks very small, but it opens to a very large, open room, decorated with what look like medieval banners.

For our celebration, we decided to try the Fedelini con Granchio – Fine Linguini with Dungeness Crab, San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Calabrese Chilies and Oregano. Our server told us they tried to take it off the menu, but it was brought back by popular demand! We ate some delicious bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar while we waited. I can’t tell if we liked the bread as much as we liked pouring from this glass bottle.

Soon our pasta arrived. It looked and smelled delicious! There was a very large piece of crab claw on top of my plate. A light dusting of Parmigiano Reggiano and chopped parsley was a nice touch. The serving size was perfect for me.


The sauce to pasta ratio was perfect! My last bite was filled with Dungeness Crab, sauce and linguini.

The bill was not too bad; we had split a large serving of the pasta between us.

Walking back to the office, I was really looking at just how tall the Bank of America building is. Seeing it everyday kind of numbs you to the height it really attains. This day I just had to take a photo.

It sure makes me feel small!

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