Corvette car show and revamped menu come to Pasta Gigi’s
Car lovers, mark your calendars for the first-ever Corvette Car Show hosted by Pasta Gigi’s this Saturday, September 17.
From 2 p.m. to dusk, at least 30 cars from the Northwest Corvette Association will be parked in the round in front of Battle Ground’s Pasta Gigi’s and special guest, the brand new 2017 C7 Grand Sport, will be showcased on the bricks courtesy of Alan Webb Chevrolet.
Beginning at 3 p.m. event goers can also enjoy live music provided by Dan Dingman, followed by Tom Mann. Loowit Brewing Company will set up their rolling tap bar to hand out samples to the over 21 crowd and Big River Distributors will be offering samples and swag, as well. A favorite brew can be purchased by the glass. Raffles throughout the day will feature area businesses with proceeds going to Mom’s Place Maternity —a Battle Ground-based non-profit focusing on the needs of homeless women and their children.
Truly an all-ages event, chef and owner, Kathy Aikens, will be grilling Italian sausage from her outdoor kitchen, a face painter will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and complimentary ice cream will be given to children 10 and under.
Since June of 2012, Pasta Gigi’s has grown from a market and sit-down lunch spot for 12 to a lunch and dinner establishment that seats 50 diners comfortably between the downstairs space, upstairs seating and inviting wrap around outdoor balcony. Additional outdoor tables accommodate even more and a newly-added garden patio with gas fire pit give guests ample options long into fall.
More recently, Pasta Gigi’s has revamped their menu and added some dishes that were once popular weekend specials and are quickly becoming favorites.
Hence, diners can now begin their meal with a Smoked Mozzarella Cheese Dip or Artisanal Cheese and Olive Plate (a vegetarian version of the traditional Antipasto still offered).
Pasta Gigi’s did away with the separate lunch and dinner menus; retaining the top five sandwiches and allowing them to be ordered for a lighter evening meal. Similarly, guests who prefer Chicken Parmesan or Lasagna alla Bolognese at the noon hour can enjoy that, as well.
New offerings include Aikens’ favorite, Italian Sausage and Creamy Polenta.
“It’s my favorite because my Southern roots come out and polenta is kind of like grits but also like Italian mashed potatoes. It’s hearty, creamy and—especially this time of year with fall in air—it’s sort of a comfort food,” Aikens said.
Chicken Marsala, Wild Mushroom Ravioli (vying for favorite new menu item with the regulars) and Cacio e Pepe (which means cheese and pepper) round out the newest selections.
Specials continue to be featured from Thursday through Saturday night every weekend. Starting in October, enjoy a Tour of Italy at Pasta Gigi’s.
“We’ll be starting at the top of the country and visiting a different region each month with wines and specials,” Aikens said. “There’ll be a different special every week for four weeks so it gives us four weeks to tour each region. Once we get into spring, we should be at the tip of the boot which is where they eat a lot of fresh fish.”
Be sure to check out additions to the wine list including selections from South Africa, Argentina and France.
For more information, go to www.pastagigis.com.
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