LIVEWIRE LONDONERS Maia Rossi and Alessia Mastroleo are fulfilling every Hackney foodie’s guilty fantasy: a pasta festival in the heart of Dalston.
The eat-out will happen in the piazza next to their café, Donna Fügassa, aiming to give visitors “a real taste of Italy”. Going beyond the PR cliché, that will mean 500 free portions of pasta freshly made by pasta expert Lorenzo Toppi from Italy, focaccia and aperitifs.
Donna Fügassa also has got local youngsters to work with artist Sara Pitttaluga on a cartoon pasta story.
Maia Rossi told Loving Dalston: “We wanted to give the community the opportunity to enjoy two of the real Italian traditions: good food — and pasta is our national dish — and sharing a meal.”
Gabriella De Matteis, of Pasta Armando, which calls itself an ethical pasta company, commented: “Our pasta is the expression of a bigger project that brings the iconic food of Italy’s agribusiness and its simplicity and honesty to all people around the world.” Eh?Did an ethical pasta chief really mean to refer to agribusiness? Or was something lost in translation?
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* Dalston Pasta Festival, Dalston Square, Hackney E8 3BQ, Saturday 3 June 2017, 11am-9pm.
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