The PFEs were recently approached by Pasta Pronto to try their pasta, all freshly handmade at their shop located on Swan Street in Guildford. Pasta Pronto mentioned an interesting pasta that they make called Spaetzle, little dough dumplings, and a Swiss national dish. It intrigued me as I have not heard of Spaetzle before! Always interested in trying new things I was only too happy to give it a go. Marc from Pasta Pronto dropped off a few samples for me to try. There were fresh Linguine, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, the handmade Swiss Spaetzle and a takeaway meal which Pasta Pronto also sells at their shop.
A brief description of Pasta Pronto from their Facebook page…
Pasta Pronto specializes in Handmade Gourmet Pasta. We sell our Pasta wholesale and retail (in shop). Our premium products are very popular and are offered in Perth’s most exquisite Restaurants & Cafes. Once you try our Pasta, you’ll never want to eat Pasta from the grocery Shops anymore as you’ll fall in love with our fresh produce.
Our production includes, but is not limited to: Tagliatelle, Fettucine, Linguine, Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Gnocchetti, Rigatoni (Tube), Strozapreti (Macheroni), Fusilli (Spirals), Conchigliette (Mini Shells), Ravioli, Agnolotti, Tortellini, etc. Our latest addition to the product line is ‘Spaetzle’, a very nice pasta dish from Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
The Gnocchetti is made of durum flour, egg, basil, parmesan and water with a sauce of minced beef, onions, carrots, homemade napolitana sauce, cream and pepper.
I have not tried a gnocchetti pasta before, in fact I have not even heard of it prior to this (my pasta knowledge is quite limited!). They looked like curved shells to me. Interesting! The dish as a whole was tasty, I like the creamy mince sauce and nice firm taste of the pasta. It went well with a simple salad I made to cut through the richness. Good meal!
I went on their website and noted that they sell about 15 take-home pasta meals, as well as a couple of entrees and desserts. Nice! Check out the menu here.
Handmade Swiss Spaetzle (500g/$9).
From Pasta Pronto: “Spaetzle is a soft button dumpling found in the cuisines of Switzerland, Germany and Austria. It can be served as a main dish or as side. It goes well with any meats, vegetables and salads of your choice”.
The pack came with instruction on how to cook the Spaetzle which was very handy! I decided to pair it with the Osso Bucco I was making for dinner.
It was a tasty and comforting meal! The Spaetzle was soft and not doughy. I got a bit of a kick eating lots of the small pieces in one go. I showed the photo to my friends and one of them got excited as her German au-pair used to make it for them at home and she loved them. Sounds like a popular dish over in Europe. I’m glad I got to try them here.
I made a Prawn Linguine out of this and it tasted delicious! I could taste the freshness of the pasta and it took less time to cook compared to packet pasta.
Thanks to Pasta Pronto for introducing me to some unique and fresh pastas! It was great to discover the Spaetzle and to cook with it! For those interested, Pasta Pronto is located at the address below:
1/106 Swan Street, Guildford WA 6055
Phone: (08) 9378 2527
The pastas can be bought in bulk or in smaller meal sized portions. It can be kept in the fridge for a few days, or frozen and thawed at a later date. More information can be found on their website and Facebook page link.
They also have a stall at the Stirling Farmers Market on Cedric Street every Sunday Morning from 7.30am – 11.30am with fresh pastas to sell! Check it out!
Narration: Miss L