Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Flour City Pasta Shop Tour

Passing Notes Today:  Mrs Williams

Hey Girls,

I stopped into Flour City Pasta the other day to buy a birthday gift for a friend.  This new shop in our little town is so great.  It's like a one-stop-shop for deliciousness.  The owners were kind enough to let me take some pictures to share with you.  

Flour City Pasta is located at 5 South Main Street in Pittsford.

It's owned by John (on the right).  His pastas are sold at a variety of markets and other retailers.  This is their first shop.  Osman (on the left) and Margherita (their chef) create the yummy fresh pasta, baked goods, sauces, and compound butters among other edible delights.
Here's Margherita hard at work.

And here's one of the machines that creates the pasta shapes.  John described it as a play-doh toy for pasta.
Also, in the shop is a huge selection of F. Oliver's Oils and Vinegars.

Here's Penelope (the owner of F. Oliver's Oils and Vinegars) preparing a sample of oil for me to try.
I ended up purchasing the Chemlali EVOO.  It's so delicious (I sampled some at the shop).  Penelope introduced me to all of the facts on the back of the bottle that list everything from its crush date to an oil's Polyphenols levels indicating how heart healthy the oil is. 
While checking out the selection of oils and vinegars, there are plenty to try.  So fun and different!
After Penelope helped me pick an oil, John helped me select a complimentary dry pasta for the gift. (The shelves are made from recycled pallets - take that pinterest!)

I settled on the Basil Garlic Fettuccine.  It's their best seller.  However, I'm pretty sure there's no way I could have gone wrong with any of the choices.
I stuck with dried pasta for the gift.  But, if you're looking for the freshest pasta around, there's a whole case full at Flour City Pasta.

There's even a cooler filled with everything you need to put together a delicious meal.

And just when I thought this shop couldn't get any better, they wrapped up my friend's gift (the oil and pasta were right about $20 total).  I already have plans to head back for hostess, mother's day, and just-because gifts.  Oh, and of course, to buy up some of the fresh pasta and sauces for my family.

I had the best time at Flour City Pasta.  I learned so much from people who are truly passionate about their work.  There are so many things right about Flour City Pasta like the stunning decor, the friendly people, and the beautiful products that are all about giving the people you love the freshest, most exceptional food around.  Stop by, it's a feast for your senses.


P.S. - If you don't live in the Rochester area, you can still buy Flour City Pasta products through their website.

P.P.S. - F. Oliver's Oils and Vinegars can be purchased at their shops in Canandaigua, on Park Ave. in Rochester, and in Ithaca or on their website.

Note from Mrs. Kelly:  "Flour the people you love with love."  That's the song, right?  This place looks AMAZING.  You know they sealed it for me with the cute bags. Did you guys know that Rochester (currently referred to as the Flower City) was once called the Flour City?  I can't wait to have Flour City in the Flower City.  I welcome any and all ravioli varieties.  :)  Thanks for sharing!

Note from Mrs. Gosling:  I have driven past this shop everyday since they opened - what an amazing job they have done setting it up and thinking of the little details.  Thanks for all the great info.  Mrs. K - I knew you would like the gift wrap :) 

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