Calling noodle fiends: Let’s celebrate World Pasta Day!

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Oct. 25 is World Pasta Day, people!

Most of the world won’t care, but if you’re a pasta fiend like me, you already know. World Pasta Day is marked on my calendar in red. It began dominating my thoughts last week, consequently a delicious week, at least in my head, starting with a quick assessment of the best pasta I’ve had in Honolulu.

Easy. The curry bolognese pappardelle at Prima. I immediately DM’d Prima’s Aker Briceno on Twitter, told him Oct. 25 would be momentous and laid out my wish list.

“i know there are pasta fiends in hnl like me, and we’d like to celebrate w/ a simple pasta dinner, course after course of superb carby dishes, an app or two, dessert,” I tweeted. “wacky, traditional, anything. wd u be interested?”

He was! They’re “excited,” he tweeted! So am I! So much so that when Briceno asked for a few days to come up with a menu, “no need!” I tweeted. “surprise us!”

So here’s my latest open invite to Nonstop readers. This one’s limited to 10 to 12 diners, all deets below:

WHAT: World Pasta Day celebration dinner at Prima
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Prima Kailua, 108 Hekili St. between Foodland and Baskin-Robbins
COST: $40 pp not including drinks, tax and tip
BYOB: Shhh! Prima has a bar but they’re offering BYOB for our special dinner

Are you in? Reply in the comments!

P.S. I should mention that the last time I was at Prima — which has one of the most artful, intelligently executed menus on the island (see this recent study of bitter, sweet and restraint, a dessert of pistachio gelato in a sea of sour cherry with grapefruit, semolina crisps and black sesame) — the soup of the day was Cheez-It. Their best-selling gelato, made by Briceno, is Cap’n Crunch. So when I asked for “wacky, traditional, anything” — well, just be prepared.

24 comments
strobie
strobie

Ready for pasta! @NonStopMari @konaish @maliayoshioka @Melissa808 @Melody1 @dseohonolulu @Soos808 @k_i_m_i_ 

MariaKanai
MariaKanai

I wish I could...thanks so much for the invite. 

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

ok ppl, we are overbooked! prima's agreed to expand the count but we have to keep our max at 15.

 

btw, i saw chef kevin lee last nite and the menu is AWW-SUMM! (sorry, i hum that word every time i think abt it.) my curry pappardelle will be there, plus the amatriciana, plus 3 new pasta dishes, plus dessert(s)!!

 

so confirming now w/ @strobie @Melissa808 @melody1 @konaish @MaliaYoshioka @dseohonolulu @Soos808 @k_i_m_i_ @MariaKanai @riemiyoshi : NEXT THURS OCT 25! pls lmk if u CANNOT make it, otherwise see u there!

 

p.s. those above and their +1s = 13 total. the missing 2 confirmed verbally and aren't on livefyre or twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

melody1
melody1

i want to go to this!!

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

I can go now, if you have room, but if no more room, let me know!

MaliaYoshioka
MaliaYoshioka

I want to join you! I still haven't been to Prima. =)

konaish
konaish

Could I join you? It's been too long since my last Prima fix.

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@strobie Pastapastapastapastapasta!!!

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @nonstopmari   *cough cough* I'm sorry, I think you meant it was MY curry pappardelle?! 

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

 @melody1 hi melody! pinning down final count today. are u 1 or 2?

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@konaish Of course! See u next thurs ;D

melody1
melody1

 @nonstopmari  @melody1   1 for  sure  and a tentative 1 more..waiting to hear back... but  if it cant wait, then 1 ..

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@melody1 Yaaay see u guys thurs!!

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

 @melody1 great! pls lmk as soon as u find out so i can let prima know how many ppl to prepare for :)