Posted on 03/07/2014 by Emilie Wyqued | Comments Off on Penne Pasta
Who said a great meal has to be expensive? Penne Pasta is an intimate neighborhood Italian café with dining al fresco in the heart of Lahaina, located in Dickenson Square. Penne Pasta offers thin crust pizzas, pasta, salad, and nightly seafood specials, with nothing over $14.95. The home-style cooking here is reminiscent of the cafés of Rome – light, fresh and distinctive. Brown rice, wheat, and flour-free pastas are available, along with lactose-free cheese pizzas. There are also nightly specials six days of the week, like Mahi Mahi, and Lamb Osso Bucco. Beer and wine round off a memorable Maui meal. 180 Dickenson Street, Lahaina (near Maria Lanikila Church,) call them 808-661-6633 or check out their website PennePastaCafe.com.
Tell me about the sauces.
The Pomodoro sauce (similar to Marinara but more textured in flavor) is made from 50% California tomatoes and 50% tomatoes from the San Marzano region just outside of Naples, Italy and is slow cooked for 3 hours. The meat sauce is made from hand cut brisket and the same ratio of tomatoes, but slow cooked for at least 5 hours to ensure the tenderness of the brisket. The Pesto sauce is a combination of basil, garlic and pimentos and the Putanesca sauce is a blend of the Pomodoro simmered with olives. They also have a Penne dish which is baked in a Pomodoro sauce combined with parmesan, mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Hungry yet? Check them out!