Dave's Fresh Pasta
Dave's Fresh Newsletter
News & Specials SEPTEMBER 2017
If you can't make it out of the classroom for a bite, check out our catering menu here !
With a few days notice, we'd be happy to prepare any variety of  sandwich platters, hot pasta entrees, snack platters, antipasti and salads. 
Feel free to let us help you menu plan , choosing variety and quantities for the size of your group, and most budgets and occasions. 
Hello friends,
Welcome back, students and faculty!
We have another exciting year ahead with more food possibilities than ever.
Semolina Kitchen & Bar is now open for full service lunch & dinner, offering Mediterranean fare, pizza, pasta & small plates... along with coffee and pastries in the morning.

The full bar offers plenty of classic cocktails, 6 draft beers, and great wines by the glass that can also be found for bottle purchase at DFP!

Our pizza oven is fired up, and the kegs are full. We look forward to serving you our new menu Monday through Saturdays. Check out the website for info on kitchen hours, parking, and reservations :)
See below for all new pasta, sauce, wine, cheese, deli, beer & olive oil specials and much more for this month!

There are so many delicious looking, beautiful, fun things happening here at the shop all day long!   Follow us on Instagram for tasty pics and daily specials:) 
  
thanks for shopping at Dave's!
to receive our emails, sign up  here , like us on  Facebook  and follow us on  Instagram  where you will receive up-to-date info on what's fresh for that week and our free & fun wine tastings.
AFTER HOURS TASTINGS
Please join us for an evening of fine wine and delicious food, our after-hours tastings make for an affordable, tasty night out!

AFTER-HOURS TASTINGS
Three Courses, Five Complimentary Wines
tastings fill up quickly, call 617-623-0867 with a credit card number or come by the shop to sign up
Thursdays 7:30-9pm
$40 per person

10/5  Spanish Tapas Night
with Dennis Quinn of Genuine Wine Selections
Join us and Mr. Dennis Quinn for and evening exploring the rich, inseparable culture of Spanish food and wine. Sample small plates (Tapas) of wine-friendly fare such as Manchego cheese, briny olives and cured ham. Genuine Wine Selections specializes in old-school, traditional wines from all over Spain, from the iconic reds of Rioja in the north, to funky and ancient wine grape varieties grown in the Spanish territory of the Canary Islands.

10/19  Tour of Italy Night
with Martin Langer of OZ Wine Company
Back in April, Sam travelled to Verona, Italy with Martin, where they (officially) tasted through hundreds of Italian wines at Vinitaly, the world's largest wine expo. Come sample Italian-inspired food pairings from the DFP kitchen while sipping some tasty new imports.  A few of these great wines, only now making their debut in Massachusetts, will be featured in this whirlwind tour of Italy.

11/16  Pacific Northwest Night
with Jenna Harlow of MS Walker
Home to some of the most versatile f3ood wines on the planet, the great Pacific Northwest of the United States is perhaps best known for the world-class Pinot Noir wines from the Willamette Valley, in Oregon. It's also home to crisp, refreshing, aromatic whites and Bordeaux-style blends from Washington state. Indulge in three varied courses of Pacific Northwest cuisine and let Jenna's wealth of wine knowledge inspire you to choose wines for your Thanksgiving table.

12/7  Piemonte Night
with Liz Stern of Vineyard Road
Vineyard Road is a Massachusetts-based importing company that focuses on small producers of traditional wines, from grapes farmed naturally and made with minimal intervention. Piemonte is arguably the best food/wine region in all of Italy, home to meaty, braised ragout dishes, many local cheeses, mushrooms and the versatile, food-friendly wines made from Barbera and Nebbiolo grapes. Not to mention, Piemontese sparkling and whites will also be represented. 
WINE CLUB DFP EVENTS
Special fall events with classic pairings & snacks for noshing FOR OUR WINE CLUB MEMBERS ONLY! (Events are FREE , space is limited to 30 guests) ask for Sam or Ian in the wine room at 617-623-0867 or come by the shop to sign up

Thursdays 7:30 pm

To sign up for Wine Club DFP, stop by the shop, or give Sam or Ian a call. As a member you will receive four themed wines monthly, along with a hand-tied scroll, official wine tote, access to members-only deals and events like the ones below AND a voucher to one of our famous after-hours tastings ($40 value)!

9/28  Meet Your Importer Night
with David Mitchell of Mise Wines  
David is a passionate, extremely knowledgeable importer and distributor of wines from France, Italy and Portugal.  As the owner of Mise, he focuses his efforts on seeking out producers of "real wine made from properly grown grapes". Natural farming, indigenous yeast fermentation, and hand-picked grapes are hallmarks of such real wines, made by real people; Mise provides a conduit between small, traditional producers and wine lovers here in Massachusetts.

11/2  Meet Your Winemaker Night
with Marco Montez of Penada Wines
Hailing from Tras-O-Montes, in northern Portugal, Marco Montez took over his family's winery and began cultivating only indigenous grape varieties in naturally farmed, higher elevation vineyard sites in 2011. The Penada wines are un-oaked, fresh and lively expressions of the mountainous terroir. Marco will be available to answer any of your winemaking questions, while pouring samples of his latest vintages.
Special Orders are Welcome! 
If we are able, we can certainly bring something in for you that is not on the shelf, just ask Sam or Ian.
Having a gathering? Let the us put together a case for you depending on your taste and style, and...

We Deliver!
We are happy to offer complimentary wine delivery from our Davis Square shop to addresses within two miles of our location and a minimum purchase of $100.00. Delivery is also available to addresses outside of our two mile radius for an additional charge based on your location and purchase. Please note that we require two business days notice for all deliveries. In case of a  Wine Emergency , same day deliveries may be arranged for an additional charge!
Spend a fun evening learning, sipping & noshing in our wine room with the wine team, Sam and Ian!
*please note that classes & tastings are subject to change and are NON-REFUNDABLE
*discounts cannot be combined with any other sale, special or discount
 
If you or someone in your party has a food allergy or restriction, please bring it to our attention BEFORE you arrive for an event.
wine tasting
Are you interested in hosting a
PRIVATE WINE TASTING  
in your own home?
------- 
Click  HERE  for a description of events! 
  call 617-623-0867 or  email  us or stop by the shop for details and availability 
CLASSES IN THE DFP KITCHEN
chef jason
Are you wondering what is up with our cooking classes for the Fall? Good question! 
Generally the fall class schedule would be out in early August. This year will be different. We are opening a new restaurant, called  Semolina Kitchen & Bar , on Boston Ave. in Medford.
Chef Jason is hard at work at the new place! 
This will delay the start of the classes, but keep tuned to the website or  sign up for our newsletter  for first notice of when the classes return.
Thanks for your understanding and support, we look forward to seeing you at the new bar :)
check out this terrific  Boston Globe article  about our classes and Chef Jason!

please inform us ahead of time of any food allergies
please note events are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE
making dough
FRESH PASTA, RAVIOLI, & SAUCE SPECIALS
Prosciutto Arugula Ravioli    $9.75/lb   reg $9.99
Salty proscuitto and peppery arugula are a perfect pairing! Try this ravioli with any one of our rich cream sauces - alfredo or gorgonzola would be delish... Arugula-Toasted Almond Pesto is also a nice match. 
 
Parsley Walnut Pesto   $5.95/8oz  reg $6.25 
One of our favorites! This versatile pesto is earthy and savory, it goes well with just about anything, but is especially great with our ravioli and pasta of the month...what doesn't need more fresh parsley? 

Crushed Red Pepper Pasta     $4.75/lb   reg $4.99
Spicy AND beautiful...it looks like Christmas, but packs a serious punch! Use it for spicy shrimp scampi, or with some roasted chicken and our Alfredo sauce for a spicy, creamy winter meal. Linguine, fettucine, spaghetti, angel hair, pappardelle, lasagna sheets ~ however you choose, we'll cut it to order.
 CHEESE & DELI SPECIALS
Colston Basset Stilton
Colston Bassett  is one of the smallest dairies in the United Kingdom, they make their pasteurized cow's milk Stilton the traditional way using hand-ladled curd and animal rennet, not to be found at any other Stilton maker. The texture of this Stilton is more luscious, creamy and full-bodied, and the flavor is more complex than any other Stilton produced with vegetable rennet. It has a incredibly creamy texture with a pale, ivory paste with a even distribution of blue colored veins. The wrinkly rind is slightly sticky, orange-brown in color, and speckled with patches of white mold. Colston Bassett Stilton is earthy and lactic, balanced by the richness of blue mold and butter. Serve with a nice tawny port or fresh pears!

reg $25.99/lb
now $24.99/lb
Keen's Cheddar
...Because you never outgrow a good cheddar. The Moorhayes Farm family have been making cheese in Somerset, England since the late 1800's, and the same recipe is used today. Their three-day pressing process makes for an extra dense wheel that they wrap and age for a minimum of one year! The result is a hard, pale yellow paste that has a creamy mouthfeel, nutty aroma, and an earthy, smooth flavor with a little punch of acidic tanginess. Make a fancy grilled cheese with it with a strong ale, or embrace autumn with apples, cinnamon walnuts and a fruit-forward red.

was $21.99/lb ,
now $20.99/lb
Wyfe of Bath
From the Bath Soft Cheese Company in Kelston comes this succulent, nutty and creamy English cheese made from a recipe inspired by Dutch goudas. Wyfe of Bath takes its name from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and, like the tale, when you cut into a Wyfe of Bath you will get a taste old England. This cheese is organic and made with vegetarian rennet. It is made by placing the curd into cloth lined baskets, the cheese retains the basket shape and has a soft light caramel color, with flavors of butter and grass. As a hand-made, single-herd cheese, its taste changes slightly according to the season, but it is always sweet, rich and tastes of buttercups.

was $24.99/lb,
now $23.99/lb
La Quercia Speck Amerciano

This speck is smoked at the end of its natural dry curing (only pork and sea salt, no other ingredients). Thus the smoke finish is light and inviting and does not interfere with the sweetness of the meat. No flavorings or spices are used to interfere with the subtle, delicate flavors of just aged meat, sea salt, and apple wood smoke. As always, La Quercia 's products are made with humanely raised antibiotic free pork.

was $30/lb, now $29/lb
Fra' Mani Rosemary Ham   

Fra' Mani's Rosemary Ham is made from the three attached major muscles of the pork leg. It is hand-trimmed, with a thin layer of flavorful cover fat & seasoned with rosemary. The pork comes from family farmers committed to the well-being of their animals and their land. The hogs are never given antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, growth-promoting agents or meat by-products. This
ham makes a great sandwich, or chop it up and add it to a quiche or on top of a pizza!

was $18/lb, now $17/lb
OLIVE OIL SPECIALS
Abbae de Queiles
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Hacienda Queiles'  Abbae de Queiles  organic extra virgin olive oil comes from a small estate in the Queiles valley in Navarre in the north east of Spain. The olive trees are at the foot of the Moncayo Mountains where they have been growing since the ninth century. This oil comes from the Arbequina olive trees, one of the best varieties of olives for oil in the world --  Abbae de Queiles  has an exceptionally low acidity of 1%. This oil is extracted from organic arbequina olives, with no additives or preservatives.
In only a few hours the olives are picked, selected and washed. They are then pressed immediately and the oil is stored in stainless steel containers until it is bottled on the premises. This rapid process ensures that the oil has a low acidity and fully maintains its' aroma, flavor and nutritional properties.
Abbae de Queiles  is pressed without any chemical treatment, nor is it heated during the process, a procedure which increases the yield but considerably reduces the quality of the product. This is a low acidity aromatic olive oil, perfect for drizzling, dipping and garnishing. It has a delicate, slightly sweet and fruity taste with a hint of fresh herbs, ideal for dressing all types of salads, and for grilled or steamed white meat and fish.

ON SPECIAL ALL MONTH!

now $15.30
was $16.99
WINE SPECIALS
2015 Domaine Paul Mas                    $12.70   was $14.95
Pinot Noir from Languedoc, France
Bright aromas of crushed berries, soft spices and a subtle touch of vanilla. Medium-bodied strawberry and cherry on the palate that give way to ripe acidity and soft tannins. Cool mediterranean climate and stainless steel fermentation lead to an elegant wine with a pleasant earthy finish. Pair it up with a fresh salmon on the grill.

2016 Yalumba     $11.00  was $11.95 
Viognier from Barossa Valley, Australia   
Full-bodied with enticing aromas of fresh honeysuckle and flavors of apricot and peach on the palate. Lip-smacking, clean finish with bright acidity, maintained by stainless steel fermentation. From Australia's oldest family-run winery, established in 1849.

2016   Vallée   des Pins               $11.00   was $11.95  
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah from Cote de Provence, France
Now this is the quintessential fall sipper to carry us in to the warm days and cool nights yet to come. Light, fresh and crisp on the palate, the Vall é e des Pins is delightfully typical for a Provençal rosé. Bright red fruits and zesty acidity; light and easy drinking.

2016 ViniBio "Mica"           $12.70    was $14.95
Loureiro, Azal and Arinto from Minho, Portugal
This is not your typical Vinho Verde. The folks at ViniBio produce biodynamically and ferment Mica at a very cool temperature, producing a vibrant, structured white. Intense citrus and green apple aromas fill the glass and uplifting wet stone minerality washes across the palate. Great way to start off any meal or compliment fresh shellfish.

2015 Domaine la Manarine        $12.70    was $14.95
Grenache from the R h ô ne Valley, France
La Manarine is the rare southern Rhône wine that is not a blend. It is both fruit forward but well-balanced, bringing ripe red fruit flavors and earthy undertones. The wines full-body, shows excellent depth and a surprisingly vibrant mineral finish.
BEER SPECIALS
Oktoberfest
Chico, CA
This year, Sierra Nevada collaborated with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger, whose approach to the classic style they have long admired. The result is a festival beer true to Miltenberger's style—deep golden in color with deceptively rich malt flavor and balanced by traditional German-grown whole-cone hops.
Six-Pack cans were $11.95
now $10.75
Oktoberfest Marzen
Aying, Germany
Brewed every March since the 1400's for the fall harvest celebrations. This Oktoberfest has a big body and is lightly sweet with a powerfully malty nose.
16.9oz bottles were $5.95
now $5.35
ENJOY
15% OFF
12(1 case) bottles of un-discounted wine

...or 10% on 6-11 bottles
any day of the week, all year long!
Dave's Fresh Pasta | (617) 627-0867 | info@davesfreshpasta.com | davesfreshpasta.com