October 30, 2015

Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta Celebrates World Pasta Month this October

Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta, the only artisan quality Italian pasta in the Philippines, has pioneered the World Pasta Month celebration for the Filipinos last October 9, 2015 at SM Mall of Asia.

Al Dente Pasta Festa was a day filled with great food, fun activities and a lot of prizes. Attendees enjoyed playing and watching pasta parlor games in the morning, while the ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Fly Ace Corporation executives in the afternoon.

One highlight of the event is the pasta cooking competition where home cooks and pasta enthusiasts who shared their recipes online, gathered for cook off using Dona Elena products. Ms. Riza Rae Pineda, won as the 1st Pasta Festa grand winner with her dish, Shrimp Puttanesca. Other finalists include Ms. Jenny Diano for 2nd place, with her dish, Doña Elena Pasta Roll Ups, Ms. Cherie Permalino for 3rd place with Anchovy Con Aligue Pasta Fettuccine, Ms. Ma. Elizabeth Daron for 4th place, Fettuccine & Mackerel in Malunggay Pesto with Pandesal-Cheese Toast, and Ms. Gaudette Bautista for 5th place with her Tuna Fusilli with Eggplant Peppers & Mushrooms.

Check out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/donaelenacuisineraclub for the winning recipes.

The Illustrators Guild of the University of Santo Tomas also showcased their talents through a Pasta Art competition to recognize the beauty and intricacies of Pasta Art. The winners were Jan Renz Laboriante and Jonathan Gabriel with their piece called, “Colosseum.” Other creations were “The Italian Bard (Starter Guide)” by Alec Arceo and Colleen Faith Lumague, “Mona Lisa” by Cherry Dumag and Hans Pierce Verano, and “Gondola” by Vanessa Panaga and Dannah Mae Delfin.

The Doña Elena Pasta Festa World Pasta Month Celebration is in cooperation with event partners SM Mall of Asia, May Sparkling Juice, Don Henrico’s, Caffe Bene, Gloria Jean’s Coffee, Tecnogas, Fujidenzo, Whirlpool, Cheers, Corelle, Masflex and Ginhawa Spa and Dining. Media partners who supported the event are Food Magazine, Working Mom Magazine, ABS-CBN Lifestyle Hub, WhenInManila.com, the Asianparent Philippines, Business Mirror, Malaya Business Insight, Business World, HerWord.com and Mommy Bloggers Philippines.

Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta knows that great-tasting and quality pasta is what the Filipinos deserve. That is why they are committed to producing their pasta in accordance to true Italian tradition. They make sure that their pasta is made with 100% durum wheat semolina, which makes pasta "al dente" and firm to the bite.

Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta is distributed by Fly Ace Corporation, one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino homes, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes strong house brands and leading global brands. Learn more at www.flyacecorp.com. 

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