Not long ago Zagat called Union 1 of 14 “Must try” American suburban restaurants and now they’re back with a list of 12 pastas you need to try in LA and we are honored to be one of those yummy dozen. At Union we take pride in our hand made pastas and this summer Chef Kalman and Marie Petulla will be opening a pasta bar in Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles where you’ll be able to get Kalman’s fresh made pasta all day and night! Please enjoy Zagat’s full list at this link or read the entire article below.
By Lesley Balla
February 17, 2015
No matter its size, filling or sauce, pasta is one of the world’s most favorite foods, especially in Italy. With more than 600 shapes and strands to choose from, handmade ravioli to fusilli squiggles and some you’ve probably never heard of (gigli!), pasta comes in many forms and sizes, draped in sauces, tossed with seafood and filled with meat. It is exceptionally difficult to pick only a few favorites from the mass amount of great pasta dishes in Los Angeles, but here’s a good place to start. Sorry, carb-haters.
Spaghetti alla Chitarra at Union
What chef Bruce Kalman brings to Pasadena is rustic Italian magic. And it was so, so needed. There are only a few wonderfully handmade pastas here, but when you want it super simple, the spaghetti with piquant tomato sauce — there’s a little Fresno chile mixed with the San Marzano tomatoes — is perfect. Keep an eye on the Grand Central Market this summer. The chef and partners are opening a pasta bar and market in the Downtown food hall.
Drink This: The fruity Germano Dolcetto D’Alba “Lorenzino” form Piemonte stands up well to this sauce.