Café Prima Pasta Celebrates National Garlic Day 4/19/12

Café Prima Pasta Celebrates National Garlic Day
Thursday, April 19, 2012 (National Garlic Day)
Café Prima Pasta
414 71st Street
Miami Beach, FL

Café Prima Pasta is celebrating their love for garlic with $4.19 specials on Thursday, April 19th in conjunction with National Garlic Day. The three “breath-taking,” garlic-infused appetizers including the Bruschetta, flaky Italian bread topped with chopped tomatoes, sweet basil and garlic (org. $9.95); Calamaretti Fritti, fresh calamari fried in a mixture of authentic Italian bread crumbs and robust roasted garlic (orig. $12.95); and Spinach Sautee, tender baby spinach sautéed in zesty garlic served over hearty cannellini beans (orig. $9.95).

If the permeating smell of the restaurant isn’t enough to keep patrons safe, repellent Vampire cocktails are available, which include the Baby Prima Martini, Dracula Red Bloody Mary, Vampire Vodka Surprise, and Chef Arturo’s favorite Pinot Noir all priced at $4.19 a glass!

Whether people love it or hate it, the health benefits of eating garlic are now universally hailed. A member of the onion family, garlic has been used throughout recorded history for both culinary and medicinal purposes such as lowering blood cholesterol levels and reducing the buildup of plaque in arteries. It has a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking.

“A little secret; 15 minutes before we open, I take a sizzling hot skillet of sautéed garlic out into the dining room and splash in some Italian white wine letting off an explosion of garlic goodness to fill the air,” admits Gerry Cea, who manages his family’s business, Café Prima Pasta. “In addition to being part of our restaurant’s ambiance, the smell serves as a prelude to the handmade specialty pastas, fresh breads and desserts we prepare to order each day.”

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