Angel Hair PastaAngel Hair Pasta is ray of light in Ft. Worth Italian Restaurant, Chef Point Cafe. This traditional Italian cuisine is prepared with fresh tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, olives, garlic, onions and olive oil then topped with fresh basil and parsley. The smell alone can fill this Italian restaurant with its wholesome goodness and diners can order this dish for lunch or dinner. Angel hair pasta has an interesting history worth sharing.
Scooping noodles of Angel Hair Pasta around a fork is something done by many patrons in an Italian restaurant. But where did these skinny noodles come from? Marco Polo is said to have brought back pasta from China but it is an undisputed fact that the Italians have made pasta the beloved product it is today. Capellini is a very thin version of spaghetti but those culinary magicians of Italy took it a step further. Capelli d'angelo or “angel hair” is an even thinner version of this rod-shaped pasta. Diners from around the world should write thank you notes to this country for this amazing creation which can now be ordered in a Ft. Worth Italian restaurant.
Historians are not exactly sure when angel hair pasta was developed but they do find evidence of its popularity as far back as the 14th century. This pasta continued gaining fans throughout the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries until it became a main staple on exploring ships and households. It was liked not only for its taste but for its availability and shelf life. The addition of tomatoes was not made until some time after the discovery of the New World, probably around the late 17th or early 18th century. Imagine getting a taste of the old world at a local Ft. Worth Italian restaurant.
One of the best things about this type of pasta is that it has a very light texture. Angel Hair Pasta can be enjoyed in an Italian restaurant when diners are craving carbs but not wanting something too filling. This pasta has an almost a weightless quality to it which simply adds to its charm. Hearty eaters can add chicken, shrimp or a heavy cheese sauce to make it more filling. A certain Ft. Worth Italian restaurant serves tasty tidbits atop angel hair pasta all the time.
Next time you're craving that good meal at an Italian Restaurant, try Angel Hair Pasta. This dish can be enjoyed anytime of the year in any type of weather, so go for it. This dish is so good, you'll wonder if it was sent from above.