Sola Pasta Bar, with their award-winning best pasta dish in Manhattan, is debuting their first ever pasta cart today in Midtown, at 53rd Street and Park Ave, where they'll be serving up free pasta from noon to 3 p.m. You'll get a choice of their Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe, a black pepper and pecorino pasta, and Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino, with calabrian chili, garlic, and sun dried tomato.
Chef Alex Campedelli, who will be manning the cart with chef Luigi Speranza, said that they will be serving all fresh pasta. It's not exactly the most common of street foods, but between boiling the noodles and saucing and finishing them in the pan, each dish should only take about 3 minutes to prepare.
Because of the proportions of the cart, the two chefs had to study the best way to move around inside the small space, between the boiler and the hot pans. Cooking right in front of customers is part of the appeal, said Campedelli, and it's a similar model to their restaurant, where the pans and hot plates are directly in front of the customer.
A press release has assured us that their packaging will be "fashionable and sophisticated," so make sure to have Instagram open as you chow down.
Sola Pasta Bar plans to have three carts, at Midtown East, Bryant Park at 42nd Street, and at Zuccotti Park in the Financial District.
So if you want to brave the weather for some free, freshly made pasta in Midtown, today's your day.