CELESTINO RISTORANTE INTRODUCES
NEW THREE-COURSE POWER LUNCH
One of my very favorite Italian restaurants, Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena, is introducing its new Summer Power Lunch Menu created by Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago offering a flavor-packed Three-Course Prix-Fixe Lunch Menu, which also includes a non-alcoholic lunchtime beverage for $32 per person. While that may be pricier that most folks want to spend for a quick lunch, it is a mean at Celestino, which means it will be a first class Italian journey. This new lunch will allow guests to grab a quick bite before having to get back to the office or enjoy a lovely culinary escape to Italy for those who want to fit a full trip into a lovely summer midday meal.
The new Summer Power Lunch Menu starts off with Antipasti where guests can choose between the Insalata di Lattughe Miste con Barbabietole Rosse Gialle made with mixed baby greens, fresh beets, topped with goat cheese, apples and walnuts; the Burrata con Salsa Peperone e Vegetali Miste served with burrata cheese, mixed vegetables and bell pepper sauce, or the Zupa di Lenticche e Cavolo, a lentil and kale soup.
The Entrée section invites guests to choose between four delectable dishes, including the handmade Gnocchi di Spinaci alla Sorrentina; spinach potato dumplings and tomato in a flavorful mozzarella cheese sauce; the Involtini di Pollo con Marsala prepared with chicken breast in a Marsala wine sauce; the Maccheroncini all’ Aratriciana, house-made pasta with bacon, onion, tomato, and Pecorino cheese, or the Filetto di Sole al Vapore con Misticanza di Vegetali, a perfectly prepared filet of Sole served with mixed seasonal vegetables.
Last but not least, guests will end this new Summer Power Lunch on a sweet note with dessert as they enjoy a choice between the Traditional Sicilian Cannoli made with creamy ricotta and golden-brown fried dough, or the Panna Cotta served with seasonal fruit.
For those rushing to grab a bite between midday meetings or for guests who like to leisurely lunch, Chef Drago has you covered with Celestino Ristorante’s New Summer Power Lunch Menu as it delivers a flurry of flavor and can also be served in a short amount of time!
Celestino Ristorante is located at 141 S. Lake Avenue in Pasadena. Open for lunch every Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm and guests can enjoy the Summer Power Lunch Menu for $32 per person.
Story By: Jose Martinez
Photography By: Acuna-Hansen