Flaming Cheese Wheel Pasta
Get ready for the pasta of your dreams.
It’s simple, yet luscious — and it comes to us from Executive Chef Andris Salmanis of City Cellar in West Palm Beach.
While making pasta in a cheese wheel is not a new concept, it’s been popular in Italy for quite some time. In the past few months, it’s popularity has sky rocketed — and I blame it all on Instagram. Ok — just partly so. But, what’s not to love about this rich and creamy dish?
Yes, Instagram. Quite the popular app for me. The place where my mind wanders into a dreamland for all things culinary. The place where I plan my meals, my dreams and feed my mind with heavenly cravings like this cheesy pasta concept that I eyed on Instagram a few months ago.
After discovering cheese wheel pasta online, I’ve been on the hunt — and it wasn’t until recently that I discovered it nearby. And, just like that, I made a reservation to go to City Cellar (well, actually I was invited in by the pr company who told me the restaurant was doing this) and I received a front row spot to see Chef in action.
With a small blow torch in head, Chef lights up the the 90-lb hallowed out wheel of cheese. Then, magic happens. First, it’s the brandy. Next, comes the fresh herbs, garlic, butter and olive oil. This is followed by the fresh pasta, which is mixed with the cheese combination until it is coated. Think — a sinfully delicious plate of freshly made pasta is now yours to savor.
Add in a glass of wine from City Cellar’s extensive wine list and finish off with a scoop of gelato — and all of your cravings will be fulfilled.
City Cellar’s Cheese Wheel Pasta is available on most Friday and Saturday nights. A reservation is highly recommended.
City Cellar is located at 700 S. Rosemary Ave, on the 2nd floor, in CityPlace. For more information, call (561) 366-0071.