Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Vegetarian Delight: Taste Testing Thug Kitchen x Barilla Restaurants' Red Lentil Pasta

By: Finance Foodie

The other night, I headed down to the Barilla restaurant in Rockefeller Center to check out their latest menu offering. Partnering with the viral vegan cooking site Thug Kitchen, Barilla recently debuted a new limited-time menu item featuring Barilla’s Red Lentil Penne and Sundried Tomato Pesto and toasted almonds. Packed with protein and vegetarian friendly, I was excited to see what was in store.
Red Lentil Penne
Because the pasta is only made with one ingredient (red lentil flour), the texture is a bit different from a "regular pasta" - the Red Lentil Penne has a denser taste and mild nutty flavor. With the high protein content (each 2oz serving has a whopping 13 grams), it also fills your up and keeps you satisfied for much longer than your typical white flour pasta. Combined with the sundried tomato pesto sauce and the added nuttiness from the sprinkling of almonds, this dish is a real taste bud winner!
Good meal at a good price!
The Red Lentil Penne Pasta will be available at the Barilla Rockefeller Center location in New York City from Sept. 25 – Oct. 31. Also, for every dish sold, Barilla will donate one serving of dry pasta to the Food Bank For New York City. Thug Kitchen’s Cookbook will also be sold at the Barilla locations during the promotion, and 100% of the profit from the sales of the book will be donated as well. So here's to a pasta dish that you can feel good about eating - both from your waist-line to your wallet!

Barilla Restaurants (Rockefeller Center / Radio City location)
1290 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10104
barillarestaurants.com
Cuisine: Italian
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