Christchurch’s Pasta Vera not only supplies the country’s top eateries with fresh pasta, but is on a mission to help Kiwis achieve restaurant-quality pasta dishes at home. Its delicious and high-quality offering now extends to a new retail range, vegan options – and even a celebrity collaboration.
The new retail range of fresh ribbon cut, gourmet filled pasta and pesto is available at New World, Raeward Fresh and Fresh Choice supermarkets around the South Island.
This includes a smoked salmon tortellini; a mushroom, walnut and feta ravioloni, and the new vegan products made of high-protein hemp and spinach in a pumpkin and ricotta ravioli, tagliatelle and vegan pesto.
“It’s not often you see fresh vegan pasta, so we think it’s a great point of difference,” says Pasta Vera’s Tania Lasagne.
Over lockdown, Pasta Vera was an extremely popular online delivery option, with the business often being asked for cooking instructions and recipes.
This ignited a collaboration with much loved local celebrity chef, Jax Hamilton, to create high-quality gourmet dishes that anyone can make in under 10 minutes.
Browse mouth-watering recipes – like mushroom, walnut and feta ravioloni with white truffle, parmesan and mascarpone sauce or vegan tagliatelle with pesto, chilli and pumpkin – at pastashop.co.nz.
At its famous factory shop in Wigram, ready meal options are the perfect accompaniment for your summer holidays – especially the 3kg lasagne range, which can easily be popped into the oven after a long day out for a crowd-pleasing meal in minutes.
Stop into the store at 1/2 Musgrove Close, Wigram or ask your local supermarket if they stock the Pasta Vera range.