Le Virtu (1927 East Passyunk Ave.) chef Joe Cicala is taking his pasta passion to the next level with a new series of videos highlighting his spring menu of handcrafted pastas. Of course, handmade pastas are nothing new at this East Passyunk Abruzzese spot but in the next few weeks Cicala is going to be introducing bi-weekly rare, traditional pastas served on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Pretty exciting, right? Well, it gets better. The Le Virtu crew is going to be making videos to accompany each pasta special with Cicala demoing just how each rare pasta is made. They kicked off the series with Maccheroni alla Mugnaia, a longtime menu staple and this week they're back with Frascarill', an Abruzzese couscous hitting the menu soon.