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National Tortellini Day
February 13 is the holiday for all lovers of Italian cuisine. It’s National Tortellini Day! Tortellini is a small pasta stuffed with different fillings, like ham, Parmesan cheese or white meat.
According to Awareness Days, there is a legend about the origin of tortellini. Goddess Venus stayed in a tavern on the outskirts of Bologna, the city where tortellini originate. The innkeeper spied on Venus through the keyhole of her room, but he could catch only a glimpse of her navel. He went to the kitchen and shaped a fresh egg pasta into the navel-size tortellini to capture his vision.
You might not be able to travel to Italy for these tasty treats, but you can visit The Boot to celebrate this holiday and enjoy their Tortellini Norcina – Prosciutto stuffed Tortellini in Creamy Sauce with Home Made Sausage. At The Boot, they have created a simple menu filled with rustic food that celebrates their roots, using both local and imported ingredients to create just the right flavours. Like any good Italian trattoria, the portion sizes are big, and the prices fair!