Georgia Connector Magazine Spring 2012 : Page 26

Authentic Italian Mirko Pasta Serves Grandma’s Joy and Passion hef Mirko Di Giacomantonio is a native of the small coastal town of Tortoreto, Italy located in the region of Abruzzi. Surrounded by food his entire life, Mirko learned to cook by watching his maternal grandmother, Rosa (who he lovingly refers to as Noni) work tire-lessly in the family kitchen. Mirko saw Noni pre-pare food every day for many family and friends. He learned how to cook, but more importantly, Noni imparted to him the love that is embodied in freshly prepared food placed in the center of a table. Prior to opening Mirko Pasta, Mirko worked as a chef and as a manager in numerous restaurants in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Romania, as well as the United States. He was later attracted to the more refreshing, leisurely paced area of Athens, and aft er moving there, he soon discovered that the quaint city and surrounding community would be the perfect setting for a new vision of his, Mirko Pasta. Mirko sums it up best: “When people come to Mirko Pasta, I want them to feel like I felt when I went to my grandma’s house,” enjoying a delicious meal served up with love in an environment fi lled with enthusiasm, joy and passion. C Th ose at Mirko Pasta think of themselves as culinary missionaries , committed to giving the customer an experience of fl avors, smells, colors and comfort in Italian cuisine. From the bread to the sauces, practically all the food is made from scratch daily, using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients available. Th ere are more than a dozen pastas and sauces from which to choose , and what adds to Mirko Pasta’s originality and uniqueness, is the customer’s ability to pair his/her pasta choice with any desired sauce on the menu. Th ey never want their customers to get bored or disinterested, so along with the endless meal choices, numerous salads, Italian cheeses, appetizers, and delectable deserts compliment the menu. Mirko Pasta also boasts a wide range of wines to pair with lunch or dinner. Th e wines of Italy have magical names and fl avors to match. We serve these as well as wines from all around the world. At Mirko Pasta in Monroe, they off er their guests great food and great service at the right price. Customers can enjoy dining inside the uniquely decorated restaurant or outside on the patio. Welcome to Mirko Pasta. PARTIES NEVER TASTED SO GOOD Zaxby’s Party Platterz and gift cards are sure to make you the hit at any get-together. Be sure to check out our newest platter, the Nibblerz Platter. Our classic Chicken Fingerz tucked in toasted buns and served with Zax Sauce . Get yours today. ™ ® ® 195 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Monroe 770.207.0800 6243 Turner Lake Rd NW., Covington 678.342.7333 9132 Covington Bypass Rd., Covington 770.787.1884 Each restaurant independently owned and operated. © 2011 Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. “Zaxby’s,” “Zax Sauce” and “Party Platterz” are trademarks of Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. 26 w w w . G eorg ia C o n n ec tor . c om Spr ing 2012

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Mirko Pasta Serves Grandma’s Joy and Passion<br /> <br /> Chef Mirko Di Giacomantonio is a native of the small coastal town of Tortoreto, Italy located in the region of Abruzzi. Surrounded by food his entire life, Mirko learned to cook by watching his maternal grandmother, Rosa (who he lovingly refers to as Noni) work tirelessly in the family kitchen. Mirko saw Noni prepare food every day for many family and friends. He learned how to cook, but more importantly, Noni imparted to him the love that is embodied in freshly prepared food placed in the center of a table.<br /> <br /> Prior to opening Mirko Pasta, Mirko worked as a chef and as a manager in numerous restaurants in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Romania, as well as the United States. He was later attracted to the more refreshing, leisurely paced area of Athens, and aft er moving there, he soon discovered that the quaint city and surrounding community would be the perfect setting for a new vision of his, Mirko Pasta.<br /> <br /> Mirko sums it up best: “When people come to Mirko Pasta, I want them to feel like I felt when I went to my grandma’s house,” enjoying a delicious meal served up with love in an environment filled with enthusiasm, joy and passion.<br /> <br /> Those at Mirko Pasta think of themselves as culinary missionaries, committed to giving the customer an experience of flavors, smells, colors and comfort in Italian cuisine. From the bread to the sauces, practically all the food is made from scratch daily, using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients available.<br /> <br /> There are more than a dozen pastas and sauces from which to choose , and what adds to Mirko Pasta’s originality and uniqueness, is the customer’s ability to pair his/her pasta choice with any desired sauce on the menu. They never want their customers to get bored or disinterested, so along with the endless meal choices, numerous salads, Italian cheeses, appetizers, and delectable deserts compliment the menu.<br /> <br /> Mirko Pasta also boasts a wide range of wines to pair with lunch or dinner. The wines of Italy have magical names and flavors to match. We serve these as well as wines from all around the world.<br /> <br /> At Mirko Pasta in Monroe, they offer their guests great food and great service at the right price. Customers can enjoy dining inside the uniquely decorated restaurant or outside on the patio.<br /> <br /> Welcome to Mirko Pasta.

Mirko Pasta

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