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Core Differences Between White and Red Pasta Sauces

Any pasta lover knows that pasta dishes are typically served with either a white or red sauce, but do you know what the differences between the two are? Understanding the differences between a white and red sauce will help you learn which sauce goes best with which type of dish, as well as what sauce appeals most to your individual taste. At Strega Waterfront we aim to find a dish that every guest will love, but it’s much easier to do that when you know which kind of sauce you prefer. Let’s take a closer look at some of the core differences between white and red pasta sauces.

White Sauce Pasta Dishes

White sauce is typically much creamier than red sauce. This creamy texture can be credited to the main ingredients: cream, milk, flour, and cheeses. White sauces are typically much thicker than red sauces, so they’re usually served with leaner meats such as chicken or shrimp. The thickness of this sauce does come with a much higher calorie count, but the flavor and irresistibly creamy texture makes it worth it. Most people don’t order pasta for the health value, but if you’re worried about the high-calorie count, at least you know the milk and cheese gives this sauce a high protein and calcium content! White sauce is best served with long and skinny pasta or shell pasta.

Red Sauce Pasta Dishes

Red sauces are often thought of as the more traditional Italian sauce thanks to their spicy tomato filled flavor. The main ingredients used in every red sauce include tomatoes, red chili peppers, garlic, and olive oil. There are many variations of the classic red Italian sauce that feature a variety of ingredients, but they all hold a similar texture from the tomatoes. This sauce is healthier than white sauces, so it may be served with heartier meats including steak and veal. The best pasta to serve with a red sauce includes long ribbon pasta and tube pasta, such as penne and rigatoni.

At Strega Waterfront, we have a large variety of pasta dishes to choose from. We serve excellent white and red sauces, depending on the dish of course. Our servers can help you decide which of our large variety of wines will best compliment the sauce and meat featured in the dish of your choice.

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Try These Warm Dishes This Fall

Fall is in full swing which means cozy nights by the fireplace, as many lattes as you can drink, and tasty new dishes at all of your favorite restaurants. At Strega Waterfront we have a variety of dishes on our menu to warm you up on even the windiest fall days. These are a few of our favorites that you need to check out next time you come in to grab a bite to eat.

Pasta Dishes

Pasta is the perfect meal to fill you up and compliment your taste buds all at the same time. We’ve stepped outside the box with some of our pasta dishes to bring you exciting new tastes for fall.

Pappardelle Bolognese 33 – this pasta dish is filled with tender chopped filet mignon, San Marzano, and tomato sauce.

Fettucini Strega ‘The Original’ 34 – this fettuccini is a classic on the Strega menu, but there’s no better time to enjoy it than fall! Filled with jumbo shrimp, baby spinach, scallops and topped with our signature creamy Strega sauce, there’s no doubt you’ll be coming back for more.

Prime Cut Steaks

Strega Waterfront is known for our tender and flavorful steaks served with the perfect sauce and wine. A prime cut steak served with warm, delicious sides is the perfect way to warm up after a fall day.

Bone-in Ribeye 56 – our ribeye is one of our most flavorful cuts of steak, packed full of fatty marbling throughout to give it a naturally robust taste. This steak is served with rosemary-garlic roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, and caramelized onions to make a meal you’ll never forget.

Bone-in Filet 59 – this bone-in filet is coffee encrusted and served with a delicate tequila sauce to create a truly one of a kind flavor. We serve this steak with a shrimp and asparagus risotto to make the meal even more decadent.

Stuffed Veal Chop 58 – our Stuffed Veal Chop is served with Prosciutto Di Parma, Fontina, Sautéed Spinach, and Sauteed Roasted Potatoes.

We have a variety of wines to pair with each of these dishes, as well as every other dish on the menu, to create the perfect balance and body filled plate you need this fall. If you aren’t sure which new dish is right for you, talk to one of our expert servers about some of their fall favorites and recommendations.