Monday, November 11, 2013

The Local Epicurian . . .

Art Prize
The Harris Building

You may remember this photo
from a post I did a few weeks ago,
with a view of some of the 2013 art entries located
in the Harris Building
in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
At that time I remembered catching a glimpse of
a shop located on the main floor of the building. 
I was curious . . . 
Fast forward to a few days ago
when my friend Babs
mentioned a new pasta place she heard about in
Grand Rapids in the Harris Building..
So off we went looking for the
Bingo, there was the shop I had seen during Art Prize.
Better yet, it wasn't just a shop
it was filled with homemade pasta
soup mixes, spices, vinegar and oils, prosciutto, cheese and much more.

Plus it is set amidst the old wood beams,
mortar and brick walls of this restored building. 

 Pasta Roman style
Chocolate Truffle Making
Organic Infused Butter Making
Cheese Making
just some of their classes
Lounge and class area
coffee and chocolate bar

You can watch them making pasta.

I loved the art.
I left with several pasta and soup mix presents for friends and family.
Shhhhhhhh . . . 

another view

 how about this piece
I was left with ideas and inspiration on this first visit
and can't wait for my return.
on another note
Christmas Wreath Making
at Montague Tree Farm tomorrow night
photos to follow
Love, Lynne


Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'm drooling, and if it wasn't over the border and far away I would be knocking at their door.

But I have a pasta maker, and creativity, that will have to do for now.


TexWisGirl said...

i bet the pasta is pretty darn good. :)

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

What a cool place!

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, what a cute and neat store! I love pasta and would not be able to leave without buying some. The art is cool too. Have a happy day!

Lynn said...

what a super cool place and fantastic photos-I felt like I could smell the aromas just looking at them!

babs said...

Nice re-cap Lynne! It was a fabulous find. Let's go back for coffee and chocolates soon!

Erin~Just*Grand said...

That looks like such a cool place. Makes me hungry just from your pictures. The classes are intriguing too. How fun!

Lois said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

Nancy said...

What a fabulous place, Lynne. I would love to shop here. It's a feast for the eyes and soul, as well as the tummy. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful shop.

Willow said...

That looks like a great place to visit.
I use to love my Aunt Fanny's home made pasta noodles !!

Sarah Huizenga said...

What an excellent find. I am going to have to check this place out.

Missy George said...

What an interesting place..Love the building...Fond of pasta as art.
You seem to find some very neat places to explore..

At Home in English Valley said...

Aren't you girls epicurious...You guys have he most fun! I can't wait to see your wreaths. Love to both my favorite Michigan bloggers! Love, Penny

At Home in English Valley said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Pamela Gordon said...

I'm not a big pasta fan but I certainly am impressed with this beautiful shop! Wow. The architecture is amazing enough but the pastas look very interesting. I think they'd make great gift ideas.

Bonnie said...

Fresh pasta...there is nothing better. I can't wait to see the wreaths.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lynne...Christmas wreaths...WHY am I not back there with you?? How great to go to a place like this pasta place! It's amazing, wonderful! I am going to send your blog to my daughter in law so she can see. She owns a restaurant.