Since last week’s earthquake that struck Amatrice, Italy, international and local restaurants have been preparing the town’s signature pasta sauce in an effort to raise proceeds for the recovery and its victims.
The 6.2 magnitude earthquake came before the weekend’s festival, where pasta-loving foodies would taste the well-loved pasta all’amatriciana, or spaghetti noodles bathed in the sauce made from cured pork cheek, sheep’s milk cheese and tomatoes.
In New Orleans, Red Gravy is using the original recipe of pasta all’amatriciana to honor the victims and survivors until Thursday, September 1.
A portion of the sales will be donated to the National Italian American Foundation’s Relief Fund. The foundation is also accepting donations for the rebuilding effort of communities badly damaged by the natural disaster. For more information about the fund, visit italianamericanrelief.org.
Red Gravy is located at 125 Camp Street and open daily (closed Tuesdays) from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.