The Pasta-rrific festivity of Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta Festa – World Pasta Month Celebration was held last October 9 at the biggest mall this side of the globe, SM Mall of Asia. It was an event catering to pasta enthusiasts, foodies, home cooks and aspiring chefs alike with hefty appetites for pasta! The event features an Italian Food Fair, reminiscent of walking thru the food streets of Italy. There are generous pasta samples of Tomato Basil Fusilli Pasta from the Al Dente Ristorante. 

For those who have the Pasta Passport, they get to enjoy a Pasta Alla Carbonara and Tomato Basil Penne Al Dente pasta meal, a slice of pizza, a drink of sparkling juice, brewed coffee or tea, Italian gelato plus the enjoyment of different gimmicks such as a free massage and side games. It is surely a filling experience – both for the tummy and body.

Some of the games in the event:

The lovely host Grace Lee, along with Chef Roberto Bellini (of the famed Bellini’s Restaurant in Cubao) share their favorite recipes using true Artisan Quality pasta. The learning-filled cooking demonstration highlights how a great pasta dish starts with using good pasta.

Grace Lee

groupie with Chef Bellini

There is also the Pasta-rrific Cooking Competition for the Doña Elena Al Dente Online Pasta Recipe Contest finalists, unleashing the best pasta recipe of the season. The lucky winner takes home cash and kitchen appliances, plus the wonderful experience of sharing her celebratory dish. The merriment continues as there are lots of prizes! This fun day of eating and cooking in celebration of the World Pasta Month brings the Filipinos’ favorite dishes made possible by Doña Elena Al Dente, a truly Artisan Quality Italian Pasta!

Dona Elena World Pasta Month was a success with their partnership with several media outlets including our group Mommy Bloggers Philippines.  

A photo posted by MommyBloggersPhilippines (@mommybloggersphilippines) on

The success of Doña Elena Pasta Festa- World Pasta Month Celebration was made possibe with event partners SM Mall of Asia, May Sparkling Juice, Don Henrico’s, Caffe Bene, Gloria Jean’s Coffee, Tecnogas, Fujidenzo, Whirlpool, Cheers, Corelle, Masflex and Ginhawa Spa and Dining. Media partners who supported the event are Food Magazine, Working Mom Magazine, ABS-CBN Lifestyle Hub,, theAsianparent Philippines, Business Mirror, Malaya Business Insight, Business World, and Mommy Bloggers Philippines. 

Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta is the only authentic Italian Artisan Quality pasta brand in the Philippines. It is made from 100% Durum Wheat Semolina, all-natural and GMO free ingredients and has 13% protein content. It is crafted with bronze dies which leave a rough surface on the pasta, helping sauces cling better for a more delicious dish. It is slow-cooked, preserving more nutrients in the process. Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta is available in 5 variants – Fettuccine, Penne Rigate, Fusilli, Spaghetti and Lasagna. For more info, visit

Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino homes, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes strong house brands and leading global brands. Learn more at