Blue Point will soon be on carb overload when Blue debuts its Blue Point's Pasta Fest on Jan. 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pasta Fest will take place every Wednesday night at Blue until Spring.
The all-you-can-eat pasta night will feature pasta stations with linguini, penne and farfalle-type pastas and a plethora of tomato sauce and cheese toppings. Blue will charge $24 per person for the plate, not including tip, tax or alcoholic beverage.
Carnivorous patrons can fill up at the tuscan meat station, which will feature cured meats such as ham.
Not full yet? Ice cream, tiramisu, cannoli, cookies and chocolate moose cake will be served at a dessert station.
Blue owner Jerry Stathopoulos said the idea for an all-you-can-eat pasta night came from the tremendous success of Blue Point Lobster Fest.
"The Lobster Fest was a really popular event," he said. "We served over 2,000 people a month during May to August."
Patrons thought it was a very valuable price for a good meal. Stathopoulous said, "The reaction to the Lobster Fest is really why we decided to do another buffet event."
Variety is the spice of life and one of the things that makes Blue a successful restaurant. "You always wanna keep it fresh and you always wanna keep it trendy," Stathopoulous said. "Overdoing any type of event, whether it be a club event or a food event, sometimes it just gets really dull and stale."
Pasta Fest will also be kid-friendly and definitely an outing for the whole family. "This is the type of event we use to introduce people to our place," Stathopoulous said. "We do like the family crowd."
Though Pasta Fest is sure to bring in a lot of families, Blue will also cater to the older crowd with inviting drink specials and live music from the Frank Sinatra era. Diners will recieve 50 percent off all Blue Point beers and house wines by the glass.
Blue has already confirmed 20 people for opening night, so reserve your spot by calling 363-6666.