Roost Modern Italian in the Oregon District was founded by chef Dana Downs who takes traditional Italian foods and uses modern techniques and ingredients to develop unique flavors. The dinner-only restaurant is located at 524 E. Fifth St. in Dayton. LISA POWELL / STAFF

New Oregon District pasta bar pops up for carryout orders

Roost creates new Black Rooster Pasta Bar for to-go orders

A "pop up" build-your-own pasta bar has opened in the Oregon District. 

Roost Italian has opened the Black Rooster Pasta Bar with pastas the way you want them as well as other old-school Italian dishes. 

Online ordering will be open from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday though Sunday. 

 

Like so many other restaurants in town attempting to weather the Coronavirus storm, this is a new business model to try to attract customers and give home-bound diners flavors to celebrate. 

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Roost Modern Italian in the Oregon District was founded by chef Dana Downs who takes traditional Italian foods and uses modern techniques and ingredients to develop unique flavors. The dinner-only restaurant is located at 524 E. Fifth St. in Dayton. LISA POWELL / STAFF

The menu has three steps. 

1) Pick your pasta: Choose from spaghetti, linguine, rigatoni or cavatelli. 

2) Pick your sauce: House marinara ($10), a besciamella cream sauce ($10), extra virgin olive oil ($9), pomodoro cream ($10), terra (an olive oil and white truffle sauce) ($13), gorgonzola creama ($12), vegan cashew alfredo ($12), pernod creama ($14), brown butter and sage ($10). 

3) Add meat, poultry, seafood or veggies: Roasted crimini mushrooms (+$2), Applewood bacon lardons, spinach and sun dried tomatoes (+$4), herb roasted chicken (+$4), carbonara (+$4), peppers and oinions (+$3), spinach and artichoke (+$4), mixed seafood (+$9) and rosemary braised beef (+$9). n 

They are also offering specialty dishes to go like Manicotti Verde ($14) — featuring fresh pasta tubes filled with ricotta, parmesan, garlic and spinach topped with marinara. 

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• Chicken and pasta al forno ($15), an old school chicken and orzo pasta with a mushroom vote sauce and baked and topped with ciabatta herb gratin with Joyce Farm heritage chicken. 

• Meatball Melt ($14) featuring Roost meatballs sandwiched between griddled sour dough bread with provolone and marinara with a side of Giardinera and roasted potatoes. 

• Grilled cheese and frittes ($9). 

• Asiago Pork Milanese Sandwich ($16) served with lemon caper aioli and arugula served with roasted potatoes. 

Salads and sides available for purchase include part fritters ($5), meatballs ($5), bread ($5), Caesar salad ($6) and brussel chips ($6). 

Desserts to go include their well known and beloved Triple chocolate cake ($7). 

In addition to food orders, the restaurant will also be selling bottles of white and red wine to go as well as bottled beers. 

Roost Modern Italian in the Oregon District was founded by chef Dana Downs who takes traditional Italian foods and uses modern techniques and ingredients to develop unique flavors. The dinner-only restaurant is located at 524 E. Fifth St. in Dayton. LISA POWELL / STAFF

On the restaurants to-go menu it is advertising that it is selling larger order portions to feed up to 10 guests with special pricing on bulk orders. 

Like so many other restaurants they write, " we appreciate your understanding as we work to weather the storm during the state-wide temporary shutdown."  

Contact this contributing writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com. 

HOW TO ORDER AND PICK UP

What: Black Rooster Pasta Bar 

Where: 524 E 5th St., Dayton 

More information: 937-222-3100 or www.roostitalian.com 

Order online: https://app.upserve.com/s/roost-modern-italian-dayton

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