Now Open in Salem: Jean-Louis Pasta Shop

Here's a virtual tour around the Jean-Louis Pasta Shop, which opened on Derby Street last month.

If you're looking for a fun way to spice up that same old pasta dish you've been making for years, consider stopping by Salem's new Jean-Louis Pasta Shop on Derby Street.

The small shop, which sells hand-piped pasta and gourmet raviolis, signature cooking oils, assorted sauces and pretty much everything you'll need to put together a memorable pasta supper, is owned by Jean-Louis Faber.

Faber, who relocated his business from upstate New York and opened his doors to customers in December, said the response from the community has been excellent.

"I think Salem is the perfect place for this business," Faber said while leading a brief tour around his new space Wednesday afternoon. "Everything here is gourmet and hand-made."

Mentionable food items we found:

  • Alaskan King Crab and Mascarpone Raviolis
  • Lobster and Asparagus Raviolis
  • Eggplant, Sundried Tomato and Mozzerlla Raviolis
  • Escargot Provencal with Ricotta Cheese Raviolis
  • Fresh Egg Fettuccini

Check out the pasta shop's Facebook page for more information.


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Betty Bouchard January 24, 2013 at 03:23 PM
We have had a number of his raviolis: Lamb and Feta (amazing!) Beet and Chive (so yummy!), Three Cheese, Seafood, and Sundried tomato all of which were delicious! We happened by on his first day open and were immediately addicted! Less than 10 minutes to boil the water and cook the raviolis, warm some good olive oil and you have a restaurant quality dinner at home!
Joseph Edwards January 24, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Tracey Mitchell January 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM
What are the price ranges for these ravioli's you speak of?
Bibis Pyewackett January 26, 2013 at 01:27 AM
The vegetarian options are about $8-10 per bag (ten pieces per bag). Five pieces are enough for a whole meal for me, drizzled with olive oil. The meat options increase in price depending on the ingredients.
Diane H January 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM
WOW!!! Stopped in yesterday and the shop is great! Nicely decorated and loved looking at the racks with sheets of pasta drying! Lots and lots to choose from and we will definately be regulars at this shop. We tried the 4 cheese tortellini with the chunky vegatable sauce...both were amazing! The pastas are beautiful to look at and amazingly delicious! If you haven't been....make it a point! Jean Louis is very interesting man and clearly loves what he is doing!


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