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Orlando Weekly "Mele di Bari"

Expanding the pesto palette

How many ways can you have pesto with your pasta? The answer is either, if you head over to Mele Di Bari, a cute little Italian kitchen in Winter Park ( 550 W New England Ave)

There’s pesto with artichokes and cashews, with roasted sweet red peppers and toasted almonds;and with Spanish olives, habaneros and walnuts.  There’s even pistachio pesto, and tapenade pesto with Greek olives and anchovies, plus marinaras and other specialities, all $7 per jar.  Owner Anna Marie Mele whips up  $6 daily lunch specials drawing on the resources of her next door neighbor Mothers Fresh Pasta.  The dining area is tiny, with barely room for two tables.  You can sample Mele’s sauces on Saturday mornings at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market at New England and New York Avenues.

This article is taken from the Orlando Weekly, January 21-27, 1999, Tips for Good Eating in Orlando,