As some of you may know, I’m pretty active on social media. That is, after all, where The Kitchen Wild was born. What started as a small food page on Instagram featuring what I was feeding my family for dinner has since turned into something I never could have imagined, and I love it. In fact, I love it so much that I recently started helping Tiny Tranquility Park with their social media accounts as well.

This isn’t the first time I’ve worked with Tiny Tranquility. My husband, Jed, and I renovated the vintage trailer nightly rentals for the park, and Tiny Tranquility Park is the reason we relocated to Waldport from Oregon City in the first place. But this is the first time I’ve ever helped anyone else with their social media. I jumped at the chance to help because I couldn’t wait to show the world just how special Tiny Tranquility Park truly is — not just how special the park itself is, but how special this entire stretch of the coast is, including all of the spectacular restaurants nearby.

So last week I ventured down to Yachats to Saint Perpetua Patio, which is located only six miles south of Tiny Tranquility Park. I met with its owners Devon Chase, Emily Crabtree and Sage Parks for a quick interview and to grab a few photos of some menu items for Tiny Tranquility’s social media in an effort to show the park’s guests some awesome local dining options. But my quick interview ended up turning into an afternoon of sampling some outstanding food and meeting some seriously great people. Those three welcomed me with open arms, and chef Devon Chase wowed me with one of the most incredible pasta dishes I’ve ever eaten — their Hanky Pasta.

Hanky Pasta is a large ravioli-style pasta stuffed with house-made ricotta, classic red sauce, parmesan and basil. All scratch-made in house and all absolute perfection. The love and care that went into that dish is equal to the love and care that has clearly gone into creating such a wonderful restaurant with carefully crafted dishes. 

Saint Perpetua Patio offers seasonally driven farm-to-table plates with an Italian comfort food flair. Their impressive menu is all sourced as locally and sustainably as possible, and everything from the cheese, to the pasta, to mouthwatering desserts are all scratch-made in house. 

Chef Devon Chase was generous enough to share that mouthwatering Hanky Pasta recipe with me so I could make it anytime at home, which I immediately did. That fresh pasta, homemade ricotta cheese, scratch-made classic red sauce, grated parmesan, fresh basil — and you know I had to throw some Dungeness crab in mine because I’m a huge fan of a crab and cheese combo — was a huge hit with my entire family. Even all of my children loved it and ate every single bite. It’s not often I receive compliments from my children on my cooking, but this one was a serious crowd pleaser, so I wanted to pass chef Devon Chase’s recipe on to all of you. 

If you aren’t interested in making this recipe at home you can always run down to Saint Perpetua Patio and have chef Devon Chase make it for you. Saint Perpetua Patio is located at 357 US-101, Yachats. They are open Saturday through Tuesday, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., or until they’re sold out of food. Check out their full menu at www.saintperpetuapatio.com

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