Ah... pomodoro e basilico. These two ingredients – two of Italy’s finest – come together to create something sublime. If you have ever enjoyed a fresh caprese salad (whether in the Capri sun or not), you will have noticed that the combination of tomato and fresh basil – known appropriately as the ‘king of herbs’ – is a beautiful one, despite its near-rustic simplicity.
Indeed, it’s this simplicity that underpins la cucina italiana and all its secrets; rather than relying on elaborate preparation and an extensive list of ingredients, Italian food emphasises a small number of ingredients. Each, however, should be of exceptional quality, for there is no place to hide. This dish is one such example. Our fresh, artisan fusilli – a world removed from the supermarket staple – are traditionally crafted and exhibit the most beautiful, jagged shape. Our fresh tomato and basil sauce is just that: exceptionally fresh and made with the best pomodori, namely the “datterini” variety, grown throughout Sicily. “Datterini” means “dates” in Italian, both in reference to their shape and sweetness. Fragrant fresh basil is chopped and added to the sauce whilst cooking, teasing out the taste of the datterini and completing this simple, but quintessentially Sicilian, sauce. Serve with a scattering of formaggio and delight in this dish.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.