Yesterday, I was heading for the hardware store when I noticed a shop that surely had not been there last week. What magic had taken place?
We’ve got a genuine Italian deli in town. It just opened on Monday, and is the initiative a young couple, Diana (Dee) and Peter (Pietro). Their parents came from Calabria and Sicily respectively.
Dee had a few containers of her bolognaise sauce left in the freezer; all of the lasagna had been snapped up by mid-day. I bought some of the sauce, and can confirm that it made an easy and tasty pasta dish for my evening meal. Dee wrapped the container like a gift, and put it into a neat paper bag. The Italians have that knack of making simple things look special.
The enterprising couple were very busy making fresh panini (sandwiches), and I can testify that Peter’s macchiato truly hits the caffeine spot. They use and stock a lot of cheese from a local cheese factory: Gallo’s. (By the way, you can buy deadly hand made chocolates at Gallo’s).
One can only wish this nice young couple well. If their first couple of days are an indication, they have cornered a niche market in our town.