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We believe pasta is one of the most versatile food products available. With all of its shape variations and the myriad of sauce combinations, the possiblilities are practically endless.
Our Gourmet Pasta Sampler offers some familiar and some quite unique pasta cuts to enjoy. We begin with Croxetti, pasta discs in the shape of coins each stamped with a stalk of wheat. They are wonderful with substantial sauces such as pesto or walnut sauce.
Next we offer Troffiette. This thin, tight twist shaped pasta has the appearance of being hand rolled and then "pinched" at each end. It is commonly served with basil pesto or walnut pesto since its twisted shape holds these sauces nicely.
Trofiette is also delicious when served with fresh seasonal vegetables like green beans or spinach served with pancetta or potatoes in a rich meat based broth. Try trofiette with butter and fresh herbs served with a meaty fish or with shellfish.
Gnocchi are similar to potato dumplings. They are elegant served with a butter-sage sauce, and rustic and homey with a tomato based sauce.
Farro is an excellent grain which is a precursor of wheat and much easier to digest. It has a bit of a nutty flavor but works well with most sauce preparations. We offer two cuts of Farro pasta-Rigatini and Pizzichi.
We complete our selection with two small cuts of pasta which work well with soups as well as salads-Orzo, which is very similar to rice, and Fregola Sarda which is a bit like a large grain couscous.
The entire pasta collection is presented in a beribboned gift box and suits any gift- giving occasion.
Gourmet Sauce Selection Gourmet Gift Pack
Rustichella d'Abruzzo's constant attention to quality and detail are the reasons why they have won numerous International Fancy Food Awards and critical acclaim. Their simplistic traditional sauces are superior in flavor and texture. Here we have paired three of our best sellers and attractively packaged them for gift giving in our red cardboard box tied with a colorful ribbon.
Salsa Verde (Green Sauce) is a delicious blend of parsley, capers, garlic, cashew nuts, olive oil, anchovies, and vinegar. It is commonly used atop fish or crostini, or as a pasta salad dressing, not as a warm pasta sauce. Try it on warm boiled potatoes for an unusual side dish to meat or poultry.
The red peppers used in Rustichella's Red Pepper Sauce are the sweet variety which creates a bold rather than "hot" taste. It bursts with the flavor of roasted red peppers, olive oil, cashew nuts, and garlic.
Sage Pesto is a typical Genovese specialty. Made from olive oil, fresh sage, dry milk, rice flour, Sicilian sea salt and garlic this pesto is outstanding. Sage Pesto is perfect on grilled fish or meat. It is a great addition to seasonal soups when used as either a seasoning or garnish.
Each jar contains enough for a pound of pasta, or can be extended by adding equal amounts of olive oil to the sauce.
* One 4.7 ounces jar of Rustichella d'Abruzzo Salsa Verde
* One 4.7 ounces jar of Rustichella d'Abruzzo Red Pepper Sauce
* One 4.7 ounces jar of Rustichella d'Abruzzo Sage Pesto
Gourmet Dinner For Four Gift Basket
Our Dinner For Four may be gourmet, but it’s quick and easy to prepare and enjoy.
Start with a trio of appetizers that need no preparation. We begin with Lemon & Garlic Marinated Chickpeas which are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine. Simple, yet flavorful, they can be served as part of an antipasti appetizer, tossed into salads or as a side dish. For a simple and delicious dip, puree until smooth and serve with warm pita slices.
Our next selection is Caramelized Onion, Fennel & Golden Raisin. Red onions are slow- cooked over low heat until caramelized, then tossed with sauted fresh fennel and plump golden raisins in a delicious savory yet sweet vinegar sauce. Serve as an antipasti appetizer, or use as topping for foccacia bread topped with gorgonzola
We complete our trio with Roasted Sweet Balsamic Peppers. Miniature whole golden and crimson peppers are slow roasted in the oven then drizzled with Italian balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil for a deliciously sweet and savory antipasti, pizza topping or side dish for roasted chicken.
We have one pound of Fussilli pasta to be served with a creamy San Marzano Vodka Sauce.
Adding a salad will be easy with the Lemon Herb Agrumato EVOO.
And for dessert, a gourmet assortment of Venchi Chocolates and Il Perfecto Espresso by Lavazza.
Our meal is artfully presented in a beautiful wooden, shaker style hat box which is reusable and perfect for storing any number of treasures.