This is the perfect work night dinner solution in the middle of the week, when you'd like to treat yourself to something a little bit special, but you're short on time and definitely don't want a hangover! This combination of the deliciously different wine alternative from NINE ELMS and Saporista's authentic, yet easy to cook, pasta and sauces can sit in your cupboard until needed. Then all you have to do is open the bottle, pour yourself a glass of NINE ELMS No. 18, cook your pasta, choose your sauce, stir it in, serve and enjoy. The colourful tastes of Italy, with a sophisticated drink that pairs perfectly with the mediterranean flavours. If you are sending the kit as a gift, there is an option to choose to despatch in a beautiful Saporista re-usable gift box.
- NINE ELMS No. 18 An award winning, intricately crafted non-alcoholic drink for lovers of good food, and a satisfying alternative to an alcoholic beverage. NINE ELMS No.18 has great acidity, with mouth watering tannins and a good long finish. This sensorial depth is achieved by skilfully blending the juice of 4 types of berry with botanical extracts and distillates of 20 different flowers, herbs and spices. Interested? We were, and when we tried it we found it both delicious and surprisingly different, with a really unique flavour which has the versatility to adapt eating occasions. As an added bonus it contains no added sugar, and is only 20 calories a glass!
- Spaghetti alle Chitarra This is an ancient pasta variety that has been popular since medieval times. It is named after the tool used to make it which is a frame with a series of parallel wires crossing it called 'chitarra' or guitar. The pasta dough is placed on the 'chitarra' and pushed through so that the wire strings of the 'guitar' cut it into strips. The pasta makes would bring down the cut dough by passing their fingers over it, as if they were strumming a guitar. It's a thick spaghetti with a square cross section. Iozzino use 100% Italian wheat and the water of their local spring to make their bronze drawn pasta. The bronze die and the slow drying give the pasta a rough texture that is a perfect vehicle for your sauce.
- Salsa Zucchine e Ricotta (courgette and ricotta sauce) This sauce is a delicate blend of courgettes and mint with creamy ricotta, rounded off with pistachios and black pepper. The summer scented sauce is great poured straight onto pasta, cooked al dente and well drained, and seasoned with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
- Salsa Cacio e Pepe This 'cacio & pepe' sauce is a full-bodied tomato based sauce with an intense flavour of cacio cheese and black pepper. It's inspired by a simple and tasty Roman recipe that combines a lightly fried onion, fresh tomato pulp, extra virgin olive oil and a shower of cacio cheese and black pepper. A pinch of parsley is added at the end of the cooking process. All you need to do is open the bottle and pour it over your pasta!
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