Lord knows we’re in need of a few pick-me-ups this Christmas and for those that in full feasting mode, we’ve lined up a trio of our favourite Italian treats to indulge in over the coming weeks.
Primo Aperitivo Made In Italy Hamper
Ready-to-serve cocktail brand Primo Aperitivo has teamed up with luxury online Italian delicatessen NifeisLife to create the ultimate, decadent Italian feasting hamper this Christmas. Packed with Italian treats, it’s bursting with festive flavours including a bottle of Primo Aperitivo Negroni, exclusively handcrafted in Italy using the finest ingredients including a bespoke blend of dry gin, vermouth and bitter aperitif. Accompanying it is Pastificio Antiche Tradizioni Paccheri lisci from Gragnano, a pasta made with the highest quality ingredients; Galantino Extra Virgin Olive Oil Grand Cru Affiorato, an excellent extra virgin olive oil made with olives hand-picked in La Fenice-Coppa Malva, an estate owned by the Galantino family; Organic Balsamic Vinegar from Modena in Northern Italy; Conti, an Italian artisanal Pannetone baked with pride to a traditional recipe in Milan; and a bottle of Marchese Antinori Blanc de Blancs Franciacorta (75cl), an Italian prosecco that makes for the ideal aperitif to enjoy whilst unwrapping gifts. It’s almost too good to give away… so we’d recommend ordering it for yourself instead to save you getting gift envy.
£125 from www.nifeislife.com
Delivery is to London postcodes only Monday – Saturday. Same day delivery if you order before 12pm and on Saturday before 10am.
Carluccio’s Panettone Allo Spritz
Carluccio’s shop has a plethora of delectable panettone to choose from this Christmas, and while we’re sorely tempted by the Limoncello and Prosecco version it’s their Panettone Allo Spritz that gets our vote. Piped with a rather irresistible Spritz filling and covered in a thick, dark chocolate topping, this was created with the Aperol Spritz in mind. An utterly indulgent treat! It's also available in a hamper (£55) with a bottle of Aperol, a bottle of Prosecco and two Aperol Spritz glasses.
£19.95 from www.carluccios.com
Lina Stores La Cucina Hamper
Everyone’s favourite Italian deli, the Soho icon’s irresistible mint pinstripes are unmistakeable. Their La Cucina hamper is the perfect treat for the budding chef in your life, including everything you need to whip up an Italian feast at home. With flour for creating fresh pasta and gnocchi, dried pasta, extra virgin olive oil, Rega San Marzano tomatoes, arborio rice for homemade risottos, oregano, a jar of n’duma and a trio of Baci chocolates to finish the feast.
£55 from www.linastores.com