Posted on May 10, 2013 | Posted under blender, competitions, Event, events, food, free, gluten, hashtag, healthy, italian, italy, little, Little Italy, new, pasta recipe, recipes, smithfield, thermomix, tweetup, wholegrain | Leave a Comment
You and your friends/colleagues/family/other half are invited to Little Italy Ltd’s ‘Welcoming a Healthy Summer’ TweetUp event on May 29th in our shop on North King Street, Dublin 7 on May 29th from 4-7pm.
At this event, we will be showcasing Gluten Free and wholegrain pastas and other products. These are a healthier and lighter way to enjoy pasta and Summer is the perfect season to experiment!
We will also be joined by Ruth Wassell who will be doing a food demonstration with Thermomix – The Unique Blender that cooks!
As well as this there’ll be plenty of savoury treats and special offers to enjoy.
2013 is Little Italy’s 25 year anniversary and we’ll be marking the milestone with other events like this also, so don’t miss out.
We’d love to see you there, let us know if you’re attending by using the hashtag #LittleItalyTweetUp on Twitter.
Follow us on Twitter: @Littleitalyltd
Find us on facebook: www.littleitalyltd.com
Posted on November 16, 2012 | Posted under cake, cantuccini, chocolate, christmas, event, frascati, il valentino, Italian, italicatessen, Italy, Little Italy, minini, natale, pandoro, panettone, pernigotti, pinot grigio, thermomix, traditional cheese, wine | Leave a Comment
On November 12th, we held our first ever Christmas Celebration event in Little Italy. Downstairs in the shop we sampled our Bauli Panettone and Pandoro range and we were joined in the sampling by some friends of Little Italy.
Julie from Traditional Cheese joined us and gave samples of their delicious Goats log and sundried tomatoes which are always popular.
Luca from Italicatessen proved a huge hit on the night sampling fresh Italian sausage, cheese and chilled desserts. Owen from Il Valentino brought a huge range of the finest Italian breads to taste with a range of sauces for dipping, delicious!
We were also delighted to be joined by Ruth Wassell who demonstrated the excellent Thermomix machine. Throughout the night Ruth made many different soups using products from Little Italy.
Ruth also sampled yummy profiteroles with chocolate sauce from Little Italy.
Upstairs in Little Italy we had a treat for visitors to the event. We sampled our range of Minini wines. Customers had the chance to taste Pinot Grigio, Frascati, Valpolicella and Merlot.
We also offered samples of Amaretti biscuits, Pernigotti chocolates and the luxurious Cantuccini biscuits.
We were also joined on the night by Dominica from Time For Cake. She had beautifully decorated Panettone cakes and iced cakes throughout the evening.
All of us at Little Italy would like to thank everyone who came to our inaugural Christmas Celebration and we hope that you can celebrate with us throughout 2103 also!
Thanks to Dublin Duchess for this lovely review of the event: http://dublinduchess.blogspot.ie/2012/11/little-italy-dublin-7.html.
Photos of the night can be found on the Little Italy Facebook (www.facebook.com/littleitalyltd).
Here is a video we commissioned of the event, made by DCU Media Production Society: http://youtu.be/ZxvfmNCQVqk
Posted on November 02, 2012 | Posted under christmas, closing, holidays, hours, natale, new, retail, shop, year | Leave a Comment
This year our holiday programme for our office, retail outlet and delivery service.
DUBLIN DELIVERY SERVICE
Our last delivery for customers in the Dublin area will be Friday 21st December 2012. We ask our Customers to stock up before this date. Customers in Dublin city with limited storage space will be facilitated with a small delivery on Friday 28th December 2012, once a confirmed order has been placed by phone, fax or email prior to the 21st of December, as we wish to prepare these orders in advance as our office and warehouse will be closed over the Christmas break.
Our Dublin delivery service will recommence on Wednesday the 2nd of January 2013 as normal.
COUNTRY DELIVERY SERVICE
We will be delivering to the country week commencing 3rd, 10th and 17th December. We ask Customers to stock up before this date. Let us know in advance if you will require a delivery on 21/22nd December. Regular country delivery service will recommence 2nd January 2013.
Monday 24th December - 9-1pm
25th-26th December – closed
28-29th December – 10-4pm
31st December – 1st January – closed
2nd January 2013 – 9-5pm (usual trading hours will commence)
Our office will close at 5pm on Friday 21st December 2013 and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.
We are open for collections from our warehouse on the 28th & 29th December 2012.
Please order seasonal lines as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!!!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued custom throughout the year and wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2013.
Posted on November 01, 2012 | Posted under Christmas, Demonstrations, Event, Food, Italian, Little Italy, Natale, prizes, Raffle, RSVP, Tastings, Wine | Leave a Comment
Little Italy Ltd is kicking off the Christmas season in style!
It’s that time of year again, and while people root out the Christmas jumpers and write those all important wish lists, Little Italy is preparing to celebrate Christmas with an event to remember.
It is our pleasure to invite you, your friends and colleagues to attend the Little Italy Ltd Premier Customer Christmas Celebration on November 12th from 5-7pm.
There will be wine tastings from our beautiful range of
Italian wines and we are also excited to be launching our Alemagna and
Dolciaria Luigia speciality Christmas confectionary. These are brands are new to
the Irish market and exclusive to Little Italy!
There will be tastings and demonstrations all evening, discounts up for grabs and a host of prizes to be won! We’ll also be joined by Traditional Cheese Co. and others so come down to the home of Italian food and wine in Ireland and get involved in this fun filled Italian Christmas celebration!
Please RSVP by November 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
“Think Italian, Think Little Italy”
Posted on October 10, 2012 | Posted under acqua panna, andrew rudd, cookery classes, italian cookery, italian cookery classes, italian night, s.pellegrino, vicenzi savoiardi | Leave a Comment
The venue is located on the 1st floor of Drury Court, 56-58 Drury Street, Dublin 2.
Plan an event that is fun, relaxed, entertaining
Andrew will demonstrate how to cook sophisticated recipes that are quick, simple and stress free. Recipes are designed to ensure they are easy to follow so you can create a gourmet meal in the comfort of your own home. Relax & enjoy a sit down meal, accompanied by some great wine. Andrew will provide you with the ideas and the confidence to prepare meals for every day life as well as interesting ideas for dinner parties. This is a fantastic way to enhance your cooking skills and most importantly you will have fun!
On the 27th September, Andrew hosted an Italian night which Little Italy sponsored with S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and Vicenzi Savoiardi biscuits (used for making Tiramisu!). The night was a great success!
Posted on August 22, 2012 | Posted under harper Bazaar China, madonna, news, villa panna | Leave a Comment
The charm and the Renaissance art of Villa Panna have been chosen by Harper Bazaar China to celebrate its 26th anniversary. The fashion luxury magazine, leader in China, in occasion of its anniversary has launched a special fashion shooting trip named “Italian Fashion Glory”, with a special stage set at Villa Panna. The timeless atmosphere of the Villa was captured by the fashion photographer ANDONI&ARANTXA, who was enthusiastic for the setting of the Villa “that stands for typical Italian noble lifestyle”. The fashion work will be published in the October issue of the magazine and will be presented in the tour exhibition organized in the modern cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou etc. Discover the backstage secret shots in the Acqua Panna facebook page, www.facebook.com/acquapanna. The enchanting landscape surrounding Villa Panna has been chosen also by Madonna for the video shooting of her third single “Turn Up The Radio” taken by the MDNA, the new album of the International popular pop star.
Villa Panna continues the legend with its special Italian touch!
Posted on August 15, 2012 | Posted under garganelli, pasta recipe, recipe, recipes | Leave a Comment
Ingredients for 4 people
600 g fresh garganelli pasta
300 g courgettes
100 g slice Prosciutto di San Daniele
Garlic, sweet paprika, parsley, grated Parmesan, vegetable bouillon, extra virgin olive oil and salt
Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil, which you will use to cook your garganelli. Pour 4 tablespoons of oil into a large frying pan, and add the finely chopped clove of garlic and onion. Add the courgettes and cubed Prosciutto di San Daniele, a generous pinch of paprika, salt and 2 ladles of vegetable bouillon. Cook gently over a moderate heat and, in the meantime, boil the garganelli until they are al dente.
Transfer them to the frying pan containing the courgettes and increase the temperature so they are sautéed to taste.
Cover with a handful of chopped parsley and top with a generous helping of Grana Padano.
Posted on August 08, 2012 | Posted under charity, deaths, earthquake victims, events, fundraising, google, google ireland, news, northern italy | Leave a Comment
On the 7th of September we will be joining Google Ireland in their Dublin Head Office to help raise funds for the victims of the
recent earthquakes that
occurred in Northern Italy causing 26 deaths and widespread damage.
Posted on August 03, 2012 | Posted under beschamel, bolognese, lasagna, recipe, recipes | Leave a Comment
Ingredients for 4 people
120 g ground pork
120 g minced beef
50 g carrots
50 g onions
50 g Celery
6 cl of olive oil
1 dl tomato paste
75 g of dry red wine
salt and pepper to taste
water (about 2 dl) to taste
65 g butter
50 g flour
75 cl milk
salt to taste
12 lasagna sheets of
30 g butter
80 g grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Preparation 120 minutes for the preparation + 30 minutes cooking
Place on a medium-intensity fire a frying pan with oil and, as it becomes hot, add the onion, carrot and celery finely chopped.
When the onion is golden, add the ground meat and cook over high heat until they take color, then add the red wine, salt, pepper and just the wine has evaporated completely, lower the heat and add the tomato paste and the water.
Let cook on low heat for 40 minutes, adding a few tablespoons of hot water during cooking if the sauce becomes too dry.
Separately, prepare a white sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook over low heat for 1 minute, stirring with a whisk. Add the milk and bring to a boil flush stirring constantly. Add salt to taste and flavor with a sprinkling of nutmeg. Continue cooking for a few minutes, until the sauce thickens.
Clean the spinach and boil in salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes, drain and squeeze with a towel to remove excess water and then chop finely with a knife or with the mixer.
In a buttered baking dish arrange a layer of meat sauce and grated Parmesan, then above it, side by side a number of squares of dough sufficient to entirely cover the bottom of the pan.
Cover the dough with a layer of bechamel sauce and then with a layer of meat sauce and grated Parmigiano repeating the operation, continuing to alternate a layer of pasta and a sauce, until all the ingredients.
Finish with a layer of pasta that you cover with another layer of sauce sprinkled with chopped butter. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown surface of the lasagne.
When they are ready to pull the lasagna out of the oven, let rest for 15-20 minutes and serve.