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Toast to a decadent Italian Bank holiday this weekend with an artisan pasta and aperitivo home delivery

Missing high-end restaurants and sunnier climes while at home? We’ve found the perfect answer. This artisan delivery service promises to bring an authentic taste of Italy to your bank holiday dining table, with a chef-prepared pasta meal kit, complete with aperitivo – all which can be delivered through your letterbox, nationwide. Sound like a good idea? We thought so…

Embodying the tastes of the Piedmont region of North West Italy, the box includes all the ingredients required to create an authentic Mafalde…

Home delivery chefs Pasta Evangelists have launched the limited edition ‘Taste of Piedmont’ box for the upcoming May bank holiday, inspired by the tradition of Italian aperitivos to whet the appetite pre-feast, and includes everything you need to recreate this cultural cocktail ritual, at home. 

Embodying the tastes of the Piedmont region of North West Italy, the home delivery box includes all the ingredients required to create an authentic Mafalde, with truffle butter and toasted Piedmont Hazelnuts, as well as a letterbox-proportioned 50ml bottle of Villa Ascenti gin, which also hails from the Piedmont region and is distilled using home-grown herbs and botanicals. 

Using the enclosed recipe cards, you can craft your own traditional aperitivo cocktail to enjoy, in true Italian style, as well as the decadent evening meal. 

Once ordered, boxes will arrive on Friday May 8 to include everything you need to create the cocktail and meal at home over the bank holiday. 

“We chose to pair seasonal black summer tartufi (truffles) with toasted nocciole (hazelnuts), two local ingredients native to Alba…”

Roberta d’Elia, Head Chef at Pasta Evangelists,

To add to the celebrations, Villa Ascenti Brand Ambassador and gin mastermind, Christie Knight, will be hosting a virtual Italian aperitivo cocktail masterclass, full of cocktail tips for curating your own aperitivo hour from home – not just this bank holiday, but again,and again. If you’re keen on some expert aperitivo advice, the workshop will go live on Instagram at 5pm on Saturday, May 9. 

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“Faced with an unusual amount of time at home, we wanted to inspire people to enjoy this special Italian aperitivo tradition during the early evening,” says Chrissie, “This partnership is the perfect way to do this, so people can celebrate this cultural moment with authentic Italian pasta and a home-grown, Italian gin, made from locally sourced signature ingredients from the hills of Piedmont.” 

“We chose to pair seasonal black summer tartufi (truffles) with toasted nocciole (hazelnuts), two local ingredients native to Alba, a beautiful mountain town in Italy’s northwestern Piedmont region,” added Head Chef at Pasta Evangelists, Roberta d’Elia, talking through the menu, “The provenance of the ingredients is at the heart of this bank holiday offering, reflecting some of Italy’s most prized and decadent flavours.” 

An Italian feast on the menu this bank holiday? Saluti to that! 

Want more bank holiday cocktail inspiration? Try this easy two-ingredient lemon margarita.

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