The Italian art of taste
Discover the taste of Italy
My father was a very good artist-painter as a hobby. Therefore I was, as child always surrounded by beautiful art. He had also the habit at least once a week to go for a dinner with the family in town and then we had always something special for dinner. He was an owner of several fashion shops in Amsterdam. A very artistic man with a great sence of humor but specially he loved good food.
After many years working for law firms, working for serveral partners, children on their own, I decided to do something I liked very much. I wanted to be busy with delicious and beatiful things.
We import our products directly from Italy, directly from the producer. Organic, DOP, without additives, not filtered and in extra vergine olive oil. From all the parts of Italy. The balsamic vinegars we import from Toscany and Reggio. From the barrel (traditional) or with a little bit wine vinegar (aceto). No sucker added, no E-numbers. Directly from Modena and Reggio.
F.I. our white balsamic vinegar is delicious and very unusual, no sucker added.
We do not believe in private label: our jars, bottles, bags are not filled bij other people then the producer. Otherwise the products are not 100% guaranteed and the quality is not 100% secure. So you see in our store, like in Italy, all different kind of producers.
Modena and Reggio are the two area’s in which the traditional balsamic is made. Especially the balsamic from Modena: 100% from the barrel into the bottle, or from the barrel in to the bottle with a little bit of wine vinegar.
Our extra vergine olive oils we import from all parts of Italy: Liguria, Tuscany, Naples, Lago di Garda, Puglia Umbria, Sicily etc. Also high quality olive oil from Puglia in a handmade jar.
Our antipasti, vegetables, olives are in extra vergine olive oil. Also our fish products from Sicily. Directly from the see into the jar. Fresh tomato sauce from Umbria, handmade pasta’s from Toscany and Puglia, Pesto’s from Liguria and Sicily. Our Italian biscuits comes from Toscany and the looks are an indication how they tastes.
Our truffle products are from Umbria, truffle honey, salt, salsa truffle, truffle oils and during the season we import fresh truffle.
Our ceramic line we import from Rome, Modigliani, it makes your table luxurious and very special.
We think that quality and transparency are very important in these days. We have the labels of our producers on all our products so you can see and read where it is from but also the genuine ingrediencies, f.i. how many sucker, salt etc. which type of olives, which type of grapes and from which region (f.i. for balsamic nowadays required).
The products are well known and the taste is described but to experience the taste all the balsamic and olive oils are open for tasting, with a cup of coffee at the end and something sweet
Do you like to organize a tasting event with friends, family or colleagues, let us know, the tasting is for free, with a bite after the tasting.
A small selection of our products
We are happy to share our Italian pride
What a super nice store! An extensive range, very good service with good information and delicious tips and ideas. This lady knows what she is talking about !! I'm going to cook nice!
This is really a super nice shop specializing in olive oil and balsamic vinegars which you can also taste. Once you have tasted this, you will never want an olive oil from the supermarket again !! Highly recommended 🙂
Special pottery from Rome
Our ceramics we import from Rome. Modigliani. When we were in Rome and we were walking the Via Condotti, we saw the shop of Modigliani. We were directly in love with this ceramic line but also their glass. It is all ;handmade, and hand shaped. That’s why it is so unbelievable beautiful. We went in and we talked to one of the ladies, working there, and they told me to come back the day after. That day one of the ladies was in and could tell us more about the possibilities. From that day, 15 years ago, we do business with Modigliani and we hope to do business more years. It is always a surprise when new items are arrived.