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Italian Food Market Saturday 23 February 2013, Market Hill, Clare


Saturday 23rd February 2013
Market Hill, Clare
Italia in Piazza will be in Clare again with their fantastic range, including: 

Salumeria: Cheeses, Cured Meats, Herbs & Pasta
A variety of cheeses, such as the famous Parmigiano Reggiano, Gorgonzola Dolce and different types of goats, sheeps and cows milk cheeses. These include varieties which derive from the Alps or from mountains and both fresh and mature cheeses. If you are not sure then ask to taste it!

Cured Meats range from the classic Proisciutto Crudo, to the delicate yet distinctive Beef Bresaola from Valtellina. Meats also include Salame,Pancetta and Mortadella with pistachio. Many other "salumi” are also available, which are made with either 100% beef or 100% pork.

A wide range of pasta such as extra long black Squid Ink and Chilli Pepper spaghettoni and large shells will be on offer. Various types of tricolore pasta and many more other types of diverse pastas.

In addition many kinds of traditional Italian Herbs will be onsale, such as for herbs for Bruschetta, Mediterranean Pesto, herbs for grilled foods, many types of chilli herbs and other mouth-watering flavours.

Olives and Sott'Olii
Olives of the finest quality which include olives from Sicily, Liguria and Napoli such as the mix antipasto of olives, olives stuffed with garlic, almonds & pecorino just to name a few, and many more which are marinatedwith garlic, herbs and chilli. Also, marinated Artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes both in olive oil and a variety of wonderful grilled vegetables.

Biscotti e Dolci

Seasonal biscuits, cakes and pastries of the finest qualitywhich include fine classic Dolci Pasticciera, such as the Sicilian Cannoli,different types of chocolate snacks & other fine biscuits & cakes.

Fantastic giant sized breadsticks, olive or rosemary breadsticksare all on sale which can be eaten on their own or with dips and cheeses of your choice.

Extra Virgin Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars
Olive Oils from different regions of Italy, including Liguria, Sardegna & Puglia. They are all produced from the first cold press. Theyall have their distinct flavours depending on the region they are produced. They can be used for doing "soffritto”, on salads or as dips with breads. We also offer a range of flavoured extra virgin oils including chilli, rosemary, basil or garlic oils. We also have a fantastic selection of fine Balsamic Vinegars, both young and mature, also on offer. Stopoff at this stall and try each and every kind of Oil or Vinegar before you buy. 

Torronee Cioccolata
Torroneis the famous nougat cake first made on 25 Ocober 1441 in the village of Torrazzo,near Cremona, for a royal wedding reception. Since then this fantastic product has become famous all over the world. It's best described as soft nougat and now comes in over 40 different flavours, which include pistachio, limoncello, tiramisu, amaretto, toffee and panna cotta, all gluten free! 

Also: hot Italian drinking chocolate which comes in many flavours such as rum, vanilla, traditional or hazelnut. Samples are available at the market!

Gastronomia (subject to availability) Hot foods:

Calzoni Pizza: Folded pizza filled witheither ham and mozzarella or spinach and potato.

Porchetta: This is the equivalent to the hog roast inItaly. It is a succulent slow roasted pork ham in herbs. This is then sliced and sizzled on a griddle along with roasted peppers and served in a ciabatta panino. It must be tried!

Italian 100% Pork Sausage in a roll:Succulent sausage sliced in half, griddled and served in a roll with onions.

Arancini di Riso: Balls of rice stuffed withvarious fillings such as ham and cheese or spinach. A Sicilian speciality from the roots of Palermo.

Speciality Breads
We have a fantastic selection of speciality Italian breads on sale. These include the famous focaccia, plain and with herbs, the traditional Ciabatta or a Campagna country loaf.  

All the breads are baked in England but have been carefully selected to bring you a true Italian flavour. No flour improvers are used and all breads are baked on each morning of each market.

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Date : 14-02-2013