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Buon Appetito!

Buon Appetito!

Creamy Arancini

These famous Italian hand-rolled balls of creamy risotto rice with a delicious surprise filling and a crunchy outer crumb are to die for. You could stick to classic sun-dried tomatoes, creamy feta, mozzarella, and fresh basil or be more adventurous with contemporary flavour combinations like beetroot and feta or pistachio, lemon and saffron.

 
Steaming Plates of Pasta

Pasta is one of the easiest dishes to serve to a crowd – and it’s also one of the best leftover dishes in the world! Baked cannelloni and lasagne will keep warm in the oven, while you relax and chat with your guests until the mood is right and everyone’s ready to eat. 

A lasagne layered with rich beef Bolognese, topped with bechamel sauce and a sprinkling of cheese and paprika is always a winner and one of our best sellers. To cater for those who prefer something a little less heavy or vegetarian, you can’t go wrong with cannelloni filled with spinach, ricotta and pumpkin and baked in a rich tomato sauce.

 
Hot Crusty Bread

Hot and straight from the oven is simply the best way to serve bread. A long French baguette with a crispy crust or a dark sourdough rye loaf go well with Italian meals.

 
Divine Desserts

Nothing says Italian dessert better than coffee-soaked tiramisu or silky-smooth vanilla panna cotta.

 



How to Pull it all Together with Everyday Gourmet

To Start: Gorgeous on their own or served with a dipping sauce, these little risotto balls are flavour bombs! There are a variety to choose from, including vegetarian and gluten free options and they can be cooked from frozen or defrosted. For a truly crispy coating pop them into a deepfryer. Alternatively spray them with a little oil before popping them into a hot oven until they are golden.  If you’ve planned a casual evening, scatter some rocket on a large platter, pile on the arancini, add a little bowl of garlic aioli or tomato basil sauce and hand it round. No plates needed – fingers and napkins in hand will do fine.


The Mains:
Everyday Gourmet has two types of lasagne to choose from – beef or vegetarian. They are fully cooked, so merely require defrosting overnight before being reheated in a 160°C oven for around 30 minutes. Each tray serves approximately 12 people.

We also offer two delicious fully cooked vegetarian cannelloni options, that require defrosting and reheating in the same manner as the lasagne.  These trays serve around 10 people.


On the Side: Now for the bread: popping a par-baked loaf straight from the freezer into the oven for 10 minutes is honestly the most convenient way to give your guests piping hot crusty bread.  Our range of breads and rolls have been created for restaurants, so check the carton quantities and that your freezer has space before you order them. Many of our regular customers buy and share with family and friends.


Divine Desserts: Everyday Gourmet has several tiramisu options – a pre-cut slab cake, delicate teardrop topped individual desserts or a gorgeous creamy 10” cake. If you’re an ice cream lover choose the Mövenpick tiramisu ice cream.

If you don’t fancy this coffee-flavoured classic, a delicate, silky smooth vanilla panna cotta dressed with a few berries will provide a simple yet elegant end to the meal. 

The desserts are all easy to manage – just place the number you need in the fridge to defrost and pop the rest back into the freezer for another day.


Lovely Leftovers:
Pasta, particularly lasagne, always tastes better the next day, so you shouldn’t have any waste issues there! If there’s any leftover bread after the next day’s breakfast, knock up a classic Italian panzanella salad.


A Note About Saving Time and Money

Cooking from scratch is great fun, however if cooking for a large group leaves your fridge cluttered with half jars of passata, anchovies and capers every time you ‘do Italian’, then you may find that buying one or two restaurant-quality pre-made dishes instead, actually saves you time and money.

We invite family and friends over because we want to spend time with them – planning ahead and buying expertly made gourmet meals reduces your time in the kitchen and allows you to do just that!

Our free home delivery service for orders over $100 will save you even more time! If you need any help or advice, give our customer service team a call.

Buon Appetito!