A sensory experience right at home and easy to cook.
Our Pepe Gusto Luxury Tasting Box is the perfect pack for enjoying an authentic Italian dinner with friends or family.
Let’s start with an aperitif… we have prepared the kit for the perfect aperitif.
Cardoncelli mushrooms are one of the tastiest, most delicious, dark-colored, and fleshy, Italian mushrooms with an unmistakable flavor.
It has a fleshy and compact pulp, it smells like bread dough and fennel seeds, it is excellent as carpaccio or with a bruschetta.
We keep on with our sun-dried tomatoes that give us the warm and enveloping flavors of southern Italy. Perfect to be tasted with the Julienne Aubergine or with the Globe Artichokes, a whole explosion of taste between salty, sour and sweet.
We can accompany the vegetables with our Artisan Breadsticks, olive oil and parmesan cheese.
The Parmesan Cheese Breadstick pairing perfectly with the sun-dried tomatoes and with the julienne aubergine, but not with mushrooms.
An Italian gastronomic law is … never cheese with mushrooms!
For the Cardoncelli mushrooms and for the Globe Artichokes the perfect pairing is with the Olive Oil Breadstick.
As an aperitif we can also prepare a cheeses testing menu pairing with our Fruite Compote which enhances the salty and slightly spicy flavor of Parmesan Cheese 28 month and Pecorino Sardo (Goat Cheese from Sardinia)
After the aperitif there is always a good plate of pasta, we offer 2 typical Italian dishes:
Orecchiette with tomato sauce, a typical dish of Apulian cuisine.
Orecchiette are famous for their characteristic round and concave shape, smooth on the outside and rough and wrinkled on the inside, similar to a small ear, and for their characteristic to catch and absorb the sauce properly.
Traditionally this pasta is made by hand, with a simple dough made of durum wheat flour, water and salt which is worked on large wooden boards and shaped by hand.
So the best way… cook the orecchiete according to the cooking time marked on the package, drain and sauté in the pan with the tomato sauce, serve with a basil leaf and some drops of extra virgin olive oil; easy and very testing.
And the other one is Spaghetti with Pesto alla Genovese.
Spaghetti with Pesto alla Genovese is a delicious and easy to cook dish, Pesto alla Genovese, as its name suggest comes from Genoa, a city in Liguria near the famous “5 Terre”.
To prepare; first cook the pasta, always paying attention to the cooking time written on the package, uncooked pasta is indigestible.
Prepare the Pesto alla Genovese in a pan and add a spoonful of the hot water from the pasta, do not heat the Pesto alla Genovese in the pan to protect it from becoming bitter due to the excessive heat.
Drain the pasta and sauté quickly in the pan with the pesto alla Genovese, add a little Parmesan cheese… and your pasta is ready to enjoy!
We finish our sensory experience with some Cantucci, hard almond cookies typical of Florence, and some good Vin Santo, the wine by excellence that always pairing with cantucci.
We can dip the cantucci in the wine to eat them as tradition suggests.
And after all this good food you can not miss a good coffee 100% Arabica.
Arabica gives to your cup of coffee aromas, sweetness, a pleasant acidity and a velvety and compact cream.