Sovrano @ A Touch of Italy
SOVRANO, at A Touch of Italy is your one stop shop for
all of your Italian food & wine requirements. This is
where you will find Auckland's largest Italian food and
wine collection, including specialised spirits, liqueurs,
aperitifs and grappa. The wine collection includes several
of the top rated red wines from Italy.
Needing to create an Italian feast?
We have all the traditional necessities: Panforte,
White Anchovies, Olives, Artichokes, Pesto, Extra Virgin
Olive Oils, Infused Olive Oils, Truffle Oil, Aged Balsamic
from Moderna, Balsamic Crèmes, Dried Porcini, unique &
specialised pasta & sauces, pizza & pasta flour and
much much more. AND, if we haven’t got it, we will try to
get it for you! We have weekly wine tasting from Thursday
till Saturday and regular VIP food & wine specials.
Sovrano at A Touch fo Italy
68g GReenmount Drive
Phone: 09 2733701
Pasta with Zucchini, Pancetta &
A quick and easy tasty summer pasta that you can throw
together in minutes!
Small Zucchini, Ends Trimmed And Cut Into Large Dice
100g Diced Pancetta
1/2 Cup Diced Onion
3 Large Garlic Cloves, Peeled & Thinly Sliced
1 Red Hot Chili Pepper, Minced
500g Spaghetti Or Fusilli Pasta
Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley or Basil
1 Cup Coarse Homemade Breadcrumbs, Seasoned (See Note
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Grated Pecorino Cheese
Cracked Black Pepper
Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Cook the
pancetta in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown,
about 4 to 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the
pancetta to a small paper-towel-lined plate, leaving about
1 tablespoon of fat in the pan. Return the skillet to
medium heat, add the onion to the pan, and cook, stirring
frequently, until the onion starts to soften and wilt,
about 4 minutes. Add the zucchini, stirring, until it just
starts to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and chili
pepper and cook another minute or two until fragrant. Add
the pancetta back into the pan with the zucchini and mix,
seasoning with salt and pepper. Heat the oil for the
topping in a small frying pan and toast the breadcrumbs
until they are golden brown. Cook the pasta in the boiling
water according to package directions until al
Reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta water and then drain the
pasta well. Return the pasta to its pot and add the
zucchini mixture, parsley/basil, and 1/4 cup of the pasta
water. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until the
pasta has blended with the sauce, about 1 minute, adding
more of the pasta water if the mixture seems dry.
Serve in individual bowls topped with a sprinkling of
toasted breadcrumbs, and cracked black pepper.
Offer grated Pecorino cheese at the table.
d'Abruzzo Special cycle Edition 2011
A simply outstanding, award winning Montepulciano!
In Farnese, the spirit of success is part of their
Each wine is made with the same enthusiasm,
attention and meticulous care for every detail,
that they use to build their success,
from vineyard to winery, to the market.
They do this so well that the success of their
is repeated by the success of their athletes in the
most important races worldwide. This special edition
has been produced to celebrate the Italian
Cycling Team. Drink this wine and find out their
genuine passion for success.
Have you had an Italian wine either in NZ or when
Italy that you want to know more about?
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will try and find it for you.
Fragoli is an award winning original liquor made with
whole, hand picked wild strawberries . Excellent on its
own, served fresh as an aperitif, poured into a flute of
chilled Prosecco, or over ice cream, fruit salad or any
other imaginative way you can think of. Try this example
Mix the ingredients in a shaker,
pour into a ‘tulip’ glass and decorate.
The Toschi range is
A Touch of Italy Ltd and available
through selected retail outlets
- see 'Taking Home" section
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and post the recipe!
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