The first sip of cool and crisp white wine. A paper-thin slice of prosciutto aged for 22 months. A local peach at peak ripeness. This summer, we’re rediscovering the taste of summer, one ingredient at a time. See what’s in season at our marketplace now, then shop safely in-store starting at 9 a.m., order groceries for delivery or pick-up on Instacart or order directly through our catalogue (we deliver throughout the GTA).
Vine-ripened and hand-picked, these uniquely beautiful tomatoes are grown from seeds that are over 50 years old. Their diversity in texture, flavour, and shape will easily add new depth to any dish.
Recipe Idea: Slice up for a colourful Caprese salad, or enjoy simply with a drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of Cervia sea salt.
Storage: If you plan to eat your tomatoes soon, you can leave them on your counter as they’ll ripen faster at room temperature. Just remember that if your house is warm, peak tomatoes will ripen quickly!
Fresh and aromatic, basil is a staple herb in Italian cuisine. The most common variety of basil used in Italian cooking is Sweet Basil – particularly the Basilico Genovese DOP cultivar – with curved, bright green leaves.
Recipe ideas: Garnish your Caprese salad with this aromatic herb, or make your own pesto alla genovese with creamy pine nuts, Ligurian olive oil, and Parmigiano Reggiano DOP and Pecorino Romano DOP from our salumi and formaggi counter.
Storage: Treat your basil like fresh flowers! Take the fresh bunch of basil and trim a bit off the ends of the stems. Fill a glass with about an inch or two of water, and stick the basil right in. You can either store on the counter, or cover the whole glass with a plastic bag, close tightly around the glass with a rubber band, and store in the fridge. Your basil will stay bright and fresh for about a week.
Don’t let the season’s best slip away!
PERFECT SUMMER PAIRINGS
Produced in Langhirano, Parma, Ferrarini’s Prosciutto di Parma DOP is made with just high-quality pork legs, air from the Parma hills, sea salt and time. Each hand-selected pork leg is slowly cured in cellars that are constantly controlled for temperature and humidity using innovative technologies patented by the Ferrarini group themselves. The result? A delicate cured meat with subtly sweet notes.
Recipe ideas: Pair this salume with Parmigiano Reggiano DOP for a savoury, complex antipasto board that showcases the best of Emilia-Romagna’s distinct microclimate and artisanal food traditions. Pour a glass of Fontanafredda Gavi del Comune di Gavi, made from 100% Cortese grapes that offer floral and bitter apple notes with a dry finish.
DON’T FORGET THE VINO
Looking for more wine pairing suggestions? Stop by Vino & Birra To-Go to get a bottle to pair with your takeout order, or order bottles directly through Uber Eats with your food delivery. Check out our sommelier’s picks for summer, and chat with our vino experts to find bottles to complement your next meal. Nota bene: wine must be purchased with food.
MORE WAYS TO GET A TASTE OF SUMMER
Packing a picnic? Stock your pantry with these ingredients that travel well from your kitchen to the park. Take inspiration from an Italian-inspired menu: make a pasta al pesto with Antica Madia Farfalle Tomato Basil Pasta and Niasca Portofino Basil Pesto alla Genovese. Pair with HardBite Chips for a crunchy snack, and pack Village Juicery Cold Pressed Juice for a refreshing drink.
ALL THE WAYS TO SHOP
Ready to pick up our best summer picks? Shop safely starting at 9 a.m., order groceries for delivery or pick-up on Instacart or order directly through our catalogue. Contact email@example.com to place your order for same-day delivery or pick-up in our store.
Nota bene: delivery is available throughout the Greater Toronto Area for orders $30 or over before tax. For all other orders, delivery rates are the same as Instacart and apply by zone. Last deliveries accepted by 5 p.m. have guaranteed delivery by 7 p.m. If orders are placed after 5 p.m., they will be processed the following day.