Traditional dishes of Sicily and the Italian countryside
Retail Report: Friday, May 16th, 2008
Kress-IGA Supermarket to stock local favorites
Catherine Willis, right, assistant store director at Kress IGA
Supermarket, and Enza Sorrentino, who owns Sorrentino Trattoria &
Pizzeria. Sorrentino's pasta will be sold at the Kress supermarket when
it opens next month.
More entertaining options:
The restaurant takeout (take praise?) approach
By Nancy Leson Seattle Times restaurant critic
November 28, 2007--Every
night's a party at your favorite restaurant. So what's stopping you
from calling them when you need help throwing a party of your own?
Think outside the (takeout) box. In addition to the Chinese joint
you regularly frequent -- dim sum? perfect! -- you might opt for the
fine fare at that great neighborhood bistro or that Big Deal dinner
house where you celebrated your last birthday. You may need to beg
nicely, promise to pick up platters promptly and possibly supply the
dishware for transport, but given fair warning (heed my advice: call well in advance), even restaurants that "don't do takeout" are often happy to oblige.
Though my options are endless, if I were giving a party (or contributing to one), I'd start here:
Wish you had an Italian mamma to lovingly layer homemade spinach
pasta with Bolognese, bechamel and cheese, preparing her lasagne verde
for you and yours? You do. Her name is Enza Sorrentino, and you can
pick up the finished product in hearty 4- or 8-portion sizes ($24/$48)
at Sorrentino Trattoria & Pizzeria (www.sorrentinoseattle.com) atop Queen Anne.