Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Touring And Tasting At Tuscan Market

We were recently invited up to New Hampshire for a tour and tasting at Tuscan Market, the emporium for all things of quality imported from Italy and foods prepared for take out or eat in, all from scratch.  It was well worth the thirty minute drive from Boston.  There's really nothing like it on this scale in the area.

We toured the gleaming, new expanded kitchens were all of the food is prepared from fresh pasta to pastries and desserts.

We got a first hand view of the chefs at work and having worked in a commercial bakery I can say that the level of quality and cleanliness is impressive.

Then we sat down for lunch served by Chef David Crinieri which included this beautifully fresh burrata with a truffled honey drizzle.

Several pasta dishes and a glass of wine followed one of our favorites was this butternut squash and brown butter pasta with pecorino romano cheese.  Top notch but, really, so was everything else.

The just-stuffed cannoli was also excellent with a surprisingly light cream filling.

And the tiramisu was equally good.  As were the selection of gelatos and sorbettos we sampled.

After purchasing a few take home treats to enjoy later, we left with every intention of heading back for more. The prices?  Surprisingly affordable.  We found the pricing to be less than that of Whole Foods for superior quality foods.

Tuscan Market
63 Main Street
Salem, NH  03079
Telephone:  603.912.5467

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