Valentine’s Day is around the corner but this year we say forget the ho hum chocolates and over-priced roses, instead celebrate your love with specialty goods from MilanMilan, Front Street’s brand-new Italian lifestyle store!
To start, say Saluti to the one you love with a quality prosecco, artisinal Italian beer or Galvanina Italian soda, sourced from the best suppliers in Italy.
Meanwhile he will think you slaved all day when you prepare one of MilanMilan’s specialty pasta or risottos, which are out of this world fresh, fabulous and oh so Italian. Drizzle with their richly flavoured Olive Oils or top with one of their just-like-home-made pasta sauces. Complete your Valentine’s Day dinner for two with a rich Italian coffee, Vin Santo and biscotti or an Italian liquor like Lemoncella or Amaretto.
And if you are looking to go the extra mile, indulge in Italian pastries (available by pre-order) or a Valentine’s vegan and gluten-free cake, cupcakes or cookies. What better way to win his heart!
And while you at it, here is a cheat sheet for expressing your love Italian-style
Tesoro mio – My treasure
Cuore mio – My heart
Amore mio – My love
Caro/cara – Dear
MilanMilan’s extensive range of prosecco wines include Divici organic prosecco, Astoria Fashion Victim Rosé, Astoria Prosecco DOC, Cannaletto and Cinzano proseccos.
MilanMilan also carries premium sparkling Ca’del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige, which combines fresh fruits (apple and pear) and notes of acacia honey and green tea. It offers a wonderful exuberance on the palate that is firm and ends on a dried almond note.
Those wishing to sip beer rather than wine can indulge in Viola, a handcrafted Italian beer in pale lager and red ale. Or try one of the specialty stores’s Galvanina Italian sodas. Blended using organic fruit juice and water sourced from a spring located 1,000 feet above sea level on the hill in northeastern Italy.
Galvanina Italian sodas come in a wide-range of flavors and are the perfect sipper for a Valentine’s dinner.
MilanMilan Italian Lifestyle Store
3 Front Street, Hamilton HM 11
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekdays
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday