Product Of The Month
Every month we spotlight a bread or product that we sell in our cafés. We hope you enjoy learning a little about them. Stop by any of our locations to sample these treats and take something home to share.
There is nothing more pleasing to the eye than a delicious bouquet of our Grissini set in a simple carafe. You often find these crisp Italian breadsticks dressing up the tables in restaurants across Italy. We make ours with a bit of fennel, green olives and olive oil for an added touch of savory goodness.
Grissini hails from the town of Turin in the foothills of the Italian Alps. It is fabled that Napoleon Bonaparte found the breadsticks so irresistible he commissioned a stagecoach service for transporting them 481 miles to his home in Paris.
Italians traditionally wrap Grissini with paper-thin slices of salty prosciutto for an elegant appetizer, but these breadsticks are so good you’ll find yourself snacking on them unadorned. As we head into fall, be sure to have some on hand for swirling into a bowl of soup.