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This Week's Food News: Mercato e Cucina




Looking like it has more in common with a trendy nightclub than an over-lit supermarket, Mercato e Cucina, is bringing a new style of fresh produce shopping to the good folk of Gladesville.



And with parking underneath the 1200 square meter premises, Inner West residents may just love it too…



Expect to find a butcher...



...cheese counter (with tastings including le Dauphin the ‘Prince of Brie’)...



...a deli...



...a 400-bottle wine cellar (also stocking a range of grappas and Italian aperitifs)...



...greengrocer...



...baker and a restaurant, all under the one roof.



Owner Vanessa Martin, who rose to fame at Inner West favourite Il Piave, is understandably proud of her rather epic endeavour. She pointed out their house-made heat-and-eat lasagnes, which encourage a waste-reducing connection between the restaurant and the fresh food store, with products like “veal bones sent to the restaurant kitchen to make demi-glace”.



Keep your eyes peeled for their own-brand products, like Coffs Harbour honey, which comes from a farm that Vanessa used to walk past every day when she visited her grandparents…



PS: I was hoping to also talk about the restaurant here, but on the day I visited every table was full and the restaurant advised me of a 20-minute wait. Instead I took home a selection of their products, and was mighty impressed...

Mercato e Cucina
297 Victoria Road, Gladesville
Ph: (02) 9817 3457

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grabyourfork
Dec. 1st, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
That's some sexy oozing brie!
missdissent
Dec. 2nd, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
Yeah it was amazing - Le Dauphin - definitely the Prince of Brie!
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