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Louis' Deli Does Bologna

Louis' Deli Does Bologna

Tuesday 8th December

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping and it is all the more gloomy when you’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Italy. 

We headed to Bologna ready to sample all the culinary delights one might expect in Northern Italy and we were not disappointed. Italy is, of course, the home of the kind of food that brings a million emotions to you with each mouthful (delight, passion, love and the sadness when it is over) and Bologna sits in the heart of this idea. We were whisked off to tour various family-run producers of all the great things we’ve come to love from Italy – prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and parmesan – and treated to such homely hospitality that coming back to our ‘real’ home felt somewhat lacking. 

Bologna itself is a town of criss-crossing streets and little alleyways that hide the most amazing cuisine behind closed doors. We stumbled across an amazing, miniature food department store which stocked everything you could dream of, ready to be cooked right in front of you. Fancy pasta when your partner fancies tiramisu? No problem! You can even choose your cut of meat to be cooked before your very eyes – talk about fresh! 

The week was a feast for the senses, from delicious food to beautiful sights, aromatic factories churning out our favourite foods to the warm welcome of the locals we came to think of as friends. If you’re looking for a weekend away at any time of the year and have a passion for food, this is definitely one to put on your bucket list. 

We have a range of cakes made with gluten free ingredients and a daily vegetarian lunch choice.