If you love Italian food and want to bring some real foodie magic to your table, then Sacla can help you do just that with their famous Pesto sauces.
Pasta is famous for its simplicity, comfort factor and versatility. It’s a staple in many households, and for a good reason.
Sauces for pasta have been increasing in popularity over the years, none more so than the now iconic Sacla, famous its range of pesto sauces.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a special dinner event with a number of top UK bloggers to celebrate the launch of the new ‘La Famiglia – The Family Book of Pesto’ a recipe book with classics, featuring recipes from the lovely Rachel Allen.
The event was held at the incredible Café Murano in London, and it was clear that the focus for Sacla to portray was very much on intimate dining for the family. The venue leant itself beautifully to this concept, with the event being held in a stunning private room upstairs.
We were greeted by the Sacla team with drinks, and a chance to mingle with fellow bloggers. It was great to catch up with Le Coin de Mel, What the Redhead Said, Free From Farmhouse, Glutarama, Mummy Tries, and many more.
To give us an idea of the food to come, our taste buds were awakened with delicious canapes including:
- Mushroom Arancini
- Salami, chilli and rosemary pane carasau
- Bruschetta, pea pesto, ricotta salata
- Bruschetta, San Marzano tomato
We then sat down to hear about the history of Sacla from their MD Clare Blampied.
Established in 1939, in Asti and set up as a business to use the glut of vegetables grown, Sacla has been family owned from the beginning, and is now in it’s 3rd generation. Their now famous pesto was launched in 1990 and indeed Sacla were the first to launch such a product in the UK. It is sold in 60 countries worldwide.
We were told ‘there’s a pesto for everyone’ with 12 varieties available. We got to see some of them in action during our meal, and more are featured within the new ‘La Famiglia’ recipe book!
The message was clear for us to see, Sacla want to make life easier for us all, and quicker to make decent food. We all lead busy lives, so to know that there is a pesto sauce we can trust and turn to in our cupboards to create decent and tasty meals is great.
Most of us will have used pesto when we were students, and then again when feeding our children for quick, easy and nutritious meals.
The lovely Rachel Allen then joined the discussion, explaining where her love of food and cooking came from, and how the ethos of Sacla fits with her vision of food, using ingredients to showcase them to their fullest potential.
After this, we were then treated to the most delicious 4 course meal, designed to showcase the versatility of pesto sauces, and giving us ideas on how we can use them beyond simply pasta dishes.
Our incredible menu consisted of:
- Mozarella, tomato and basil pesto
- Trofie pasta and Sacla chilli pesto
- Whole sea bream, peperonata and spring greens
- Muscovado tart and raspberries
And for the people at the event with special dietary requirements, they got equally special meals created just for them too. It was total inclusion on an impressive level!
It was such a lovely evening, with a wonderfully vibrant and bubbly atmosphere as is always the case when you get a group of bloggers together.
Thank you Sacla for the invite!
We got a goodie bag at the Sacla event which included:
La Famiglia recipe book
x2 Sacla pesto sauces
Con Gusto book
How would you like to get your hands on a goodie bag too?
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this simple question by commenting on this blog post:
QUESTION: What recipe would you make with a Sacla pesto sauce?
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The prize will be sent out to the winner week commencing 9th July 2018!
NB: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Sacla but all views are my own!