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Jonathon’s Italian Inspired Favorites

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Chef Jonathon Merrick brings his distinct experience, culinary perspective, and passion for the restaurant industry to his favorite Italian items for your menu.


Bel Gioioso Burrata‘s resembles a Fresh Mozzarella ball, but holds a delicious, soft and fresh filling of stracciatella mixed with cream. Perfectly plated with arugula, tomatoes & toast or served as a luxurious pizza topping.

Impastata Ricotta

Impastata is best known as a filling in desserts such as cannoli, cheesecake, as well as savory applications like lasagna, manicotti and ravioli. Impastata ricotta, which roughly translates to "mixed ricotta", is a drier and smoother version of ricotta cheese, and is a lightly sweet, smooth texture.

Try a to-go dessert kit of Ricotta Impasta & cannoli shells.

Sourdough Loaf

This deli-style loaf from Tribeca Oven has a delicate tangy flavor and a bubbly, golden crust.  Made exclusively with wild yeast sourdough for complex flavor, this loaf has a pleasing, light interior. When using this bread, think sandwiches and tartines.

Sliced Italian Beef Au Jus

Papa Carmignani has served authentic Italian Meats for over 75 years. Their authentic, Italian Beef is  amazing on sandwiches, hoagies, subs and of course Italian Beef sandwiches. Made from the finest cuts of beef and select ingredients and complimented with a delicious au jus – it’s an easy addition to any menu.

Lady Fingers

Known for their role in the classic tiramisu, Ladyfingers are individually lovely, but they taste just as well with a side of fresh fruit, dunked in a cup of coffee, or served with a dollop of whipped cream. Ladyfingers are airy, lightly sweetened cookies that are incredibly absorbent, making them perfect for more complex desserts, such as trifles.

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