Ingredients: For the Crostini: 1 rustic French Baguette 1/4 cup Poggi Bonsi Extra-Virgin Olive Oil For the Mushrooms: 24 crimini mushrooms, or any combination of mushrooms 3 tablespoons Poggi Bonsi Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 cup white wine 1 teaspoon Ritrovo Selections Truffle n’Salt 1 tablespoon Ritrovo Selections Black Truffle Oil 1 tablespoon Truffle Sauce (optional) 1 …
Serves 4-6 Ingredients: Steak: 2 tablespoons Casina Rossa Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 4 New York or Filet Mignon Steaks 2 tablespoons Kathy Casey Rain City Seasoning ½ teaspoon India Tree Pink Peppercorns, coarsely ground 1 bunch arugula Sauce: 1 Gusto Fungo Porcino porcini bouillon cube 1 cup hot water 2 teaspoons whole India Tree Pink Peppercorns …
By CELESTE GRACEY
Renton Reporter Staff Writer
May 14 2010, 5:16 PM · UPDATED
All roads lead to Poggibonsi, or at least that’s what it appeared when one Renton business owner was lost in Tuscany more than 10 years ago.
And so Keli DeRitis convinced friend Michelle Codd that the name Poggi Bonsi, split for tongue-tied Americans, would be perfect for a European-style kitchen store.
The import-savvy business is among 20 other companies in the United States to take part in the Made in Italy national promotion this week.
Along with free events, the storefront is packed with special Italian wares through May 22, Codd said. “We’re just celebrating Italy.”
Poggi Bonsi has been selected by the Italian Trade Commission as one of only 20 retailers in the United States to host the 2010 “Made in Italy” national promotion.
From May 9 to 22, 2010 Poggi Bonsi will host the work of Italian artisans — including hand painted ceramics, terra cotta, jewelry, olive oil and more — these products will be featured in our store at The Landing in Renton. On May 16 from 4-7pm Poggi Bonsi will host a reception featuring Italian food and wine.
We had a delightful visit today from Cheryl who had traveled to Seattle from Houston to attend a family graduation. She and her family were dining at Volterra Restaurant in Ballard (one of our favorites restaurants!) and she admired the Raffaellesco salt and pepper dishes that they purchase from Poggi Bonsi for their tables. The server told her about our retail outlet in Burien and Cheryl “Googled” us on the spot. She bought the Italian ceramic salt and pepper dish as well as a Raffaellesco spoon rest, butter dish and utensil jar.
We always love hearing these stories and gaining new customers from all over the world. Cheryl has promised to visit PoggiBonsiGifts.com soon to add to her collection. Thanks, Cheryl!
Surprise your guests with this unique dessert ~ Rich vanilla ice cream with balsamic vinegar and pine nuts.
This easy dish is simple to make, but boasts lots of flavor. Great for casual dinners on the deck. Serve with green salad, crusty bread and a crisp white wine.
Torrefazione , a northwest coffee company famous for serving its Italian-style espresso drinks in traditional Raffaellesco Italian pottery coffee cups, was purchased by Starbucks Corp. in 2003. Starbucks closed all Torrefazione retail locations in 2005; the coffee brand lived on but the Italian ceramics were discontinued. PoggiBonsiGifts.com has entered into an agreement with F.I.M.A. Deruta …
As the leaves turn and the weather cools, my thoughts invaribly go to slow cooked meals in my cozy kitchen. One of my favorites is this Tuscan classic Wild Boar Stew. It sounds very exotic–and it is a little–but pork can be substituted and it’s every bit as hearty and satisfying, especially with a glass of Brunello di Montalcino.
A lovely women came into our store yesterday looking for Italian ceramics. She had seen our website at home in Singapore and happened to be accompanying her husband to a conference in Seattle and made a point of visiting Poggi Bonsi. She took the 30-minute bus ride from downtown to Burien just to see us. …