If fresh ravioli cooked al dente makes your heart beat harder, or if the thought of rich tomato passata sends you into a reverie, then your Italian cuisine dreams are about to come true. La Famiglia Rana Grocer is now open in Marylebone for a five-week residency – and believe us when we say that it's a game-changer when it comes to preparing your own tasty Italian meals at home.
As all devotees of Italian cuisine know, the basis of every delicious pasta dish is the quality of the pasta itself. Here, you’ll find a grocery packed to the brim with freshly filled tortelloni by La Famiglia Rana. The Rana family have been crafting their pasta for over 55 years, and filling it with traditional combinations like mushroom and ricotta, ragù Bolognese and chicken and smoked pancetta.
And there’s more to this pop-up than pasta. Step into the grocery (admire the tumbling greenery, marble backdrops and fresh flowers on your way in) and take your pick of ingredients and fresh produce by some of Italy’s most revered suppliers. Many of these are impossible to find outside of Italy (until now!) and you can even pick and mix ingredients to create your own ‘Fresh Pasta Meal Kit for Foodies’ from £10.
Want to take your Italian cookery skills to the next level? La Famiglia Rana Grocer is also hosting more than 50 workshops over the five weeks, which cost just £5 per person. You can learn how to make fresh-filled pasta, pair your pasta with the perfect wine, and find out how to up your Insta game from big-hitters like Giulia Mulè and Food Feels. Sign up to a workshop online.
Speaking of Instagram, there are prizes for the best photos posted of the pop-up every week, so make sure you get snapping. There are even be assistants on hand to help you craft your perfect shot.
By shopping at La Famiglia Rana Grocer, you're also contributing to a great cause. They're donating all the proceeds from the sales of food kits and masterclasses to UK charity FoodCycle, and are also providing them with fresh Rana pasta and produce.
La Famiglia Rana Grocer is open from Friday November 9 to Sunday December 16 at 51 Marylebone High St, W1U5HW.