Holiday catering

Holiday party planning is in full swing, and we are here to help! Our catering menu can work with any size party or budget: platters or hot entrees to pick up in store or in home delivery with set up. Call, email or stop by the store to start planning your party catering!

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Prosecco cocktails

Holiday season is coming up! Dazzle your guests and get festive with a prosecco cocktail. We carry a wide range of gourmet cherries. Always popular as a dessert topping, cherries are now a hot item for making top of the line mixed drinks. The Manhattan in particular has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity. Prosecco […]

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Truffle Honey Pizza

We love all things truffle! When the weather gets cooler, we also love making pizza as a family on the weekends. This weekend, we decided to try a making a new pizza: a truffle honey white pizza. We start with our made in house pizza dough. Over the years, we have perfected our pizza dough […]

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Wine Pairings

We carry a wide variety of wines at The Italian Gourmet to complement our pre-made dishes or ones you make at home. Naturally, most of our wines are Italian, but we do offer a nice selection of domestic and imported wines. Below you will find a description of most of the varieties we carry accompanied […]

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The Schottler Family

Jeremy Schottler grew up here in Vienna, VA. He went to OLGC Catholic School through the 8th grade and then went to Gonzaga College High School in DC. He graduated from James Madison University in 1998. Jeremy worked part time at The Italian Gourmet during high school and college. When he graduated from college with […]

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Making it happen in 2016

Work, traffic, school, kids activities. Too much to do, too little time. Welcome to Northern Virginia! We all want to put healthy, delicious family meals on our dinner tables, but sometimes that seems too challenging. Let The Italian Gourmet help you make it happen in 2016. Every morning, our kitchen starts cooking at 5am. All […]

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Easter treats

With Easter just two weeks away, our little shop is full of treats! A traditional Italian Easter treat is the hollow chocolate egg, with a toy surprise inside. Ours are beautifully wrapped in brightly colored foil. You can’t miss them in our store, as we hang them from the ceiling for decoration! We are again […]

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Italian Easter

Easter is an important food holiday for Italians! From Ash Wednesday through Easter, Catholics observe lent by fasting and abstaining from treats. The Easter holiday breaks the lenten fast. One Italian Easter specialty is the pastiera cake, or wheat pie. The origins of the pastiera cake predate Catholic traditions. Romans celebrated the return of spring […]

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Flavors of Fall

Stop by the shop, and let us help you savor the flavors of fall! For Halloween treats, try our sugar cookies. From Uncle Ralph’s Bakery in Maryland, the cookies come in a variety of Halloween shapes, with colored sprinkles. From our own kitchen, we have hand crafted chocolate treats. A perfect portion, they are available […]

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Artisan Meats Section

Stop by and explore our newly expanded artisan meats section! Our imported porcetta is from Leonicini. Porcetta is an Italian pork roast, prepared with rosemary, garlic and salt. It is available sliced at $15/lb or as a sandwich at $8, served with olive oil on ciabatta, heated. We have a wide selection of prosciuttos, available […]

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