Not everyone can spontaneously buy a plane ticket to Italy, but you can get Italy (in a box) delivered to your front door with a click of a button.
Whidbey Island-based Ciao Food & Wine now has an online marketplace and curated boxes available — giving a taste of Italy and all it has to offer.
In Italy, Ciao owner and chef Mark Laska once studied under Enzo Coccia, founder of the slow food movement. He developed a love of the food and culture and brought it back to Washington.
The online marketplace offers artisan products from family-owned Italian purveyors that Laska has personally used in Italy and his restaurant. The curated boxes — like the Porch Party, Date Night and Picnic in the Park — feature an array of cured meats, cheeses, artichoke and bruschetta spreads.
Oh — and there's wine, of course. We are talking about Italy, after all.
You can learn more and purchase boxes/items online. While the products, services, and/or accommodations in this post were provided without charge, all of the opinions within are those of the author and the Seattle Refined editorial board.