Italy is known for its abundance of herbs, from basil and rosemary to oregano and thyme. Italian herbs are perfect in a wide range of both traditional and modern dishes including pasta, pizza, bruschetta, salad, soups, veal and chicken.
Basil – What would a Margherita pizza or caprese salad be without it? Flagrant and aromatic, basil (or as Italians would say “Basilico”) is often left on tables for its scent. The type used in Italian food is typically called “sweet basil”. When basil is used in cooked recipes, it is usually added at the last moment to preserve the most of its flavor. Basil is also one of the main ingredients in pesto — a green Italian oil-and-herb sauce made with basil, olive oil, garlic, and pine nuts.
Parsley – It’s not just a garnish! Parsley is also used for its light, distinctive flavor in many dishes. At Rosedale, you’ll find it in our delicious meatballs and many sauces.
Fresh rosemary and Thyme – These two ingredients assist in the marination of our famous, and much sought-after, Wings Italiano!
Combined with extra virgin olive oil, Italian herbs make the perfect dipping mix. At Rosedale, we offer this table-side, where it pairs perfectly with our crusty, homemade, Italian bread.
If you can’t tell, WE LOVE ITALIAN FOOD! We are so happy to be ble to share this with all of you. It’s truly a dream come true!