VANCOUVER — Caffè La Tana in Vancouver is now offering online ordering and home delivery of fresh pasta, Italian specialty foods and high-quality grocery essentials.
The offering is headed by new culinary director Phil Scarfone, whose role has shifted along with the rest of the industry.
“Since its inception, La Tana was meant to emulate the spirit and hold the same place in the neighbourhood as the alimentari in Italian towns — small, locally owned-and-operated convenience stores. Wine, milk, pasta and basic household goods…but curated,” says Craig Stanghetta, co-owner. ”Now it makes more sense than ever to be that hub.”
Offerings include farm-fresh, organic dairy, meat and produce; dry, canned and preserved pantry staples; house made heat-and-serve meals; and ‘some-assembly-required’ pizza and pasta kits. On La Tana online, shoppers will find a growing selection of materia prima with which to cook at home, as well as restaurant-quality prepared food from Scarfone’s kitchens. Grocery offerings include imported goods, as well as local and direct from the farmers and suppliers the kitchens at La Tana, Savio Volpe and Pepino’s Spaghetti House have worked with.
La Tana’s fresh-pasta program will be available in the web shop, including extruded noodles and seasonal stuffed pastas, as well as dried-pasta kits and house-made sauces.
“Launching the new online platform and stocking the alimentari with everything from basics — like good olive oil and butter to delicious ready to heat-and-eat meals — has not only allowed us to stay in business but to stay in touch with the community,” says Paul Grunberg, co-owner. “Bringing things people need right to them, though not personal as it’s contactless, has been meaningful nonetheless.”
Same day pick up and next day delivery orders can be placed anytime at caffelatana.ca.