Enroute to dropping the adorable Tess at her Brooklyn apartment on Sunday, we explored a bit of the Bay Ridge neighborhood. Walter wanted to check out the newly opened A.L.C. Italian Grocery & Alimentari he’d read about in Michele Scicolone’s post on i-Italy.
Louis Coluccio, who co-owns the shop with wife Alison, welcomed us warmly. As we sampled a seductive butternut squash and pancetta lasagna, we trolled the shelves for tempting items to purchase. Here’s what I selected:
Delitia buffalo milk butter
Les Moulins Mahjoub wild mountain capers in sea salt (as big as hazelnuts!)
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (for only $12/lb!)
Guanciale (cured pork cheek)
L’arte della Pasta fusilli col buco (spiral strands with a hole in the middle)
Il Caprino del Piemonte cremoso (goat’s milk cheese from Piedmont)
Agostino Recca colatura di alici (anchovy juice)
The shop’s Web site is under construction but here’s the contact info.
A. L. Coluccio
8613 Third Avenue (86th Street)
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NYC