Del Sole was the name of a cafe/deli I used to run in my hometown of Bath, UK.
After opening in March 2006, the shop was transferred to new owners in March 2009 and continues to operate under new ownership today.
The idea behind Del Sole was to create the home of freshly-prepared, authentic Italian food. A place where the aroma, flavour and appearance of real Italian food was unmistakable and once tried, never forgotten.
The philosophy was simple. We produced and sold real Italian food, including many of the specialities of Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna region, without unnecessary additives and using local and organic ingredients wherever possible.
Inspired by the legendary ‘Tamburini’, Bologna’s most famous and prestigious delicatessen, The Del Sole ‘cafe’ had a light, bright and welcoming atmosphere immediately as you walked in thanks to a large opening that lead the eye all the way through to the hive of activity in the stainless steel kitchen.
Behind the brazilian-marble counter, the Faema coffee machine was normally busy making cup of Illy espresso and cappuccino for our customers, who often then liked to sit at the front of the shop and watch the busy world go by along Moorland Road!
Although the Del Sole cafe is no longer, it is my dream and passion to continue to share the recipes and inspiration that continues to motivate my love of creating delicious, beautiful recipes of all types.