Digital delicatessen, The Merchant’s Feast has landed in Canberra just in time for the festive season.
Canberrans can now purchase a range of authentic local and imported European deli products and Mediterranean style antipasti grazing boxes and have them delivered on-demand to your front door. All meats are sliced to order and pair with daily freshly baked breads. You get your hands on deli goods like cheese, olives, marinated vegetables, pasta sauce and claim you did all yourself.
To celebrate their opening, this week they are offering a complimentary bottle of wine and freshly baked Ciabatta loaf with every large Grazing Box order.
The Merchant is a family affair, founded by siblings Marie and Dominic Vilardi, along with their mother Anne.
“We had a quintessential Italian upbringing and would regularly host gatherings for our hundreds of cousins, aunties and uncles,” says co-owner Marie Vilardi.
“And yes, that’s over 80 first cousins! We would often have our family over for birthdays, christenings, engagements, or even just a simple dinner. But it was never simple with that many people and we would always serve up delicious homecooked meals made using traditional recipes.”
It was this desire to gather over good food that inspired the family to create The Merchant’s Feast.
“We not only wanted to make it accessible to the people around us, but we to use it as a way of bringing people together, whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or merely spend quality time together, something that, after 2020, we’ll never take for granted again,” says Marie.
Product procurement is something the team pride themself on.
Greek sweets made by family-run bakery Yianni’s, smoked meats and kranskys handmade the traditional Croatian way by Ivan’s Butchery and freshly baked Italian Ciabatta by infamous Nonna’s Bakery are among a few of them items available in the feast.
“Nonna’s is actually our cousin’s bakery and the recipe is based on the exact one our Nonna brought to Australia over 70 years ago,” says Dominic.
The Merchant’s Feast distributes weekly from Wednesday to Saturday across Canberra and Queanbeyan, with next day delivery for most orders placed before 1pm.
Place your order at themerchantsfeast.com.au