MELBOURNE | One thing that many I’ve spoken to during this COVID-19 pandemic haven’t really turned their minds to is impacts one removed from the very visible. For example, distributors and suppliers of products to hospitality venues, who normally sell wholesale and not direct to the public.
One such company is Alligator Brand. They have a retail shop front at their Tottenham factory, but for the most part they supply the industry. Normally you find their pasta in places like David Jones food halls, on Qantas flights, and at any number of top restaurants and catered events. Recently, they’ve been working with Attica as part of their soup kitchen project to help those most impacted by Melbourne’s lock downs.
With a big portion of their customer base putting a hold on orders, Alligator have started delivering pasta direct to the public. They recently gifted me some pasta to try, and to help spread the word.
It’s simply really good, top quality fresh pasta. And there’s a variety of styles and flavours to choose from. I tried the spaghetti, to which I added a simple tomato based sauce and shaved parmesan, the spinach and ricotta ravioli, with a bit less of that tomato sauce and capers, the prawn and lobster ravioli, to which I added some burnt butter and thyme, and their pork gyōza, which I severed with Momo Shop‘s spicy tomato achar.
If you like pasta with just the right texture and bite to it, Alligator’s range is definitely worth checking out.
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