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{Product Review & Giveaway} Basilico Box

{Product Review & Giveaway} Basilico BoxI was recently contacted to receive and review a brand new service that is delivered right to your doorstep. Let me introduce you to the Basilico! Basilico is a delightful tasting and cooking experience for two delivering the traditional recipes and flavors of the “Bella Italia” at your own home. Italian cuisine is known for being healthy, fresh and simple. You will finally be able to prepare a full Italian dinner in less than 30 minutes thus surprising your guests with ingredients, decorations and flavors that they might have only only in the best restaurants in Sicily. Enjoy Italy at home, savor your delightful dishes and become an Italian chef.

This is how the box is broken out by:

The Valentine’s Day Box includes not only the ingredients for  two people but it provides photo directions for easy preparation.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies and Olive Bread Sticks | Basilico Box

Appetizer

  • Crispy Olive “grissini” bread sticks
  • Artisanal Sun dried tomato sauce from Liguria

Dessert

  • Chocolate Italian made biscuits with cocoa cream

Risotto  Main Course | Basilico Box Main Course: Risotto allo Zafferano (Saffron Risotto)

  • Traditional Carnaroli rice imported from Italy
  • Saffron
  • Onion
  • Beef flavor bouillon

So after I got my box and checked out all the goods it was time to get cooking! What I liked about the box is that it has a great base of ingredients. The sky is the limit and don’t feel like your limited to what is just sent to you. I added a few additional ingredients to my meal and it brought it to the next level. No one  would ever know that a bulk of your ingredients were delivered to your doorstep! And if you decide that you don’t want to add anything to your box no biggie. Just know that aside from the ingredients delivered you’ll need salt, pepper, oil, butter, and heavy cream.

Basilico Box Appetizer

We fell in love with the appetizer of crispy olive bread sticks and artisanal sun dried tomato sauce! It reminded us of a similar appetizer we enjoyed while dining in Venice, Italy last fall. We had the crispy breadsticks just about everywhere we ate at in Italy!

Lobster Risotto with Olive Bread Sticks

We could have enjoyed the appetizer alone.

Lobster Risotto with Olive Bread Sticks

Then it was time for the main entree. I kicked up our saffron risotto with some green (frozen) peas and chunks of lobster. This took our saffron risotto to the next level.

Basilico Box Valentine's Dessert
I also added a few fresh strawberries to the cookies and freshly whipped cream! My husband said this was a perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner dessert and then went off on a tangent of inappropriateness!

Basilico Box Valentine's Dessert

All I can say is that he said this could be considered “sex on a plate”. I decided to cut the center strawberry into a heart like shape!

So, who is ready to win a fabulous box delivered to their doorstrep and ready for a swanky Valentine’s Dinner at home?

Remember, if you don’t see the rafflecopter widget box pop-up feel free to click on the “A Rafflecopter Giveaway” link below. Also note that if you’ve never left a comment before on Katie’s Cucina that all comments get reviewed before published. This could take up to 24 hours.

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And if you don’t win, you’ll still have time to order a box to be delivered before February 14th! The last day to place orders is February 5th, so make sure you visit Basilico Box’s website. Delivery is to the continental US only. Products of course are always subject to change. Make sure you head on over to Basilico Box Pinterest page and follow them!

Disclosure: I having a working relationship with Basilico Box: I was provided the box of ingredients and was compensated. As always all opinions are my own. 

   

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32 Responses to “{Product Review & Giveaway} Basilico Box”

  1. Kim. B posted on January 27, 2013 at 5:20 am (#)

    My favorite Italian recipe to share is: one pot spaghetti 🙂

  2. Cindy Brickley posted on January 27, 2013 at 5:42 am (#)

    I like to make Italian Cannoli. The Basilico Box is such a unique gift to get and receive.

  3. Craig posted on January 27, 2013 at 7:31 am (#)

    It sounds fabulous. I want some now.

  4. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on January 27, 2013 at 9:03 am (#)

    I’m Italian so a lot of my recipes are also Italian. A couple of my favorites are my lasagna and linguine con aglio e olio d’oliva!

  5. Susan Pfund posted on January 27, 2013 at 10:43 am (#)

    Lasange or stuffed shells.

  6. MaryB posted on January 27, 2013 at 10:58 am (#)

    I love spaghetti with clams but more often I make lasagne, which is my hubby’s favorite. Thanks for offering such a fun giveaway.

  7. Terri C posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm (#)

    Love lasagna! But most anything Itialian.

  8. Xiomara @ Parkesdale posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm (#)

    My favorite Italian recipe to share is my spaghetti!

  9. Joselyn posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm (#)

    This looks so yummy and I love the box delivered idea! I’d <3 to receive this and blog about it too!! Im always talking 🙂

  10. Angela posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm (#)

    Yum! I love Italian and I also love a surprise!

  11. Lori D posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm (#)

    Eggplant Parmesan is our family favorite!

  12. Deborah Rosen posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm (#)

    My favorite Italian recipe to share with people I love is Scrippelle M’Busse, which is savory crepes served in chicken broth. It’s a lot of work so I have to love you to make it lol.

  13. danielle posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm (#)

    My focaccia recipe

  14. Aviva posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm (#)

    Simple pasta with tomato basil sauce.

  15. Kathy Wilson posted on January 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm (#)

    Lasagna! But, this looks and sounds amazing! Would love to try it, especially those decadent cookies!!!

  16. Corisa posted on January 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#)

    Spaghettti!

  17. Kim C. posted on January 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm (#)

    I’m the baker in my family so my favorite Italian recipe to share with loved ones is my fig cookies recipe.

  18. Carmen posted on January 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm (#)

    Lasagna – and our baguette bread

  19. Nancy posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm (#)

    I make a great lasagna!!

  20. Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} posted on January 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm (#)

    I don’t make a lot of Italian food, which is crazy because I love it!! But I just recently made homemade spaghetti and meatballs that was out of this world! 🙂

  21. Natalie S posted on January 27, 2013 at 5:56 pm (#)

    I love making chicken parmesan for my family!

  22. stephanie posted on January 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm (#)

    Lasagna

  23. Rust posted on January 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm (#)

    lasagna or tortellini with sausage

  24. Amanda @ Amanda's Apron posted on January 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm (#)

    Bruschetta is one of our favorite Italian appetizers to share! So yummy!

  25. Emily J posted on January 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm (#)

    I love to make ravioli with wonton wrappers! Delicious!

  26. Annette posted on January 28, 2013 at 12:52 am (#)

    Tuscan Vegetable Soup

  27. Jess S. @ Floptimism posted on January 28, 2013 at 7:15 am (#)

    Lasagna, packed with veggies! It’s what I think of when I think of home-cooked comfort food.

  28. Hana posted on January 28, 2013 at 9:55 am (#)

    Baked sausage, onion, and peppers with potatoes. I use some stock, wine, and fresh herbs to add great flavor.

  29. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups posted on January 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm (#)

    I love making Giada’s Italian mac and cheese, and it’s always a big hit!

  30. Heather Hayes Panjon posted on January 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm (#)

    Cannoli’s Are My Favorite !:)

  31. Carolyn G posted on January 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm (#)

    Meatballs and spaghetti

  32. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom posted on January 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm (#)

    Spaghetti or any kind of pasta!

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