Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents: The Wonderful World of Strega
Friday 16th December
11am - 3pm
An insight into Strega...
The most famous legend of the Strega recipe, passed down to each generation of the Alberti family, tells of the encounter of Carmine and Guiseppe Alberti with a group of witches who were doing Sabba [a magical ritual] in the woods near Benevento. The two were walking around searching for spices for their elixers, when all of a sudden thunder and lightning began, and a branch fell from a tree hitting one of the witches. Carmine & Guiseppe saved the witch and so the other witches decided to give the two men a gift; the recipe of a special elixir that could not be divulged, nor to the other members of the family, nor to anybody else; only when its' keeper was close to death, could he give it to his closest heir, the one who would take over its production.
On Friday 16th December we will have the entire range of Strega products available for tasting; from Strega Liquore & Cream to Pandoro and Torrone.