Cathy Bach crafts delicious food from premier ingredients at Surrey’s Marini Italian Foods.

Old World flavours come to life with today’s freshest ingredients

Quality, convenience and affordability are delicious possibilities at Italian deli in Surrey

Long before you taste the goodness created in the Marini’s Italian Foods kitchen, you know you’re in for a treat.

Whether it’s the aroma of pasta sauce bubbling on the stove or the colourful array of olives in the deli case, this is a local shop not only worth discovering, but exploring.

Foodies know they’ll find the authentic oils, vinegars, truffles and other unique ingredients to make their food truly special, but there’s much more in store.

Offering Old World quality in the heart Surrey, “the benefit of a small business like ours is the quality of the food and the affordably priced home-cooked meals,” explains Cathy Bach – Barone by birth – chef and owner with husband Randy Bach. “Our customers really love the quality of our food and the service they enjoy right in their neighbourhood.”

A culture of food and family

Seven years ago, following a career as a retail executive, Cathy was excited to tap into her Italian heritage at Marini’s, which has served the community at its current location for more than 25 years.

“Food is at the centre of every Italian family. Everyone gathers around the kitchen table for eating and drinking and enjoying each other’s company,” she says.

With that in mind, Cathy shows today’s busy parents that her “ready to serve” meals for soccer night can be a great thing!

Serving traditional flavours

“The traditional Italian lasagna is my No. 1 item – between the meat and vegetable varieties we’re doing 100 lasagnas a week,” Cathy says. “You can usually come in and pick up a single portion or our one-kilogram size, but anything larger is a special order that we’re happy to prepare for you.”

Other popular favourites include meatballs, stuffed cannelloni, prepared meat and cheese trays perfect for entertaining, and a variety of sauces to take home to dress your own pasta.

“They always say, ‘It’s just like cooking it myself!’ and I say, ‘You don’t have to tell anyone I cooked it,” Cathy says with a laugh.

Sought-after Italian foods and ingredients are also on the shelf, including many non-GMO options.

Fresh and affordable

Prepared fresh through the week with no preservatives, affordable options include delicious sandwiches, plus single home-cooked meals starting at just $6.99.

Partnerships with a local Italian baker and butcher ensure a fresh supply of traditional breads as well as sausages – both “the sweet and the hot,” or “mild” and “spicy” in Canadian terms. “They’re amazing on the barbecue, but equally amazing in sauces.”

Turning to dessert, Cathy’s hand-made cannolis are a must-try: The not-too-sweet treat features imported Sicilian shells stuffed with traditional ricotta filling.

Try Cathy’s Tiramisu, with coffee flavour and mascarpone, or for special occasions, order a classic St. Honore “cream puff” cake, Black Forest or Diplomat cake. Order by Wednesday to have your cake for the weekend.

Discover the Marini’s Italian Foods at 15151 Fraser Hwy. in Surrey or visit on Facebook for the latest news and promotions.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Surrey Police’s role in Barnston Island still needs ‘to be looked at’

Surrey RCMP polices unincorporated island a short ferry ride across Parson’s Channel

Surrey looking into reducing residential speed limits

Surrey city council on Feb. 24 approved five ‘key pillars’ of a Surrey Transportation Plan

‘We have to triage’: Surrey teachers stage ‘walk-in’ to support public education

Teachers raising awareness after more than one year at the bargaining table

Suspected drugs, counterfeit cash seized during distracted driving stop: Surrey RCMP

Police said incident happened near 152nd Street and Fraser Highway

Fate of five-district policing model in Surrey rests with new police board

Whalley/City Centre, Guildford/Fleetwood, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey districts formed under McCallum’s watch in 1998

Toddler killed in Squamish grocery store parking lot

Child’s mother taken to hospital but her condition is not known

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

B.C. mother, daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

Most Read