August 31, 2017

The Only Original Alfredo Sauce

Good food typically has a great story behind it and Fettuccine Alfredo has a saga. The sauce was created by Alfredo di Lelio in 1908 Rome and is still served by his family at Ristorante il Vero Alfredo in Rome.  While the sauce spurred a million copycat recipes, the real and authentic Only Original Alfredo Sauce is finally available for purchase over a century after its creation. Russell Bellanca, son of famed restaurateur Guido Bellanca and former owner of New York’s Alfredo 100, has partnered with the originator’s family to bring the first, official Original Alfredo sauce to store shelves. The refrigerated, all-natural sauce makes it possible for anyone across the country to create an authentic bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo from New York to Italy and everywhere in between. The sauce is available for purchase at Ristorante il Vero Alfredo in Rome and online at with nationwide shipping.
TASTING NOTES While the world thought the secret to Alfredo di Lelio’s Fettuccine was cream, the sauce doesn’t include a drop of it. Instead, this world-famous sauce depends on a proprietary ratio of Parmigiano Reggiano and salted butter that emulsifies into a beautiful sauce when tossed with hot fettuccine pasta. This rich and decadent sauce offers slightly sweet butter notes that shine against the powerful and briny flavors of  parmigano cheese. Depending on your palette, home cooks can thicken or thin the sauce with the addition or subtraction of pasta water. 
HOW TO SERVE  Unlike other store-bought sauces, The Only Original Alfredo Sauce must be refrigerated as it contains just four real, natural ingredients: Parmigiano Reggiano, salted butter, olive oil and cultured skim milk. Let the sauce come to room temperature for 30 minutes before use. One container is recommended for 1 lb. of pasta. Preparation is simple — boil a pot of fresh fettuccine pasta until al dente (following pasta package instructions). Remove the pasta and toss with Alfredo Sauce. In order to reach your desired consistency, add a few tablespoons of the pasta water to thin the sauce. Serve immediately.