“Sitting outside on a warm summer’s day sipping on a strong espresso and chilled white wine, overlooking the sea in piazza Unita’ is where the idea of La Triestina was born. Our concept is to share that exact moment, with the rest of the world….”
(La Triestina 2013)
Growing up with Italian parents, food and drink have always been an integral and important part of our lives. From family gatherings at the table to Sunday lunches with grandparents.
In various stages of our lives our work environment, ranging from retail to tourism to psychology, has never captured what we really wanted and loved to do.
Living many years between the UK and Italy made us appreciate the two cultures, we saw the potential in the food and drink from the region of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, which we loved and grew up with, to be introduced to the British and Worldwide market.
With experience from the coffee industry and wine supplying family background, coupled with pure passion for cooking and baking La Triestina was born.
The name La Triestina is a feminine noun to describe something or someone from Trieste, as in this company we are all females and originate from Trieste the name fitted with the concept.
“Speremo ben…… ciao a tutti”
A LITTLE HISTORY:
The Friuli Venezia Giulia’s interesting history is reflected in its culture and food, influenced by the Slavic, Central European and Venetian spell in this region. This is particularly evident in our town of Trieste, were a combination of geographic and historical background, has shaped it into a unique place to live, not your typical Italian city.
It was part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire until 1918, and its mitteleuropean influence is prominent not only in its architecture but in its traditions and cuisine.
A big part of the dishes dear to us are of Austrian-Hungarian origins: Wurstel and Crauts, Gulasch,bread gnocchi, jota soup and the sweets of Viennese traditions: Sacher torte, presnitz, putizza, strudel and palacinche.
Trieste is also Italy’s, and one of Europe’s, greatest coffee ports, supplying more than 40% of Italy’s coffee. This is reflected in the cities coffee culture, and its famous historical Viennese style coffee shops.