Sunday 21 October, 2018

WATCH: A taste of Europe in T&T as Aioli Marketplace opens its doors

Aioli Marketplace opened its doors to the public last Thursday, giving lovers of good food and quaint atmospheres a new place to pass the time, or just pass through.

In six simple words, the slogan “Food for now, food for later” scrawled across the chalkboard behind the counter encapsulates the vision Chef John Aboud had when conceptualising the Marketplace.

Chef Aboud, whose other brainchild, Aioli Restaurant, sits just a stone’s throw away from the Marketplace, has been making it his mission to bring European food culture to Trinidad and Tobago, not just in terms of the restaurant experience, but the home dining experience as well.

“I’m really trying to bring Europe to Trinidad, I’m really trying to bring that style where I can just walk into a place and pick up some gourmet items and go home and enjoy a meal. We’ve brought it down a notch where it’s accessible to the entire market.”   

Customers can select from a wide range of ingredients – fresh pasta, oils, pasta sauces, salad dressing, cold cuts, and cheeses – to make their own home-cooked meals, ready-to-cook stuffed pasta and lasagnas, grab and go meals like salads and sushi and or prepared hot items which can be eaten at Aioli Marketplace or packed to go.

Aioli Marketplace, located in Ellerslie Plaza, is open from 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday.