Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Limoncello deli-ghts as the Best Specialist Food and Drink Shop in Cambridge

An Italian Delicatessen in Mill Road, Cambridge, has been chosen as MP Julian Huppert’s Discovering Cambridge competition winner this month.

Limoncello, who sell a wide range of top quality fresh Italian produce, came top of the list when Cambridge residents were asked to nominate their favourite specialist food and drink shops.

The shop is owned by Steve Turvill, who says his life-long passion for Italian food, language and drink was triggered by his first experience of Panettone as a young boy.

90% of the shop’s produce is imported from Italy, including a great range of olives, cheeses, pesto, meats and wines. Limoncello also offer a large variety of freshly baked breads, which can be hand-made to order with a variety of fresh deli items in store.

As well as this, they have an online store which delivers nationwide, and offer a catering service in the Cambridge area.

The business started in 1997 on Mill Road, in much smaller premises. The shop expanded in size in 2001, moving to its current location at 212 Mill Road.

Julian said: “I am delighted that people across the city have really engaged with Discovering Cambridge over the past three months, taking the time to nominate their favourite independent businesses.

“Limoncello work hard to source and stock the best quality Italian food and drink, things that you wouldn’t find in your average supermarket. Now I hope that residents and visitors will take the time to find out more about what they have to offer.”

Julian visited Limoncello to present their certificate and they will go through to the final in December. The overall competition winner will be announced at the annual Mill Road Winter Fair.

This month’s category for Discovering Cambridge will be Best Sport and Outdoor Activities Shop.

Nominations can be sent to Julian on Twitter @julianhuppert or Facebook, by email at julianhuppertmp@gmail.com or by post to Discovering Cambridge, Julian Huppert MP, 16 Signet Court, Swann’s Road, Cambridge, CB5 8LA.