Favorita Serves Up Family-Friendly & Affordable Italian Food

By That's Shanghai, June 13, 2018

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When it comes to European cuisine, French food gets all the attention. But what people don’t realize is that Italian food is the real mother of Western cuisine.

As the story goes, French cuisine actually has roots in Italy. Legend has it that in 1533, Catherine de Médicis married the French crown prince Henry II. When she moved from Venice, Italy, to France, she brought 30 chefs to introduce Italian food and cooking methods to France.

French and Italian cuisine are both major players in the western food world. But what exactly is it that makes them so different?

Firstly, the French prefer butter and richer flavors, while Italian cuisine favors olive oil and simple ingredients. Secondly, French cuisine features all kinds of thick sauces and is constantly evolving by creating new flavors. Italian food, on the other hand, is simple, traditional and uses seasonal ingredients.  

Thirdly, French meals tend to be exquisite and expensive. Everything from the cutlery to the dishware is picturesque. Even the presentation of the dishes is a feast for the eyes. 

French dishes are usually more costly than Italian dishes. That’s because Italian meals, unlike the rigorous and formal style of French cuisine, pursue more simple and natural flavors and a more casual experience which comes with a friendly price.

Italian food is all about being casual, traditional and family oriented. The cuisine originates from the family kitchen, so it’s always prepared family style.

If you’re an Italian food lover and you like traditional, home style cooking, then head over to any Favorita location to try their home cooked Italian dishes. Fresh lobster with tagliatelle, lobster gratin with mixed grilled vegetables and lobster risotto with Yunnan color rice and clams are just a few of the dishes featured on Favorita's menu

It’s affordable, family-friendly and delicious. 

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