At Centrolina’s retail wing, Chef Amy Brandwein dons the grocer’s apron, giving her guests a shopping experience that reflects her personal experiences with Italian cooking and the products and produce she loves and uses.
Imported and specialty items share counter space with fantastic local produce, meat, cheese and seafood. Grocery items include dried pasta from all over Italy as well as fresh pasta made from the Centrolina kitchen, accompanied by nearly a dozen house-made sauces.
The quick-stop counter and coffee bar, piled high with fresh grab-and-go sandwiches and house-made pastries, greets guests when they first walk into the market. The osteria and bar space is nestled behind the rows of produce and prepared-food displays.
The dairy and produce sections are stocked with goods from farmers and artisans from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Italian specialty items include anchovies, olives, vinegar, olive oil, salumi, imported and local cheeses and sweets. Wine and craft beer is also available for sale.