There are pasta sauces that tasted like processed jarred sauces and then there is Michaels of Brooklyn. If you haven’t yet tried these gourmet sauces, you are in for a special treat.
The sauces come to you complete from the family-owned Brooklyn restaurant where they are packed with fresh ingredients, including imported Italian tomatoes, fresh onions and garlic. Each sauce comes in a generous 32-ounce jar, which is 33 percent larger than most brands so you can be sure you will never be without extra sauce at your table.
There are six different flavors of all natural sauces and we recently taste tested four of them to see if they lived up to an authentic Italian sauce. The Marinara was our favorite of the four (if we had to pick a favorite) made with just the simplest of ingredients (Italian tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, oregano and spices) to give it an incredible tangy taste of authenticity. The Pomodoro was our next favorite chock full of chunky Italian tomatoes, garlic, olives, capers, anchovies, basil and other spices, which we enjoyed tossed with penne pasta.
We couldn’t get enough of the simple yet flavor filled fresh tomato with basil sauce. Also made with Italian tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and spices, this sauce was a delicious addition to traditional spaghetti and meatballs. The home style gravy is just what Sunday dinners should taste like filling up your kitchen with an incredible aroma of Italian tomatoes and olive oil, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, basil, parsley, bay leaf and other spices. Whether you make it with baked ziti or lasagna, your family will think you spent hours making this scrumptious sauce.
Now that the holidays are fast upon us, don’t miss their gift packs, which come in two and four-jar baskets available online. Trust us there isn’t a better sauce available at retail that comes as close to authentic as Michaels of Brooklyn.
We were so impressed with this line of sauces that we are looking forward to booking a visit to New York to check out the restaurant. Michaels of Brooklyn is located at 2929 Avenue R in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, call (718) 998-7851 or visit them online at www.michaelsofbrooklyn.com.