We met in the South of Spain when we were only ten but even that summer is full of memories of us bonding over our love of ice-cream and the 'aperitivos' before long Spanish suppers. And for the twenty years since then most of our long catch ups have happened over a glass of wine and nibbles - mostly, cheese, fuet and a lot of it.
We embarked on our different career paths post university and, although with a lot less time available, these food and wine gatherings continued. In the last couple of years it became clearer to both of us that we wanted to start a business which involved our passion and now finally the time is right.
We are extremely excited to be opening The Continental Pantry in London this coming summer. We hope that you will all enjoy our favourite foods and wine which we have personally selected from Italy, France and Spain.
Kate and Maria x