Basil & Vine’s ethos is to make delicious Italian food with simple wholesome ingredients. We believe that we ‘eat with our eyes’ before the food even touches the tongue. Our goal therefore has been to create a beautiful space in which to enjoy the kind of relaxed dining Italians do so well and to provide good food that is pleasing to the mouth and the eye. Basil opened 5 years ago and was soon bursting at the seams. So mid-2021 , we expanded and added a deck for functions.
Whilst Basil & Vine is a family affair, we have grown so large that we certainly could not manage without the excellent teams we have working in the business. We have a core team of about 9 staff who run the back and front of the store – upholding the standards and promoting the friendly service we have become known for and upwards of 60 casuals. We believe in offering youngsters an opportunity to help grow and support them in their first The Basil famiglia (family) are very close-knit bunch who enjoy creating a positive place to work. We are always keen to meet applicants who are self-motivated and love excellence. If you are interested in joining our team, email your resume to email@example.com.
The Fargnoli family come from a very picturesque part of Italy between Rome and Naples called St Andrea, a village set in the rolling ‘valley of the saints’. Life for my grandparents and forebears was very simple and rustic. It is quite near to Mt Vesuvius where the volcanic soil makes the vegetables and tomatoes the best tasting in the world. Food is central to our Italian way of life and large family meals are customary in our household. Meals are relaxed affairs enjoying each other’s company and the sense of community. Traditionally Italian dishes are made with simple ingredients that can be made or procured inexpensively such as pasta, bread, cheese, olive oil and tomatoes. Italian cuisine is all about using quality ingredients well and not so much about fancy cooking techniques. Basil & Vine’s goal is to capture that sense of relaxed dining and extended family that Italians do so well– where eating is a family affair that involves talking, socialising and loads of food made with quality, wholesome ingredients.