iCestini, Delivering Dinner to Commuters at the Train Stations
One of the groups of people that I admire the most at these modern times of ours are the commuters. Every time I take a train – and that train is usually late, doesn’t have ac or heating or available seats – I think of those people who take a train every day, twice a day. In addition to the unconvenience, the commuters also have less time for cooking because they get home later. A group of Milaneses has come up with the idea of delivering dinner directly at the station (for now at the Cadorna Station in Milan, very soon also at Centrale, Garibaldi and other strategic spots in Milan). The dish or the combination of dishes can be ordered at iCestini.it, the first website with a delivery service dedicated to commuters, that adds rightaway to the list of apps a Milanese can’t live without.
The recipes are created with seasonal produce and they are inspired by the Italian cooking tradition with some unexpected details. At the moment, for example, there is a very inviting saffron carrot cream with black rice, grandma’s meatballs with tomato sauce, octopus with potatoes and olives and a chocolate and caramelized pistachios cream. Prices vary between 4 and 8 euros, an affordable range with no delivery charge, at least for now.
How it works? Go on the website, choose the dishes – which are made daily and packed in hot-sealed single-serving boxes – and pick up your delivery at the station at the requested time. You can also localize the biker bringing your lunch or dinner using the map on the website. Once you get home you will only have to turn the oven on, heat up your dinner and enjoy! Buon appetito!
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Tamara Ilic.