New shop aims to truffle Newbury St. ambiance
An Italian company known for its truffles is planning to open a gourmet-food and skin-care boutique that promises to bring "the Mediterranean experience" to Boston's chic Newbury Street.
Sabatino North America is forming a retail division with plans to open several stores in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, and London, along with an online store. Under the nameplate of Sabatino&Co Roma, the Boston store is set to open March 24 in 1,200 square feet of space at 130 Newbury St., a site between Clarendon and Dartmouth streets previously occupied by a cosmetic store named Shu Uemura, a Sabatino spokeswoman said.
Aside from truffles, Sabatino&Co Roma plans to stock such products as gourmet olive oil and vinegar along with a skin-care line, which includes a truffle-based "body milk," the spokeswoman said.
“Today, as people are becoming more sophisticated and adventurous in their cooking at home, the appreciation and demand for our gourmet natural food products has grown,” Sabatino&Co chief executive Gabriel Balestra said in a statement. “For generations, my family has been bringing all natural products from our fields directly to your home. Today, through Sabatino&Co, with its online store and retail boutiques, we will expand our product line and reach, making the Mediterranean experience available to people around the globe.”