Monte’s Venetian Room, a restaurant that, in its heyday, attracted local politicians and celebrities like Frank Sinatra, is still in business in Gowanus, Brooklyn. These days, it’s just called Monte’s, though the Monte family is no longer involved. PJ Monte — a grandnephew of Nick Monte, who owned the restaurant with his brothers — is now having his family’s classic tomato sauce recipe produced in the Hudson Valley. He started selling it this year. It has a velvety texture, a modestly rich flavor and a list of ingredients you’ll find at home. Use it as a base for pasta sauce, to make a soup, enhance a stew or brighten your next Parm.

Monte’s Tomato Sauce, six 16-ounce jars, $40, montessauce.com.

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