Paella contest, Mini cheeses, RIP Joel Robuchon

This Sunday, August 19 from noon to 3 pm is the annual Concurso de Paellas, organized by SAPN (Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest).  You may enter the contest and cook a paella (prizes awarded for best paella) or simply watch the action and taste the paellas. ...

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Padrón Season, Great Cheeses

It's August and Padrón pepper season is peaking. This is great news, as the price has now dropped significantly!  We carry peppers which are grown locally, in West Seattle, about 5 miles from the shop.  Our cool nights preserve the mild pepper flavor so that they...

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Paella Demo Saturday, Butanos and Pans, Pans, Pans Arrive

Stop in at Paris-Madrid Grocery on Saturday July 28 at 12:30 p.m. for a paella cooking demo and rosé wine tasting.  Find out how easy it is to make a delicious paella and sample three dry rosados from Spain and France, which are a marvelous accompaniment to paella,...

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Padron Peppers, Bandol Roses Arrive

FINALLY.  Fresh Padrón peppers are here!    Grown locally in our cool evening temperatures which is similar to Spain's Galicia, the origin of these peppers.  Our local Padróns taste completely different from the grocery store offering which is grown in Mexico.   The...

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Sizzling French weekend

It's a full-on French weekend coming up!  Grab your beret and celebrate Bastille Day tomorrow (Saturday July 14) with a traditional communal meal.   Since the weather will be scorching, we suggest a French picnic near a lake or Elliott Bay.  On Sunday (July 15), watch...

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Jamon Special, Loire Valley Cheese & Wine

The centerpiece to any Spanish-theme gathering is Jamon Serrano.   If you've ever dreamed of having your own leg of Jamon, we are offering a 13.65 lb leg of bone-in Jamon Serrano for $100.00.   Normally, a jamon of this size would sell for $250.00 or more. This Jamon...

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Open July 4, Madeira Tasting, Making Fideua

We will be open on Wednesday, July 4th from 10 AM - 4 PM.  Did you know that the signing of the Declaration of Independence was toasted with glasses of Madeira?  It was the drink of choice in the 1800's. According to Noel Cossart, in his book "Madeira, The Island...

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Ybarra Olives Arrive & More

A pallet of deliciousness arrived today, including Ybarra piquillo stuffed manzanilla olives and Ybarra plain, pitted manzanilla olives.  And if that wasn't enough, we have some new products as well: Ferrer Black Olive Tapenade and Dip.  A mix of black olives and...

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