Win VIP tickets to screening of Colette!

Enter to win 4 free VIP tickets to tomorrow night’s advance screening of COLETTE!      To enter, simply reply to this post with the name of your favorite French dish.  The winner will be chosen tonight at 10 p.m. and the advanced screening is tomorrow, Wednesday,...

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Spanish Tempranillo Tasting Saturday

WINE TASTING SATURDAY, 9/22/18 FROM 1:00-3:30 P.M.  Join us Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. to sample Tempranillo wines from Spain's Toro and Ribera del Duero regions. The tasting will be hosted by the ever gracious, fun and edifying Loreto Herrero...

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Wine Tasting Saturday Sept 15, Clay Cookware Arrives

We've got more tasty red wines to share!  Join us for an in-store tasting on Saturday September 15 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (or until we run out of samples).  We'll be pouring three tasty red wines that will help the palate transition to fall.   All retail for under...

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New French & Spanish Specialties Arrive

We received so many new products this week that we don't have enough space here to talk about them all!   Some of the highlights include new savory spreads, walnut vinegar, specialty tinned sardines and salts to refresh your pantry.   We have tempting new sweets,...

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Wine Tasting Saturday, Open Labor Day

Some folks love fall's change of scene, autumn colors, mushroom season, and football.   Personally, I can't get enough of summer's sunny weather, fresh vegetables, and sipping rosé on the deck.    But the arrival of Labor Day signals it's time to turn the page.   The...

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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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