Looking for a fast and delicious dinner?
Try our version of polenta and sausage, which took all of 10 minutes to prepare last night. Add a salad on the side and it will take 15 minutes to fix the whole meal. Here’s how: Use de la Estancia organic polenta from Argentina which cooks in one minute and delivers incredible, dense flavor. Cook the polenta in Aneto brand chicken broth, and add grated Reggianito cheese as the polenta finishes cooking. Meanwhile, grill or pan sauté our incredible new Pheasant, Bacon and Cognac sausage and serve it on top of the polenta. Toss the salad while the sausage is cooking, and voila! dinner is served. All of these products (except for salad greens) are available here, at Paris-Madrid Grocery.
Blinis 16-pack $5.99
We now carry French blinis! White Toque makes these miniature flat cakes using fresh premium ingredients and no preservatives. Use them as a base for sweet or savory hors d’oeuvres!
Blinis with Creme Fraiche and Salmon
These soft, pillowy pancake-like rounds make a delicious canvas for a variey of toppings. We love these blinis topped with a spoonful of creme fraiche, smoked salmon, or gravlax, and dill. Serve with a bottle of chilled rosé for a satisfying spring apéritif.
Rosés for Springtime Quaffing
2016 Chateau de Caraguilhes Corbières Rosé $12.99
A blend of 35% Syrah, 30% Cinsault, 25% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdere. This organic rosé hails from the terroir of Boutenac, in the Corbières AOC. An intense pink color, with mauve highlights, the Chateau de Caraguilhes rosé possesses a nose that is both charming and intense, with aromas of gooseberry, sour cherry, and raspberry sherbert. A rounded, well-balanced wine showing both freshness and structure, with discreet mineral notes. This wine is a beautifully seductive and generous rosé, with good structure and body; a wine to savor, displaying all the freshness of the 2016 vintage. Certified organic (Ecocert).
2016 Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé $14.99
A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Rolle from five communes in the Côtes de Provence appellation. The grapes are harvested at night between 3.00am and 9.00am in order to avoid oxidation, and to preserve all of the fresh characteristics of both the vineyard and the varietal. A decision is also made to avoid excessive maceration and extraction; the result is a wine that is at once concentrated but not opaque. The Grenache and Syrah are macerated together so that their personalities and qualities intermingle; the reductive character of Syrah balances beautifully with the floral and sunny character of Grenache. A pale pink rosé with some backbone; minerally, redolent aromas of strawberry, cantaloupe, dried herbs, fennel and anise. A rosé meant for accompaniment with food, but equally good for simple quaffing.
2016 Triennes Méditerranée IGP Rosé $14.99
The Triennes rosé is a blend of mostly Cinsault, with some Grenache, Syrah and Merlot. It has a bouquet of strawberries and white flowers, with hints of vanilla. It possesses both the harmony and elegance that has earned a world-wide appreciation of Provençal rosés. Triennes rosé is the perfect accompaniment for picnics–for summertime quaffing, or for lighter fare.
2016 Dominio Eguren ‘Protocolo’ VdT de Castilla Rosado $6.99
The 2016 Protocolo Rosado, made from equal parts Bobal and Tempranillo, from Castilla-La Mancha, has a nice, clean, strawberry and cherry nose, a neon-like pale pink color, decent fruit on the attack, as well as pleasing acidity. It is a straightforward, simple rosé designed for pure drinking pleasure. Consistent, delicious, and inexpensive–a combination that never fails to please.