With Father’s Day fast approaching, we thought we would put together a few gift ideas, so that you’ll be prepared to treat Dad with something truly unique! Whether he is a culinary aficionado, a cocktail enthusiast, or fine wine lover, we’ve got you covered at Paris-Madrid Grocery.
Terre Exotique Hunter Trapper Kit
This attractive leather and canvas kit comes with five vials of spices and oils designed to complement meat based dishes, as well as a recipe booklet, and oil basting brush. The kit includes Cajun spice blend, agave syrup with Penja pepper, lemon olive oil, Canadian spice blend, and chimichurri. A great gift for the outdoorsman and adventurous cook!
Flor de Garum Premium Spanish Fish Sauce $32.49
This is an exceptional Fish Sauce made in Andalucía, Spain. One of the most famous condiments from the Roman Empire, Garum is a type of fish sauce made from a variety of bluefish and a combination of over 20 spices. The producer of Flor de Garum has used recent analysis of residue from artifacts in Pompeii, as well as ancient recipes to develop the recipe for this sauce. Deep amber in color with an intense aroma, this sauce adds a delicate and complex umami flavor to salad dressings, marinades, noodle dishes, and more! We love adding a couple drops in our seafood paella.
Cocktail Gift Basket
Put together a gift box filled with goodies for Dad’s home bar. Choose a unique bitter from our selection, bourbon soaked cherries, French grenadine, tonic syrup, lemon-stuffed olives, cassis syrup and more!
Fee Brothers Bitters
Peychaud’s Aromatic Bitters
Regans’ Orange Bitters
Jack Rudy Bourbon Soaked Cherries
Toschi Amarena Cherries
We now stock Paella burners in several sizes! These enameled ring burners can be hooked to propane. Each is fitted with a brass connector that has US standard threading. We carry the adapter hoses needed to meet the necessary BTU flow, which is higher than your average BBQ. Just pick up a paella pan and ingredients from Paris-Madrid for a gift the whole family can enjoy!
Father’s Day, Paris-Madrid Grocery-style!
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and you want to buy Dad something that he’ll appreciate, and hopefully, make the day extra special. You could do the predictable thing, and buy him a fifth of bourbon, or a rare, Single Malt Scotch whisky, but maybe something a little different might just be the ticket. I’m not a dad, myself, but if I had an offspring and he showed up with any of the following, I’d be tickled pink, and wonder from where he got his good sense and taste. So, show Dad how much you appreciate all the hard work he put into preparing you for the real world, and consider one of the following selections for Father’s Day.
W. & J. Graham’s Tawny Port 20 Years Old $72.00
Somehow, few things speak of tradition like a great Tawny Port. You can imagine legions of fathers and sons, over time, sitting at the table or in front of a fireplace, having a man-to-man chat and sipping fine port. W. & J. Graham have been around since 1820, so you know that’s not a stretch. This particular bottle of Graham’s 20 Years Old Tawny is the result of the Master Blender’s quest for the perfect balance between young and aged Port wines. This is a Port wine perfected over twenty years to delight those in pursuit of excellence.
“A complex and full-bore tawny, with deep, intense flavors of orange cream, glazed apricot, baked peach and roasted pineapple that are balanced by concentrated chocolate and toffee notes. The bright finish is filled with spice and supported by fresh acidity. Drink now. 25,000 cases made. Serve slightly chilled.”
93 points, Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator, Top 100 Wines of 2013
NV Barbeito Malmsey Madeira New York Special Reserve $55.00
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Madeira was the United States’ most prestigious wine, shipped to connoisseurs in major seaports from New Orleans to Boston. The New York Malmsey celebrates the rich, luscious Malmseys that affluent New Yorkers prized, from the colonial period until after the Civil War. It is superb after dinner, with dessert or on its own.
Rich and spicy, with a creamy texture and plenty of buttery notes to the dried apricot and roasted pineapple flavors. Smoke and cedary accents show on the plush finish. Drink now through 2030. 600 cases imported.
91 points, Wine Spectator.
2005 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 $52.00
“The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 is a superb blend of Tempranillo from the villages of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. These wines are marked by a long aging in used American oak barrels following the most strict Riojan tradition; four years during which time the wine was manually racked eight times. This is usually my favorite wine from La Rioja Alta and 2005 is one of its best showings, going back to the quality of the vintages of the 1950s and 60s. The nose is very balsamic with notes of camphor, hints of mint, leather and hung game wrapped around a core of cherries in liqueur. Together it is balanced, subtle, truly elegant and classical. The palate is only medium-bodied but with great concentration of flavors that are very tasty, mineral, almost salty and framed by ultra-fine tannins and smashing balance. A great classic.”
96 points, Wine Advocate
2014 Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofí Priorat $85.00
A simply terrific wine from Spain’s most famous winemaker. If this wine were from Napa, it would require a second mortgage, but being from Spain (even from Priorat), it’s a real steal. This is a serious wine that seriously over delivers for the price! You can drink it now, or cellar it for a decade, easily.
“The 2014 Finca Dofí is a blend of approximately 94% Garnacha and 6% Cariñena from a plot in Gratallops called Finca Dofí. The destemmed and crushed grapes fermented in oak vats with natural yeasts followed by malolactic and 14 months aging in oak barrels. It feels terribly lively, with a silkiness and purity, terse but at the same time ripe. The oak is very integrated and there is no volatility many associate with Priorat, but the flavors are clearly reminiscent of the old vintages of Dofí but with a much more polished texture. Again the acidity gives it clout and depth, like claws clinging to you. It ends tasty and very mineral. This feels as good as the other-worldly 2013. A great vintage for Dofí. Elegance in a bottle.”
95+ points, Wine Advocate.
2013 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘Vieilles Vignes’ $120.00
Nothing quite says special occasion like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This wine makes me wish I were a dad, so I could enjoy a bottle on my day with family and friends!
The 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines from the brother/sister pair of Christophe and Isabelle Sabon are easily some of the finest wines from this vintage, possessing impressive levels of fruit and texture. In addition to their stunning Châteauneuf du Papes (both red and white), their lineup of Côtes du Rhônes continues to knock it out of the park and represents superb value.
“While the cuvée Chaupin comes mostly from sandy soils, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes comes more from the rolled pebble soils the region is famous for, and always shows the richer, more powerful profile imparted from these soils. Mostly foudre-aged Grenache, it incorporates 20% Mourvèdre and roughly 10% Syrah (slightly more Syrah in 2013) that’s raised all in barrel. Exhibiting a deep purple color, it offers fabulous dark berry fruits, licorice, Provençal herbs and earthy/stony minerality on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, ripe and with impressive sweetness to its tannin, it’s a fabulous wine that will have 10-15 years of overall longevity.”
94 points, Wine Advocate.