port tastingDon’t miss today’s port tasting from 4-5:30 p.m.  Today, Friday November 10, we’ll be tasting different styles of port and contrasting them to Madeira wines.  Port and Madeira are quintessential Thanksgiving wines, pairing superbly with pumpkin or nut pies.   Add Madeira to mushroom stuffing and take it up a notch.  And, if we have wine left, we’ll be pouring tastes on Saturday, Nov. 11th also.

Speaking of mushrooms, we now carry spectacular dried mushrooms from France.   Choose from dried Black Trumpet, Morel, or Chanterelles.   Concentrated and intensely flavored, with great texture they can be the centerpiece of any dish.

French holiday sweetsFrench and Spanish holiday treats are here.   The holidays inspire sweets for everyone, and we’ve now got your favorites in stock.   We have French and Spanish marzipan, liqueur-filled chocolates, hot chocolate dipping sticks (swirl them in hot milk to melt).   We’ve got Spanish almendras rellenas (almond cream stuffed pastries), polvorones, mantecados, rabitos in white chocolate and gift boxes of rabitos.

holiday wine six packHoliday wine 6 pack:   When the extended family gathers, anything can happen.  That’s why it’s best to have an assortment of good, but inexpensive wine on hand.  Pick up our 6 pack of wine for less than $60.00 including tax and a cloth wine carry bag.   Our six-bottle assortment includes a Chenin Blanc, a dry rosé from Corsica, a French pinot noir, a Spanish Tempranillo, a hearty Portuguese red, and an aged Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon.   There’s something for everybody in this bag!

Looking for holiday recipes?   Click TST cookbook for a link to Spanish-style holiday recipes and tapas.   Also, the New York Times published a fabulous recipe this week, for Chorizo Dressing with Leeks.   We’ve got all of the ingredients here at the shop except fresh leeks.

Pasquier briocheWe now carry Pasquier Brioche Pain au Lait (Authentique French Brioche Sweet Milk Rolls).   Made with non GMO ingredients, using their traditional levain (starter) Brioche Pasquier is France’s No. 1 brioche bakery.   Use these heavenly rolls in dressing, or serve with French butter with dinner.

turkyWe are taking orders for fresh turkeys!   We’ve served these birds on Thanksgiving for the last three years and hands down, they are incredibly moist and the best tasting turkeys we’ve had.   Give us a call to order from these options:

Diestel Free-Range Turkey $6.99/lb, 10-16 lbs
(antibiotic free, hormone free, gluten free, California raised.)

Mary’s Non-GMO, Free Range Turkey $5.99/lb, 12-24 lbs
(antibiotic free, hormone free, gluten free, California raised.)

Northwest Natural Whole Turkey $4.49/lb, 10-14 lbs
(these are natural but NOT free range. Hormone Free, gluten free, Minnesota-raised)

Premium Specialty Free-Range Turkey $4.99/lb, 10-26 lbs
(Free range, hormone free, Gluten Free, Minnesota raised)