Oui, several shipments of delectable products arrived in the last week! Our tinned fish selection from France’s Les Mouettes d’Arvor has been replenished and augmented with their new line of anchovies. Smoked cod liver (the poor man’s foie gras) is back in stock. Verjus is now on the shelf, along with Barral EVOO from Nice and Martin Pouret white wine walnut vinegar. More details below:
For the sweet tooth:
Maison Peltier galettes: Bee keeper and honey producer Maison Peltier crafts these delightful cookies made of apple and honey or caramel.
Anis de Flavigny pastilles: Choose from Anis, Rose, Cassis, Coffee or Violet flavor.
Oui Madeleines: Gluten free!
Individual salted caramels from Maison d’Armorine, made of real butter and Guerande sea salt.
Lu Prince cookies: These dark chocolate coated sweet biscuits go down way too easily.
L’Epicurien Jams and Confits: Master jam maker Bernard Le Gulvout uses an old-world style of production and a high proportion of fruit (55-70%), simmering the sauces and chutneys in open copper cauldrons to bring out the full subtlety of flavors.
Seedless Raspberry Jam – So good with croissants!
Preserved Lemon Cream – Made from preserved lemon, a dollop of this sauce on fish or vegetables adds an exotic citrus note.
Vine Peach Jam – A Victorian-era delicacy, add a spoonful to yogurt or serve on shortbread cookies for a flavorful treat.
Green olive and almond tapenade – This wholesome and tangy spread is delicious with crackers or tossed with pasta for a quick meal.
Tinned fish from Les Mouettes d’Arvor – A family enterprise founded in 1959, specializing in hand processing and packing of mackerel, sardines, tuna and now anchovies.
Whole anchovies marinated in EVOO, these melt in the mouth with a milder flavor than Spanish anchovies. Excellent in salads.
Mackerel fillets in Muscadet wine, or in creamy mustard sauce are customer favorites.
NEW– Mackerel fillets with organic seaweed, which adds a hint of iodine.
We also carry Les Mouettes d’Arvor fish rillettes. Choose from sardine, mackerel, tuna or salmon.
Espinaler Sauce for seafood – Made in Barcelona since 1950, this vinegar-based sauce with paprika and spices is wonderful with tinned seafood.
Jose Gourmet Mackerel Pâté – Take this creamy and softly spicy spread on your next hike or picnic. Rich and delicious!
TWO GREAT WINES:
Envidiacochina Albariño, Rias Baixas 2018 ($23.99) Albariño and white wine fans, if you didn’t get to our in-store tasting last Saturday, pick up a bottle of this. Winemaker Eladio Pineiro has been making his wines biodynamically for the last 8 years and the Envidiacochina is 100% Albariño from 30-year-old vines. Aged 6 months on the lees, with weekly battonage, it is incredibly fresh and elegant with balanced acidity. Unctuous and rich from aging on the lees, it is shot throughout with bright minerality. Hands down, everyone’s favorite wine of the tasting!
Finca Villacreces Pruno, Ribera del Duero 2014 ($16.99) SALE, normally $19.99. This is a wine that never disappoints. 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in neutral French oak. It’s a classic expression of Ribera del Duero, with concentrated black fruit notes, hints of vanilla, graphite and supreme elegance. “Plum and boysenberry flavors are ripe and juicy in this plump red. Notes of tar and mineral impart a savory aspect while firm tannins and acidity lend focus.” 90 points Wine Spectator
Mark your calendar! On Saturday, August 17, John Cancilla from Bodegas Valdueza will be in our store from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stop by to taste the excellent honeys, extra virgin olive oils and wines from their estate in southern Spain.