A new shipment of Spanish Table brand lemon-stuffed olives came in, with a snazzy updated label! The olives inside the 7.5 oz jar are the same buttery, citrus flavor that is so addicting. They are wonderful as a snack, or make a fantastic sauce with these olives, by chopping and sautéing them with French butter. Use the olive butter sauce with fish or poultry.
And, a variety of Ybarra brand olives are back in stock, including –
Anchovy-stuffed manzanilla olives in both medium-size tins (appx 10 oz, 350 grams) and large, party size tins (51.15 oz)
We carry anchovy-stuffed and piquillo pepper stuffed “Alta Seleccion” Manzanilla olives in 8.4 oz jars. These are hand-selected olives without blemishes, stuffed with actual piquillo pepper strips or anchovy.
And, in large 27.5 oz jars we now have Ybarra Gordal olives in large jars, Manzanilla olives stuffed with red pepper paste, pitted Manzanilla olives and whole Manzanillas with pits.
Spicy Portuguese products are back in stock:
The spicy heat of piri piri sauce is widely enjoyed in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, and South Africa. Made from bird’s eye chili, it is also called peri peri in some parts of Africa. Use a few drops of piri piri on grilled shrimp to add a touch of spice or add a dollop to bean stews to brighten and warm the flavors. We also have a special chicken piri piri–olive oil marinade which is enough to easily season 5 or more birds, or try it on turkey! After marinating the poultry, roast in the oven or cook over the coals for fantastic flavor. Pimenta Moida, a paste made of spicy red peppers fermented in salt, is a staple of Portuguese cuisine, especially in the Azores. This is great in lentil and chorizo stew! Massa de Pimento is also back in stock. Made with bell peppers, this sauce is incredibly flavorful but without the heat of Pimenta Moida. Use it as a marinade for meat and fish, or add it to sauces and stews.
Azorean cheeses: Cows are widely raised in the Azorean Islands and a variety of delicious cow-milk cheeses are produced. One of our favorite cheeses, Beira, is back in the cheese case. Offering up a piquant flavor, this aged cheese contrasts wonderfully with soft cheeses on a charcuterie board. We also have the renown Sâo Jorge DOP 7 month raw milk cheese in our case. Only one dairy in the Azores makes the DOP cheese which is cheddar-like, tangy, and sharp. Intensely flavored and slightly peppery, it is rich and aromatic.
Sumol fruit sodas: Made in Portugal since 1954, choose from Passion Fruit or Orange.
Taramasalata is back – made from a variety of fish roe, naturally cured and aged over one year is back in stock.
Tarama is new to our refrigerator case, made of carp roe, cured, and aged one year. Use this to make your own taramasalata!
Also back in stock: Chorizo Riojana, Cantimpalitos, Chistorra, Morcilla de Arroz. These sausages are excellent when cooked over fire. Grill these up for tailgate get-togethers or whenever you crave a hot dog.
Domaine du Haut Bourg Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu Sur Lie 2019 ($14.99) The quality of seafood in fall and winter months is superb, and the Haut Bourg Muscadet is the perfect wine to serve with shellfish. The family has been vignerons since 1944 and the grapes for Haut Bourg come from the family’s 30-60 year-old estate vineyards. Grown on complex soils of mica, schist, granite, sand and sedimentary rock, the wine displays a textured and mineral-laden mouthfeel. Aged on the lees in tank with indigenous yeast, it offers up vibrant acidity with notes of melon, citrus and a clean, crisp finish.
Pierre Vessigaud Pouilly Fuisse Vielles Vignes Cru de Bourgogne 2018 ($39.00) Fall weather seems like it arrived early this year, bringing with it a craving for more substantial food and drink. This complex Chardonnay from Pierre Vessigaud is a fantastic wine to serve on a cool fall evening. Made from 45 year old vines, grown organically on limestone and marl soils. Pierre practices natural winemaking in his 6 hectare plot, using native yeast fermentation, and ages this wine 18 months in neutral Burgundian oak barrels. With white orchard fruit and toasty aromas on the nose, it shows buttery lemon citrus notes on the palate. Richly textured and weighty on the palate, it offers freshness with a crisp and satisfying finish.
Domaine Pélaquié Lirac rouge 2017 ($13.99) 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks. This is a tasty red quaffer, and a great value! “The medium to full-bodied 2017 Lirac starts with scents of black olive, but then those blend easily into red fruit flavors on the palate. Most impressive is the rich, velvety texture, which lingers elegantly through the long finish. This should drink well for 6-7 years.” 90 points Wine Spectator
Paris-Madrid Grocery remains open regular hours, 7 days per week for in-person, socially distanced shopping. Our hours are Monday-Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM and Sundays, 11 AM – 5 PM. If shopping inside the store, a mask must be worn as per the recent state mandate to minimize the spread of Covid-19. If you don’t have a mask, we have some available at the check-out counter, along with complimentary vinyl gloves and hand sanitizer. If you prefer to shop virtually, you may order online, or call the store with your order at 206-682-0679. No matter how you place an order, curbside delivery is available by request. To place an online order, visit parismadridgrocery.com and click the orange Order & Pick Up button on the home page. A product list will pop up; you may place an order and designate a pickup day and time. We will call you for credit card details when we receive the order and you’re set!
We have a designated 15-minute free pickup and load zone in front of our store to assist with quick stops and on-line curbside pickups. Elsewhere on the street, the City of Seattle is now charging for parking but only $.50 per hour. Read here for the latest details about parking in Seattle during the pandemic.