Bastille Day – Saturday, July 14th
Special Café Cheese Plate! Bastille Day Only! Ooh la la, five wonderful French cheeses along with savory Jambon de Bayonne. The plate includes Comté Saint Antoine, P’tit Basque, Vacherousse Argental, Fourme D’Ambert, and Crottin de Champcol. Served with fruit confit and other accompaniments. Try it with a bottle of Corail Provence Rose ’17! Light and bright with flavor of red berry, orange peel, and tangerine. Viva La France!
L’Abeille Occitane Located in Luberon, just north of the beautiful Aix en Provence in France, L’Abeille Occitane is known worldwide for their exquisite, all-natural honey varieties. The company specializes in producing mono-varietal honeys by collecting honey from bees fed on specific plants and trees. The cold press extraction process used by L’Abeille Occitane preserves the integrity and natural flavors of the honey. No artificial flavoring is used at any stage, so each jar is filled with only the purest form of luscious honey. Available in Miel de Lavande (Lavender) and Miel de Provence.
L’Abeille Dilogente Using the knowledge from 5 generations of beekeepers, L’Abeille Dilogence makes wonderful natural honey perfect for use topping cheeses, in teas, in desserts, over ice cream, or anywhere you use honey. Available in Orange Blossom and Rosemary.
Grana Padano Made from unpasteurized, semi-skimmed cows milk and aged for two years. Grana means grainy in Italian which is reflected in the fine granular texture and slightly sweet flavor. More subtle and less salty than Parmigiano Reggiano. $13.00/lb
Emmentaler True swiss with a sweet, buttery, slightly nutty flavor. A classic known for its unique, holey texture. A sandwich natural! $25.00/lb
Blue 61 Originally made in 2011, this cheese made from pasteurized cows milk was named for the year Antonio Giuseppina married his wife. Aged for over 3 months, Blu 61 is matured with wine and cranberries resulting in a creamy soft paste and striking red rind. $41.00/lb
Wine of the Week
Bodegas El Nido Clio ’15
“Tasting two completely different vintages of the same wine is very revealing, and having the 2015 Clio next to the 2014 showed how each of them revealed the character of the vintage. 2015 is a very complete and balanced year, resulting in classic, powerful wines with concentration and balance, and all that is needed to age in bottle. This is a similar blend as the 2014, mostly Monastrell with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for almost two years in French and American oak barrels. The oak is there, but it feels like the fruit is able to integrate it with some more time in bottle. In general, there is a lot more balance and freshness than in the 2014, and the character of the Monastrell is a lot more noticeable than the Cabernet. This should develop nicely in bottle. 50,000 bottles were filled in September 2017.”
92+ Wine Advocate $45.99/btl
Saturday Wine Tasting
July 14, 1-3pm
Liz is here with some funky new wines for your sampling pleasure.
- Von Hovel Feinherb ’15 $17.99/btl
- Cicada’s Song Rose ’17 $16.99/btl
- Glatzer Blaufrankisch ’16 $16.99/btl
- Haidle Lemberger ’16 $21.99/btl
As always, just $1 at the door!