Black Garlic is aged through a natural maturation process. Temperature and humidity levels are strictly controlled and no additives nor conservatives are used. This garlic is deliciously sweet, with slight hints of spice and liquorice. Aside from its health benefits, black garlic has become an ingredient in the more discerning kitchens, with its flavor being compared to ‘Umami’, the famous fifth tastes along with the more habitual sweet, sour, bitter and salt. Umami comes from Japanese and means delicious taste, exactly that of Black garlic. It can be eaten alone or added to seafood dishes, cheeses, meats or mushrooms. $9.99/60g jar
Cabra al Gofio Using a traditional method of coating the rind in toasted corn flour (gofio), this goat’s milk cheese is striking in appearance and super approachable. Pleasantly milky and mild with subtle hints of rosted cornmeal and a unique sweetness to the finish. $22.99/lb
L’adarre Reserve A mixed sheep/goat wheel from the Basque region. It starts off with a little fruity sweetness on the front, offers buttery overtones mid-palate, and finishes with a velvety mouthfeel and a lovely nuttiness. $28.99/lb
Capriole Mont St. Francis Stinky washed rind cheese finished in Russian Imperial Stout to enrich its funky, pungent flavor with an extra fine texture. Hearty flavor with a “beefy” nose. $39.00/lb
Wine of the Week
Left Coast Pinot Noir ’16“The 2016 Pinot Noir Cali’s Cuvee is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a very pretty nose of dried leaves, dusty earth and wood smoke over fresh, ripe red and black cherries and berries aromas with notes of cranberry sauce and bright pomegranate—a nice interplay of fruit and earth here. The palate is light to medium-bodied with juicy red and black fruits plus nuances of earth and spice, framed by softly grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long and on a smoky note.”
91 Pts Wine Advocate $17.99/btl
Saturday Wine Tasting
March 9, 1-3pm
Bertrand is here with some great wines to sample!
- Pannonica White Blend ’17 $11.99/btl
- Willm Pinot Gris ’16 $17.99/btl
- San Felice Chianti Classico ’16 $16.99/btl
- Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon ’13 $27.99/btl
As always, just $1 at the door!