Face Masks Required Columbia City Council passed an emergency ordinance this week requiring the use of a face mask. In a continued effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and customers, The Gourmet Shop will be requiring a face mask for anyone to enter the shop or indoor dining area. (This includes standing in line to pay after eating outdoors.) Please be prepared. Stay safe, wash your hands, and mask up!
Brand new from Hester & Cook – buy now for your 4th of July celebration. Make your table setting spectacular with Stars and Stripes! So many fun options in their summer time collections.
Vote for us!
We are thrilled to be nominated in six categories in this year’s Free Times Best of Columbia!!
Best Charcuterie Board
Best Place to Dine Outdoors
Best Restaurant – Five Points
Best Wine Store
Amy Beth Franks – Best Small Business Owner
–Voting is now live on the Free Times’
–Voting will run through July 3rd.
–People may vote once per email address.
Bleu 1924 from Herve Mons An “old school” Roquefort made from sheep and cow milk. It is dense and smooth. In flavor, it is sweetened condensed milk up front, with a bacony finish that carries a trace of black pepper. This is a blue cheese the way it used to be. $24.99/lb
Pecora Rossa Soft-ripened, Italian Sheep’s milk cheese with an annatto colored orange rind. It’s sweet, mild, creamy, and delicate. $31.99/lb
Von Trapp Mad River Blue Super approachable blue with a buttery texture, notes of hay and grass, light sweetness, saltiness and a mild bite. $33.50/lb
Wine of the Week
Vina Zorzal Garnacha ’19 “The entry-level red simply called 2019 Garnacha is what they define as their regional bottling, using grapes from the villages of de Corella, Cintruénigo and Fitero, produced in an approachable and easy-to-understand way. It had a gentle vinification, starting with grapes of moderate ripeness with a good pH, fermented with indigenous yeasts and using 20% full clusters. The difference in vintage is noticeable when tasted with a majority of 2018s; this is a clearly riper and more open vintage, with a more Mediterranean character, with sweet fruit and aromatic herbs. It reminds me of some of my favorite old-time unoaked Garnachas from Navarra. It has a serious palate, with freshness and chalky tannins and a serious finish. Great value! 110,000 bottles produced. It was bottled unoaked in February 2020.” 91 Pts Vinous $13.99/btl
A Statement on Safety
While our store remains OPEN (9am-6pm Mon thru Sat, 10am-5pm Sun) and café offers outdoor dining and take-out (9am-4pm Mon thru Sat, 10am-4pm Sun), we want to assure you that safety and health are our top priority. For customer and staff safety, we have been adhering to CDC and WHO recommendations and augmented our already strict cleaning regimen including vigilant sanitizing of surfaces, strict use of gloves, and limited personal contact. We will continue to stay updated on new information and regulations and will remain open as long as it is prudent to do so. Thank you for all of the amazing support during this difficult time and keep shopping local!
Until further notice:
Café: Mon thru Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Open for Outdoor Dining,
Limited Indoor Dining, Call-ahead Curbside Pickup, Carry Out, and Delivery.
Retail Shop: Mon thru Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Open for Walk-in, Call-ahead Curbside Pickup, and Delivery.
Closed July 4th
We are CLOSED on Saturday July 4th to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. Don’t forget to stock up on beer, wine, cigars, grilling sauces, pasta salads and everything else you will need for the holiday weekend.