New Product Sampling!
Saturday Aug 22nd
Saveur has launched Saveur Selects, a new line of marinades, barbecue sauces, and spice rubs. This is SAVEUR’s first packaged food items to be sold at retail. The products are locally sourced and produced in the heart of the Lowcountry on Hilton Head Island. We will sample these on this Saturday, August 22nd. Flavors include: Rosemary Date BBQ Sauce, Bourbon Honey BBQ Sauce, Caribbean Jerk Marinade, and Honey Garlic Marinade. We are excited to sell the SAVEUR name as a South Carolina product!
Olivewood is BEAUTIFUL, LONG LASTING, but can be SO EXPENSIVE! Not if you shop with us! We have sourced a supplier for our very favorite wood. So we can bring you these gorgeous boards at amazing price points. Add some everyday luxury to your kitchen. Olivewood spoons for cooking and serving are naturally good looking – smooth to the touch – and so long lasting…most chefs always have an olivewood tasting spoon in their pocket. The grain of olive wood is just lovely and rich, and the scent of olive oil that emanates from the wood is so wonderful. Olive wood is an incredibly hard wood. The olive tree grows very, very slowly, which results in a very close, dense grain. This also means it repels stains and scents. The top wood choice for cooks as olivewood is more durable, less porous, and overall stronger and more beautiful. Shop now for best selection – the perfect gift for: the hostess, a wedding, or plan ahead for holiday gifts. We can help you make a perfect pairing with olives, olive oil, or maybe an olive tapenade.
Van Kaas Goat Gouda Made in the Netherlands following traditional Dutch recipes, this young Gouda is firm but moist with a smooth, supple, pliable texture that’s ideal for melting and makes for easy snacking. Gouda has a tangy milk flavor that is approachable and mild, yet interesting. $26.99/lb
Beecher’s Marco Polo This favorite from Beecher’s fleet of artisan cheeses celebrates the great thirteenth century adventurer Marco Polo – credited with bringing pepper and other discoveries to Europe. Beecher’s Marco Polo takes lightly milled and cracked green and black peppercorns and blends them with our creamy cheese. The resulting cheese is rich in savory umami and butter notes. $19.99/lb
Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue A natural rind allows this cheese to release moisture while cave-aging, developing a fudgy, creamy texture with earthy notes of shitake mushroom, sweet golden beets, brown butter, and moderate “blue” flavor. $39.99/lb
Wine of the Week
Ponzi Pinot Noir Classico ’16 “Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Classico has inviting scents of mixed berry preserves, Earl Grey tea leaves, dust, earth and sweet spices with lovely floral notes. Medium-bodied and silky, it has generous fruits, a soft frame and lip-smacking freshness, finishing long and spicy. This was aged 11 months in 26% new French oak.” 91 Pts Wine Advocate $42.99/btl
Our own Friendly Neighborhood Wine Guy recently shot a segment with internet mega star Mike Wine-Guy for his Podcast “Ride Between the Wines”. Check out his previous episodes here:
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Face Masks Required Columbia City Council passed an emergency ordinance 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!
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!