Mother’s Day is coming…and we have ALL the best gift ideas.
Lucy Lu Designs Outstanding Lucite trays from Lucy Lu Designs. Modern design, impeccable materials; unparalleled craftsmanship. Chic modern trays for the foyer, your vanity, or guest bath. Simple elegance that suits any décor. Functional and timeless.
Neuhaus Belgian Chocolate SPARKLING EDITION Give your Mom a reason to truly celebrate Mother’s Day this year.
Present her with the Neuhaus Pairing Collection – the Sparkling Edition! The finest Belgian chocolate pralines made to pair with champagne. Any chocolate enthusiast will adore this discovery collection of Belgian Chocolates from Neuhaus as well as the custom champagne flight / pairing. The Pairing Collection brilliantly showcases the luxury of Neuhaus Belgian chocolate. The luxurious gift box contains 24 Neuhaus chocolates with 4 innovative pralines that pair perfectly with a glass of champagne. Four innovative alcohol-free pralines that pair perfectly with a glass of (extra-) brut, demi-sec, rosé and vintage champagne.
Pecora Rossa Soft-ripened Italian sheep’s milk cheese. Creamy and luscious texture. Buttery, mild and sweet with a complex flavor profile. $31.99/lb
Truffle Gouda Raw cow’s milk cheese from Holland. Semi-firm and studded with flecks of real Italian truffles. $28.99/lb
Jerseyhoeve Schorren Cow’s milk aged cheese from Holland. Think French salted butter in the form of a hard, ultra-rich cheese. $29.99/lb
Wine of the Week
“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 Wine Advocate $13.99/btl
Rare Wine Alert!
JL Chave Hermitage Rouge ’18
“As virtually all of the various components of Chave’s 2018 Hermitage were still separate, I’ve given a rating that reflects the variability I saw when tasting through the barrels and made a guess regarding Jean-Louis’s blending sensibilities and available volumes. For example, the Péléat (92 – 94), a pretty, red-fruited element could add freshness but is likely to be a small portion of the blend (if it’s even included). More impressive were the lush, mouthfilling Les Beaumes (95 -97) and stony, elegant Le Méal (94 – 96). Lots from L’Ermite (98 – 100) and Les Bessards (98 – 100) will likely make up the bulk of the blend, oozing with liquid stone, intense blueberry and cassis fruit, and possessing firm yet ripe structures.”
(97-100) Wine Advocate $299.99/btl – Only 4 bottles available. No holds.
Face Masks Required. The Columbia City Council emergency ordinance requiring the use of a face mask is still in effect. 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/outdoor dining areas. (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,
9am-5pm Sun) and the Café offers indoor/outdoor dining, take-out, and curbside delivery (9am-4pm Every Day), we want to assure you that safety and health are our top priorities. 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 make necessary changes when needed. Thank you for all the amazing support during this difficult time and keep shopping local!