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Best of Columbia – Vote for Us!
We are so grateful that The Gourmet Shop was nominated for 6 categories in this year’s Free Times’ annual Best of Columbia! Now we need your help to bring some of these titles home!
The categories are:
Best Restaurant – Five Points
Best Bloody Mary (new category for us!)
Best Wine Store
Best Charcuterie Board (we won in 2019 and 2020!)
Best Place to Dine Outdoors
Here are the details for this year’s voting:
–Voting will start June 9 on the Free Times’ website (now www.postandcourier.com)
–Voting will run through July 2nd and winners will be announced at the end of August.
–People may vote once per email address.
Thanks for the love and support!
Cabra with Wine Semi-firm Spanish goat milk cheese. Delicate with an acidic tang. Rich, creamy finish with subtle red wine flavor.
Brillat Savarin Dense French triple crème made with cows milk. Soft-ripened with flavors of butter and salt with hints of nuts and truffles. $32.99/lb
Tome Le Saulnois A salty, savory French treat! Aromas of warmed butter and cheesecake. Silky, slightly holey, easily meltable. $32.99/lb
Wine of the Week
Audeant Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ’17
“Deep, shimmering magenta. Ripe red and dark berries, candied rose, smoky minerals and baking spices on the deeply perfumed nose. Juicy, subtly sweet and expansive on the palate, the 2017 offers bitter cherry, blackberry and floral pastille flavors that turn spicier as the wine opens up. Closes smoky, juicy, seamless and long, with resonating spiciness and rounded, even tannins contributing subtle grip. 30% whole clusters.”
92 Pts Josh Raynolds, Vinous $52.99/btl
Face Masks Required. In a continued effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and customers, The Gourmet Shop will continue to require 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. We continue to monitor health official recommendations and will make changes to our policy only when we feel comfortable doing so. Stay safe, wash your hands, and mask up!