Cornish Sea Salt Co. Celtic sea salt has a wonderful taste with a flaky sharp texture that gives a shot of flavor. Crunchy sea salt flakes are particularly prized for their use in baking and presentations. From humble beginnings on the South Cornish coast, the company is one of the very few sea salt industries harvesting from open waters. Perfect as a natural finishing salt, dissolving quickly to give an initial hit of sea saltiness and splashing a little alchemy onto the simplest of dishes. Use to complement and transform rather than to dominate and define. 150g is only $6.95!
NexTrend Garlic Twist Back in stock! Use it yourself and see why NexTrend’s Garlic Twist is an award-winning kitchen must-have. Featuring a large interior chamber and innovative, ergonomic design, this little gadget minces everything from garlic and ginger to nuts and herbs with a simple twist of the wrist. Dishwasher-safe. Available in three colors.
Bay Blue Dense, fudge-like cows milk blue cheese from Point Reyes Farmstead in California. Mellow flavor with a sweet, salted caramel finish. $29.00/lb
Cana de Cabra A mellow flavored goat log with a bloomy rind and velvety paste. Savory and salty with a lemon-y tang to the finish. $25.99/lb
Robiola Due Latte A silky smooth sheep and cow’s milk cheese from Italy. Perfect for shmearing, it has an edible rind and a velvety smooth interior. Mild, buttery and fresh mushroom flavor. $26.99/ea
Wine of the Week
Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano ’16
“The 2016 Barolo Tortoniano is an accessible and forthcoming wine that gives you the complexity and nuance of the Nebbiolo grape with a fruit-forward and food-friendly personality. There is a dry and astringent quality to the tannins that might need to smooth itself out with a few more years of cellar aging. Otherwise, the wine would pair with ravioli stuffed with minced meat and topped with extra cheese. Drink 2022-2035.”
93 Pts Wine Advocate $51.99/btl
Wine Collectors’ Corner
Chateau Léoville Poyferre ’10
“The 2010 Léoville-Poyferré has a very intense bouquet with blackberry, briary cedar and light estuarine/seaweed aromas that are very well defined. Pure class. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, layers of pure black fruit laced with pencil lead and a pinch of white pepper. It fans out wonderfully towards the finish, a Saint-Julien demonstrating wonderful density and precision. What an outstanding wine, perhaps less flamboyant than other vintages, one that will last decades. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. Drink 2023-2050.” 97 Pts Wine Advocate $399.99/btl