Kuhn Rikon Raclette Mini Grill Made by premiere Swiss cookware brand, Kuhn Rikon, the Raclette Mini Grill has everything you need to enjoy raclette anywhere you like – just add cheese! Each compact set includes a rechaud with 3 candles, non-stick raclette pan with handle, and non-stick scraper. Artful cutouts allow the soft glow of candlelight to flicker through your grill as your ingredients cook. Not just for raclette, you can use this versatile item to melt queso for nachos or even scramble eggs. This fun, unique item would make a perfect stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift!
The Gift of French Chocolate
Le Chocolat des Français fuses single origin chocolate with skilled French chocolate makers and a devotion to the art world. To make their preservative-free dark and milk bars they sought out an experienced chocolatier, sourced ingredients of French origin like specific salts from the Camargue and Guerande and northern beet sugar, along with cacao from Ecuador and Peru. The back of the wrappers display the coveted Bio AB France and Europe organic farming labels. Determined to reveal the French chocolate know-how to the world, the founders of this brand look for the best ingredients and artisans of France. At the same time, in order to bring a humorous touch and a quirky style to these incredible chocolates, they call on many talented artists for their delightful packaging. It’s not too late to grab this gigantic advent calendar – an impressive gift. Filled with 24 surprises including chocolate truffles, chocolate bars, marshmallow bears, all guaranteed to feature 100% pure organic cocoa butter. It’s a colorful whimsical sweet Christmas treasure hunt that will delight everyone.
Le Comptoir du Cacao A French family-owned artisanal chocolate factory, Le Comptoir du Cacao has been producing pure origin, pure cocoa butter fine chocolates for 20 years, in the tradition of the artisanal know-how of master chocolatiers. Our selection includes gift boxes with a pictorial assortment of chocolates based on dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Fine coated chocolates with soft, creamy or crunchy fillings. These tasting chocolates are proof of the know-how, rigour and seriousness of Comptoir du Cacao, located in the Loiret – its products have regularly won awards in France and abroad.
Mademoiselle de Margaux comes from the Médoc region of France and draws its inspiration and know-how from the renowned Margaux terroir. These chocolate-covered cherries with Armagnac by Mademoiselle de Margaux are a revelation. Named “La Guinette,” these grown-up indulgences are pitted griotte (morello) cherries dipped in Armagnac and then coated in rich, dark chocolate. The cherry’s slightly tart fruitiness and the warmth of the Armagnac blend gorgeously with chocolate. This is what chocolate-covered cherries were always meant to be.
Galactic The opposite of mild and innocuous. When ripe (like right now), you’ll taste bacon, sour cream, and pine duff. Here, the rind bites back. $48.99/lb
Caciocavallo Silano DOP One of southern Italy’s oldest cheeses. Mild and milky with a slight piquancy. Unpasteurized cow’s milk. Semi-firm, supple and elastic. $26.99/lb
Birba Blue Soaked in an artisanal blonde ale for 10 days. Malty and fruity in aroma; simultaneously buttery and spicy. Compact and creamy. $28.99/lb
Wine of the Week
“Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Bolaire (usually around 50% Petit Verdot and 50% Merlot) has a spectacular note of crushed black and red cherries, warm plums and violets with hints of chocolate box, eucalyptus and Sichuan pepper plus a waft of cinnamon toast. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of bold, expressive black fruits, supported by ripe, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and spicy. Delicious!”
(90-92) Wine Advocate $19.99/btl
Save the Date…the bash is back!
Join us Saturday, December 9th for a beautiful evening full of bubbles and bites at this year’s Champagne Bash. We’ll be popping bottles as we celebrate the season with our annual celebration of all things Champagne.
Event Highlights + Details: The evening will feature six champagnes with perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres and specialty stations of caviar, sushi, charcuterie, cheese, and more.
We will taste:
Laurent Perrier Brut NV $48.99/btl
JM Seleque Solessence NV $73.99.99/btl
Laurent Perrier Brut Rose NV $89.99/btl
Gatinois Grand Cru Brut NV $46.99/btl
Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV $63.99/btl
Andre Clouet Brut Rose NV $53.99/btl.
Dress: Cocktail attire
Date: Saturday, Dec. 9th, 2022
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Tickets are available for $70+tax. To purchase, please call The Gourmet Shop at (803) 799-9463. Must be 21+ to attend.
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No Saturday Wine Tasting
Our Saturday Wine Tastings will return in January. Have a Happy and healthy Holiday Season!