Paris Grocery News

October 24th, 2011

We’re pretty excited for Halloween here in the shop. It’s a time for make-believe and magic, surprises and costume parties. Oh and Candy. Lots of Candy. If you want something a little more highbrow than candy corn this year, try some of our front-counter indulgences. Shown here are fig-walnut caramels, goatsmilk-buckwheat caramels, salted butter caramels, chocolate truffles, fruit lollipops, caramel lollipops, torrone, and our ever-delicious callisons. 25¢-99 ¢

La Panzanella

Between 2001 – 2007, the NASFT Show named the Croccantini as a finalist in four categories:
Best New Product (2001), Best Cookie/Cracker (2001 and 2002),
Outstanding Best Seller (2002 and 2003), and Outstanding Cracker (2007). We understand why. These crackers are deliciously flakey, not too oily but not too dry, and hold up well under cheeses and dips. We just got in this beautiful display tower, and are happy to be selling their line of large and small croccantini. One of our favorites is the 4 pack of rosemary crackers for 69 cents; it’s the perfect size to eat with a chunk of cheese for a snack!

Tipsy Cocktail Garnishes

Sable and Rosenfeld are dedicated to making cocktails just a little bit better. Their line of ‘tipsy’ garnishes includes Vermouth, Vodka, and Whiskey soaked fruits and vegetables. Which makes them healthy, right?

Tipsy Olives

S&R’s original ‘tipsy’ product, these olives are soaked in Vermouth, making them ideal for a dirty martini.  $4.49

Tipsy Jalepeño Olives

spiked with vodka, these spicy olives deliver a kick! try them in any peppery mixed drink. $6.99

Tipsy Garlic Olives

Vodka again gives these olives their distinct punch. Try them in a Gilroy Martini with a few drops of the garlic-olive juice, or put them on an appetizer plate for a spunky compliment to cheese and crackers.$6.99

Tipsy Cocktail stirrers

These stirrers aren’t alcohol spiked, but we love them anyways. With a pearl onion, red pepper, olive, and pickle on each stick, they make unexpected but delicious garnishes for bloody Marys, and are great as an appetizer either on their own or wrapped in a thinly sliced jambon. $8.99

Tipsy Cherries

Cocktail ready’ long stemmed cherries spiked with Malt Whiskey. Perfect for the classic

Manhattan and the trend setting Vogue Martini. $6.99

Drinks @ PG

$40.00 Chateau de Candale Saint-Emilion Gran Cru 2005

Decanter 4/5 stars. “Very refined and classy nose, helped by excellent oak, great elegance and precision in winemaking, complex tannins…one of the great discoveries of the vintage. The terroir, not far from La Mondotte, is first rate”.

$24.99 Domaine Des Deux Roches Saint-Véran 2009 Rives de Longsault

This delicious white burgundy displays an outstanding balance between richness and minerality. The village enjoys a hilly terrain with mostly clay and limestone soils. The hot climate and small clay rocks in the soil maintain warmth and allow the area to regularly render perfectly ripe grapes. These soils and climatic conditions contribute to the Davayé’s reputation as the heart of quality in the Saint-Véran appellation. Aromas of ripe fruit and white flowers are balanced by notes of citrus. 30% is barrel aged, which lends a creamy butteriness to the delicate, pure flavors. Fresh and round, this is excellent with seafood or poultry in cream sauce.

$12.99 Château Bournet Gaillac 2007

With a spicy, peppery nose and deep garnet color, this gaillac is fruit-forward with persistent notes of black fruit, highlighted by a powerful yet discreet tannic structure. This wine is a great introduction to Gaillac reds, and is a tasty bistro-sipper that pairs well with food.

$10.99 Brasserie Lebbe L’Amalthée

Brasserie Lebbe, located in the very heart of the French Pyrenees, is owned by a Belgian ex-pat cheese farmer and beer enthusiast. Pierre Lebbe doesn’t make his Farmhouse Ale for the masses or even for his neighbor. He makes it for himself to quench his thirst after a long day with his herd of goats. An Organic farmer and goat cheese producer, his self-sustaining farm is powered by natural goat compost and the wind. They grow their own barley for the beer and the spent grains are fed to the lucky goats! Light, pleasantly malty, with flavors of citrus, herbs, and hops. With a production of only 600 bottles/50 cases per month – it’s his hobby, and one of our favorite beers. Rated A- (excellent) by Beer Advocate.

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Tou del Til.lers

This new soft-ripened raw cows milk cheese from Catalonia is aged just 3 weeks. Get it while you can as this cheese will not be available much longer. We can’t believe we were able to bring it into this country, as raw cheeses this young are technically illegal to move internationally. Shh! Tros de Sort (favorite of Catalan chefs) is the young artisan cheese maker that produces this creamy springy textured cheese from cows that graze on mountain pastures. This cheese is unpressed in order to retain its creamy texture. The flavors are herbaceous, with notes of walnut, mushroom, and citrus. $28.99/lb $7.25/quarter lb

Bauma Madurat

This soft-ripend goat cheese is velvety rich, mushroomy and moist. The paste is dense with a smooth texture that is creamy and sticky. The intense flavor is nutty with lemon overtones. Think Monte Enebro meets Leonora. $32.99/lb $8.25/quarter lb

Beaufort

“The Prince of Gruyères.” Made from rich Alpine cow’s milk from the Savoie. Hints of grassy sweetness, with a higher butterfat content and a creamier texture than either Gruyère or Comté. Its rich, nutty flavor is somewhat reminiscent of good ham. Has an excellent melting capacity-serve as fondue or with saucisson sec and fruit. Usually $28.99/lb, we’ve got in on sale for only $13.99/lb or $3.49/quarter lb.

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Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in the shop!

Ellen

and
Steve Winston and Sharon Baden
Owners, Paris Grocery

1418 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206.682.0679

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Sunday
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