Food & Wine
Our food & wine selection has undergone a lot of changes as we have developed our cooking classes, and the added insight into the culinary world that has brought. From small batch wines, to our expanded gourmet food & candy selections, we are very excited about the evolution of this extremely fun category.
The selection of the products in all four categories is a group collaborative on the staff part. Where you may walk through a grocery store, and not know how to choose between the 30 different olive oils and 20 different balsamic vinegars offered, here you can ask any staff member and we can help you choose the exact product perfect for your taste and what you are using it for. Instead of giving you too many options, we offer you a hand-picked selection of specialty products. We have tried them all, many are permanent staples in our kitchen cupboards at home, and each staff member would love to spout off their favorites and recipes to go with them if you will ask. The same applies to our wine selection. Brad, Stephen (our In-House Chef), and other staff members on occasion, hand-select each wine we bring into our shop, so we can recommend a product with the confidence that we’ve tried it and know it will match what you’re looking for.
The wines we carry are exclusive, small batch wines, not available in grocery stores, but kept exclusive for the restaurant industry and fortunately, our store. They are impeccable in their palate, aroma, and finish, yet due to our unique situation, we are able to offer them at prices comparable to what you would find at a grocery store. From chardonnays to cabernets, we work hard to make sure there is a wine appropriate for every meal or course you may enjoy it with.
Our gourmet food selection is the most expansive category of the four. From local to international, we select food products based on their ability to take your meals from everyday to gourmet. Some products comprise an entire meal, such as our gourmet dried soups or baking mixes, where others are simply a finishing touch that will take your meal up a notch, like our finishing sauces and rubs. Either way, every product is something we have tried and would recommend you do as well. Come in any day for samples, recipes, and cooking advise on any of our gourmet products. Last, but certainly not least for anyone with a sweet tooth, is the candy counter. One of the most fun areas in the store, you can’t help but smile as you see hand-made chocolate truffles, candies from your past, international candies, exotic candies, locally-made candies, and others that are simply too good to pass up. Definitely not the place to spend time if you’re on a diet, but for everyone else, it is certainly a go-to for finding that one treat at the end of every shopping trip!
CC: Cabernet Sauvignon
Brief Description: One sip and you will be hailing it like one of those yellow numbers on King St rush hour. In 2007 CC: found themselves with the unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s most special vineyards and wineries. The fruit for this fantastic Cabernet comes from the world-class hillsides above one of those quaint little towns along highway 29 in the Napa Valley. The wine is first class, serious and special Cabernet AND it costs a very very small fraction of what the much fancier wines of the neighborhood cost. In fact, we dare you – put it up against your favorite Cabernet, put it up against Opus One and you decide which is better. We feel confident CC: Cabernet will crush it!