posted on September 10th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
Every Fall, we celebrate culinary traditions from a few of our favorite counties. This week, we’re admiring Scotland - a country known for its amazing landscape but often forgotten about when it comes to its delicious food.
From tasty cheddar cheeses like Orkney Smokey Red Cheddar to delectable chutneys like MacKays caramelized red onion chutney to savory snacks like Mackie’s Potato crisps, we have a diverse selection of Scotland’s best…
We also have the famed and seafood lover praised Loch Etive Steelhead Trout imported directly from Scotland. You’ve never enjoyed trout quite like this before. It will make for one memorable fish dinner, we assure you.
Loch Etive (Loch means “lake” in Scottish, in case you were wondering) is in Northern Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Loch Etive Steelhead Trout are raised in this very remote, pristine environment with pure waters and fast-flowing currents. High in Omega-3 oils, the sashimi-grade trout is suited for all… Read More
posted on September 4th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
When world travel is desired and yet an impossible feat, there’s one solution: take a trip through taste. For the next month, we’ll be highlighting food and drink selections from a few countries where we believe cuisine ranks supreme. First on the list: Spain. From authentic Spanish Sangria to incredible cheese and charcuterie items like 1-year aged Mitica Manchego, Jamón Serrano, Ibercio Chorizo, and Orange Blossom Honey for a little something sweet, Spain is as delicious as it is beautiful.
Authentic Spanish Sangria
Perfectly sweet and oh-so easy to sip no matter what time of year, this refreshing Spanish wine cocktail is an easy entertaining staple. Make it in less than 15 minutes and store in the fridge until ready to serve. We must add, we tried numerous recipes before we nailed it. You can score that recipe here.
Imported Spanish Charcuterie, Cheese, and Accompaniments
Just imported from Spain and in stores now - seriously special handcrafted Spanish… Read More
posted on September 4th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
Join us on September 15th from 10am to 2pm as we celebrate all things Scottish! We'll have a bag piper playing all day plus tons of delicious food demonstrations and our team dressed in Scottish plaid kilts too. Enjoy tastes of MacKay's fruit chutneys, Loch Etive Steelhead (trout), Mull of Kintyre smoked cheese, and so much more.
First 200 customers will win Scottish goody bags. Also, don't forget to enter to win a generous portion of Loch Etive Steelhead trout too.
It's all happening at our Woodland Hills store on 9/15 from 10am-2pm.
posted on September 9th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas
It's time to discover Scotland...a country often overlooked when it comes to their culinary scene. With amazing seafood, robust cheeses and chutney, we have a special place in our hearts for their cuisine.
And that's why we've decided to celebrate the country...and our amazing customers...
With a very special customer appreciation dinner at our South Pasadena store on Friday, September 15th from 6-8pm.
Book your seat in our store today, before they're sold out. This is an intimate 40 guest dinner party and we're pulling out all the stops. It will be a memorable dinner experience you won't want to miss.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 6pm-8pm TICKETS: $29 per person. TO BOOK: Inquire in store before seats sell out.
BELHAVEN TWISTED THISTED IPA
SCOTTISH CHEESE, CHUTNEY, & OATCAKES
FORFAR BIRDIES- SCOTTISH PASTIE WITH LAMB & PARSNIP PUREE
COCK A LEEKIE SOUP- ROASTED CHICKEN, LEEKS, BARLEY IN A RICH STOCK
BRESSLIN BALL-TRADITIONAL… Read More
posted on September 6th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas
In case you couldn't tell, we're pretty big purveyors of cheese. From snacking to melting to everything between, cheese is a guilty pleasure indeed. And we always strive to carry all those cheeses you know and love plus some of the exotic gourmet ones too. This month, we're featuring a few of Scotland's finest cheddar cheeses.
Amazing on their own, all three of these cheeses are also quite delicious on a baguette with a delightful sweet chutney to contrast the bite of cheddar.
Connage Dunlop Scottish Cheddar
This Award Winning Scottish Cheddar handcrafted on a family farm, by the shores of the Moray Firth.
Connage Highland Dairy is based on the shores of the Moray Firth, near north and east Inverness, which is the Highland council area of Scotland.
Dunlop recipe dates from the 17th Century and was first made in Ayrshire. Each truckle was dressed in muslin to seal and keep the maturing cheese moist and we still do this today.
Connage uses unpasteurized milk and… Read More