Since ancient times, the spice route facilitated the exchange of coveted gastronomic products between East and West. Today, things are much easier. We live in a global era that allows us to enjoy, from the comfort of our own homes, exquisite gourmet products from all over the world. (Previous gourmet recommendations: Russian tea, Australian beer, French mustard, absinthe…)
In this entry, we present a magnificent Spanish oil fit to enhance any haute cuisine creation, a sensational Port wine to finish a meal in the most elegant way, an Australian gin with unforgettable flavor and delicious handmade Danish truffles that will appeal to your sweet tooth.
Señoríos de Relleu Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Internationally awarded and considered one of the best in Spain
The premium oils produced by Señoríos de Relleu in Alicante, Spain, are fragrant and full-bodied, with a flavor that evokes fruits and fresh cut grass. In order to preserve the excellent nutritional and organoleptic characteristics of this unmatched product— and also protect it from direct light—the firm has introduced an aluminum bottle that is durable, recyclable and convenient to use, decorated by the painter Paula Alenda with Naive motifs. This oil, considered one of the best in the world, has received awards in Spain, Italy, the United States and Japan.
Dow’s 2007 Vintage Port
An exceptional Port
This exquisite Port features a purple-blue color, expertly produced by the Symington family in 2007. It is extremely concentrated and robust and boasts the dry spiciness characteristic of the winery, with some very strong flavors of plum and cassis. The ripe fruit gives it an incredibly complex finish that combines the flavors of licorice and intense tannins. It is a wine that will eventually show its true breeding and appreciable quality.
La Madelineau Truffle
An intense pleasure from Knipschildt Chocolatier
According to Forbes magazine, the Madelineau Truffe produced by Knipschildt Chocolatier is considered “the world`s most expensive chocolate.” This delicacy is made with Perigord truffle covered with a rich ganache made with 70 percent Valrhona bitter chocolate, cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla, all covered with fine cocoa powder. Its creator is the master chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt, and his firm, Knipschildt Chocolatier, is headquartered in Connecticut, USA. The Madeline Au Truffe costs $250, not including shipping.
Lark Gin Godfather
A premium gin from Tasmania
In Australia, and particularly in the region of Tasmania, Lark Gin is produced following an entirely artisan process that uses four indigenous Tasmanian botanicals: coriander, juniper berries, lemon peel and opeperberry, an aromatic berry native of Tasmania. Lark Gin has a strong juniper flavor with a soft touch of rose petals; it is slightly spicy and has a floral background due to the use of the Tasmanian berries. It is a dry, citric and herbaceous gin, ideal for a great Gin & Tonic. ■