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Spanish Wine & Paella Dinner

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Join us Thursday, January 23rd, at 6:30pm for a special dinner featuring the food & wine of Spain. Executive Chef Scott Weaver’s will be making his famous Paella right in the Garden Room, with Spanish wines presented by Store Director Nick Doughty. Seating is very limited, so call 503.299.6304 and make your reservations today!  Menu…

Cozy UpwithCocoaandCandles

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As our days of holiday indulgence wind down, there’s nothing sweeter than donning your new Christmas sweater, lighting a few candles and sipping on some of the finest hot chocolate around. In our quest to brighten Winter nights we’re taking 20% off all candles today through December 31st! We’ve also asked Marge, our gift guru, about…

Wine Specials

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We've reached the last of our Twelve Treats of Christmas. Time certainly flies when you’re sharing the treasures of the season! For our final offering we are proud to present two incredible wine specials. Orin Swift - Locations - Tour de Europe Renowned Napa Valley Winemaker Dave Phinney (the Prisoner, Mercury Head) recently turned his…

House-Made Rillettes

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Rillettes are a preparation of meat similar to pâté. Originally made with pork, the meat was cubed, salted and cured, cooked slowly over low heat until very tender, then raked into small shreds and blended with the warm cooking fat to form a rustic paste. Like cassoulet or fondue, this French dish has its many…

House-Made Ubriaco

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Ubriaco is the Italian word for ‘drunk’. In culinary terms it refers to cheeses that are aged in wine & wine grape must. These are a delicacy in Italy as the wine must soaks into the cheese giving it the aroma of a wine cellar & plenty of tannic wine flavors. Our wine buyer Larry…

Happy New Beers!

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Our beer buyer at NW 22nd has festive seasonal specials in both large & small formats. Sample our Belgian selection including giants from Cloak of Martin, Houblon Chouffe, & Scaldis Noel, which weighs in at 13% ABV. This one’s a bit on the boozy side, but it’s a tasty sipper with caramel notes, hints of…

Bûche de Noël

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Popularized by the bakers of Paris in the 1800’s, Bûche de Noël is the French name for this famous log-shaped Christmas cake. The yule log tradition began in the Iron Age – not a time generally associated with pastry arts. Prior to the medieval era families and villages gathered on the winter solstice to burn…

Coveted Coffee Gifts

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Make winter mornings brighter with a pound of Sleepy Monk’s Monastery Blend, a French Roast  without the bitter bite. This coffee is dark, robust and tasty, and comes packaged in a one-of-a-kind carved wooden coffee ‘book’. Only 200 of these limited edition gifts were made and we are the only retailer offering them outside Cannon…

Bergstrom Pinot Noir

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The Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir is Bergstrom’s longest running wine.  2011’s vintage earned 91 Points from Wine Spectator last year & this 2012 should rate even higher.  Made from a blend of select barrels of all of their five estate vineyards, it projects dark cherry, plum & classic Willamette Valley earth flavors, followed by smoky…

These are a fewofour favorite cheeses

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Each year, our cheesemonger eagerly awaits the arrival of the British... cheese that is. We carry five standouts from the UK and two from Ireland, all from the incomparable Neal's Yard Dairy. Their company opened in 1979, that same year Elephants was founded, and started as a small producer of Greek style yoghurt, Crème fraîche…

Cheesemonger’s Minute: Parmigiano Reggiano

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Parmigiano Reggiano is one of the most popular cheeses in the world. Listen as Elephants lead cheesemonger tells us more about this delicious aged cheese.

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