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The Best of 2014 at the Deli
As 2014 comes to a close and we celebrate the Holidays with our family and friends, we like to reflect back on the year’s great food finds and classic standbys. This year at the Deli you’ll find that some classic standbys have been made anew. It’s spiced pecan season, and we all enjoy the spicy toasty smell that wafts out from the Deli kitchen as this Holiday classic is made. This year we’ve jazzed up the spice pecans by partnering with excellent spice procurers, Épices de Cru out of Montreal. They trek around the world unearthing the best and freshest spices around. We’ve hand-selected some of their very special spices and adapted our classic spiced pecan recipe to their use. The result is phenomenal: a spice blend that holds its own against the sugar-y sweetness. Spiced pecans are great for eating by the handful or used in your favorite dishes: sweet potatoes, pear salad, topping for sundaes, or, my personal favorite, carefully tucked into some Irish oatmeal. Don’t miss out on the seasonal treat; they’ll be gone before you know it.
Ari has, as tradition goes, curated a grand list of his personal favorites from 2014. We’ve showcased them in the Deli, along the ramp leading into the Sandwich Ordering Area. Check them out the next time you visit, and pick up a newsletter to read all about them. My favorites from his list this year are the Royal Olive Oil (pronounce Roy-AL, but deserved of the title ‘Royal’ too) and of course the Épices de Cru spice line up. These make the perfect gifts for the serious foodie or the chef in your life. You can also sign up to spend one of two scheduled evenings with Ari, tasting through his favorites and listening to the colorful stories behind the foods.
Last but not least, I love our chocolate selection this year. Emily, our chocolate specialist, has really devised a singular list of her own. Great ideas for stocking stuffers, host or hostess gifts, or a special treat for the weary shopper and Holiday navigator. Check out her complete list, and be sure to peruse through chocolate shelves in the Next Door as the selection of awesome is abundant this year.
Whether you’re entertaining a crowd of 10 or 100, this elegant and bountiful tray featured on our Holiday Menu has almost everything you need to throw the party of the year! We include two of our favorite Italian salamis and spicy brown mustard, aged Gouda cheese, a soft creamy cheese like double-cream Green Hill with slices of fresh-baked French baguette, Edwards peanuts, our housemade hummus and bagel crisps, all garnished with plump grapes and juicy strawberries. For a sweet finish, we add an assortment of decadent Bakehouse Brownies, including Buenos Aires with dulce de leche, Pecan Blondies, and Black Magic. What’s missing? A bottle (or case) of red. Your party plan is just one short phone call away. ‘Tis the season for keeping it easy!
smaller $125 | serves up to 10
medium $240 | serves up to 20
bigger $345 | serves up to 30