Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Pairing

Before we get into the pairing, I wanted to let you know of a special we have going on. The spring and summer seasons mean more entertaining. A great way to keep it no fuss, no muss is to have someone else do the food. Here at Pastoral we have a great catering menu and if you order a tray by July 31, 2009 you will receive an 10% discount.

This promotion is only valid with orders placed at our Broadway location (sorry Loopers) and your order must be placed, and fulfilled by the expiration date. Be sure to tell us that you want to take advantage of this discount by saying the magic words, "summer promo 09". As always we do ask for a 24 hour notice for any trays that you need.

This week we're showcasing two of our newest additions to the shop. First up is the Creminelli Salame Tartufo from Utah. Creminelli Fine Meats is one of our favorite artisan companies. The salami is handcrafted using techniques and spices that only Cristiano can master. Most products with truffle added taste just like truffle, but this salami finds the right balance between truffle and delicately spiced pork. Italian tradition right here in the U.S.

Jan has chosen one great Rose to pair with the salami. 2008 Zepaltas Rose from Santa Rose, CA is the perfect choice. This Rose is made from pinot noir grapes, so you'll find some similar aromas and flavors. A dry wine with a little bit of a musty thing going on and citrus notes is a perfect compliment to a picnic with some charcuterie.