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Embrace May with Our Favorite Brands | Le Gourmet Central

Embrace May with Our Favorite Brands | Le Gourmet Central

Published by Le Gourmet Central on 7th May 2024

Springtime is the start of terrace season and we couldn’t be happier! As the days warm up and the sun stays out longer, there’s nothing like sitting outside with friends and enjoying a care-free meal together.

The best table this May might just be the one in your own backyard, you just need to stock up on the right ingredients. Le Gourmet Central is thrilled to share our favorite brands for May that taste best when enjoyed with friends and family.

From exquisite teas to delectable olive oils and gourmet pasta, these brands promise an afternoon of conversation and great taste.

Nina's Marie-Antoinette | Thé de Marie-Antoinette| Nina's Paris

Nina's Paris: Elegance in a Teacup

Brew up a cup of sophistication with Nina's Paris, French masters of luxury tea. Since its inception in 1672, Nina's Paris has been crafting exceptional blends that embody the artistry of French tea culture. From classic black teas to aromatic fruit infusions, each blend is a testament to Nina's commitment to quality and innovation. What sets Nina's Paris apart is not only its rich history but also its dedication to sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world. Whether you're starting your day with a classic Earl Grey or curled up with a floral infusion and a good book, Nina's Paris promises to elevate your tea ritual.

Photo credit: courtesy of Nina's Paris

Step back in time and sip a blend of black ceylon tea, rose petals, and apples from the King's Kitchen Garden at Versailles, inspired by the infamous excesses of the infamous French court.

The Marie Antoinette blend comes in an adorable pink tin, making it a perfect gift. This luxurious blend is fit for royalty or whoever you feel like inviting over for an afternoon tea party. Imported from France, this yummy mix is also available packaged in a cute pink box.

Oleoestepa Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Andalusian Cooperative

Oleoestepa: Liquid Gold from Andalusia

Olive oil doesn’t just taste amazing, it’s also believed to be one of the secrets to the long life expectancies common in Mediterranean cultures. Invest in both your dinner and your health with Oleoestepa, an Andalusian brand renowned for its exceptional olive oils. Nestled in the heart of Spain's olive-growing region, Oleoestepa has been producing award-winning oils since 1987, blending tradition with innovation to create this “liquid gold” that captivates the senses.

At the core of Oleoestepa's philosophy lies a deep respect for the land. Through sustainable farming practices and meticulous craftsmanship, they ensure that every drop of their olive oil is a testament to the richness of the Mediterranean.

Whether drizzled over a fresh salad, grilled fish, or used as a finishing touch to grilled vegetables, Oleoestepa's olive oils promise to elevate your culinary creations with their unparalleled flavor and aroma.

Their limited edition ‘Estepa Virgin’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil was rated “Best Olive Oil in the World” from the International Olive Oil Council. Made from olives picked at the beginning of the harvest season, this olive oil has an intense fruity flavor with some hints of bitterness and spice.

Oleoestepa 'Estepa Virgen' Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Photo credit: courtesy of Oleoestepa

PASTA DI LIGURIA

Pasta di Liguria: Taste the Italian Riviera

Transport yourself to the sun-kissed shores of the Italian Riviera with Pasta di Liguria, a brand that celebrates the rich culinary heritage of Liguria through its artisanal pasta. Pasta di Liguria offers a tantalizing array of pasta shapes and varieties that promise to delight the palate.

Each batch of pasta is crafted using time-honored techniques and the finest organic durum wheat semolina and pure mountain spring water.

Photo credit: courtesy of Pasta di Liguria

Expertly made, their pasta holds its shape beautifully when cooked. The Pasta Di Liguria Organic Bucatini tastes amazing tossed in a meat ragu or paired with kale and pine nuts.

Cook the Pasta di Liguria Organic Fettucce al-dente and top it with a hearty tomato meat dish or a creamy mushroom sauce. Serve with a nice glass of Chianti for the ultimate Mediterranean dinner.

Don Bocarte

Don Bocarte: The Art of Conservas

Ah, there’s nothing like ordering a glass of white wine or a cold frothy beer on a sunny spring afternoon in Spain. It only gets better when they come with a plate of boquerones (anchovies), the ultimate Spanish tapa.

Order the finest preserved anchovies by choosing Don Bocarte, a brand revered for its exquisite conservas. Nestled in the coastal town of Santoña in northern Spain, Don Bocarte has been mastering the art of preserving seafood since 1997, using only the freshest catch and traditional techniques.

To enjoy anchovies as the Spanish do, simply grab a bag of lightly salted potato chips and top them with anchovies. The crunch and salt of the chips paired with the velvety texture of the acidic fish is an unexpected but tasty combo.


Photo credit: courtesy of Don Bocarte

Pair any cold drink with the Don Bocarte White Cantabrian Anchovies Marinated in Vermouth Vinegar. Caught wild in Santoña, Spain and packed by hand, they give a punch of unami with every bite.

Try the Marinated Anchovies in Apple Cider Vinegar for a sweeter flavor. Top them on a crusty baguette for an easy snack. Don Bocarte anchovies also make a great base for salad dressings, sauces, or even placed on red sauce pizza.

With brands like Nina's Paris, Oleoestepa, Pasta di Liguria, and Don Bocarte, you can explore the diverse flavors of Europe from the comfort of your own kitchen. So, why not treat yourself to this May and elevate your dining experience with these exceptional brands? Your taste buds will thank you.

Bon Appetit!

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