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January Thirst Club: Julien Cécillon VdF Syrah ‘Les Graviers’, 2016

STORY Julien Cécillon spent his early years traveling the winemaking world and ended up with his own winery in his native Rhône. He learned to craft exceptional Syrah from some of the best, including the revered Yves Cuilleron, whose Saint-Josephs and Côte-Rôties are among our favorite expressions of Syrah found...

Farro with Hazelnuts and Wild Mushrooms

Farro with Hazelnuts and Wild Mushrooms Serves 4 *This nutty, hearty dish is excellent with a side salad for a Vegetarian main or alongside roast chicken or salmon for a side dish. Ingredients 1 cup Whole Farro (such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo) Kosher salt 2 tablespoons (or more) lemon olive oil...

Anchovy Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Anchovy Roasted Pork Tenderloin Serves 2 *I like to serve this with some roasted potatoes and something green, a salad, green beans, or broccoli. Ingredients 2-4 anchovies packed in oil 1 clove of garlic 1 Tablespoon tarragon dijon mustard (or substitute plain dijon) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper...

Dirt Club - January

Domaine Du Pelican Arbois Chardonnay Vintage: 2015 Soil: Limestone, Clay, and Marl Place: Arbois, Jura Price: $42.99 The story of Domaine Du Pelican actually started with a blind tasting. Back in 2007 winemaker Guillaume D’Angerville, (whom you may know from the high-quality Burgundies he makes under his Marquis D’Angerville label) was blind...

This Week At Dedalus Food Counter

CHAMPAGNE CHEESE   Undeniably the world’s greatest sparkling wine, Champagne is the antidote to bad humor and the ebullient companion to a vast diversity of cheeses. Each week we roll out a new cheese board in our Wine Bar, and I have the great pleasure of taking a few minutes...

Spiced Calamari with Dirty Style Rice

Spiced Calamari with Dirty Style Rice Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 2 Tins of Jose Gourmet Calamari in Ragout 1 medium-sized Spanish onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 ribs of celery 1 poblano pepper 1 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 3 Tbsp salt 1.5 cups of white...

Octopus: Radicchio Salsa, Salted Celery Root, Orange

Octopus: Radicchio Salsa, Salted Celery Root, Orange     Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 1 Tin of the Jose Gourmet Octopus in olive oil 1 Orange 1 small Celery root 1 small Shallot 1 clove of Garlic 1 Tbsp chopped chives 2 roasted Grape Tomatoes 4 Radicchio Leaves 1 Lemon Salt Extra...

Mackerel Fillets: Three Bean Salad, Soft Boiled Egg

Mackerel Fillets: Three Bean Salad, Soft Boiled Egg     Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 2 Tins of Jose Gourmet Mackerel Fillets 4 oz Green Beans 4 oz Yellow Wax Beans 4 oz Purple Dragon Beans or Snow Peas 1 clove garlic 1 small shallot ½ oz Mint 1 Lemon Extra Virgin...

Sardines: Arugula Pesto, Chorizo, Almonds

Sardines: Arugula Pesto, Chorizo, Almonds Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 2 Tins of Matiz Sardines 4oz Arugula 1tsp Dijon Mustard 1 clove of Garlic 1 lemon (juice & Zest) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt 1oz Marcona Almonds (Chopped) 2-3oz Palacios Chorizo Piccante FOR THE PESTO: In a food processor combine the arugula...

Spiced Sardines & Blue Potatoes

Spiced Sardines & Blue Potatoes     Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 2qts Water 8 sprigs of Thyme 4 cloves of Garlic 1 Bay Leaf 1 Lemon 2oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Whole Black Peppercorns Salt 1 Tin of Jose Gourmet Spiced Little Sardines 4 Blue Potatoes or 4 Yukon...

Razor Clams: Spaghetti, Parmigiano Reggiano

Razor Clams: Spaghetti, Parmigiano Reggiano     Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 1 Tin of Donostia Razor Clams 1 500g package of Poschiavo Spaghetti or 500g Package of Rustichella Pasta Nero (Squid Ink Spaghetti) 4 Tbsp Butter 1 clove of garlic (minced) 2oz Parmigiano Reggiano (grated finely) Black Pepper 1 Lemon Extra...

Spiced Tuna Pate: Delicata Squash, Tomato Ragout, Burrata

Spiced Tuna Pate: Delicata Squash, Tomato Ragout, Burrata Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 4 Tins of Jose Gourmet Spice Tuna Pate 1 medium-sized Delicata squash ( no more than a couple pounds) Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Spanish Onion 2 cloves of Garlic 1 small can of Tomato Paste 6 Roma tomatoes...

This Week At The Dedalus Food Counter

LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER & BERKSWELL There are few things that excite me more than a delivery of cheese from our friends at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. Neal’s Yard Dairy is the world’s premier affineur, retailer, and exporter of farmhouse cheeses from the British Isles. Randolph Hodgson founded Neal’s Yard as...

Dirt Club - November

 Charles Joguet, Chinon ‘Les Petites Roches’ Vintage: 2015 Soil: Alluvial Sand & Limestone Place: Chinon, Loire Valley, France Recognizing the potential of his family’s winery, Charles Joguet abandoned a promising art career and returned home to the Loire Valley. Charles knew the potential of the Joguet vineyards, recognizing their individuality....

Dirt Club - December

I Custodi Etna Bianco 'Ante' Vintage: 2014 Soil: Sandy Volcanic Place: Mt. Etna, Sicily For December Dirt Club we are taking a trip to the sandy, volcanic soils of Mt. Etna in Sicily. The first wine is a white from I Custodi, one of a handful of “renaissance” producers bringing...

This Week At The Food Counter

SUGARHOUSE CREAMERY’S RED TOP I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about Sugarhouse Creamery with googly-eyed adoration. This 8 cow creamery in Upper Jay, New York is owned and operated by husband and wife team Margot and Alex. Along with globetrotting cheesemaker Casey, this small but mighty farmstead creamery produces some...

Risotto al Castelmagno

Risotto al Castelmagno Serves 4 PREP 350g/approximately 2 cups Riso Toro Carnaroli Rice 6-8 cups of chicken or vegetable stock ½ lb Castelmagno d’Alpeggio, grated 1 small white onion, finely chopped ¼ cup butter ⅔ cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon honey extra virgin olive oil (like Gaudenzi Quinta Luna),...

December Thirst Club: Château Guilhem Pot de Vin 2016

STORY If you go all the way to the most Westerly corner of the Languedoc wine region in Southern France, you will find the centuries-old winery of Chateau Guilhem. Their wines are technically a part of the Malpere wine Appellation, which for many years has been known to produce outstanding,...

December Thirst Club: Jean Foillard Beaujolais Village, 2016

STORY One of the benefits of having a special relationship with Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants here at Dedalus, is the fact that we get to try wines before anyone else. The Beaujolais Villages from Jean Foillard is one of those wines. This is the first vintage ever for this particular...

December Thirst Club Recipes

Quick Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Mustard Seed Serves 2 I served this quick and easy meal with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. It would, in my opinion, make a perfect meal to make mid-week on a blustery December evening. It's fast, it's tasty and boy oh boy that whole seed...