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Wednesday
Mar132013

What's in Season @ Walter Stewart's Market (sponsored post)

In an era of big box shopping, Walter Stewart’s Market is a breath of fresh (and gourmet) air. A fixture in downtown New Canaan since 1907,  this family run grocery features a great selection of everyday needs for your family, as well as the kind of customer service rarely seen these days. But Walter Stewart's offers so much more than your average grocer.

At Walter Stewart’s you can find artisanal goods from local producers and farms throughout the store, while hard to find specialty goods can be seen in every aisle.  And let’s not forget Stewart’s Spirits. This is a market where the butcher really does know your name, and sushi chefs are waiting to prepare you the perfect dinner. Enjoy your shopping experience and the season at Walter Stewart’s with St. Patty’s, Passover, Easter Goods and a whole lot more. 

Walter Stewart’s Market is ready for the holidays with a selection of Easter Candies & Chocolates that will make any child or adult excited for the Easter bunny. Festive foiled eggs, bunnies, baskets and beans are waiting to be picked up, from brands you love, including Lake Champlain, Neuhaus, Bissingers, Seattle Chocolates, Fran’s, and Thomsons.

What’s Easter without the Easter Ham? Walter Stewart’s always carries a great selection of meats including organic, grass fed, and hard to find cuts, but wait till you see the Easter hams from Vermont Smoke & Cure Maple Brined Hams and D’Artagnan. Any of these will make your guests hungry for the holidays. 

For Passover...Walter Stewart’s has Certified Angus Beef “First Cut” Beef Briskets for Passover that would make any bubbie proud.

Walter Stewart’s has dessert covered as well. Try one of Pascaline’s made Tea Breads, Fruit Tarts, or Irish Soda Bread. They are baked just around the corner in Westport CT.  Also new at Walter Stewart’s are “With Love from the Cupboard’s” French Macarons. These light as air fashionable beauties can be found in the bakery, and also make for wonderful hostess gift. 

If you are entertaining this season, you may want to pick up one of Brooklyn Slate Co. Cheese Boards, a personal favorite for any table. These slate boards have a distinctive natural surface for serving cheeses and hors d'oeuvres. Each is sourced from their family quarry in upstate New York, each cheese board is packaged with a burlap bag alongside soapstone chalk and anti-slip padded feet.

And how better to feature your beautiful new cheese delivery system than with some locally made cheese. Walter Stewart’s has some great artisanal finds from Woodcock Farm Cheeses (Weston, VT) where an award winning farmstead selections such as: Summer Snow, a luscious sheep’s milk Camembert style;  Timberdoodle, American Cheese Society Award Winning Havarti style cow/sheep blend (* Stewart’s Spirits pairing: ‘06 Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva); Humble Pie, with a soft creamy texture and delicate milky flavor, as well as Cloud 9, an all cows’ milk Camembert style that has a rich and creamy texture and a mushroom finish. 

Pair any of these cheeses with a bottle of wine or beer from Stewart’s Spirits. They are always happy to help match up the right flavor profiles for you. 

Before you check out, keep an eye out for Harlow’s Popcorn in several mouthwatering flavors: Caramel Glazed with Peanuts; Maple Glazed with Peanuts; Butter Toffee Glazed with Almonds; and Kettle Corn. Harlow’s is made from scratch, and in small batches, using all natural ingredients. You’re kids will probably find these before you do. 

Also new at Walter Stewart’s and great for entertaining are Kitchen Table Bakers Parmesan Crisps (Handmade All Parmesan Gourmet Cheese Crisp) – Rosemary Parmesan; Aged Parmesan; Garlic Parmesan; Everything Parmesan; Basil Pesto Parmesan 

Before you get back into the car, swing by Stewart’s Spirits for great wines and beer in every price range. Some new arrivals worth checking out are two really nice Pinot Noirs, both reasonably priced:  90+ Cellars Lot 81 Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir, 2011 as well as A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir, 2011. Also new in the wine category is one of our favorites, Joel Gott Blend 815 California Cabernet Sauvignon. Just buy it by the case. You’ll be happy you did. 

On the beer front, Stewarts has stocked Dogfish Head Tweasonale 4 pk as well as Dogfish Head Birra Etru Sca Bronze, bomber...both worth a sample if you are serious about your beer. 

Enjoy your next trip to Walter Stewart's Market. It is a local treasure, full of culinary surprises…and it's right around the corner. 

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