Monday, June 27, 2005

Say Cheese!

We went upscale Saturday with a visit to the Berkeley 4th Street branch of the Pasta Shop. If you are a food lover, allow a lot of time to peruse the wares of this beautiful shop. What brought us back today was olive oil. We had exhausted our supply and had to resort to supermarket oil. At the pasta shop they have bulk oil which you can sample first. It was a hard choice; they were all good.

You can’t make it to the olive oil without passing the cheese counter. It won’t allow you to not stop and admire the stunning display of cheese. We were lucky enough to have Juliana assist us. Her official title is Manager of Cheese. I would like to bestow upon her a new title, Goddess of Cheese. Friendly and knowledgeable, let her or the other members of staff guide you in your choices. We tasted and purchased St. Agur blue cheese. A super creamy cheese with just the right kick of blue. We also took along the Antique Gruyere. A Gruyere enhanced!
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A couple of Acme baguettes and a tub of the house mix olives and we had the appetizers taken care of.
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You can’t go to the Pasta Shop and not buy pasta. Lemon ricotta raviolis and creamy garlic sauce, dinner is now complete.
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You don’t have to stop there! My brain is on food sensory overload. Prepared foods, sandwiches, and of course desert. I’ve died and gone to food heaven.
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Just for good measure we bought the red oil cloth market bag to tote home the goodies.

2 comments:

drbiggles said...

Yeah yeah, but did you go to Tacubaya next door?

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