Meet the 'Best of the Fest' from Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival!
Charcuterie is similar to cooking a steak or vegetables on your stove; both actions are the manipulation of time and temperature to accomplish a finished project.
Garron Sanchez, prep and line cook at Bar Pastoral , shares his expertise of home-style charcuterie!
Pastoral is having a blast with the myriad of events around the city for Chicago Craft Beer Week. We even revamped our beer selection for the occasion! We have brought in several new beers with the intention of further showcasing the broad spectrum of beer styles as they relate to pairing with our broad spectrum of cheese, chocolate, and charcuterie offerings.
The 2nd Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market is coming on April 28th. Watch the sneak preview to catch a glimpse of what's in store!
The credit should all go to the wine however, because it does a lot from the back seat to make this work. Texturally, there is a distinct juiciness with the Milano and Nebbiolo together.
On the 9th day of gifting our Assistant Buyer Adrienne brought to you: Quince & Apples Apples in Sparkling wine preserves!
On the 8th day of the Hot For The Holidays gifting guide Manager David gave to you some advice about some awesome pickled vegetables to give as gifts or take for yourself. (Or Both).
In today's installment of Hot For The Holidays, sandwich associate Charlie explains why he has such deep feelings for the Swissmar universal cheese knife.
In today's installment of the Hot For The Holidays gift guide, Cheesemonger Bryan tells you about his favorite way to remember everything he's tasted.
In Part 4 of our Hot For The Holidays gifting guide, cheesemonger Nick gives you a tip on a beautiful seasonal cheese for the winter months.
Day 3 of the Hot For The Holidays gift guide brings you the wonderful artisan cured meats of the Creminelli family in Utah. The savory, bold flavors in our Creminelli salami will be sure to leave you with your mouth agape. But then close it again quickly so you can keep eating them. Store Manager Nicole tells you all about what makes these charcuterie treasures so special.
Today's installment of the Hot For The Holidays gift guide is like butter. Literally. Counter Associate Nora tells you all about her (and Julia Child's!) favorite butter from Normandy, France
Gift giving for your foodie friends can be a challenging position to be in. There's so many options, how can one possibly choose? That's what your friendly neighborhood Pastoralite is for! Here, day by day, we'll be listing the things that we think make for great holiday gifts in our Hot For The Holidays gift-giving guide, brought to you by a different Pastoralite each day, so check back often to find the perfect inspiration for delicious holiday treats!