In the words of its owner, Milagros Pastor, this charming store can best be described as an “homage to Spanish gastronomy”, and a place that “demonstrates her passion for Spanish culinary traditions and the flavors and variety that the country has to offer.” With a decor that reflects an elegant, turn of the century grocery store, complete with wood paneling and antique food advertisements, this store has perfectly attained the delicate balance of presenting the finest artisanal products of today, while respecting the traditions and aesthetics of the past.
The owner also wants to be clear that this is not a gourmet shop or delicatessen, with all that those words imply, but rather a selection of the highest quality traditional products from all over Spain, made with the very best techniques and most natural ingredients. The products sold here bear the mark of Designation of Origen or other indications of quality, used to denote and protect their special characteristics.
The store’s selection is extremely large and includes a variety of products such as legumes, preserved fruits, vegetables and seafood; cheeses, cured Ibérico pig products, oils, salts, vinegars, flours and spices. With a special touch that attests to the care taken with each item, all products are accompanied by a descriptive note that might include nutritive information, serving suggestions, and details about their origin or traditions.
In addition to the food items, there is a small, but varied section of wines by the bottle. Customers also have the incredibly unique possibility of filling their own bottle with either sweet moscatel or Pedro Ximénez fortified wines poured directly from the two small oak casks in the corner of the store.