Welcoming Purim, Gourmet Glatt Style
Outside it may still feel a lot like Chanukah, but inside Gourmet Glatt, Purim is definitely in the air—and on the shelves. For an early taste of the upcoming yom tov, the store is now inviting shoppers to stop by Zomick’s for a free sampling of the bakery’s famously delicious hamantaschen (be sure to try the awesome cheese-filled variety!) and an early look at the wide selection of beautiful mishloach manos gift packages.
Purim Carnival And Cooking Presentation
But Gourmet Glatt really gets into the Purim spirit on Friday, March 14, with a “carnival in the aisles” that will feature strolling clowns, jugglers, magicians, and lots of special gifts and surprises.
Rounding out the day of pre-Purim festivities will be another live webcast of the popular Nachum Segal Network (NSN) show “Table for 2”—hosted by Gourmet Glatt’s own cooking consultant, Naomi Nachman, a.k.a. The Aussie Gourmet.
The second of a series of in-store “Table for 2” webcasts scheduled to take place this year, the show will feature lots of creative Purim celebration ideas, food and wine tastings, a cooking demo, food sample giveaways, and interviews with a number of special guests, including Shifra Klein of Joy of Kosher Magazine and Jay Buchsbaum, vice president of marketing for Royal Wines. The show will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Last week, Naomi worked her culinary magic at an in-store cooking demo cosponsored by Gourmet Glatt and Ossie’s Famous Fish. The ever-vivacious chef delighted shoppers with three delicious recipes featuring fresh tuna, salmon, and bronzini, respectively. Said an equally delighted Naomi, “I just love teaching people how easy it is to make fresh, healthy suppers with fish.”
Look for Naomi’s fabulous recipes at www.gourmetglatt.com.
Purim is coming; can Pesach be far behind? In what is yet another harbinger of the upcoming yom tov season, starting next week Gourmet Glatt’s meat department will be entirely kosher-for-Pesach.
“If all goes as planned, we should be completely pesachdik by Sunday, March 2,” says Meat Department manager Berel Wolowik. (Anyone planning to shop on Sunday is advised to double-check whether the transition has been completed.)
“Since all our pre-seasoned and ‘breaded’ meats and chickens are non-gebrokts, this is a great time for our gluten-sensitive customers to try selections from our popular ready-to-cook line,” Rabbi Wolowik observes.
And a new feature that everyone can appreciate during the busy Pesach season? “We’ve started packaging many of our seasoned items on oven- and microwave-safe trays; all you have to do is remove the plastic wrap and place the tray in the oven; no transferring of food and no messy pans to clean.”
While shoppers are all for saving time, most find the idea of saving money even more exciting. Well, says Rabbi Wolowik, Gourmet Glatt has that covered too. “I’ve been working since Chanukah to lock in the lowest possible beef and poultry prices so we can offer great money-saving deals for Pesach.”
Customers can place meat orders in person, by phone, or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Gourmet Glatt Named ‘Merchant Of The Year’
On Monday, March 10, Gourmet Glatt’s Moshe Ratner is to accept the Cedarhurst Business Improvement District (BID) 2013 Merchant of the Year Award on behalf of the store.
According to BID executive director Ms. Teri Schure, the award is being presented “in recognition of Gourmet Glatt’s commitment to the Village of Cedarhurst, its excellent customer service, and its standing as a reliable, quality retail establishment.”
The award will be presented to Mr. Ratner by BID chairman Steven Schneider. Cedarhurst mayor Andrew J. Parise, village trustee Ari Brown, and Ms. Schure are expected to be on hand for the award ceremony, which is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at Gourmet Glatt. v