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Where to purchase verjus in San Francisco?

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seejeneat Feb 16, 2010 10:27 AM

I see that I can order online from Terra Sonoma, but has anyone come across verjus in the city in any stores? I haven't been able to find it at Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table.

Thanks for any leads!

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  1. DezzerSF Feb 16, 2010 11:06 AM

    I just tried some at Navarro winery in Philo, maybe try their website if you don't mind mail delivery.

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      cakebaker Feb 16, 2010 11:32 AM

      I have used Navarro Verjus for years but not recently and used to buy it in Berkeley but am having trouble remembering where...maybe call Nararro directly and see who sells it?

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        wolfe Feb 16, 2010 12:24 PM

        I bought mine at Andronico's Berkeley.
        Try
        1200 Irving Street
        San Francisco, CA 94122
        (415) 661-3220

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          seejeneat Feb 16, 2010 01:34 PM

          Thanks! I didn't even think to check Andronico's.

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            wolfe Feb 16, 2010 02:05 PM

            Just left Solano A's, Maggie Beer verjuice, Aussie spelling, 375 ml $12.99.

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              jsaimd Feb 16, 2010 02:39 PM

              Anyone try the Maggie beers? They also have at Village Cheese Shop in Palo Alto, but I know some Verjus is pretty bad.

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                wolfe Feb 16, 2010 02:51 PM

                I have used it for salad dressing and deglazing with no complaints.

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        celeryroot Feb 16, 2010 03:07 PM

        Whole foods ,Rainbow, Good Life in Bernal probably Luccas on Haight.

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          skwid Feb 16, 2010 06:07 PM

          The Pasta Shop in the Rockridge Market Hall in Oakland usually has Verjus.

          1. Robert Lauriston Feb 17, 2010 07:10 AM

            Navarro's is good. I tried Fusion once and it was kind of nasty.

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              cakebaker Feb 17, 2010 11:21 AM

              Called Navarro and they only deliver to one shop now...Mill Valley Market (415 388-3222). Called them and they don't have it but may later in week and can add it to their next order. Otherwise, Navarro ships it $11.00 per plus 13.00 shipping for 1-3 bottles.

              Navarro Vineyards 800 537-9463

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                seejeneat Feb 24, 2010 10:09 AM

                Thanks gang - I picked up the Aussie stuff at Andronico's in SF last weekend. I didn't end up making the dish I had planned so I haven't used it yet, but I did give it a taste and I think it'll end up working for my needs.
                Much appreciated!

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                  little big al Nov 17, 2010 01:45 PM

                  To quote Flanders and Swann,"And once it's been opened, you know it won't keep." Be sure to put it in the Fridgedaire.

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                    wolfe Nov 18, 2010 11:59 AM

                    "you know it won't keep
                    Do finish it up, it will help you to sleep"
                    Oh dear not verjus, Madeira.

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