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haggisdragon Oct 27, 2010 07:34 AM

Anyone know of any stores in Toronto that sell verjus?

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    downtownfoodie Oct 27, 2010 08:04 AM

    i'm assuming you read about this in the Times today. if not, see the following quote that might help you track it down online

    Unfortunately, verjuice can be somewhat hard to find. It’s available by mail order, and if you go that route, you might want to try Terra Sonoma or Wölffer Estate, the first a California product, the second from Long Island. Many New York specialty stores sell verjuice. I found Roland, a French product, at Kalustyan’s, and Dean & DeLuca and Formaggio Essex both carry the excellent versions made by the Australian winemaker Maggie Beer, a leader in the modest verjuice revival. Most of them hover around the $20 mark for a 750-milliliter bottle, though the Wölffer Estate is about half that.

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      haggisdragon Oct 27, 2010 09:28 AM

      Yeah, I read it. I have to make that lamb stew with peaches recipe. Just took a couple of lamb shanks out of the freezer yesterday. Not really interested in mail order from the states though.

    2. estufarian Oct 27, 2010 08:05 AM

      The Cookbook store (Yonge, north of Bloor) has it.

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        haggisdragon Oct 27, 2010 09:25 AM

        Perfect, thanks.

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          jimmynickel Oct 27, 2010 01:28 PM

          Yes, I've seen it there as well.

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          bytepusher Oct 27, 2010 08:38 AM

          Culinarium on Mount Pleasant has a couple of different varieties on the shelves.

          Some of the Niagara wineries make the stuff, Southbrook for sure and Hidden Bench I think.

          705 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2N4, CA

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            haggisdragon Oct 27, 2010 09:29 AM

            Also a good option, thanks.

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              pinstripeprincess Oct 27, 2010 11:27 AM

              crown bench does as well, still haven't cracked it open. keep forgetting it's in my pantry!

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              tdh Oct 27, 2010 11:35 AM

              I tihnk I've seen at least one kind at Thin Blue Line on Roncesvalles.

              Thin Blue Line Cheese
              93 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2K6, CA

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                ThinBlueLineCheese Dec 19, 2010 09:41 AM

                You totally did. We carry Verjus from Featherstone.

              2. foodyDudey Oct 27, 2010 12:38 PM

                Try some Middle Eastern grocery stores, I think i saw it at ARZ.

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                  millygirl Dec 19, 2010 01:53 PM

                  They had it at The Brickworks this past Saturday. I can't recall the producer but it was good, they were handing out samples. That and apple cider.

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                  myriam5555 Feb 11, 2011 05:12 PM

                  I'm pretty sure I've seen it at the Wychwood Barns market, though I don't know if they would have it through the winter.

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