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hobbess Jul 19, 2011 01:46 AM

Has anybody been to this gourmet store, and if so any, any recommendations about what to get there?

Last year, I read a profile about Brett Ottolenghi, the precocious owner of the store, in New Yorker' Magazine's Annals of Gastronomy issue but it focused more on his wholesale efforts to supply the top chefs in Las Vegas so I'm curious about his retail store even though its located further away by the Airport.

And, since the gist of the article was about what it was like to supply top chefs in Vegas for whom money is no object, does that mean that the prices are going to be extradionarly high?

  1. skaboy Jul 19, 2011 06:37 PM

    I've been a couple of times, bought fennel pollen, black garlic etc. You can buy the harder to find stuff there, foie gras, bottarga. Yes, it costs but sometimes you have no other option than online merchants.

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    1. re: skaboy
      naggie Jul 20, 2011 12:20 PM

      I must have read the same interview, but I thought it came off as a pretentious poseur.

      He made a big deal of 'educating' chefs but you looking at his website, its not like he does much to do other than a few percursory attempts. And, things like Oritz anchovies and La Tourangelle walnut oils are good products but you can find them elsewhere like at Whole Foods for the same price or cheaper. So, it doesn't like you're getting wholesale prices at the store.

      1. re: naggie
        hobbess Jul 21, 2011 10:37 PM

        What hours are they open? It's not on their website or yelp page.

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      itryalot Jul 28, 2011 07:24 PM

      Wow; this and Batali's closed market may warrant a trip.

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