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December 2015, Volume 11, Issue 15

From the Kitchen to the Table, The Kitchen Store in Orangeville


Bring in New Year’s with Trudeau Wine and Swissmar Raclette

Celebrate any occasion like a pro and have good quality kitchenwares on hand. New Year’s Eve is a good time to invest in new wine glasses or champagne flutes, some raclette or fondue pots, decanters, bottle openers and anything in between. Ring in 2016 in a memorable way. Try your hand at a new dish such as:

We are open for business 10am to 6pm December 28th, 29th, and 30th. December 31st we are open 10am to 4pm. Closed January 1st, 2nd and 3rd. We are open again for regular business hours starting on Monday, January 4th. Happiness and health to you and your loved ones for 2016.

Sigrid and Staff

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Swissmar Raclette

The name raclette refers to a meal and to a type of cheese with the same name. The traditional dish can be described as melted cheese eaten with boiled (or roasted) potatoes with small gherkins and pickled onions.

Raclette originates from Switzerland and just like the well known classic cheese fondue; raclette is another way of enjoying simple and delicious cooking incorporating interactivity and of course lots of cheese.

Don’t just host the party... join it!

Memorable dinner parties with family and friends are easy with this Stelvio Swissmar 8 Person Raclette Grill. Let everyone's culinary creativity shine with this fun and versatile table top appliance.


Stelvio Swissmar 8 Person Raclette Grill

Host a Raclette Party

When you're looking for a dinner party idea that is as easy as fondue, but slightly different, try hosting a raclette party. Raclette is a type of cheese from Switzerland that is traditionally prepared with potatoes on a special raclette grill. The grill heats numerous small pans in which each guest melts the raclette with his or her choice of selected toppings.

Raclette is a traditional Swiss wintertime meal. The name comes from the French verb “racler”, which means to scrape. Raclette is cheese melted on a heated block or paddle, scraped off, served over small boiled new potatoes and accompanied by pickled onions, gherkins, and other condiments of your choice. The best choice for cheese is a Swiss raclette cheese, cut into slices. Other cheeses that also work well for this dish are French raclette, tilsit, grey alp cheese, appenzeller and emmental.

Starting with approximately 3-5 small potatoes per person, you can add a selection of meats, poultry, fish, seafood and vegetables. For meat and poultry, cut into 2-inch long thin strips (bite-size). Grill for 2-4 minutes until cooked to taste. (If using marinades be sure to clean up all excess liquid before grilling, as this will prevent burning).

Peppermint Bundt Cake

Seafood and fish also work wonderfully with raclette, but just keep in mind that their protein is more sensitive to heat and requires a lower cooking temperature (and be sure none of your guests have fish or seafood allergies). You can also include a selection of vegetables; use raw thin slices of zucchini, peppers, mushrooms or red onions, and if using firmer vegetables, you should blanche them to al dente, and rinse under cold water, before cutting up and serving.

Add a selection of your favourite dips and sauces, and a fresh baguette. Have freshly ground pepper, paprika, and sea salt available for individual seasoning (grilled foods should only be seasoned after cooking).

What Wine?

In Switzerland, a raclette is usually accompanied by a Fendant (a white wine from the Valais region). You can use a light bodied dry white wine, served at a temperature of 50-55F (consider a Swiss Neufchatel Blanc or California Fume Blanc). If you wish to serve red wine, a chilled Pinot Noir adds a fruity taste. Wine spritzers, beer and mocktails also work well.


Gadgets for the Bar

Aerator by Trudeau

Aerator by TrudeauWe have had this little gizmo for a few years now and it’s turned into something people love and are now buying seconds and thirds as gifts because it really works!

The Trudeau Aerator allows you to aerate your wine as you pour thus improving the bouquet and flavor intensity.

This process equals the same effect as if decanting your wine for thirty minutes.

Bring out the best in your wine.


Resistech 12.5 oz Wine Glass

Resistech 12.5 oz WineGlassWine glasses are an important part of celebrations and day to day life. It would be nice to have stemware that you can count on for their durability.

Resistech, made in the Czech Republic, is an innovative process that combines a new composition of lead-free crystal glass with advanced finishing technology.

These glasses are engineered to create a vessel with improved resistance to chipping. Resistech will also maintain its clarity and brilliance for years. Guaranteed.

$33.00 box/4


Marble Mortar and PestleTrudeau Cooling Aerator

This aerator is a bit different as it cools the wine as well as aerates while it pours. Store the unit in the freezer so it is ready when you need it. Insert it into the bottle of red or white wines. Temperature of chilled wines is maintained for up to one hour. Then pour through the aerator for optimum wine flavor.


Trudeau Wine Cooling Rod

Perhaps you need just the cooling rod...

$19.00 (regular $25)


Marble Mortar and PestleTrudeau Coca-Cola Tumblers

These tumblers are shaped exactly like a Coca-Cola can and embossed with the logo.

They will please any fan of Coke.

$14.50 set of four


Perfum Berger by Lamp Berger

Don’t forget a hostess gift for these holiday parties and family visiting. Parfum Berger is a stunning gift sure to surprise and please any host. It consists of a collection of fragrant, elegant and refined items, aimed at all those who want to introduce a true olfactory signature to their home.

Discover another way of perfuming your home - occasional or continual, intense or delicate and of top quality.

Starting at $25.00

Perfum Berger by Lamp Berger


Zwilling J.A. Henckels - Still a few days left!

Zwilling J. A. Henckels semi-annual saleZwilling J.A. Henckels semi annual event is on until December 31, 2015.

It’s that time of year again to take advantage of Zwilling J. A. Henckels semi-annual sale.

Experience price discounts between 20% and 50% off - check out the gourmet guide on the right.

  • Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives, sets and blocks
  • Staub cast iron and ceramics
  • Zwilling stainless steel cookware
  • Zwilling utensils and gadgets
  • Zwilling double wall glasses
  • Miyabi Japanese knives

20% to 50% off