New’s Year Eve is one of the most happening evenings of the year – whether you’re out and about partying with friends and family or entertaining at home, here are Mollie Stone’s Markets’ picks to make your holiday celebration a fabulous one!
Caviar is one of the most popular New Year’s Eve foods. It can be served at any gathering, big or small, and offers that strong savory kick that pairs well with all that sparkling wine. You may be asking yourself, “What’s caviar?”
Simply put, caviar is fish eggs, specifically the pickled roe of a sturgeon. It’s important to select a company that sustainably acquires, produces, and distributes their caviar. California Caviar are purveyors of indulgence. They are dedicated to the stewardship of responsible and sustainable caviar production and distribution. Since 2007, they have been innovators in their field – combining old world traditions with new world technology to create the best caviar product on the market. California Caviar offers a wide selection of products, sure to please any taste palette.
Learn more about California Caviar by clicking here.
Fabrique Delices Charcuterie:
Charcuterie – a fancy name for a fancy setup of prepared high-end meats. Bay Area-based French charcuterie company, Fabrique Delices, offers endless variety of pates, mousses, rillettes, and other specialty meats. Founded in 1985, the company keeps high quality standards for the development and productions of their products. They have an “all natural” approach, only using meats from animals raised on sustainable farms, without antibiotics, and fed a non-animal and non-animal by-product diet. The result equates to top notch charcuterie meats.
Learn how to build your own charcuterie setup by checking out our “How to Build a Perfect Charcuterie Plate blog post here.
Learn more about Farbique Delices by clicking here.
Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Excellence | Visit their Website
“Scharffenberger has been pioneering super premium Mendocino California sparkling wine since 1981, with grapes sourced from Scharffenberger’s own 120 acres of vineyards, as well as select vineyards in Mendocino County. Grapes grown in Mendocino County – an unmatched appellation for sparkling wine – benefit from the cool coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean. Scharffenberger Brut Excellence is made by the méthode traditionelle process, whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged.
The wine is approximately 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. The full malolactic style adds a vanilla cream character producing a round and full-bodied wine. After approximately two years on the lees, there are notes of freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine. Finally, after several months of aging, the wine develops caramel and hazelnut complexities.”
Roederer Estate Brut | Visit their Website
“Founded in 1981, Roederer Estate is nestled in Mendocino County’s fog-shrouded, Anderson Valley. As the California property of Champagne Louis Roederer, Roederer Estate builds upon a centuries-old tradition of fine winemaking. Roederer Estate’s winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year’s blend or cuvée. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate. Oak-aged wines from the Estate’s reserve cellars are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvée in the traditional Louis Roederer style. The Roederer Estate Brut is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor.”
Canard Duchene Charles VII Brut Rose – Grande Cuvée de la Rose | Visit their Website
“Expressive, seductive, subtle, elegant and delicate… adjectives abound to describe the qualities of Grande Cuvee de la Rose.” – Laurent Fédou, Canard-Duchêne Cellar Master
“Canard-Duchêne is unique in its origins, history and style. Since 1868, Canard-Duchêne has been located in Ludes, in the Montagne de Reims National Park, the most prestigious terroirs in Champagne. Combining fruit character, intensity and complexity, Canard Duchene Champagnes offer the perfect balance of originality and authenticity. The Grande Cuvée Charles VII Champagnes, Canard-Duchêne’s prestige collection, express the richness and diversity of the finest terroirs in Champagne. Crafted predominantly from Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines, meticulously blended and aged to perfection in the Ludes cellars, these Prestige Champagnes befit the finest celebrations and the most prestigious events.”
What’s your favorite dish or drink to have on New Year’s Eve? Share it with us in the comments below. Don’t forget to share photos of your New Year’s Eve dishes/drinks by posting on our Facebook page or tagging us on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #CelebrateWithMollies.
Get all of your New Year’s Eve staples at Mollie Stone’s Markets or order delivery to your door through Instacart.
Have a safe and Happy New Years!