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High-end retail food store opens in Sydney

Wednesday 17 April 2013

High-end retail food store opens in Sydney

The world’s finest high-end foods and spices once attainable only by top chefs are now available to the public. The opening of retail store Gourmet Life in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs sees products used by such names as Quay’s Peter Gilmore, Est.’s Peter Doyle and Aria’s Matt Moran in the grasp of every lover of fine food. Brainchild of importer Josh Rea, Gourmet Life is an Aladdin’s cave of culinary and gourmet delights set to change the scope of the city’s food scene.

Director Josh Rea has sourced, and exclusively stocks over 1000 unique products from his travels around the world. From Rome’s oldest coffee to Europe’s most sought-after fresh almonds and hazelnuts. But his pièce de résistance are his ranges of the world’s finest black caviar, truffles and wild mushrooms – each the largest of any in Australia and available only through his newly opened outlet.

Some of the products available at Gourmet Life include:

-  Rome’s oldest coffee label, Sant’ Eustachio

- Jams crafted by 2 Michelin star Chef Moreno Cedroni presented in hand-made stackable Venetian glass jars. Varieties include strawberry lemon thyme, and tangerine and organic fig with violets.

-  French spice range Terre Exotique and its unique varieties including Bordeaux Cabernet salt, Yuzu zest and Espelette chilli.

- A L’Olivier olive oils, chutneys, pastas, mustards and vinegars.

- The globe’s sexiest bottles of olive oil from Spanish producer Pepa Olivar, winner of the best flavoured olive oil in Spain 2012.

Gourmet Life is located at at 52-60 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff, NSW 2027.