The decadence is in the details—top-quality ingredients, delivered

By Amy Sherman

Creative cooks know it’s top-quality ingredients that make the difference between a good meal and a sublime one, with well-chosen specialty item adding a certain je ne sais quois that sets each dish apart. But if you can’t find European-style dry sausages, black truffle salt, and duck bacon at the corner grocery store, what can you do? Enter Crimson Gourmet, your go-to source for hard-to-find rarities from cheese to caviar, as well as top-quality beef, poultry, and seafood.

Crimson Gourmet scours the world to bring you the essential provisions you need to take breakfast from boring to fantastic, and to turn a nightly nosh into a decadent dinner. Their selection of premium proteins runs the gamut from Kobe beef and grass-fed lamb, to Chilean sea bass and extra-large Maine lobster tails, to quail, squab, and duck. They also bring you a full range of luxurious delicacies—truffles, caviar, foie gras—plus imported and domestic artisan cheeses, traditional balsamic vinegar, and a host of swank pantry highlights from around the world.
If you’ve been itching to kick your entertaining up a notch, here’s you chance. Drop boozy cherries in kirsch into a glass of Champagne, and spoon juicy truffle caviar onto creamy scrambled eggs. Bring these exquisite products into the kitchen with your own pastas, vegetables, and fruits, and you’ll be on your way to creating the kind of meals you’ve been dreaming about. Not sure what to do with that foie gras? Check out Crimson Gourmet’s simple-to-follow recipes, which make impressive use of all of their offerings. Before you know it, your favorite culinary hot spot will be your own kitchen.

Awesome apps

Here are some of the easiest ways to enjoy Crimson Gourmet’s specialty ingredients—with no cooking necessary:
  • Sprinkle black truffle salt on sliced heirloom tomatoes.
  • Drape Iberico ham over fresh figs or persimmon slices.
  • Spread foie gras mousse on crackers and top with orange marmalade.
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar on chunks of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Dollop caviar on slices of cucumber with a dab of sour cream.