LUNCH – AN ABUNDANCE OF GOURMET CHOICES AT THE STORES GROCER
When the lunch time pangs hit, The Stores Grocer in West End has an abundance of offerings to tempt all taste buds, and, even more tempting, for the month of March, mention you have read this feature to receive a complimentary Fonzie Abbott coffee with any lunch or cake purchase.
The kitchen team, headed by the very talented Milanese chef Jacopo Corbetta and pâtissier Daryl Willmott, have a broad and sometimes slightly European take on their freshly made ready-to-go lunch meals and their delicate, soulful cakes and pastries to eat in The Store’s air-conditioned café space, the garden courtyard or take back to work or home.
The Stores Grocer are serious about provenance and offer the finest cuts of fresh, cured and aged meat, a range of more than 100 cheeses, ethically sourced seafood, a tremendous range of local and imported charcuterie, a delicatessen range to be excited about and the freshest, quality fruit and veg around. That carefully designed space and their displays make browsing a breeze, and there’s a team of knowledgeable grocers to help you find the right lunch for you.
Parking is easy too – off Raven Street in the large car parking space or off Montague Road.
A kitchen for every occasion
“I see The Stores as somewhere that rises above the ordinary in both food and shopping experience,” says Jacopo. “We produce higher-quality, healthier meals with flavour you won’t find in a supermarket. We are constantly building our repertoire, whether it’s the latest on-trend dish, comforting homely meals, for our catering menu or simply by sourcing the best ingredients.”
For those who like an Italian fix, there are club sandwiches – prosciutto and rocket on crescenza or porchetta and eggplant ciabatta or arancini with king prawn and mozzarella or beef lasagne; for French – smoked salmon brioche buns or croque monsieur or a classic croissant with Byron Bay ham and brie; for lovers of New York, there is a classic Reuben; for Greek, spanakopita or tabbouleh; for a broader Mediterranean fix, there is Iranian kuku, and for Aussies, there is a plethora of pies, sausage rolls, roast chicken, fritters, salads and much more. Be prepared for unique daily specials too. Sweet tooths, gluten free, vegetarians and vegans have not been forgotten!
SOMETHING SAVOURY – Not all items are available every day. Pre-orders are welcome!
SANDWICHES, BAGELS, ROLLS
SMOKED SALMON – Brioche bun, smoked salmon, guacamole, red onion, capers, boiled egg, CROQUE MONSEIUR – Fontina, herb ham, Dijon mustard, bescamelle, CLASSIC REUBEN – Pastrami, kraut, Swiss cheese, American mustard, chipotle mayo, CROISSANT – Byron Bay ham, brie, CLUB SANDWICH – Chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, PROSCIUTTO & rocket crescenza piadina, PORCHETTA & eggplant ciabatta, TOMATO & mozzarella bagel, ITALIAN SPECK & asiago baguette, VEGETARIAN
IRANIAN KUKU – Frittata style – eggplant, onions, turmeric, cranberries, garlic, saffron – V, SPANAKOPITAS – Crispy filo pastry, spinach, silver beet, fetta – V, SALMON & DILL CAKE – Panko coated flaked salmon, creamy mash, dill, lemon, CORN FRITTER – Sweet corn, coriander – V, GF, QUICHE LORRAINE – Free range eggs, maple bacon, parmesan, cream, parsley, VEGETABLE & FETTA QUICHE – Roast fennel, onion, capsicum, fetta, parmesan, cream, parsley – V, BEEF LASAGNE – Classic beef bolognaise layered with pasta, mozzarella, bechamel sauce, HOUSE SMOKED ORA KING SALMON, ARANCINI – King Prawn with Mozzarella, ROAST CHICKEN – Whole or Half, ROAST POTATOES, EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA
GUINNESS STEAK & MUSHROOM PIE, PULLED PORK & JACK DANIELS PIE, BEEF & BURGUNDY PIE, KORMA CURRY & VEG PIE, MOROCCAN LAMB PIE, CHICKEN LEEK & CHEESE PIE
BANGALOW PORK – Byron Bay sausage roll, RICOTTA & SPINACH – Byron Bay sausage roll
KALE CEASAR – Parmesan cheese, free range egg, mayo, crisp croutons, kale – V, TABOULLEH – Quinoa, black barley, tomato, cucumber, red onion, parsley, mint, lemon, evoo – Vegan, POTATO – Baby new potato, roast fennel, capers, mustard dressing, dill – GF, Vegan, BROCCOLI – Cranberries, pepita, mung beans, mayo – V, GF, BEETROOT – Oven roasted beetroot, radicchio, pickled onion & red cabbage, fetta, pomegranate dressing – V, GF, SPRING – Peas, zucchini, edamame beans, wild black rice, curly endive, cherry vinegar dressing – GF, Vegan, PANZANELLA – Cherry tomatoes, oven roasted capsicum, cucumber, kalamata olives, capers, sourdough croutons, basil, chardonnay vinegar dressing – Vegan
Vanilla butter cake with vanilla / passionfruit / raspberry icing – cupcake / whole, Valrhona chocolate cake with dark chocolate icing – cupcake / whole, Devils’ food cake with salted caramel – cupcake, Angel food cake – sponge cake with jam & cream – cupcake / whole, Carrot cake with cream cheese icing, Black Forest cake – Valrhona chocolate cake with cherries & cream, Vegan chocolate cake with vegan chocolate ganache icing, fresh berries & flowers – vegan, Vegan tiramisu cake – vegan, Tiramisu, New York cheesecake, Pumpkin maple loaf, Flourless orange & almond cake (gf), Polenta & orange cake – single portions (gf), Lemon meringue tart, Ginger brûlée tart, Portuguese tart, Frangipane tart with seasonal fruit – currently nectarine, Rhubarb custard crumble tart, Muffins, Breakfast tart, Banana bread, Vanilla pannacotta with berry compote and biscotti
ESSENTIALS & IN-STORE SHOPPING TRADING HOURS
Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 7:00pm | Saturday and Sunday – 7am to 5pm, WHERE – The Stores Grocer, 404 Montague Road, Cnr Raven Street, West End, PARKING – At rear via Raven Street OR at front via Montague Road, WEBSITE – http://thestoresgrocer.com.au | PHONE – 07 3255 0033, CATERING – http://thestoresgrocer.com.au/catering-menu/ SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER – http://thestoresgrocer.com.au/ RECIPES – http://thestoresgrocer.com.au/recipes1/ LATEST ARRIVALS, TASTINGS, EVENTS – https://www.facebook.com/thestoresgrocer INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES OF GLORIOUS FOOD – https://www.instagram.com/thestoresgrocer/