Le comptoir des tontons

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For 20 years now, Pépita Del Rosario and her husband Richard Grocat have been seeking out small farmers and winemakers who refuse to work with added chemicals and industrial manufacturing processes. Prepared by Pépita at their Comptoir des Tontons restaurant, their harvest is now on full display on the shelves of this fine foods shop. Come pick up all of the following at their unrivaled hall of faim: chocolates from Éric Compte – the French pioneer of “bean to bar” chocolate making; enchanting vinegars from the nuns at the Solan Monastery (in the Gard department); beautiful tomme de Jura cheese from Monbéliarde; Ethiopian coffee roasted in the neighboring village; or even Gascon pork so good it’ll bring a tear to your eye. Not to mention the 700 labels of natural wine that Richard collects (including some superb bottles from Derain, Ganevat, Pfifferling, among other lovely discoveries, like the first wine aged in amphora in Burgundy from Jérémy Carteret). // Thomas Jossin

Hidden gem: The savory and zucchini cream produced by Le Mas de Granier (€10.50 a jar).

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