Chez Charles Adds Seasonal Flavour To Online Menu
Dubai-based online gourmet food market Chez Charles has added an Autumnal flavour to its growing portfolio with a focus on mushrooms and truffles as part of the company’s mandate to provide high quality seasonal produce.
The popular online store is currently stocking a weekly-changing variety of European-sourced mushrooms including fresh girolles, chanterelles and cêpes, plus dried porcini and a selection of upscale truffle products.
“The change of season is an exciting time for foodies and Autumn marks the arrival of so many exciting winter flavours, but it’s not always easy to find top quality ingredients sourced directly from the fields and forests of Europe in local supermarkets,” said Charles Boghos, Founder, Chez Charles.
“We are committed to providing the emirate’s home cooks with the best quality produce throughout the year, but we also want to showcase the exciting culinary opportunities that seasonal ingredients offer,” he added.
As well as importing the best available produce, Chez Charles is sharing the team’s favourite recipes on its website, with a new section featuring step-by-step video tutorials along with a dedicated recipe listing.
“Our 2-Minute Series is an essential resource for any amateur cook looking to get the most out of their ingredients. This month we are featuring a mushrooms basics tutorial and our recipe section has a classic creamy truffle linguine using our in-stock black Autumn truffles as well as a delicious risotto recipe with cêpes and Parmesan tuiles,” said Boghos.
Autumn is synonymous with mushroom foraging across Europe with funghi fans closely guarding the location of the best wild mushroom harvest sites and only the most knowledgeable equipped to correctly identify the edible varieties.
Other seasonal vegetables in demand on the website include globe artichokes, topinambour (Jerusalem artichokes) and cooked chestnuts.
One of the culinary world’s most sought-after seasonal ingredients, the truffle is known as the ‘king of funghi’ with both the earthy black and fragrant white varieties suited to any number of pasta dishes, fish preparations and even desserts.
Chez Charles sources its products from around the world and its fine food selection includes 11 dedicated categories featuring the highest quality fish and seafood, game and poultry, red meat, cheese, dairy, antipasti, seasonal fruit and vegetables, oils and vinegars, rice and pasta, chocolates and sweets, fresh juices and hamper items.