Food, InternationalMaille Duo of Truffle Mustards

mailleWith holiday season upon us, tastebuds demand to be tantalized by something extra special. La Maison Maille comes through with a winning duo, the new limited edition Truffle and Cep Mustard and the best-selling Chablis White Wine and Black Truffle Mustard, plus a signature wooden mustard spoon in a black gift box. I have a special place in my heart for truffles, and sometimes crave them at random times (work, walking in the park, in the bath even!). The mustard is perfectly balanced to showcase the flavor of the truffles even amidst the tanginess, combining my two favorite tastes.  I incorporated the Truffle and Cep Mustard into a recipe for Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew. The result was an incredibly savory, comforting and  rich stew, perfect for autumn! I recommend trying the recipe for an intimate gathering, just leave plenty of time to stew the beef, as I needed an hour on top of the suggested time to make sure it was tender enough. On second go-around, I used a slow cooker, and it turned out even better! I was quite liberal with the mustard, and the high quality of the mustard elevated the dish substantially. My guests were astounded, and I was a happy chef.

mailleI just spent a fabulous weekend frolicking around Paris during my favorite season, and happened upon the beautiful Maille boutique at Place de la Madeleine. The charm of the store was undeniable along the Parisian street, and I could have spent an hour there just perusing the delightful concoctions. It was truly a dream come to life, exuding elegance and the highest quality offerings with a rich history. I can’t think of a more fitting unique gift for a foodie this season, perfect for the discerning host or hostess and sure to get you invited back! Hurry, the limited edition set is only available through New Year’s Eve.

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