Adventure Pack Gourmet Food Items

For each country we feature quarterly in the International Series Wine Club, we offer the Adventure Package which has an assortment of individually selected imported gourmet food items. Many of the products are featured in the traditional recipes included with the newsletter. Try pairing each item with the wines for fun!The Gourmet Adventure package from Chile includes:Chilean Tamaya Gourmet Wild Baby Pears- Chilean wild baby pears are not commercially grown but wild harvested throughout Chile. They have an intense Bartlett pear like flavor but are only about 2 inches high. They are delicious when served with a cheese course, sliced, or drained, patted dry and covered with chocolate. Wild baby pears area offered in an attractive jar. In the future wild baby pears may be offered as a food service sized Doy Pack. Kosher certified by the Chilean Jewish Orthodox Community. An exquisite exotic fruit that is harvested in the wild in Chile.Chilean Etnia Merquen Smoked Chili Corked Bottle - Merquen (also spelled merken), a traditional spice of the indigenous Mapuche people of Chile.The spice is a ground mixture of dried and smoked aji cacho de cabra (goat’s horn red pepper), cumin, coriander seeds, and salt. Merquen is fast becoming embraced by many national and international chefs for use in new and exciting cuisines. This paprika-like blend adds a warm depth, intense smoky flavor, and a fragrant aroma to everything from soups and dips to meat, poultry,seafood and vegetables. Chilean Geomar Sea Conch-Ready to eat right from the tin, Chilean Sea Conch is particularly suited for the gourmet chef. Harvested from the clean and unpolluted Chilean Pacific coast and processed using the highest of international standards and the latest technology, the quality, taste and texture of this product is unsurpassed. This fishery is strictly regulated to ensure sustainability and species protection. A highly sought after and prized culinary delight. Excellent in pastas, salads and as a ready to eat elegant appetizer.Chilean Garden of the Andes Organic Chamomile - Imagine an emerald green field in the foothills of the Chilean Andes, dotted as far as the eye can see with the white nodding heads of daisies. That’s where the flowers for this Chamomile tea grow. Undisturbed, organically, the way nature intended. Exceptional in flavor and aroma, this Chamomile variety is considered one of the best in the world. Each sip chases away worries, soothes the stomach and relaxesthe body. The Garden of the Chilean Andes organic tea farm is nestled in the lush valleys of the Andes Mountains. Blessed with crisp alpine air, fed by crystal waters of mountain lakes and streams, abundant in nutrient-rich soil, this idyllic environment produces vigorous plantswith exquisite aromas, flavors and health benefits. Using the latest sustainable practices and traditional growing methods, Garden of the Andes nurtures the finest indigenous herbs and flowers to create highly praised tea blends. [+]