Sunday, October 10, 2010

Il Panettone Milanese 01

Il Panettone Milanese 01
Originally uploaded by Mirk74

It's nearly that time of year again, when all our special Christmas goodies start coming in! Bet you can't wait for a delicious Italian Panettone - soft and moist with candied fruits and a hint of liquere.

There aren't many more things that go so well with Panettone like an espresso or Cappuccino!

Visit our Erina store soon for the first pick of Christmas goodies!

Caesars Coffee and Fine Food Shop

Caesars Coffee and Fine Food Shop
Originally uploaded by caesarscoffee

Visit us for a coffee and cake! We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 9am to 3pm.

Full coffee bar items available, including pasta meals, sandwiches, scones, raisin toast, toasted sandwiches, cakes and friands.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Taleggio cheese finally back in stock!

Bergamo gastronomia formaggio taleggio 2
Originally uploaded by bergamotour

It's been hard to get, but it's back!! A truly unique and delicious Italian cheese

Rich roasted coffee at Caesars

88/365: Wake up and smell the coffee
Originally uploaded by MeltedMoments

Have you visited our new online store yet at ? You'll find heaps of information about us, the products we sell and be able to buy our trademark fresh coffee, beautiful leaf tea, and a selection of sweet goodies.

While you're there, find out which type of coffee drinker you are. Here's our Caesars Coffee 6 Types of Coffee Drinkers and suggestions to match...

I love spices!

{023} mise en place, chicken curry
Originally uploaded by jen_maiser

If you've been a bit bored with your own cooking lately or just don't know what to make for dinner, why not try using some beautiful fragrant spices? You don't have to be too adventurous in the beginning, just choose one or two and find a recipe using those. You'll find that you will enjoy the taste so much and the variety of flavour that you'll want to try using other combinations of spices. We stock over 50 different Herbies Spices, including some really tasty spice mixes, such as Ras El Hanout, Chermoula and Herbie's Saturday Curry.

We can also order in any Herbies product, so try some out today!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Product! Marinated Duck Marylands

Duck Risotto
Originally uploaded by My Aching Head

On your next visit to Caesars Coffee and Fine Food look for our newest product - Marinated Duck marylands. Ready to defrost and roast, marinated simply and easy to cook. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 180'.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Caesars' newest product - Butter Chicken & Pearl Cous Cous becomes a favourite!

Home made butter chicken
Originally uploaded by risulinna

Our latest heat and serve product ''Butter Chicken & Pearl Cous Cous" has become a popular product on our list since it's debut a couple of months ago. Tender chicken thigh fillets with an all natural Butter Chicken marinade, packaged ready to heat and serve, topped on delicious Pearl Cous Cous.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What's on the chef's list for next week?

Heat & Serve Meals

Pumpkin Cannelloni with Mascarpone Cream Sauce
Gourmet Potato Ravioli with Leek & Cream Sauce
Tortellini Carbonara
Smoked Salmon Ravioli with Mascarpone Cream Sauce
Potato Gnocchi Tomato Neopolitan
Chicken Ravioli with Macadamia Coriander Pesto
Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini Tomato & Basil Sauce

Gourmet Sauces

Veneto Bolognese


Next week we are making Gourmet Baked Meat Lasagna. Call to have your fresh lasagna put aside for Friday or Saturday night. Phone: 02 43651988. They will be available for pick from Thursday afternoon onwards

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Careme Puff Pastry Products

Multilayered Puff Pastry
Originally uploaded by Alessandro Guerani

Caesars Coffee and Fine Food now stock three of the Careme Pastry products, Dark Chocolate Shortcrust, Sour Cream Flaky Pastry and All Butter Puff. A very high quality product, hand made and all natural, no artificial additives or preservatives are added at all. You really do have to try this brand, it is divine!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

An honourable mention for Caesars Coffee for excellence - Coffee Shop/Tea House in the Savour Australia awards!

The 2010 Savour Australia Awards were held last night, and we are very happy to report that we recieved an honourable mention for excellence - Coffee Shop/Tea House! Thank you to Cherrill and Michael Higgins for accepting our award on our behalf; they were also winners in their category BYO Restaurant, and well deserved. Congratulations to Lamiche Restaurant at Wamberal!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Garlic French Sticks

Garlic Bread
Originally uploaded by wiffygal

Have you tried our garlic french sticks? We use fresh french baguettes and fresh garlic and butter. They are divine! Pick one up next time you pop in for a lasagna or pasta meal, everyone will love it

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A gourmet food emporium on the Central Coast

A gourmet food emporium on the Central Coast
Originally uploaded by caesarscoffee

An interior photo of our shop! So much to choose from and browse, come in and have a look for yourself. We are located at 222 The Entrance Road ERINA, NSW 2250.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ingredient notes: Taleggio cheese

Focaccia con taleggio e rosmarino
Originally uploaded by mava

One of THE most fabulous soft Italian cheeses you will ever taste. So delicious cubed and melted into soft polenta, or just to eat on a cheese platter. Another great Jamie Oliver recipe uses Taleggio in potato & leek soup.

Available at Caesars: olive oil, chicken stock, taleggio, sea salt & ciabatta. Also fantastic used in any recipe requiring cheese for melting, such as risotto, pizza, focaccia (pictured)

Ingredient notes: Polenta

polenta grains
Originally uploaded by foodiehunter

It's starting to be perfect weather for polenta, one of my favourites! A typically Northern Italian cornmeal used as a carbohydrate base for meals, especially roasts and slow cooked meat dishes with lots of pan juices. Try this Jamie Oliver recipe . You can find the polenta, spatchcock, quail, grated parmesan, good quality olive oil & seasalt in store.

Ingredient notes: Caperberries

Caperberries / Kapern / Capperi
Originally uploaded by tedesco57 ...visiting Parma (Volcano permitting)

Caperberries are the berries that grow on the caper plant. They are common in Mediterranean areas and are sometimes used in place of olives in recipes. They are usually brined, and resemble the size of a grape. They are not to be substituted for capers as they have a much milder flavour. Copy & paste this link for a great recipe using caperberries . You can also find the Maggie Beer Vinocotto and green olives here at Caesars!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Gourmet Coffee on the Central Coast

Gourmet coffee on the Central Coast - Caesars Coffee
Originally uploaded by caesarscoffee

Did you know Caesars Coffee is turning 25 this year? We are artisan roasters, specialising in small batch roasting and the blending of different varieties for optimum flavour combinations. The coffee you buy on our shelves is always fresh because we sell it direct to the public, not through agents or wholesalers.

Have you tried our decaf blends? You won't be disappointed in the flavour and freshness of our decaf coffee! Also available in flavours, try some today. Buy from our Erina store or online from our website at

Blooker Dutch Cocoa Powder

cocoa powder
Originally uploaded by cannelle-vanille

Blooker Cacao, fine Dutch Cocoa powder, developed with a lower acidity to make it more soluble, which is a neccessary quality for the chef or home cook. 'Dutched' cocoa has a milder flavour than unprocessed cocoa powder, with a darker appearance. Always be sure to use the required cocoa in your recipe, as the end result may be extremely different, and your wonderful creation may not be successful. This is because of the lack of acidity in the 'Dutched' cocoa, so be sure that you don't substitute for it if you don't have any at the time. Dutch cocoa is used in many chocolate desserts, cakes, slices and hot chocolate drinks. Sold here at Caesars Coffee and Fine Food or online

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Bar Menu items!

Toasted Italian Wrap with cheese & tomato $4.50

Home style Quiche Lorraine $11.95

Delicious Heat & Serve Pasta Meals $12.50

Fresh Sandwiches $5.50

(Pictured here Fettuccine with Aromatic Chicken Curry and Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with Tomato Neopolitan)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Be creative with ice cream!

Originally uploaded by a_krol

Did you know we sell lots of creamy, dreamy ice cream flavours? Made just like you'd find in a top quality restuarant, Nice Cream is a Sydney company producing the most velvety authentic icecream.

Serve just as it is in novelty dishes garnished with a little fresh mint, or be creative and incorporate it into your own dessert creations such as icecream bombs or icecream cakes...

You can also find the Nice Cream sticks, chocolate coated and ready to eat in vanilla, hazelnut, pistacchio or chocolate.

Dinner Suggestion....

Gourmet food on the Central Coast - Spinach Tortellini
Originally uploaded by caesarscoffee

Try matching one of our meaty pasta sauces with a tortellini or ravioli variety. Pictured here is Tortellini with Melanzana sauce

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fresh from the chef for the week of 12th April

Gourmet Chicken Cacciattora Lasagna

Making fresh this Thursday. A delicious lasagna made with lean chicken thigh mince, bechamel, tomato neopolitan and fresh lasagna sheets. Our second most popular lasagna to the Gourmet Baked Meat. Serve with a salad and our Garlic French Sticks for a quick and easy dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Did you know we only use olive oil in all our cooking? We do not use any blended oils or vegetable oils, including those that fall within the 'trans fats' category. Our sauces are very tasty and are full of ingredients so you can just heat and mix it with your favourite pasta shape. They are also great for other recipes ie. use Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce as a sauce for your veal or chicken steaks.

Chicken Cacciattora
Aromatic Chicken Curry

Heat & Serve Meals
These products usually come in two sizes, either heat and serve for one, or the larger size which will serve 3 -4. This week we are making our specialty Chicken Cutlet Cacciattora, fresh pasta layered with slow baked chicken thigh cutlets. A popular product we have been making for over 25 years here.

Potato Gnocchi with Blue Cheese Cream Sauce
Beef Tortellini Tomato Neopolitan
Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli Tomato Neopolitan
Chicken Cutlet Cacciattora
Pasta with Aromatic Lamb Curry
Chicken Tortellini Tomato Neopolitan

For a comprehensive list of our gourmet products, please visit our website at

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fresh from the chef this week!

Week of Monday, 5th April

Premium gourmet food to take home, hand made right here at Caesars Coffee and Fine Food. This week our chef (me, Sonia) is making the following products from our delicious range;

Gourmet Spinach & Ricotta Lasagna

Pasta Sauces
Neopolitan Meatballs (which is also gluten free, just like all of our gourmet sauces)
Aromatic Lamb Curry

Heat & Serve Meals
Pasta with Prawns
Beef Stroganoff & Basmati Rice
Fettuccine Carbonara
Pumpkin Ravioli with Coriander Macadamia Pesto
Chicken Tortellini Tomato Neopolitan
Potato Gnocchi with Blue Cheese Cream Sauce