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