Introducing: Barton Seaver x SKORDO Wine Pairing Sea Salts.
We are thrilled to launch six new sea salt blends, each handcrafted to pair with the world’s most beloved wines. From the kitchen of Barton Seaver, esteemed chef and author-- each blend is designed to deliciously season proteins, vegetables, legumes, and grains while complementing the flavor of each wine varietal. Dive into each new blend and explore recipes to go with them.
Being in Portland, Maine- we're surrounded by new and exciting restaurants, food trucks, and pop up events constantly! Being on Fore Street specifically, we're lucky to have a handful of those local food businesses stop by regularly to pickup some ingredients for their menu.
Here’s some of our favorites:
We welcome Corey in the shop anytime, with great coffee comes great inspiration and ideas! Corey started experimenting with our Black Dutch Cocoa and Vanilla Extract Powder, and Vanilla Bean Paste recently in his Mocha and occasionally offers a Lavender Latte special with our French Lavender. All of his syrups are now made in house! Started as a push cart, the Buzz shop is adorable and now just a skip and a jump up Exchange St!
After closing in 2020, Bull Feeney’s has finally opened back up this August, with our Maple Salmon Rub, Maine Blueberry Pork Rub, Berbere, SKORDO Steak Seasoning, and Mediterranean Fish Seasoning in their kitchen. Bull Feeneys is an authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant right across the street from us on Fore St.
We love seeing the Higher Ground team stop by to pick up none other than our Vanilla Extract! Higher Grounds serves up a delicious collection of iced + hot coffee, alongside a collection of cannabis products right on Wharf St.
Chef Maria hustles across the way to see us on the regular, and often brings a trail of bacon aroma behind her (no complaints here!). You can find taste a combination of our Memphis Barbecue Rub and Chipotle Spice Rub making up their Pork-y Pine sandwich, our Madras Curry Powder on their Keep Calm and Curry On sandwich, and our Vanilla Extract in both their delightful brownies + cookies for dessert! Cheese Louise has another two locations in New Hampshire and food trucks for catering. Their Instagram is always looking delicious, linked here.
Kelley, one of our Sales Associates in our Old Port shop, shared that Maine Maple Co has made a granola with our Ginger Sea Salt- genius! Owner/Founder Hannah highlights Maine Maple and other seasonal flavors in her Creemees on her mobile truck across Southern Maine. “Creemee” being a native Vermont term for a richer, creamier soft serve ice cream (arguably made with higher quality ingredients). You can typically catch her around the Eastern Promenade in Portland Thursday-Sunday, though it’s best to check Instagram for active updates.
We spent the holiday season of 2021 immersed in Baking It on Peacock. The humor of Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg mixed with sassy grandmothers and an excellent cast of home cooks created the perfect sweet escape. Niyati Nakra and Abhi Chhabra quickly stood out from the crowd thanks to their dedication to gluten free bakes, supportive and playful approach to cooking and fearless use of flavors. After the show aired, Niyati and Abhi reached out to SKORDO. We're thrilled to share a recipe from their home kitchen and an interview with these accomplished home cooks. Enjoy!
We're excited to announce SKORDO ingredients will be used on the Food Network's new series, The Julia Child Challenge! Eight home cooks will compete to win the ultimate Julia Child prize: an all-expense paid three-month cooking course at Le Cordon Bleu.
Team SKORDO first learned about Vena's Fizz House in 2016. We were busy opening our Old Port store and couldn't help but notice the vibrant cocktail and mocktail shop down the street. The combination of vintage glassware, impeccably built ingredients and delicious drinks had us making up any excuse to visit Vena's.
Today, the Vena's Fizz House team is focused on their line of sippers, bitters, infused sugar cubes, and a Maine inspired syrup. You can find their products in specialty food shops or purchase directly on their website. They are also preparing to open a new retail and bar location in Portland with enough space to host events and classes.
Steve, one of Vena's founders, was kind enough to answer our questions and passed along a couple home bar tips and tricks. Enjoy!
Well this is exciting! This holiday season, SKORDO ingredients will be used on Baking It, a baking competition show hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg on Peacock TV.