unbelievable deal from Nespresso, limited time only!

Le Cube

Buying a Nespresso machine just got even more affordable: Le Cube machine plus Aeroccino that was sold at $349 is now $249… But wait, there’s more deal! From now till June 2010 you can apply the $50 credit towards Nespresso coffee pods.¬† This deal is normally for machines priced at $299 and above, but Nespresso makes an exception for Le Cube.¬† So your total cost for this machine is actually $199!¬† We have not seen price this low for any bundled package (espresso machine and electric milk frother).¬† Get it while it lasts…

If you prefer Nespresso’s newest model, Citiz, you can apply the $50 credit towards it… $349 – $50 credit = $299.¬†¬† Also a¬† good deal for this very stylish machine.

October knife-fest!


october has always been the month when we offer our customers free knife sharpening service. ¬†but this year, we coincide that with store-wide knife sale. ¬†you might ask,¬†what’s different this year? ¬†well, MAC knives are in our store!

we have been looking for another line of knives to carry, and after a much deliberation we decided on MAC. ¬†for some reason, MAC knives are hard to find… the big box stores like william sonoma and sur la table do not carry them. ¬†MAC knives are mainly carried by stores specializing in cutlery or stores that caters to professional cooks/chefs. ¬†and this is not because the knives are inferior in quality or performance. ¬†great chefs like thomas keller, eric ripert, and the late jean-louis palladin have used MACs and declare the knives worthy of their kitchens. ¬†below is a quote from charlie trotter in Food & Wine Magazine July 2001, which captures the essence of MAC knives…

Trotter likes MAC knife’s blades so much he endorsed them. They’re stamped, not forged like most other high-end knives, so they’re thin, lightweight and precise

MAC is very confident that once you try their knives you’d always want to use them for your everyday cutting. ¬†they are giving us two “test drive” knives for our customers to try. ¬†brian (the store owner and a chef) tested one of the loaner knives and says that MAC knife is simply “really awesome and sharp.” ¬†but don’t just take our word, try them yourself!

whew… now that we’ve let our excitements out of our chests, here are the details on our sale and free knife sharpening…

10% off when you buy 1 piece
15% off for 2 to 3 pieces
20% off for 4 pieces or more

clearance WUSTHOF knives are 30% off, cherry stained knife block is 50% off. ¬†check in with our store…

maximum 2 knives per customer for the free knife sharpening, straight edge only.

all promotion ends October 31st, 2009.

perfex mills are on sale!!

w-s perfex

for those in the know, perfex mills are the true French classic cooking tools…

sturdy cast aluminum with a satin finish, these mills are guaranteed to last a lifetime. crank-operated design has been manufactured by a family-owned company in Saint-Etienne, France, for half a century.¬†its distinct look will draw people’s eyes and perhaps start a conversation!

we have three zero pairs of 3″ salt and pepper mills for $65 (regular: $130), and two zero¬†3″ pepper mills each for $32.50

Nespresso is giving away $50 credit towards your coffee!

nespresso_rebateif you have been thinking about getting a Nespresso machine, now is a good time to purchase one. any machine purchase $299 and above, Nespresso will give $50 credit towards coffee pods. this promo is running from April 30th thru June 30th, so you will have plenty of time to decide. come to our store and experience Nespresso yourself.

we had been looking around for ¬†espresso machines to carry in our store but could not find a brand we were truly happy with. then at a trade show in Chicago over a year ago, we stopped by Nespresso’s booth and were truly impressed by their espresso and the machine’s ease of use.

a fancy espresso machine is only as good as the espresso it produces; nestle, which owns Nespresso,¬† offers 12 coffee blends to choose from plus some “special editions,” all of them taste smooth without bitterness. these machines make perfect espresso with a nice crema on top because it uses 19 Bar pressure pump, which is more pressure than your car tires. Nespresso machines are Swiss-made, you know you are getting superior technology and quality.

we also like that Nespresso makes the smallest espresso machine around, the Essenza. people have told us that they put these machines on their boats or RVs.