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Those of you who have been with us for a while know that we're always doing our best to get better here at Ball Square Fine Wines. We've been through a lot of changes in the last few years, not the least of which has been the expansion of our Gourmet Food department. What started out as a small grab and go case offering a few well chosen snacks has blossomed into a full grown food section, and we keep getting bigger. In additon to our usual selection of munchies, may we offer you...dinner?
Yes, dinner. Perhaps our most exciting new addition is a selection of marinated meats from Dom's Sausage Co. of nearby Malden, MA. We offer two types of steak tips, honey mustard turkey tips, and lemon pepper chicken breast, all marinated in Dom's own homemade dressings. Vacuum sealed in 1.5 lbs. packages, they're ready to cook. Simply broil, bake, or for a real treat, grill them, and you're dinner is all but done. They're moist and delicious, and make a real meal easy and accessible quickly on those nights when time is tight. Don't forget the wine....oh wait, we have that too!
We've also got a small but well chosen selection of cured meats, pates and smoked salmon as well. Chorizo and Jamon Serrano from Spain, fine domestic prosciutto, pancetta or speck from artisan producer La Quercia of Iowa, or smoke Scottish salmon from Echo Falls don't even require any preperation. Simply unwrap and enjoy with your favorite cheese and a fresh baguette from Iggy's of Cambridge.
But it's not all meat and fish we're excited about these days. We've recently brought in gluten free pasta, locally made jams and jellies, and a wide range of fine chocolate bars. Coming soon, we'll have a line of vegan mousse pates as dense and rich as any liver mousse, and stay tuned for a bit of organic produce. There's always something new and delicious to try here, and I'm always glad to chat with you about what we have or any suggestions you may have.