From Our Editors
With all the charm of a country cabin, Gourmet Cottage lines its dark wood and whitewashed shelves with epicurian sundries, local crafts, and edible lagniappes. Fresh-jarred jams and jellies from Stonewall Kitchen strive against their handsome glass confines with loads of fresh wild Maine blueberries or orange and champagne in the mimosa blend. Backyard barbecues set themselves apart with a smattering of artisan sauces, including roasted-peach whiskey sauce and vidalia-onion fig. The staff, who has been tasting food their entire lives, helps customers pair snacks and wine into fetching gift baskets. They also leap into the holiday spirit, adorning the homey shop in seasonal décor, from evergreens and Santas during Yuletide, bunnies and eggs for Easter, and toddlers with bows and arrows for Valentine's Day.