What You'll Get
The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, including the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Enjoy further French imports with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of gourmet food and wine at The Gourmet Corner, located in San Mateo.
The Gourmet Corner presents palate possessors with a wealth of wines and quality gourmet food items, many of which are imported directly from France’s vast gourmet forests. Swig, swish, swirl, and swashbuckle your way through The Gourmet Corner’s wines, including selections from Jacques Pelvas and L'Opale de la Presqu'île de Saint-Tropez, with most wines at $8–$12 per bottle. For clients wishing to crack the whip at cravings, the market also offers a spacious spread of gourmet food, edibles, and good-to-eats. Taste the top shelf with a dozen French escargots ($12.50), embed a link in the HTML code of your stomach with six Merguez sausages ($8.95), or fulfill long dormant Ibsenian fantasies with 16 assorted macaroons ($14.99). Other Euro-tinged options include crêpes, duck legs, and biscottes.
The Gourmet Corner is a continuation of the legacy started by Made in France/Village Imports, an open warehouse importer and distributor of wines and specialty sustenance to the area’s huddled and hungry masses. The shop provides all the necessities for putting together a delicious meal, just in case the French ambassador crashes on your couch again.
San Francisco Weekly says The Gourmet Corner is full of hard-to-find French foodie goods, and the Daily Journal says it's the only place on the West Coast to find Mamie Nova yogurt. It was featured on the Food Gal blog, and Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars:
- If you're a Francophile foodie, this new shop is worth the schlep from SF. It offers the best selection in the area of hard-to-find preserved truffles and foie gras products, as well as a wide variety of less luxurious French essentials such as dried mushrooms, vinegars, and sausages. – Robert Lauriston, SF Weekly
- In two rooms, totalling 5,000 square feet, you’ll find an array of French products for sale, including chocolates, cookies, foie gras, dried morels, mustards, dried green lentils, jars of duck fat, canned hearts of palm, frozen escargot, and duck confit. – Carolyn Jung, Food Gal
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.