Last night was the Grand Opening of The Cave – purveyors of fine wine, cheese, and chocolate at 44 Main Street in Gloucester. GMG was well represented, so I am sure that other photos will appear on the blog, but here a few shots I took:
Because wine was being served, they had to check our ages at the door:
Alexander Thompson was on hand with some of his delectable tomato marmalade, which being sold on site:
It went really well with these crackers and cheese, but it’s also good on toast (I can vouch for that, having bought a jar a short time ago), and I’m sure it’s great in any other context where fruit spreads are used.
They also sell fig spread, local honey… “tastefully” arranged on the mantlepiece.
They have a variety of chocolate too, of course, as their tagline indicates:
Unlike the classic cheese shop sketch by Monty Python, this cheese shop is well stocked:
Plenty of wine also grace the shelves. I was told that the emphasis is on Italian wine, although there is also some from California.
There were lots of smiles from behind the counter…
…and in front as well, as the visitors enjoyed the samples of wine, cheese, chocolate, etc.
Among the visitors was Fred Bodin (at the right below), at whose shop I had sampled The Cave’s merchandise last week.
He got a good shot of me being carded at the door…