Editors Note: Jessie is a Salem resident, one of the top food bloggers and author. Her new book “The Hungry Mouse presents A Holiday Feast” would make a great Christmas present *hint hint*. Thanks for sending us this great write up of a fantastic Salem event.
Salem Wine Women
So you guys know that we recently moved just the tiniest bit north of Boston, to beautiful Salem, Massachusetts.
Pamplemousse is located in the heart of the Essex Street pedestrian mall, across the street from Witch City Ink. We had a little wine and everyone got to put together a beaded wine stopper.
(If you know me at all, you know that this little thing will get put to *very* good use at The Mouse House.)
Around Salem’s Pamplemousse
Disclaimer: The gals that own Pamplemousse aren’t paying me to say all this. I truly do love this store. It’s one of those cool, indie kitchen shops that sells a bunch of really neat ceramics and home goods…
…as well as harder-to-find kitchen tools and bakeware. (Hey, if I ever have a mini-springform pan emergency, I know where to go!)
I’m absolutely in love with this little guy.
I’m not sure where I’d put him, but I’m pretty sure he needs to come home with me soon.
This bristle-y kitty is a close second.
Pamplemousse is also the only place I can think of where you can get a witch hat with matching apron.
Let’s not forget all that wine
In addition to all those glorious goodies, Pamplemousse has a surprisingly good selection of wine, beer, and mead.
The staff is really knowledgeable.
Colleen’s turned me on to a handful of great bottles I wouldn’t have otherwise tried. (I’m thinking specifically of Le Faux Frog by Toad Hollow Wines, which is one of my favorite reds right now.)
I think it’s safe to say that everyone had a blast.
If you’re ever in the area, definitely stop in and poke around.
185-189 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
Thanks to everyone for a fabulous evening!