Gastromé gourmet grocery store in Scottsdale is open. Here is a guide

The highly anticipated Gastroné Market opens at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10.

After moving from Boston to Metro Phoenix in 2018, Owners Jenny Le and Tiffany Chavez dreamed of opening a specialty store similar to Dean and Deluca or Eataly to offer imported and hard-to-find luxury cheese, wine and food items.

This dream has come to fruition with the opening of a 3,500 square foot market (and soon to be opening a 1,500 square foot restaurant) where they sell an impressive range of cheeses, wines, eat, bread and freshly cut flowers.

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What to expect at the Gastrone market

Part of the Gastrone Market Bread and Drinks on September 7, 2022 in Scottsdale.

At the entrance to the store, an alcove presents wines from Arizona and elsewhere that “you don’t often see here,” Chavez said.

And to help you navigate the selection, an on-site sommelier is available to answer questions, make recommendations, and arrange daily and weekly wine tastings. Classes.

Education is a big part of the high-end service the pair hope to provide. “We’ve worked hard to create an inclusive environment where you can feel free to ask for whatever you want – you won’t find suffocation or intimidation here,” Lee said.

Blonde wooden crates display pantry items like olive oils, mustards, truffle honey and jams, as well as a large selection of chocolate, snacks, crackers, olives and pasta, many of which are made by vendors and small women-owned businesses.

Besides products and spices, there are also luxury products like caviar, saffron and truffles available.

There are other specialized areas in the store. Amy’s flower truck delivers fresh cut flowers flowers and a pastry counter presents the colorful creations of Too Sweet Cakes. Breadworks by MJ Coe, a master baker, offers a wide selection of breads including challah, focaccia, monkey bread, sourdough and rye, which adorn the central island of the cheese district, above which cold cuts are suspended from copper potholders.

The store appears to revolve around the three cases of cheese, displaying over 300 types, some of which you won’t find anywhere else.

Selection of cheeses at Gastrone Market on Sept. 7, 2022 in Scottsdale.

Wheels of cheese are stacked as they should be: Garrotxa goat cheese from Muntanyola and Idiazabal La Vasco Navarra, a sheep’s milk cheese from Spain, Tomme de Savoie from the French Alps and Smokey Blue from Rogue Creamery in Oregon.

For now, ready-to-eat options are limited to the deli counter, which offers chef-prepared dishes like marinated meats and salads by weight. Although a A restaurant and a 20-seat bar will open soon.

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Soon a restaurant and an event space

The classroom for cooking and wine lessons inside the Gastrone Market on September 7, 2022 in Scottsdale.

The restaurant is already complete with gray chairs and stools, white tables, and copper wine coolers lining the wall. The restaurant will be led by chef Christopher Brugman, who says the menu will have a French bistro flair.

“There are elements from the Mediterranean coast, including fresh oysters, caviar, octopus, lots of local fresh fish,” Brugman said. The restaurant will also feature the only Arizona-raised Wagyu beef from the TERRA + mansion farm.

Other dishes on the menu include a salad of poached tuna in olive oil, charcuterie, salumi, grilled oysters, octopus with charred spinach, salads, sandwiches, baked camembert with dates and small bites to share to enjoy with a glass of wine. Dinner will include fresh homemade pasta.

At the back of the store, a room with an enveloping 14-seat marble counter will be the educational space where wine and cheese courses, chef’s tastings and private events are organized.

In addition to the courtyards and the restaurant, by mid-autumn the owners also plan to open outdoor terraces.

“It’s been a real labor of love for us,” Le said. “And we can’t wait to open the doors and meet the community.”

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What to expect at the grand opening

The grand opening celebrations begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, with the first 100 customers receiving a free champagne toast on every visit for a year. Customers will also have the opportunity to meet owners and vendors and take advantage of free samples.

Details: 7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Unit 140, Scottsdale.

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