For those of you that are passionate about gastronomy and the art of eating well, you may find that in today's fast-paced consumerist driven society finding high quality produce can be a challenge. And when you do manage to source great products, they are usually outrageously expensive. The inevitable dilemma presents itself. How do you balance your desire to live and eat well with time constraints and financial limitations? Well, don't despair. There may be a solution.
Adorn your family table with delectable French delicacies.
Mondoports International is a relatively new company dedicated to importing and distributing gourmet French food products within Australia. Based in Brisbane, mother and daughter business entrepreneurs Catherine and Elodie Scally personally source the crème de la crème of fine French produce. Whether you are looking for a special treat for yourself or a thoughtful gift for your loved ones you can choose from the carefully considered collection of superior quality culinary delicacies.
Elodie and Catherine like to share their passion for fine food.
With a commitment to sourcing products that are as "pure as possible", Catherine and Elodie have meticulously researched each of the brands that they import. Boasting prestigious French labels such as Debauve and Gallais, Godard and La Cour d'Orgeres you can be sure of the quality and passion behind these products. Each of these businesses combines traditional methods with innovative practices and the highest quality ingredients to produce truly remarkable products.
Choose from the diverse range of high quality products.
These famous French brands have earned global recognition for their commitment to excellence. With an abundance of experience and expertise, these brands have proven themselves time and time again. "These are solid products that are known to be good," Catherine said. Thanks to Mondoports, who are the only importers and distributors of these products in Australia, they are now accessible to us. This special opportunity is a wonderful chance to experience the very best of international gastronomy.
You won't find coffee like this anywhere else in the world.
Additionally, Mondoports has their own trademark Aviator coffee that is a made of a special blend of beans from East Timor, Colombia, Papua New Guinea and Honduran. Roasted and ground in Australia you won't find a blend like this anywhere else in the world. However, it doesn't finish here. The full range of products available includes artisan chocolates, foie gras, confitures, condiments, tea, coffee and accessories. Unleash your tastebuds and delve into the world of gourmet delights.
The award winning duck foie gras made by Godard is superb. This is a certified regional product that is prepared using the freshest of ingredients and following traditional recipes. The foie gras is soft and smooth, yet textured. The flavour is subtle, thereby allowing for other flavours to be added. I tried a fig confiture with this which was an unusual yet surprisingly delicious combination of flavours and textures. However, there are many more jams and preserves to choose from.
The combination of duck foie gras with fig confiture was beautiful.
La Cour d'Orgeres produces tantalising flavours such as cherry and raspberry and rose. Simple recipes using fresh ingredients ensure the integrity and quality of these concoctions. The confitures have a clean taste, which are both fresh and rich in flavour without being too sweet. The exclusion of excess sugar means that you can truly enjoy the product and its flavours without that sickly sweet aftertaste normally experienced with commercial products.
The flavours and textures of these preserves are sublime.
For something wickedly delightful, try the caramel cream with salted butter. Again, the rich flavours are not overpowered by its sweetness. You can use this to drizzle on desserts or make little caramel pastry cups. The beauty of these products is their versatility which allows you to be creative with different flavours. For another delightfully sweet finish to any meal, you must try the Debauve and Gallais chocolate. With a medley of chocolate treats to choose from, chocolate lovers will undoubtedly be satisfied.
This chocolate praline heart tastes even better than it looks.
I recommend the praline heart, although it is almost too beautiful to eat. Despite this, I indulged and have never tried such superior quality chocolate. This indulgence is simply a reflection of the quality and care that goes into every one of these beautiful chocolates. Originally celebrated by European royalty, these chocolatiers still adhere to recipes inspired by their ancestors. Traditionally used for medicinal purposes, the chocolate is produced free from any preservatives or additives.
Visit the James Street Market for the opportunity to sample these great products.
The James Street Market stocks a selection of these handcrafted products. You can have fun selecting, preparing and indulging in these boutique edible delights. I recommend visiting the market for an enjoyable, inspiring and educational culinary experience. Furthermore, if these items leave you with an appetite for more, you can also find a larger selection online at the Mondoports website. From the hands of French artisans to your family table, I assure you a tantalising journey that will inspire a sense of adventure.
Have fun shopping for these tasty treats and more.
Evidently, Mondoports International is reshaping the way people source great products and enjoy superior quality goods without the price tag. Generally speaking, because of high product markups driven by corporate greed, people think that high quality equals high cost. However, Mondoports is proving that this doesn't have to be the case. Catherine and Elodie believe that good products shouldn't cost the earth. Making fabulous food accessible to everyone, they really are leading the way to a new culture of fair business practices and conscious consumerism.