Have you been looking for a finishing salt that screams with intense flavor, has a stunning color, and an excellent texture to boot?!

Katherine Loffreto

Look no further, than our very own Cabernet Salt! This bright purple stunner is an incredibly classy and delicious finishing salt. True French Guerande sea salt is soaked in rich cabernet wine, then dried – it’s an infusion that will really knock your socks off. Loads of intense wine flavor in every crystal - little flavor bombs! The bright purple tones of this exquisite salt pair beautifully with sliced red meats, roasted vegetables, and sweet ripe summer tomatoes.

The salt used to create is harvested in the Guerande region of France, a city on the western coast of the country – known for its salt marches. In these marches, salterns have been built, where workers collect up to 15,000 tons of cooking salt each year and approx. 300 tons of fleur de sel or “flower of salt” per year. The process is quite simple, tides feed the water reservoirs with sea water, where it gets trapped and begins to evaporate. That process of evaporation continues until there are only a few centimeters of sea water left. Ultimately, the salt crystalizes and produces fleur de sel and coarse salt.

Cabernet

 

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing region. Surprisingly, the origin of this delicious grape variety was an accident! In the 17th century in southwestern France, an accidental breeding occurred between a red Cabernet Franc plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc plant – Cabernet Sauvignon was born. The plant is known for its thick durable skin and it’s resistance to the elements. This luscious grape is loved worldwide for its elevated tannins (making it a good candidate for aging), full body, and medium level of acidity.

Lamb Recipe

 

Generally speaking, this incredible finishing salt is going to pair well with foods that already pair well with Cabernet Wine. Flavors of this salt range from green pepper and tobacco to hints of cassis, dark fruit, and cherries. Pair it with red meat like steaks, burgers, beef short ribs, and grilled or roasted lamb. It also makes a fantastic pairing with umami rich foods like mushrooms (especially Portobello) and cheeses like gorgonzola, aged cheddar, and gouda. On the other end of the spectrum, this salt would pair beautifully with a rich chocolate pot de crème or even a sprinkle on a dark fruit pie.

Cabernet Salt

 

The Cabernet Salt is a stunning, delicious, and unique seasoning that will immediately complement any chef’s pantry. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by its intense flavor and versatility. Bring some Cabernet Salt home today, and get cooking!

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We love our salts!

Katherine Loffreto

Salt is nothing new. No, far from it. Salt has been added to foods for thousands of years. Lafayette Spices is a very new company (at least compared to the history of salt production) but boy oh boy do we love our salts! We currently carry several varieties of high quality exotic salts, and we’re continuing in that innovative stride to bring you three new options! They’re unique, flavor packed, and (frankly) really really good. When you’re talking about a finishing salt, you can’t hide the quality. It’s key that the salt you use for finishing a dish makes an impact – and these salts are guaranteed to do just that.

Beechwood Smoked Salt

This is pure AOC Guerande Sea Salt that’s been slowly smoked over Beech wood for 10 days. The lengthy process results in superior flavor and texture characteristics. Unlike other smoked salt, no artificial flavors are used. This smoked salt is your best friend for grilled meats and poultry, but also more delicate items like chocolate, summer vegetables, and even shellfish.

Beechwood Smoked Salt

Pink Himalayan Salt

Originating from the Kashmir region of India, our Himalayan salt is, of course, the pinkest of pink. Its rich iron content lends the salt its pink color by means of oxidation. The salt precipitated in the region 500 to 600 million years ago. The first records of people mining these salts dates back to the year 1200. Use it on smoky dishes, roasted meats, and vegetables.

Pink Himalayan Salt

Fleur de Sel

Translating to Flower of Salt, Fleur de Sel hails from Guerande France and is known as the ‘Caviar of Salts’. Exclusively hand-harvested from select salt marshes, the bright white crystals are a complex balance of sea flavors and briny minerality. In short, the finest salt in the world. The crunchy texture and crystalline appearance make it a real gem for finishing fine slices of meat, foie gras, and crudo.

Fleur de Sel

 

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE WITH LAFAYETTE SPICES!

Katherine Loffreto

We want to introduce you our exceptional line of spices, salts, and peppercorns from Lafayette Spices, we can certainly spice up your dishes, drinks and believe it or not, even your desserts! 

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