Situated on one of Gustavia’s charming cobbled streets, American Gourmet is foodie central, the headquarters of epicureans. Since its opening, the shop has introduced a new art of provisioning, providing outstanding and healthy products for creative culinary minds. Indeed, they have collaborated with some of the world’s most talented chefs working on luxury private yachts, to transport their clients into a world of gastronomic genius. American Gourmet offers premium products from around the world, sourced from dedicated artisans.
Their wide range includes rare meats (kobe beef) and fish (black cod, wild and smoked salmon, dover sole…), exotic fruits, cheeses, spices, truffle foie gras, high-quality teas and coffees, and a particularly large selection of Mediterranean products, from the finest olive oils to Bonito tuna and other typically Mediterranean fish, truffle-based goods and the most impressive collection of honeys. For truly imaginative cooks, American Gourmet also offers a selection of items for molecular cuisine and microgreens. All in all, it is impossible to come to St Barth without paying American Gourmet a visit: you will get out of this shop a changed person, and will quite literally discover all things edible on this earth.
St Barth’s pioneer in luxury yacht provisioning, American Gourmet was founded over ten years ago by Eric Azagury and Pia Aufdermaur, both experts in the food industry. It is now renowned for its impeccable selection of fine products, and has been praised by epicureans the world over, including America’s favorite food writer Martha Stewart: ‘American Gourmet, in Gustavia, imports delicacies from France on a daily basis, and services many of the yachts in the harbour as well as restaurants and private villas. I got bottarga, Vacherin cheese, lychees and French strawberries from there along with a fine assortment of rose wines – Eric Azagury is the man to see.’
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