Normandy Gourmandy, the new neighborhood wine shop and gourmet food market from restaurateurs Sandy Sanchez and Benoit Rablat is now open. Located in  Miami Beach’s North Beach neighborhood at 932 71st Street, it’s a welcome addition to the under-the-radar neighbohood’s mix of eclectic retail and restaurants and a much needed destination for local North Beach residents seeking fine wines, imported cheeses and other treats from around the world.  And there are so many great ideas for gift-giving – from gorgeous marble charcuterie boards, to a wide range of unique culinary products, to cute tote bags and more.

Sandy and Benoit, who live in the neighborhood, are well known to locals as the proprietors of popular nearby dining destination, Silverlake Bistro.  Equal parts Napa Valley tasting room, local French market and quirky gift shop, one thing the couple insists will define Normandy Gourmandy will be accessibility.  Benoit insists that “gourmet” need not translate to expensive. “Gourmet is more of a state of mind, a sense of quality that need not break the bank but can appeal to the senses.  We will have upscale items like truffles and caviar but there will also be affordably-priced, high-quality oils, cheeses, frozen canapes, olives and more.  There will also be a great selection of culinary products perfect for the kitchen or for gift baskets, charcuterie boards, serving plates and much more.  We will even have special treats for pets. In Paris, markets like this are everywhere, and we really want this to be everyone’s neighborhood market.”

Visitors can expect the warmth, expertise and conviviality that have made Ben and Sandy the culinary king and queen of the neighborhood and Silverlake Bistro a culinary staple.  Wine tastings and food samplings – be it remarkable cheeses  or one of Chef Benoit’s legendary quiches will take place regularly.  And those interested can go to the website to sign up for  rmonthly deliveries from  The Normandy Gourmandy Collective, featuring carefully curated products and wines selected by Sandy and Ben. There will be three tiers that each provide different benefits, including early notifications on weekly gourmet specials, new product alerts and more.

Normandy Gourmandy is located at 932 71st Street, Miami Beach. Hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday from 12PM to 9PM. Metered parking available.  For more information, please call (786) 5362334.

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