I’m going to come right out and admit it: my blog posts have been on the sparse side recently. The past month (the entire month of December, really) was pretty much insanity for me, and now that 2015 has begun I am hoping that life returns itself to a more “normal” status. A fresh start for the new year, perhaps? I’ll get into more of the details on what I’ve been up to very soon (oh, the mystery….). Anyway, one of the events on my calendar a few weeks ago was the opening of the brand new Locale Market in St. Petersburg.
And wow. Wow wow wow. I honestly didn’t think our area would be fancy enough to have a foodie establishment like this one, but it’s here, and it’s open! Locale Market is a two story wonderland of food, drink, and foodie fun. I was lucky enough to grab a sneak preview the night before the grand opening, and it was quite a fabulous time!
I don’t even know where to start with the delights that can be discovered inside. The produce section is beautifully displayed with bright pops of color. The seafood cases are arranged with skill. The meat case is accompanied by a dry aging room with a Himalayan salt WALL.
Personally, I love the fresh pasta and mozzarella being created downstairs. I could just stand by and watch them create those delights all day. All you need is a bottle of wine to go with it, and dinner’s ready…
And I can’t forget about cheese. I could live at the cheese area up on the second floor…right across from the chocolate counter and the case filled with decadent desserts. Hold me.
Not only do you have the ability to shop for your home cooking endeavors at Locale Market, but you can choose to dine there as well. From their St. Petersburger to fresh coffee, to homemade gelato and ice cream, you can enjoy a plethora of options. You can even make a reservation to dine at their Farmtable Kitchen located upstairs. I can’t get over how gorgeous the dining area is! Can I just pick it up and place it in my home?
I love how Locale Market also offers a plethora of tools for the kitchen. From books filled with scrumptious recipes, to kitchen gadgets, to beautiful tea towels for kitchen decor, there are so many beautiful items to consider. I was in awe of how beautifully it was all displayed as well – almost too pretty to take apart!
Another aspect I love? The owners have worked with farmers from the area to bring in locally sourced products, which I am totally on board with! I enjoy discovering new products and companies in the area, and I will be keeping my eyes peeled on future trips to the market to see what I can find!