Sunday, September 11, 2005

Fruit: Bronx Grapes

The Produce Market at Market Hall has Bronx grapes in for 4.59 a pound. Don't know much about them, the chronicle describes them as an "obscure hybrid":
Considered by some to be the Rolls Royce of table grapes, this rare hybrid is grown by Lagier Ranches in the Ripon area. It has a reddish- gray color, silken texture and muscat-like flavor.

We first had them at Chez Panisse a couple of Fridays ago. They served a cluster of the grapes along side two figs and a peach. The flavor was intense, almost berry-like.

The grapes at the market aren't quite as mind-blowing, but that distinct flavor is clearly present.

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