Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Épicerie Ludo: Pancakes and Presents

Situated amidst the Beech Road boutiques, Épicerie Ludo is now looking forward to the new year – its second full year as a focal point of Chorlton’s specialist food market.

Under the dedicated management of owner Ludovic Piot (Ludo for short), the ever-helpful staff offer a personal touch reminiscent of a bygone era before supermarket delis.

Ludo, as a keen advocate of local produce and quality foods, also stocks a range of regional specialities, including Marble and Red Willow bottled ales, jams and chutneys such as Chorlton Honey, a range of cheeses, fresh bread, and spiced saucisson (including wild boar and ostrich varieties).

As a self-proclaimed ‘Francunian’, Ludo’s other products are sourced from his native France, creating just the right mix from both sides of the Channel.

Today Ludo is preparing for Shrove Tuesday with a selection of sweet syrups and sugary treats. It’s no secret that the French know how to make their crêpes, so Ludo is well schooled in which products will linger longest on the taste buds before Lent. They also remain open after many food traders have closed for the day, so can cater for your late dash for lemon juice or jams.

There are also truffles, boxes of chocolates, spirits and wines – perfect for your fast approaching Valentine’s Day gifts. For a quirky alternative there are more thoughtful gift ideas, including the ‘You Are My Cup Of Tea’ teabags for tea lovers, provided by Ludo’s trusted supplier, The Tea Shed.

Épicerie Ludo can be found online here, but be sure to pay them a visit at 46 Beech Road, Chorlton, M21 9EG. Opening times are 10am-9pm Monday to Wednesday, 10am-10pm Thursday to Saturday, and 10am-8pm on Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. I always struggle to find something new for mothers day or anything like that so Now I know where I'll be going next time