Napa is not only home to some of the most recognizable wines in the world, but the food coming out of this region isn’t too shabby either 🙂 …
Goodtaste stopped in at a very special family-owned grocery store in St. Helena, Sunshine Foods, to sample the diverse menu of premium quality meats, to include HeartBrand Akaushi — reportedly the healthiest, best-tasting beef money can buy and you can bring home!
Culinary Director Gena Allen has overseen the meat department for a number of years. Talk about coming full circle. In the beginning, Gena used to bring her son (just 3-years old at the time) in the mornings to sleep on the butcher block, while she set up the cases for display. Now that son is grown and cuts meat on the same block he used to catch his Zzz’s on!
Speaking of the meat, nothing comes close to the quality of HeartBrand Akaushi, now available in a variety of cuts. Registering at three grades ABOVE prime, Akaushi has a clean, buttery rich flavor. It also has a positive ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fat and is a unique source of oleic acid, guaranteeing this beef to be heart healthy.
The flatiron is my favorite cut, but I had yet to see a T-bone Akaushi before. Come to find out, these were ordered specifically for Sunshine Foods. Not bad for bragging rights!