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Hey Bernard! nice job on the web site way to go. In reading the receipes I can really see your personality come through. I love the way you explain things, especially with your added touch of humour. The products are great too, in fact I`m having some now,,,ummm good, Take Care & Best Regards, Jim.
I have tried scores of prepared pesto sauces but yours is the absolute best I have ever had. It stays fresh in the pouch in the refrigerator but I am using it so often, it is going to be empty before I know it! I made halibut last night; I spread a tablespoon of the 4nut and cheese pesto on the top of each filet. I mixed a half cup of panko breadcrumbs with pepper, salt, minced garlic, oregano and basil. I pressed the breadcrumb mixture on the top of the filets, drizzled with olive oil, squeezed the juice of half a lemon on the top. I covered the filets with aluminum foil and placed in a 450 degree oven for about 8 minutes; I removed the foil and let the breadcrumbs brown. I served it with roasted green beans. It was absolutely delicious! Thank you for a wonderful product!
Thank you Jim! We are curious about that yumi recipe
@Patti Thank you for your appreciation! I know why your recipe is a success; the fragrances of the herbs you choose, the garlic, but most importantly you dont overcook the delicate fish!
Considering I am the one who benefits the most from B’s delectable cooking I think it’s high time I plead my case! Yes, I guess I am a little spoiled and he does feed me extremely well (I am easily bored by conventional cuisine and ill from anything too rich).
My point is is B has always made food a center of our lives so why would I take the staring role away from him! Keep up the blog B (I can attest to all these recipes being great! the salad….I was craving spinach….so delicious!) or I might have to put some face time in the kitchen beyond making toast and cookies!
tatiana, bernard, bravo
les couleurs et saveurs de vos produits se retrouvent de nouveau dans un habillage moderne, écolo et pratique. je suis également soufflé par ce blog …longue vie à la maison LeGrand et toute la maisonnée , bonne année deux-mille neuf aux amoureux, roCCo
Bonjour Bernard. We met at the food expo at anaheim a few weeks ago. I’m the guy with red hair and glasses. Great
site you have. Hope all is well. Talk to you soon.
Hi! Did I miss this comment? Of course i remember, how is it going at WF?
I see that your products are carried at WholeFoods in the US. Are you planning on putting them in any stores in California…possibly Trader Joe’s or Fresh & Easy? I live in central California and would love to buy your product.
I tasted the sun dried tomato at Fairways store last year and was instantly hooked. They don’t sell it there anymore but I found the empy jar and the rest is wonderful history. My entire family loves you!!!!!
Bonjour Bernard et Tatiana!
I am a keen home cook in Toronto who entertains frequently and LOVES your pestos! We are working our way through and trying each one. Our dear friends who were over last weekend were raving about your 4-nut pesto. We served it on warm baguette spooned over fresh ricotta seasoned simply with salt and pepper. Delicious! Am using the rest of the ingredients tonight to blend as a sauce with some spaghetti and a fresh arugula salad. Can’t wait to keep developing recipes to use with your sauces this summer. Merci beaucoup encore!
@Amanda Sounds delicious and qwick! Definetly up my alley… Merci Amanda!
@ Jackie, To make a living from one’s own business is a dream come true, but to get comments like your’s is something else… It’s the secret desire of everyone who puts food on the table. Thank you Jackie!
My daughter and I are addicted to your garden pesto and use it on almost everything. Unfortunately the Whole Foods stores in our area (Washington DC) have discontinued carrying it. Zabar’s onoine store sells two kinds, but not the one we’re looking for – is there any other way we can order from you online?
I’d like to order some pesto. We purchased one on our visit to Austin and it’s just about gone. Can I order some directly from you?
I read about your product in Specialty Foods Magazine. I would like info about your products. I would like to see if they would be a possible item for or company to distribute in our area.
I have one of your 4 nut pesto bags that is beyond the expiration date. However, I had not opened it and it was always refrigerated. It is almost 2 months past the date. I just opened it and it seems fine. Do you think it is still OK?
@Sondra, I had our pesto well beyond those dates and it should be fine, but the freshness of the taste tends to diminish and the taste balance is not as fragrant. In the future I suggest you to freeze the pesto, it will keep much better. You can use this bagg in an oven type of dish (lasagna) where the freshness of taste is not so important.
This is the best ever. I love to cook and come from a long line of chefs (Germany) and am not to shabby in the kitchen myself. After tasting your pesto…I now have retired my food processor in the pesto department and have started buying your product. WHY? Because I cannot top that at all. Brought some to Europe with me and my family loved it.
Avid fan !
Can’t wait to see what your going to do next!
@ Karen Makes my day! Your comments keeps us motivade to create new products. I am sure you are a Great chef! Thank you!
The garden Pesto is one of the best pestos I’ve ever tasted and it’s even something I can fit into my weight loss diet with its relatively low calories compared to other pestos. Thank you, thank you!
This was the hit of the cocktail party I went to on Saturday night:
Grape tomatoes stuffed with Le Grand 4 Nut & Cheese Pesto, garnished with one pine nut on top, served on a white platter.
Simple, Fresh, just pop-in-your mouth delicious.
Love your product!
@ Patty Van de Sype Sounds simple and delicious! Never did that, but will try it this week end. Thanks!
I have tried only 2 of your pesto sauces so far – the regular basil and also the 4 nut type. I have made my own pesto and I must say that yours is the very best tasting I have EVER eaten, bar none! I cannot say enough about how good they taste; thank you for making an exceptionally good product and one that I can buy that supports Canadian business! I wish you every success – you deserve it!
I have tried four of your products and would like to try them all, however, I seem to have difficulties here in Ottawa trying to find a retailer. The four products Ihave tried are amazing. The basil pesto is the freshest and best I have ever tasted. I can’t make it at home as good as you do. I recently took some in a cooler to friends in the US. You should, if you haven’t already try to get you products in the shelves of US organic retailers like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
@ Jeannette, Thank you Jeannette for your uplifting comments! We do sell in some Whole Foods in different regions of the US as well as some independant stores. For the Ottawa market Loblaws now carry our line there and also the Bodega store at the market. If you have a recipe, no matter how simple dont hesitate to post it on this blog, thank’s again!
Help!! I had the recent pleasure of attending the NYC Wine and Food Festival, sampled your products but now back home in Baltimore, MD- our Whole Foods do not carry any of it?? Zabar’s on line has limited selection- only 4 of the 8 sauces. And my sister in California is having the same issue. Will all Whole Foods be carrying this? Where can I purchase your wonderful product??
@ Lori Hi Lori
We are distributed in a number of regions of Whole Foods across the US, but not always in every store. We are however, in the mid-Atlantic region and should be in every WF’s in Maryland.
Please ask in the Specialty Dep’t where, if the manager wants to, they can carry it. It’s the same situation for California…..please ask!
We’ll be participating at The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining show in Washington the weekend of Nov 7-8 and we’ll be selling product both days.
Thanks for looking for us!
I discovered your pestos many years ago when we lived in Quebec City. We now reside in New Brunswick and unfortunately, your products are not available here…..your site mentions we can order online but I can’t find the link to order. Can you please advise?e thank you
Hello Bernard! Thank you for responding however after calls to Whole Foods in Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington,DC…the common factor I heard was either they did carry your product but are no longer- price point prohibitive or they never had it. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the event in D.C. in November….my suggestion- research why Whole Foods doesn’t carry and if it is price, what’s the magic number?? Thanks again!! Lori
I tried your Pesto Sauces at the recent “Womens Show” in Toronto, and I am happy to report they are the best I’ve tried! The packaging is brilliant and make it is so easy to use. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes from your website. I will be spreading the word about your products. Thanks!
@Shawn Thank you for your comments. I passed them down to Tatiana & Mélanie who were thrilled about the feedback for their efforts. Let me know how your recipes turn out and thank you for your kind words about our products, nothing is more powerfull then a friend’s voice.
I recently purchased your basil pesto instead of my usual brand… I bought it at Loblaws and I have never seen it there before. I went to use it today and noticed that the 2 main ingredients in a good pesto (and the most expensive ingredients) are not included in your brand ??? Where did the pine nuts and cheese go ? I think it’s a shame that you are charging the normal pesto prices and leaving the two main ingredients out. Can you explain ?
@ Angela Thank you for taking the time to write to us. There are two types of basil pesto in the mediterannean. The most famous one comes from Genoa and is famous around the world. Of course hundreds of variation exist, but this is probably the one you are refering to.
Another version comes from the south of France and is not so well known, the south of France has a very distinct cuisine, but it is not as famous for there is very little immigration coming from that beautiful region.
That pesto is actualy name pistou and is made without nut or cheese. It is a more “herby” and light version then the Italian one. We name this one our Garden Pesto to reflect those characteristics.
I suspect you bought that one and I apologize for the confusion.
We do make a more traditional version under the name Four nuts & Cheese and it is sold just next to the Garden Pesto usualy.
When you refer to the price permit me to point out that quality fresh basil is not cheap… You have far more then a handfull in our Garden Pesto and the balance between parsley and basil keeps the taste balanced and vibrant, not mentioning the health benefits.
I hope our explanations answered your question, but welcome the coment and take good not for when we will change our packaging. Thank you Angela!
we absolutely love the sun-dried tomato pesto and olive sun-dried tomato tapenade. wonderful ontop of your morning eggs!!
@ Joe Morning eggs? But what a good idea, if you see this as a post in a little while dont be surprise if I quote you! I love the idea of taking pesto and tapenades outside their traditional paths, Vive la créativité! Thank you Joe.
I have had the honor in demonstrating Maison LeGrand’s sauce in New York, and I must say customers are really enjoying it. I really love the expression on their faces when they taste LeGrand Pestos and tapenades. For those in New York, we are out at various markets sample tasting these delicious products, so come out and look for us! ……
@ Joe Thank you Joe! No one can sample a product as well as you! Your enthousiasm is contagious, good to hear from you!
I purchased your green pesto from my local Sobeys here in Toronto. It was amazing!! My family is originally from Genoa, Italy and I grew up eating pesto and yours was as good as the pesto you get over there!! Unfortunately my local Sobeys doesn’t stock your pesto anymore and I havent been able to find it anywhere else. Do you sell on line at all or could you let me know where I could purchase your products in downtown Toronto please? Many Thanks Again
Hi, these are also available at Vincenzo’s in Waterloo, Ontario. (it’s not advertised on your website)
@ Sue Thank you, not all our stores are listed, but they shoud!
@ Dan, Forgive me for the long wait to respond… You can find them at Whole Foods and Pusateris, but also at Sobeys and Loblaws. If you tell us what store you shp at that does not carry them anymore we can call them and have them reorder again.
The Toronto Star did a column featuring your lemon Confit & pumpkin seed Aromatic Sauce in a green bean recipe which sounds great. Unfortunately, when I went to my local Metro Store which is a huge one, they did not carry your products. Your website also lists Whole Foods as carrying your products. However, I am miles from the only Whole Foods in Toronto. I was very frustrated as would like to try your products!
Hello, I just wanted to express my opinion of Le Grand products. It took until the Good Food Festival this past weekend for me to come across the array of products, and I am very glad I did. They are amazing. Starting with the packaging – which is great and unique; and ending with the intense flavour and versatility of the pestos and sauces, this line of products is great. The booth at the Good Food Festival was by far one of the busiest booths which is a clear indicator of interest and delight from the consumers. Great job, I hope to see these products wide spread across grocery stores.
Hello Tatiana and Bernard!
I can’t tell you enough how grateful myself, my mother Joan, and sister Dayna are to have enjoyed 6 of your flavors at breakfast, lunch, and dinner today! They are nearly gone, we couldn’t stop eating them, and had fun just squeezing it all over everything! Eating too much was impossible and I’m sure you don’t recommend eating it by the bagful, but we did! It allowed us to enjoy each other and beautiful food at the table, which is the best way to spend time, we believe.
Jennifer from MGM (Hadden House Food Show)
My son was at the food expo at Foxwoods last week representing Tasty Bite and brought home a smapling of your pesto, bravo, very good. I live in NYC can you tell me what grocery stores carry the product. I shop at Fairway in NYC would they carry your product?
@Estelle, Yes he can find them in New-York, namely at Zabars and Food Emporium.
@Jennifer, Thank you for your generous comments, we are happy to have contributed a little to your family gathering!
@Nathalie, Thank you Nathalie! Our team at the Good Food Festival was thrilled by the warm reception of Torontonians. Unfotunatly at the present time you will not be able to find our products at Loblaws in Ontario, but Sobeys and some independant stores like Pusateri’s and Whole Foods do carry them. Merci!
je remarque que votre fonction “recherche” pour trouver une recette (ou autre) dans le blogue est très difficile à trouver. Je vous suggère de la ramener dans le haut de la page!
I went to Montreal last year and tried your products at a food festival. I would love to purchase some more but can’t find them in Connecticut. Any suggestions.
I bought your WONDERFUL pesto and the tapernade at the good food fair in Toronto. Help, I’m running out! It is so delicious. I little goes a long way to punch up the flavour of everything I use it with. Bravo!. I will try Sobeys. Please try to get it into Loblaws, Fortinos Zehrs chains… Congratulations on the selection at the fair… Why oh Why didn’t I buy more when I had the chance?! Thanks for splendid products! K
@ Joelle, Merci pour cette recommandation, je vais voir ce qui est possible de bouger!
@ Karen, Well, we were in Loblaw’s since october but we did not have the time to establish our name so we were delisted in April. In the meanwhile you can fins us at Sobey’s, Whole Foods and Pusateris. You can also ask for our products at your local Loblaws ( HMR Home Meal Replacement departement, usualy at the entrance of the store) they will relist us hoppfully. Thank you for your wonderfull comments, that’s what’s fuelling our passion!
@ Maria, Sorry for the long delay, Caraluzzi’s – Georgetown
920 Danbury Rd
109 Danbury Rd
Village Market Inc.
108 Old Ridgefield Road
Walter Stewart’s Market
229 Elm Street
The Fresh Market
605 Post Road East
1385 Post Road East
1050 E Putnam Avenue
Saeed’s International Market
464 Ocean Avenue
They are availabe on line from Zabar’s in NYC as well.
Hi there – just wanted to add Earthfare to the list of stores where your pestos can be found. They are terrific and arer selling well!
Hi there – just wanted to add Earthfare to the list of stores where your pestos can be found. They are terrific and are selling well!
I sent an email to you as well, but want to be sure you get this message, so am sending another one. I live east of Toronto in Ajax, Ontario and the Sobey’s here in Ajax used to carry a limited line of your product but no longer does. I can’t seem to find it anywhere else. Can you let me know where I can purchase it in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby or Oshawa. I would even go as far as Toronto if I had to because your pestos and tapenades are the best I’ve ever tasted! Also, really super benchpoints for creating flavourful dishes. Thanks so much!
@ Karen, There is a BOGO (buy one get one free) coming on the 16th september and you should be able to find it at your local Sobey store. Our products do freeze beautifully so this is a good opportunity to stock-up! Thank you for your heart-warming comments!
I am very excited to try out your recipes, they all sound absolutely fantastic! Not sure if it would be impossible, but it would be nice to have the nutritional fact for them as well. Regardless, they all will be taste tested.
@Dani It would be nice to have the nutrifacts for the reipes, but it would slow down the process to the point where I would not post recipes as often. Personaly, when I eat a protein I have a salad along with it. I cut sugar a year ago (except for sunday brunch…) and lost ten pounds without any effort…
I love to eat and I avoid “light” versions. As in our products I dont eat anything thas has chemical in it -light-diet- or sugar free. I eat plenty of “good fat” I exercise moderatly and at 53 (except for a few wrinkles…) I look and feel like when I was 25!
I purchased some of your products at the Washington DC Metro Cooking Show and truly enjoyed them (Tzatziki and an assortment of the Pestos). Are your products carried in any stores in Virginia? If not — can we order on line.
Hi Betty, Right now we do not offer on line buying, but here is a list of stores where you can purchase our products
The Fresh Market
1303 Jamestown Road
The Fresh Market
744 Hill Top North Shopping Center
The Fresh Market
1200 Huguenot Road
The Fresh Market
12131 Jefferson Avenue
600 Franklin Street
6655 Old Dominion Drive
Eats Natural Food Coop
Prices Fork Road and North Main Street
227 North Locust Street
Roanoke Coop Ntl Foods
1319 Grandin Road
PLUS Whole Foods (9 stores in Virginia)
Your products are fantastic, I have tried almost all of them. I get them at fresh market in Wilmette, Il. Your packaging looks as great as your product on the inside. Have a great new year and of course a successful one.
@ Mariam, These heart warming comments will go directly to all the staff. You are giving us the best boost we could have to start an inspired 2011!
To you also Mariam, I wish a fantastic year, All the success is yours!
Great product… tried the tzatziki and will definitely try others. Very good quality and easy to use. Thanks for putting it out there!
@ Kieran, Glad you liked it! This Tzatziki can be use so much more in your “cuisine”, namely as a salad dressing. Please keep us posted on the other products!
Hi there, got a couple of the sauces at the Food/Wine show in Toronto last fall — please advise where in Ontario, specifically Toronto, your sauces can be found.
@ Brenda, Here are a few places where you will find them, but if you ask the store where you shop to carry Le Grand, they will contact us and you may find them near your house in the future!
I have enjoyed your lemon confit and 4 nuts and cheese pesto. Two weeks after I had that incredible confit I went to Whole Foods in Alexandria to get some because my hostess had purchased it there. I was taken to three different locations because the staff said they’d seen it. Never found it. Went to Whole Foods on Cols. Circle in NYC this week – they don’t carry your products. Was on hold with Zabars for 15 mins. today without result.
Have tried Dean&Delucca, Amazon…….I just determinedly spent two hours trying to find someone who had these items.
What can one do????? I’d have it shipped from Canada if I knew who to have ship it. This is major frustration!!!!!!!
@ Kay, Absolutely sorry that the Lemon confit is so hard to find. Your best bet at this point is to go to the Alexandria Whole Foods and ask them to carry it. They have access to the product because our distributor have it in stock. The lemon confit is a new taste and I am happy to hear it has determined supporters, even though I feel sorry that you had to go to all that trouble and ended up empty handed…
Let me know how it goes!
J’ai un sac de 200 grammes de votre Pesto du jardin Le Grand de votre ligne de Grands Pestos et je ne sais pas quelle est sa date d’expiration puisque vous indiquez la date comme étant 10 JL 12. Est-ce que cela signifie le 10 juillet 2012 ou bien le 12 juillet 2010? Je suis anglophone alors je me demande toujours si la date d’expiration a été inscrite en français ou en anglais, mais avec votre produit Le Grand Pesto je suis vraiment incapable de deviner avec certitude la date d’expiration. Si tout le monde pourrait adopter la méthode Métrique (AAAAMMJJ), ce serait plus simple! Merci de me répondre promptement.
@ Corinne, Je comprends votre hésitation. Au Canada tous les fabricants sont assujettis au système métrique, c’est le système que nous suivons. Ce qui veut dire que l’année est inscrite en premier. Donc votre Pesto du Jardin expire le 10 juillet 2012. Normalement tous les manufacturiers, au Canada, doivent suivre le modèle métrique. C’est aux E-U que le jour vient en premier.
En passant, vous écrivez drôlement bien en français!
P.S. Le Pesto du Jardin se congèle très bien…
OMG!!! I just had your tzatziki and it is AMAZING!!! I have physically craved it ever since I’ve had it. I think you need to make a bigger bag!!!
@ Nicole, We may need a bigger bag, but we could not get a bigger compliment, Merci!
I love the Tzatziki! I have to drive an hour to get to a store that sells this product and every time I go, they are out of this product! I need more places to buy this product! It is perfect for the hot summer, full of flavor yet cool and creamy!
I want more!
Do you show Nutrition Data or at least a Nutrition label anywhere on your site? I can’t seem to locate this and need it to determine if any of your products are ok for my daughter’s special diet. Thanks!
@Jen, Everything you need to know is on the label, we don’t hide any secret ingredient! But if your daughter has something specific that could possibly be in our product, just give us a call; 450-623-3000, Thank you!
I discovered your products in Montreal and fell in love with them for years. They are by far the best I’ve tasted especially garden and sun-dried tomatoes pesto and spicy olive and sun-dried tomatoes tapenade. Now I moved to Edmonton and couldn’t find your products here. I miss those pesto badly and advise me where I can get them near by Edmonton .
Thank you for making such a delicious, lactose free pesto. Your pesto is so good that I have stopped growing enough basil to make my own! Thanks.
@ Liz, Thank you Liz that is a huge compliment that I will take to right to my team downstairs, it’s important for us to realize what we work for. We are too much like nose to the grind stone, you know… But I urge you to to grow basil or anything else in your garden, because gardening is a cure for everything! Thank you for taking the time of day for us!
Bon Dieu!!! Vous allez faire fortune!!!
Je viens tout juste de gouter Sauce aromate citron confit, graines de citrouilles et vitalité!
Vitalité…Non non c’est plus encore; ce truc c’est DIVIN!!
Pâte Barilla, Sauce aromate, asperge cuite al dente, fromage parmesan de bonne qualité, sel de mer et poivre
Vous devez me croire sur parole, moi qui déteste les ordinateurs et les site internet je suis la a vous écrire combien votre sauce est divine 5 minutes après l’avoir litéralement déguster avec grand plaisir…Je fais moi meme du pesto et je suis une friande de pâtes, mais la!!! Hum!! Ce gôut c’est presque…Oui Oui je vais le dire Orgasmique. J’ai plusieurs de vos pestos dans mon frigo….Mais que c’est délicieuuuuuuuuuuxxxxxx Bonne journée!!! Et Merci pour le goût!!!
@ Christiane, Vous nous forcez à la modestie… C’est le désir de tout fabricant d’avoir de tels commentaires, on en rêve toute une vie! La Sauce au Citron Confit a un goût distinct mais se prête à beaucoup d’usages. J’ai quelques recettes sur le site.
Nous venons de sortir un nouveau produit, le Pesto aux Poivrons Rouges Rôtis, qui commence à être distribué dans les IGA, Métros, et chez les indépendants. C’est un produit léger assez différend et très “végétal” si vous avez la chance de mettre la main dessus, j’aimerais bien avoir votre avis. Vous voyez l’informatique a du bon, vous avez embelli notre fin de semaine!
Hello there, I discovered your web site via Google even as searching for a similar matter, your web site came up, it looks great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
@ Trisha Well thank you! It’s a jungle out there on the web, we are happy you have found us!
@ Nan Big day! We are selling in a lot of Safeways out in Alberta, please ask around they should be in a store near you!
Bonjour!! Felicitations!! L’ouest vous attendait impatiemment ! Si la famille peuvent vous aider a vancouver…l’aisser nous le savoir!!!
@ Francine, OUI la famille peut aider en faisant du bouche à oreille pour faire connaitre une compagnie artisanale du Québec qui fait des produits de qualité et souhaite les offrir à nos amis de l’ouest! C’est la meilleure chose qui puisse nous arriver, merci Francine!
I loved your Tzatziki: it is delicious. But I did not feel the same about the packaging, which is very difficult to get this wonderful product out of! Because of packaging, sorry but I will not be buying your products again.
@ Sharon, One thing I respect is people like you who take the time of day to give feedback about products you care about, even if it is bitter sweet….
The reason we adopted this packaging is because of it’s light carbon foot print, as compare to glass and other forms of heavier plastics. Thank you again for sharing Sharon!
I love your pesto! I like making my own in summer but when that runs out yours is the only substitute – nothing else comes close. I’ve tried every other brand and have always been disappointed with the flavour.
Keep up the good work!!
I found your wonderful Tzatziki sauce at our local Fresh Market in Columbia SC. I can’t wait to try the pesto!
@ Shira, Well, that makes my day! We are a small and motivated company and I will take your email to the production room!
@ AC, Well, I hate to brag, so please just read the previous comment… We make our products with love, glad you felt it!
I randomly came across your Tzatziki in whole foods and it happened to be on special. My husband and I opened it and tried a dollop on our finger and we both essentially simultaneously said “Wow”! Truly delicious, and brought us back to our honeymoon in Greece. We mixed it up in a salad and used some in a dip. I personally LOVE the packaging and found it to be easily squeezable. You’ve won us over! I will be tweeting and facebooking about your product without a doubt. Saludos y felicidades, S.
@ Suzanne, Muchas gracias! Thank you for taking the time to encourage us! We are a small company with a big vision and mission; combine healthy and gourmet food in an attractive and low carbon footprint packaging. The reason you enjoyed the Tzatziki is because of the fresh herbs (mint, dill) and in the great all natural yogourt we use (no gum, no oil). We just blend this together like you would at home. Thank you again!
Thank you for showing your website.. Will look into your products in Toronto and try it.
@ Dorothy, Scotia’s lucky to have you! Keep me posted, thank’s!
Why did you stop making the orange pumpkin seed pesto (or perhaps it was sunflower. It was to die for!!! I used to saute chicken strips with it and make the best spring rolls, with rice paper, rice vermicelli, spinach and julienned orange and yellow peppers. I wanted to make them again and search every store I could think of looking for it. And no wonder I couldn’t find it…. you don’t it!!! BUT WHY!! BRING IT BACK!!!! Also, it is hard to the lemon one, only the rare store carries it…. is there a way for me to order your products direct?
@ Eliza, Thank you for your enthusiasm Eliza, alas only bold connoisseurs like you tried the product, witch was too much ahead of it’s time…
Please call Mylene (450 623 3000 # 101) for the closest location for Lemon Confit Sauce, thank you!
Top of the line blog , I am trying to learn how to make my weblog this good looking !
Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Cheers
@ Margo, Please let us know if it still does it, merci!
Your Sun-dried Tomato Pesto mixed with a bit of parsley and mayonaise is a most savory spread for a roast turkey sandwich. But LeGrand seem more difficult to find at my local Whole Foods. Please stay connected with this distribution channel. Merci bearcoup!
not bear. merci beaucoup!
@Glenn, Thank you for the delicious recipe! What WF is that? We will follow up on it if you give us the store location. Merci beaucoup too!
Whole Foods Cupertino, California is my local store. I used to find your product at their store in Campbell.
Great blog, thanks for share this article with us
@ Glenn, Yes we are having a more challenging time in that area, even if we have a positive feedback, it’s the logistic that we are working on right now. Thank you for being patient, it will get there! Thank you for your support!
Il y a 2 semaines j’ai acheté un pesto de poivrons rouges. Hier je décide de l’utilier et je constate que l’emballage est gonflé comme un ballon. La date de péremption est le 26 août 2012. Le contenant n’a jamais été ouvert. Je ne peux le rapporter à l’épicerie car je n’ai plus ma facture. Que faire? Vous le retourner?
@ Sylvie, Merci Sylvie de nous avertir de ce problème. Nous prenons bonne note. Si vous voulez bien appeller Sandy au service à la clientèle mardi matin -450-623-3000 #0 nous allons vous rembourser votre achat et nous excusons pour cette situation. Bernard le Grand
Cannot buy your products in Safeways in BC. I live in the greater Vancouver area and have yet to find somewhere to buy. Can you provide some info on where to get your delicious pest
@ Carol, Sorry we have a few distribution issues in BC. We love Vancouver and we are eager to succeed there, but it just takes a little longer for us with limited marketing dollars… But we will be back Carol, thank you for your comments and hopefully your patience!
I purchased your 4 nuts and cheese pesto about 7 weeks ago. It has an expiration date of 01Jan13. The container has never been opened, but seems to have become bloated or inflated. Should I be concerned that something is wrong with the product? Thanks.
@Bob, There seems to be something wrong with the product. Please call Sandy at 450-623-300 #107, have the product with you so she takes down some info. Really sorry about that, we will make a little investigation to see if the chain of cold was broken. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and I apologize for the trouble Bob!
Hello. Just wanna say the pesto is awesome. I eat everything with it. My mom bought it for me to try and I’ve been looking for it around the Markham, ON area. I guess you dont carry it in all Loblaw location.
@Mery, It is available in the HMR department at all Loblaw, YIG, Zehrs and Valumart stores – you should ask the department manager.
Also available in Markham at Nature’s Emporium on Yonge Street. Also; Whole Foods, Pusateris. Hope this helps, we will service Ontario much more in the coming year, thank you Mery for supporting us!
Your pestos are beautiful, particularly the garden pesto because it is suitable for vegans. Thank you so much for your innovation. Can you tell me how long after opening the pesto stays fresh? Thank you and good luck with your lovely products, the freshest ever.
@ Margaret, Our webmaster just had me realize that missed your comment in early december, I apologize!Our garden pesto stay fresh for 2 month, but like any fresh product It’s flavor and fragrance are at their peak in the first month. Here’s a little scoop for you Margaret; we are coming out with 3 vegan rosée sauces in february, keep your eyes open… And if you want be our friend on Facebook!
I’ve only tried 1 of your products: “our garden Pesto” and I adore it. I’ve been frustrated trying to find it. Used to be carried by the Village Market on Bloor, and by Loblaws, but not anymore
Your pesto is the only one I want and love.
Do you know which stores are carrying your products in midtown/ downtown Toronto?
@Sylphy, Well first of all thank you for your generous comment, that’s the kind of fuel our team will make miles on… But to come back to your problem of finding our pesto we SHOULD be in the Loblaws stores in Toronto for sure, but Whole Foods is always well stoked (can i say that?). If you cannot find our product call Melanie, 450 623 3000 #113, she will be glad to help you!
When will you be selling out west? Vancouver specifically! How do we get you into stores here? I’m looking for work so would love to make it happen!
@Lise, Thank you for your desire to see us back in the West! Right now we are focusing on the east coast (New England to Texas) and Ontario and of course Quebec! Please send your info at email@example.com Thank you Lise!
Hi love your products! Do you sell them in Vancouver or lower mainland here? I have been craving it since I had it last out this way but can’t seem to find it anywhere
@ Pam, We are out west at the present time, but we are working on a strategy to go back! Unfortunately, because our company is growing organically, we cannot rush things. I wish we could speed up things, but you will have to be a bit patient… Thank you for waiting for us Pamela!
Your tzatziki is the best that I have ever had and I am so saddened that it is discontinued at the Whole Foods in Alexandria and Arlington. Please tell me where I can buy it around here. I personally think they had it shelved in the wrong place as it is SO much better than the other brand they have there.
We bought the Maison Le Grand Garden Pesto this weekend – only because Olivieri wasn’t available at the grocery store that day. Well, thank goodness for that! Your Garden Pesto is so fresh and delicious! It was a big family dinner and everyone from Grandma to our 2.5-year-old son gobbled it up and asked for seconds! Thanks for a fabulous, fresh new product – it will now be a staple on our weekly shopping list!
@ Joanna, Let me look into this, I did not realized they pulled our Tzatziki, and I will get back to you! Thank you for letting us know…
@Nicole, This makes my day! Where did you discover our product Nicole? We are always looking for new ways to get our product known.
PS At 2 years old your son is already a gourmet; you prepared him well Nicole!
@ Joanna, It’s seems that someone at the store level pulled us out because we were not local. We are very much pro local at Le Grands, but we also think that good food and culture should shine beyond the 50 miles radius. Food and culture have a unique way of bringing people together, of creating bridges more powerful than words.
If our product inspires someone in Washington to come up with a better product why not? it will inspire us too! This is how the wheel of innovation and culture turns.
In the past humans have travel over continents to enhance their cuisine with exotic fragrances and spices.
It is that very spirit that motivates us today to bring you a “local” product made with love and integrity in a little village called St-Joseph-du-lac so we can share our common passion for gourmet and natural food. Bon appétit! Bernard Le Grand
Just tried your Pesto (Whole Foods in Washington, DC). It’s great. I just spread it on bread, greens, whatever and I’m set! Now, because I’m calorie conscious, if you could somehow make a version that’s around 70-80 calories per 2 tablespoons then I’ll buy more because I’ll eat faster (just sayin’).
@ Cark I hear you about the calorie count, we’re all watching those numbers! Tell your self you are not eating sugar or empty calories, but natural and nutrient rich food made with love! The problem with “light” food is that they often go thru technological prowesses that adulterate them. Because your body does not recognize those light products it does not reach satiety you end up eating more of it.
I face the same challenge when it comes to staying fit. My solution? All sort of vegetables seasoned in all different ways; tasty and satisfying!
Here is a good article on it. http://rediscoverwashington.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/why-fat-free-foods-are-not-as-good-for-you-as-you-might-think/
I am so sad to see that the lemon confit sauce and pink peppercorn pestos are now gone as well. I wrote you about the orange and pumpkin seed one disappearing last February. I do understand that these are the three flavors that may only appeal to a rarer audience of foodies, but they were just soooooo good and my absolute favorites! Will you be reintroducing them ever again? Perhaps online orders only instead of having to produce a large amount for stores that may end up nearing an expiry date prior to sale? I would love to see those come back! They were the most inventive recipes for pesto I have ever seen and tasted! TO DIE FOR!!!
@Eliza, Haa Eliza, why is there not more of you out there… I guess that’s what makes you special! Yes these products were ahead of their time, but have you tried our tzatziki or spicy tomato or roasted red pepper pesto? Maybe they can console you? As for your question, we will come out with new products, can’t tell you now, but don’t give up on us Eliza, we will surprise you again. I salute a true foodie and gourmet, Thank you Eliza!
Wow, dinner will take on a new flavor with these products . Thank you
I LOVE TO SEE EXPERIMENTATION OF CLASSICS, and especially love to see flavourbites of fresh products-can’t wait to try these
@ Mark, And remember Mark we make them with the best ingredients and no hidden food technology, I raide my family on Le Grand, and still do! Thank you for taking the time to comment!
@Gail, Check out our Facebook page, we have a contest on Twitter that is on display there, lots of good ideas Gail…
Recently saw the Spicy Rose sauce at the Queen and Portland Loblaw’s…AMAZING!! I thought jalapeños…how in the world will they blend that flavour into a delicate Rose sauce?? But knowing the quality of your yummy pestos, I was eager to try it. I am SOOOOO glad I did! I loved the the subtle heat of the Spicy version, it was not too hot, but the heat was there with you all the way, and so delicious! Keep it up!!
@Jay, Thank you so much Jay for taking the time to comment. The spicy Rosée is also my favorite when I want some drama, but not too much drama, on my plate.Please pass the word around you as there is nothing stronger than a convinced foodie authentic opinion. I’m emailing your comment to our team; this will fire them up! Thank you Jay!
Are your products available in San Francisco, CA?
@ Shelly, Not yet Shelly; we are working on making the East coast a success, but we will get there, thank you for waiting for us…
I have enjoyed several of your products via Whole Foods Market in Houston, Texas. The one that really caught my (and my spouse’s) taste buds was the sun dried tomato pesto which is simply delicious and has the most wonderful intense taste on any pasta. So imagine my disappointment when Whole Foods seemed to stop carrying this particular one recently and started carrying an olive tomato tapenade instead. Not that the tapenade wasn’t great too but just not the same with pasta. I was about to give up when it made a reappearance at not only Whole Foods but our Central Market as well. Bravo!!! Have rarely been so happy to see a food product again in my life.
@Sheila, That’s music to my ears Sheila! As an “artisanal” company we invest in the quality of the raw materials to give you the best possible product. We do not have the biggest marketing budget though… So if you want to post some comments on our Facebook page do not hesitate! Texans have been real loyal to our brands and Tatiana has enjoyed every visit she’s made to the Lone Star State. Thank you for taking the time to comment Sheila.
Je suis un grand fan de vos produits mais j dois dire que votre pesto aux poivrons rouges lot 10193 ne reflète pas la qualité des ingrédients ou généralement la consistance de vos autres produits. La sauce est décomposée à la sortie du tube avec une surabondance d’huile. Vos annonces sur le site promettent le contraire. Dommage…
@Patrick, Désolé ce ce manquement Patrick. Nous allons faire une petite enquête pour savoir pourquoi ce produit n’est pas conforme et nous nous excusons d’avoir mis sur le marché un produit qui n’est pas à la hauteur de notre qualité habituelle. Nous vous tenons au courant. Merci de nous avoir prévenu!
Wow — tried your pesto tonight for the first time —- simply wonderful. Every drop has SO much flavour. I think I’m going to have it every day this week. Can’t wait to have it again!
=Now from reading the comments —- I’m going to have to try a few more — like your Tzatziki and your Sun Dried Pesto. Can’t wait.
@Denise, We just move our production facility and it has been very challenging, but your comments are heartwarming to us! Would you be ok if we would post them on our Facebook page? We would just say Denise if you are more comfortable not using your last name.
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My name is Bernard Le Grand. On this blog, I share simple recipes of an artisan always on the run (between Maison Le Grand a family of 5). I am also a gourmand but food should give you energy, not heartburn, don't you think?
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