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Two Brooklyn transplants have begun their second act in the form of Ben Gable Savories, an eat-in, take-out specialty food boutique offering tarts, salads, soups, baked goods and (hallelujah!) world-class coffee—Stumptown’s Hair Bender, either brewed or put through the paces of a dazzling La Marzocco espresso machine. A sandwich of fennel salami on an excellent baguette is topped with roasted fennel, slivers of parmagiano and a smear of orange aioli ($7.50). Tomato soup comes with a dollop of mascarpone and a swirl of basil pesto ($6.50); a delectable, butter-crusted broccoli tart is accompanied by a mixed green salad ($9.50) whose dressing has first-rate olive oil as its principal flavor note. As with many other dishes on the menu here, this last is served with a side of “couture ketchup”—one of the sweet/savory jams by “Three Little Figs” that they also sell by the jar ($14 - $16).
17 Central Square, Chatham, NY
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.