The most impressive selection of any food category at Grand Central Market for me is cheese. Murray's cheese has quite the spread and I always discover a type of cheese I had not heard of before. I also enjoy the suggested pairings of jam. I picked up a lovely rose petal preserve that I would probably pair with a milder cheese.
At either end of the market is Greenwich Procuce, where the pickings are both seasonal and exotic.
My mother often asks me to bring her meyer lemons on my visits. They are a bright yellow orange. The kind of color you might find on a Spanish tile. They are much sweeter than your average lemon but a taste still unique from an orange.
The colors speak for themselves, don't they?
Cereillo has every cut of beef you can dream up and it has been aged for 30 days. They also have a great selection of charcuterie.
Don't get me wrong, this market isn't cheap and for the most part I am a frugal cook. But sometimes it is just worth the splurge. For a full listing and description of the vendors go here.
Dinner. For a new twist on roasted beets I made a glaze with olive oil, rose petal preserve and meyer lemon.