In case you haven't seen these little tubs before, they are Dean&Deluca's herbs beautifully packed adding that extra finesse to herbs found around he world. In their selection of herbs they have Za'atar and Sumac, both Lebanese ingredients commonly used. First time I see Za'atar and Summa so stylishly packed. This brand offers high end shopping experience to people who love the little details which add finesse to taste, shopping experience and more. It's my kind of place and wish it would open in Beirut soon. The brand is already available in the Middle East - Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar.
The Dean & DeLuca Empire began with a single corner grocery store. The shop has developed along with the neighborhood, and currently occupies a busy corner in SoHo in New York City in what has become one of the world's most vibrant artists' havens. In the early days, Joel Dean and Giorgio DeLuca traipsed around the world to find artisan-produced foods that would exceed the expectations of their customers. They searched for products that fired the imagination, challenged people's taste buds and that turned dinner into a creative experience.
Giorgio and Joel's dream of a place that would offer customers a sumptuous celebration of food, a place to experience all of the pleasures that cooking and eating can bring, the original Dean & DeLuca, opened for business in September 1977. Artist and founding partner Jack Ceglic designed the original store to evoke a turn of the century food department, with high ceiling fans spinning over a vast array of products that lined the high, white walls. Joel Dean and Giorgio DeLuca traveled the world in search of handcrafted products and artisan foods, and imported these discoveries into their enchanting emporium.