The Heart of The Gourmet

The Heart of The Gourmet, Pompano Beach: Hours, Address, The Heart of The Gourmet Reviews: 3.5/5

The Heart of The Gourmet
3.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
This location was reported permanently closed
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Infused EVOO olive oil and balsamic gourmet store. We also sell boutique wine and have tasting classes throughout the week. We now offer Wine Glass painting classes with oil and balsamic pairing. Fun, Yummy and educational. We teach you how to make the ordinary taste extraordinary
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AlottaTravelin
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Wine glass painting - Cold and Uninviting.
Went to a wine glass painting class on 4/10/15, which I purchased a groupon for. It looked like something fun, I was told BYOB and they were to provide some tapas - similar to some of the group painting classes I had been to before. Turned out the wine painting class was a gimmick to get you into the store so they could hard sell you speciality oils and balsamic vinaigrette. We were there from 7-10pm, the first hour was spent trying to sell us different things, oils, balsamic reductions, artwork, and even a strange musical instrument. Then the man, Kevin, left and Tracy, the art teacher took over. The art instructor was very harsh and brazen, telling us all several times how we had to leave because "although this is fun for you guys, I have to be up early to work tomorrow". None of us were finished with our creations . We were told we couldn't come back to finish, because they were not an art studio,they were a gourmet food store, and painting wine glasses was not profitable therefore we should buy paint and finish at home. Both employees were had attitudes that instead of being welcome and inviting, were cold and very short tempered. My experience was not what I had hoped for.
Written April 11, 2015
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Jyll Foy
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What a surprise find!
Dec 2014 • Business
While visiting relatives in Pompano Beach, I stumbled upon this little shop in a strip mall. Tucked in the middle of the strip mall, with lots of parking, this little shop had EVERYTHING I needed for last-minute holiday gifts. Without breaking the bank,I was able to find something for everyone and most of the things were already wrapped or easily fit into the adorable bags that they also sell. Best of all, the man who works there - his name is Kevin - helped me to find combinations of oils and balsamics that I would have never thought about, and he even gave me a few recipe ideas!

Moral of the story: next year think ahead, order ahead and remember that no stress should be the holiday mantra. I will definitely be back (probably via internet or phone) for gifts for next Christmas. And birthdays. And anniversaries. :-)
Written December 24, 2014
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