Classic Deli: Cook like a chef with incredible ingredients

March 23, 2021

For hotels, restaurants and catering companies throughout Malaysia, Classic Fine Foods is respected as a premium wholesaler of outstanding produce from across the globe.

Now, everyone can experience those incredible ingredients in their home kitchens and pantries, thanks to Classic Fine Foods' delivery service, Classic Deli, a one-stop online store for all your appetite's desires. 

Need Oscietre caviar, Fine de Claire oysters, Norwegian smoked salmon and blue lobster meat for a seafood party? Cooking a carnivore's feast of chilled wagyu cheeks and lamb tenderloin? Hunting for chocolate, vanilla pearls and frozen pastries to bake up a sweet storm? Jazzing up your recipes with Hawaiian black salt, Japanese houjicha, French truffles and Cambodian peppercorns?

You'll find all that and more at classicdeli.market/my - the Malaysian portal for Classic Deli, which also span Singapore, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.

Browsing Classic Deli's website is like exploring a wonderland of wholesome temptations, with easy-to-navigate categories and extensive descriptions.

We couldn't resist checking out the seafood section first - you'll find chilled French oysters by the dozen, 24, 48 or 50 pieces, from the fleshy, crunchy La Perle Noire that marks five generations of a family-owned company's cultivation to the Gillardeau that's been called the 'Rolls-Royce of oysters.'

If smoked salmon is your luscious indulgence, sample Kaviari's Norwegian and Scottish varieties, from beech-smoked to oak-smoked. 

Craving crustaceans? The Canadian frozen raw lobster head, tail, claw and knuckle meat might float your boat. And for occasions that demand delicate roe, choose from caviar, bottarga, mackerel pearls and more.

Meat enthusiasts can sink their teeth into a bounty of beef, lamb and even plant-based meat substitutes. Transform your home into a steakhouse with Australian pasture-raised beef, including Stanbroke cuts from Queensland and Goulburn Valley tenderloin and OP ribs from Victoria. For convenience, beef mince and patties are also available for a fuss-free but fulfilling meal of meat. 

Load your cart with the harvest of the earth that has crossed continents. 

Enjoy the fruits of France's labour with apple, banana and pear purees by Maison Ponthier, one of France’s largest fruit puree producers, with over seven decades of experience in harvesting the ripest fruit with no added colouring, preservatives or flavourings.

You'll also find quick-frozen fruits that retain their taste and texture, the perfect way to relish Chilean blackberries, Portuguese wild strawberries and French apricots in the comfort of home. Great for cereals, smoothies, quick salads and more.

Classic Deli also stocks vegetables like French beans, peas, broccoli florets and spinach leaves from French company Bonduelle, a convenient purchase to garnish your meal with greens. 

If spaghettini, tagliatelle, linguine, lasagna, fusilli, farfelle, conchiglie, penne and paccheri sound like music to your ears, prepare your perfect pasta lunch with every shape and size from Veneto-headquartered Pasta Zara, which has been making pasta since 1898!

Truffle trouble? Not anymore - Classic Deli's sweeping selection of French-sourced truffles comes in every form. 

From Provence's Maison Plantin, enjoy the taste of the season's top truffles as a tapenade-textured paste for your sauces, as a lively salsa, a thinly sliced carpaccio in extra virgin olive oil, or as whole truffles to shave over pastas, omelettes and other dishes. 

Also check out Les Assaisonnements Briards' Truffle Mustard Pommery in a signature stoneware jar, a Gold Medal winner in the Worldwide Mustard Competition for Exotic Mustard in 2018.

Classic Deli’s Grocery section is chock full of dips and oils, spices and starches, coming to the rescue of every home cook who wants to fire up their cooking with Mexican habanero chilli peppers, sprinkle some Hawaiian red salt for savoury-nutty notes, or round out their table with Greek-style tzatziki yogurt sauce.

Can't resist carbs? Make the calories count with an artisanal boulangerie's worth of baking, including premium French pastry maker Bridor's offerings, from rustic baguettes and batard loaves to fluffy, flaky mini pain au chocolat to classic croissants for a mouthwatering breakfast.

Speaking of breakfast, other choices to kickstart the morning include Le Monde des Crepes pancakes, reputed to be perfectly light and moist, and Hubbards toasted muesli and cereal, in varieties like almond and pecan or pomegranate and blueberry.

Sweeten the deal or plan a picnic with jams, honey, preserves and spreads by Bonne Maman - we're eyeing the Chestnut Creme and naturally, the Orange Marmalade.

Dairy delights abound, from bona fide Bordier butter to cheese that takes you on a tour of Europe, including Irish cheddar, Spanish manchego and Italian mascarpone. Savour smooth spoonfuls of Bordier's yogurt, made from cow's whole milk in Brittany, as well as XO Ice King's Italian gelato inspired by ingredients from the Asia-Pacific region, including Musang King gelato!

Chocoholics will head straight to Classic Deli's coveted selection of Valrhona, with temptations like Jivara 40% Milk Chocolate and Caraibe 66% Dark Chocolate, cocoa powder and couverture chocolate for all your cacao needs. 

Thirsty for more? Classic Deli features over a dozen pages of beverages, including tea from Dammann Freres, whose legacy of tea began in 1692, plus organic drinks in flavours like hazelnut rice or cocoa oat from Italian brand Riso Vital, and enough juices and nectar to stock up your fridge for months.

There's much more to encounter at Classic Deli, but we'll pick one more stop - coffee, showcasing illy’s gourmet blend of nine different sustainable Arabica beans, balancing acidity and bitterness.

Classic Deli promises regular promotions, with March shining the spotlight on illy coffee machine bundles. These machines rely on the innovative iperEspresso capsule system that simplifies the cafe-grade coffee making process to create aromatic, full-bodied expressos at the press of a button.

The bundles come with enough complimentary coffee to last six months for someone who drinks three cups a day - you'll essentially be paying for just the machine, with sufficient coffee to have you set for at least half a year. The bundles also include Promess 100% French preservative-free milk and Riso Barista Oat Milk to transform your cup into a captivating cappuccino.

The bundles, available through 31 March, comprise:

Illy Francis Y3.3 for RM688, making espressos and Americanos. This comes with two tins of capsules, two Illy mugs, Promess Milk and Riso Barista Oat Milk.
Illy Francis X7.1 for RM1088, with a steam nozzle that allows for cappuccinos and lattes too. Comes with two tins of capsules, two cappuccino cups, a steaming pitcher, Promess Milk and Riso Barista Oat Milk.
Illy Marsala for RM2488, with a steam nozzle and fully metal body, capable of ristrettos, espressos and espresso lungo. Comes with four tins of capsules, two Illy cappuccino cups, a steaming pitcher, Promess Milk and Riso Barista Oat Milk

Look out for more offers from Classic Deli, including savings on selected items for Ramadan!

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Customers in the Klang Valley can expect delivery within three days. Residents of the KLCC, Bangsar and Mont Kiara neighbourhoods can enjoy next-day delivery for orders placed by 3pm. Delivery is free for minimum purchases of RM199.

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