Marky's Gourmet: A Wonderland of Caviar, Cheese, and Foie Gras
Everyone has their special place. Mine includes champagne, imported cheese, caviar, and foie gras. Marky's Gourmet has it all and so much more.
Photos by Carina Ost Taste the rainbow.
For more than 30 years, Marky's has provided Miami with top-of-the-line caviar, truffles, and other gourmet items, including lobes of foie gras. For someone who comes from California, where this duck liver delicacy is banned, it was like the freezer of Heaven. Contraband gone wild. In fact, this whole store is beyond gluttonous. It is simply a gourmand's paradise. If you have yet to experience it, you are missing out.
When you enter, the right side offers a table with meat and cheese samples and delicacies from around the world, with a European emphasis. The left side is more of the Russian side with a dedicated pierogi freezer and matryoshka dolls on display. Wherever you end up here, you can't go wrong. Each section is better than the last, and every item has a variety of options.
Aside from extensive and expensive imported caviar, Marky's serves some sustainable American paddlefish and hackleback caviar from Mississippi and salmon roe from Alaska.
The cheese is categorized by cow and goat milk; there's smoked salmon, sausages, and deli meats galore. But the foie gras tops all other meats. There's imported French foie gras by the slice or the lobe, as well as the famed domestic Hudson Valley foie. If you don't want to fix it yourself, there are plenty of prepared options in mousse, parfait, and pâté forms.
If you want gourmet fare of the fungus variety, there's a multitude of mushrooms. Sure, there are truffles, but there are also dried porcinis, morels, shiitakes, and others.
Foie gras for days. Shrooms, I presume.