Wondrous W&M Market puts the French back in Fayette

 French bread at W&M Market

French bread at W&M Market

W&M Market, corner of W. Jefferson and Second in Lexington, is so beautiful one's eyes feast along with the tastebuds. The W portion -- for wine, not a Texan -- opened earlier this year. Owner Krim Boughalem chooses moderately priced bottles from around the world and helps tentative shoppers take home a bottle likely to please. The "M" portion -- the (food) market -- opened recently. What a fine spread of cheeses, fresh breads and pastries, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and special jams, crackers, and condiments! I like the French-ness of supporting and touting local foods, while also selling some fine things that crossed the Great Water, bringing the world of tastes to us in downtown Lexington.

 Local pears at W&M Market

Local pears at W&M Market

I discovered today that W&M sells sandwiches with a French flair for carry-out or eat-in lunch. How do these sound?

Duck confit, Mountain gorgonzola, Kentucky apple, quince jam on ciabatta/panini

Country paté from Kentucky, baby frisée, carmelized onion on baguette

And more.

Enjoy the look of France in Fayette County.

 Sandwich offerings

Sandwich offerings

 W&M Market interior

W&M Market interior

 W&M Market interior

W&M Market interior

 W&M Market interior

W&M Market interior

 W&M Market Linzer Tart

W&M Market Linzer Tart

 W&M Market wine side interior

W&M Market wine side interior

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