Aubergine used to be a wonderful restaurant here in Fairhope. I spent a memorable New Year’s Eve there dancing to a Jazz Combo that played “Stars Fell on Alabama.” Â Several years ago the restaurant closed, but reopened as one of the most fabulous culinary antiques stores in the southeast. Â And its new name? Â Aubergine Antiques. Â Why change a good thing?
Recently featured in Alabama Magazine, Aubergine has found a loyal following from locals as well as collectors and decorators from far, far away.
Aubergine owners are always searching for interesting items from Italy, Germany, England, Belgium and France to bring to their customers. Â One of the most intriguing collections they currently have is a group of antique Fowl Covers.
What? Â Are your fowls uncovered? Â How gauche! Â You must run immediately to Aubergine and purchase a shiny silver dome to shield your fowl from . . . whatever it is that needs shielding.
I think the large silver domes are stunning and remind me of a favorite Bugs Bunny episode – “Where’s my Hasenpfeffer???”
Sizes for quail, duck, turkey or goose – take your pick. Â I’ll consult Emily Post on which size is preferable for Turducken. Or better yet, just get one of each.
Other similar domes are referred to as “meat domes” or just plain “food domes.” But for some reason, these are “fowl.” Â I’ll have to ask Sherry why that is.
Visit Aubergine’s web site here.
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