Gourmet Station's shipping and packaging was excellent, but designed to reheat in the oven.
Manchester Quail with a Beurre Blanc Sauce and Roasted Whole Potatoes
Lamb Top Sirloin with Apricot Sauce and Roasted Whole Potatoes
Peking Duck with Plum Sauce and Jasmine Rice with Cashews
Chicken Wellington with Demi Glace Sauce and Creamed Spinach.
Beef Ribs with Demi Glace Sauce and Roasted Whole Potatoes
The cooking tray
Gourmet Station Reviews by Chef Piquanti
I gave Gourmet Station a "thumbs down" for reheating, only because these meals cannot be reheated in a microwave, which may be a consideration for some. In fact, these meals are prepared, but not pre-cooked. I let mine thaw and cooked them in the oven for thirty minutes.
However, what is exciting is that these are amazing gourmet meals that you are not going to find on too many menus. What a treat to have the Manchester Quail, and you get two of them! The bottom of the quail was expertly removed and stuffed with wild rice. The rice might have been a tad mushy, but you don't have to worry about bones when you order this meal. It was 5-star.
The lamb squeaked by with a thumbs up. It was very good, but maybe 30 minutes was a little too long to cook it, per the instructions. I think a nice vegetable like asparagus would have been wonderful on the plate. Even so, I thought it was a good value.
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Initially, they began by selling 3-4 course gourmet dinner gifts for special occasions, but expanded their selection to include steak and seafood dinners, soups, desserts and even gift certificates.
Their menu categories and inspiration for their cuisine comes from International, Parisian, Tuscan, Cajun, Fusion and Americana foods.
There is a lot to be excited about from the menu of Gourmet Station. My order was $99.99, and I decided to create a custom 5-day meal plan, which made each meal $19.99.
You can click on each picture to see a close up of each meal.
My review scoring is simple: I give each meal a thumbs up or a thumbs down based on the quality of the meal at the price I paid for it.
A thumbs up means I would buy it again at the posted price.
I also take into consideration everything I think would be important to a consumer, including the shipping process, the condition of the goods received, the packaging, and the ease and quality of the reheating process.
The Peking Duck was outstanding, even with it getting a little crispy on the outside. If you are a duck-lover, this is a must-get. Rice is difficult to reheat in an oven, and this one was no exception, but it is hard to find a Peking Duck on another meal delivery menu.
The Chicken Wellington was very good, but hard to say I would order it again at $19.99. That is a Beef Wellington price range in my opinion. The crust didn't bake as perfectly as one would expect when ordering a Wellington.
The mushroom coating around the chicken was royal-tasting, and the spinach have chunks of artichokes, which was a treat.
The Beef Ribs are beef short ribs, and they were amazing. Perfectly tender, flavorful, and just the right amount of fat. It was expertly prepared. It is hard to find a company that these on the menu, gives you as much as Gourmet Station does, and have them not be dry. Another excellent value in my opinion.