CLANCY’S Food Store has rightly gained a loyal following on the Border for its mouth-watering, delicious lemon tart.
The perfect crust cradles a luscious, lemony filling.
A pastry chef by trade, Paul Clancy and his wife Rachael took over the Albury business almost two years ago.
Formerly known as Casa Deli, the couple rebranded the business to Clancy’s Food Store earlier this year.
Having worked in Melbourne and Deniliquin, Paul said the Border offered his family a good lifestyle and quality local produce on their doorstep.
“Everything is made fresh on the premises,” he said.
“Our savoury products go very well.
“We use Mitta Beef for our pies in winter; we use local suppliers wherever possible.
“The food in Albury is as good as the food in Melbourne.”
The couple ran a successful business, Clancy’s Bakehouse in Malvern East for almost two decades before moving to Albury two years ago.
Paul grew up at Broadford and Rachael has family living on the Border, making the transition to regional NSW a desirable one.
Clancy’s Food Store is open Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm. It will close for Christmas and reopen on January 14.
What's your favourite summer dish?
Steak and salad
What's your favourite season?
What are the staples you keep in your pantry or on hand now?
Fresh herbs, I’ve always got nice semolina pasta for the kids (aged 8, 11 and 13) and Clancy’s lemon tart.
What is your earliest cooking memory?
Cooking with Mum. I still make her carrot cake for the store.
Which ingredients do you grow yourself?
Fresh herbs from the garden and we have our own chooks.
Which six people would you invite to dinner?
Jamie Oliver, Fast Ed (Edward Francis Halmagyi), Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Tom Cruise and my wife Rachael.
What is your favourite foodie ritual?
Albury-Wodonga Farmers Market on a Saturday. We have a swim first and then go.
What are you bingeing on TV? If anything.
What did you have for dinner last night?
It was my street Christmas party, so dips and chips and Corona.
What are you drinking at the moment?
Posh Plonk durif or Bridge Road Brewers Little Bling.
Clancy’s Food Store,
591 Smollett Street, Albury
Phone: (02) 6021 0580