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Mediterranean Seafood Import, Export in the News

Mediterranean Seafood Import, Export had the honour of being featured in a story by The Windsor Star. Please take a minute to read about how we’ve adapted to changing conditions and grown as a family business.


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Ted Whipp’s Table Talk

Lobster prices expected to remain low for holidays

Party hosts can still enjoy low lobster prices through the holiday season, says Ross Aiuto. He and his parents Frank and Dina Aiuto operate the family’s 33-year-old Mediterranean Seafood on Parent Avenue just north of Erie Street East.


A pound of live, fresh lobster now retails for about $9, or $2 less than six months ago, said Aiuto, who manages the popular shop. Lobster tails that would have cost about $22 for six to eight ounces now cost about $14.


Aiuto said the prices apply to Canadian lobster from Nova Scotia suppliers. U.S. lobster prices have dropped dramatically in recent months, and Canadian prices have followed the declines in the retail market, he said.


Aiuto said premium Canadian lobster is selling for about the same amount as lower-priced Caribbean lobsters. “We’ve been doing very well.”


He said the store at 980 Parent Ave., will be open today, Boxing Day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular hours, including New Year’s Eve Day, are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Holiday hours for beers, wine, spirits

Beer stores and LCBO stores remain closed today, Boxing Day, but agency locations in retail stores that sell limited selections of beverage alcohol in smaller communities may opt to open. LCBO stores will close New Year’s Eve at 6 p.m. and will remain closed on New Year’s Day. Beer stores and agency stores will also close on New Year’s Day. Best advice: call ahead, check schedules online at lcbo.com and thebeerstore.ca.


Cheers to you, too.


Bon appetit, best wishes and happiest holidays

Oh, what a year. From this corner, food trends to watch include more tequila, Mad Men-style cocktails, gluten-free products, more vegan/vegetarian foods. A food term that’s gaining legs: fast casual, for the more upscale, quick-service dining experience. And still, regardless of food fads, the hot hamburger sandwich lives on.


A few kudos to end the year: To Star readers here and online, and for those who make my work assignments even more of a joy. They include brew master Nick Posloski at Walkerville Brewery; the terrific South Windsor quilt artist Betty Ives and her husband Albert, who are both so much younger than their years, whatever they are; Leanne Tedesco, the mother of a newborn who reminded me the significance of what is in anyone’s name; Margaret Bryant, who has worked with the centres for seniors here, and dietitians all over who offered information and encouragement, all with infectious enthusiasm. Ditto the area winemakers.


They all help make the effort fun and fascinating.


- Tom Whipp of The Windsor Star

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