About

GourmetPhile, a Specialty Market, is committed to being Boca’s best in gourmet experiences. This is a place where people who understand that food is one of the great pleasures of life can gather and share and sample the best of what the culinary world has to offer. We are your one stop shop for finer taste experiences from all over the world. We pride ourselves on offering items you won’t find in other stores. If there is something wonderful that you don’t find here, please let us know – we never tire of trying new things 🙂

Milieu

Browse through our beautifully appointed store and try some samples of exquisite caviar, cheeses, charcuterie, olive oils, vinegars etc. Hang out in our temperature and humidity controlled chocolate room and just soak in the smell of fine artisanal and single origin chocolates. Just beyond, our low light cellar awaits with very special wines and champagnes.

After shopping, relax in our tasting room, browse our guest artist wall with a glass of champagne and have something from our menu of caviar, cheese, charcuterie or chocolate small plates. Or just make a meal out of the great stuff you bought in our store – no corking fees 🙂  If you’re curious, come with friends for a private tasting and learn more about wine, caviar, cheese, chocolate, or olive oil/balsalmic.

Our Thoughts on Food

Check out our blog for foodie poems and interesting stuff about food.

Our Team

Blair and Zhanna Leavell (owners)
Blair ran a software consulting firm in a prior career, but has always loved fine food. Zhanna is a former mathematics professor who became a distributor of gourmet food in Florida when she emigrated to the US. GourmetPhile is the culmination of their dream to own a business together that brings people joy through food.

Hebe Denis
Hebe is certified as both a wine sommelier and a cheese professional. She is a specialty retail foods expert and her consulting firm has been invaluable in putting our store together.

Yuri Ynigo
Yuri is the curator for the fine art you will enjoy when you visit. She is also a really accomplished businesswoman with a lot of ideas.

Jane Bernacca
Jane created our website and it’s pretty fantastic. I worked with Jane in two former companies as a software architect and CTO.

Shantel Biangel
Shantel created all the beautiful graphics you see on our site, Facebook page and in our store. She is the best graphics designer I ever worked with in my former career in software.

Namwan Leavell
Namwan helps us with our marketing strategy. She is a recent UF grad with a degree in economics and business administration.

Yana Markova
Yana is helping us curate and maintain our Facebook, Instagram and Web content. She also helps out in the store. You may see her when you visit.

Alaiksandr Seradzenka
Electrical Engineer from Belarus and recent immigrant to this country. He helps us with technical and infrastructure challenges in getting the store off the ground.

Alena Mskhiladze
Alena has been working with foreign suppliers on behalf of GourmetPhile.