Top 5 Christmas Hampers
In just two days, we will be stepping into December and the Christmas countdown officially starts. To help you get geared up for the festive season and reduce the headaches gift-giving can induce. in addition to our Christmas gifts guide series that was launched last week, this week Asia Tatler Dining presents you with our Top 5 Christmas hampers, suitable for everyone from your business partners to your young toddler niece and nephews.
The Classic Hamper
Gift-giving can really be a pain, especially when it is for someone that you are not that familiar with. The Deluxe Gourmet Hamper from the Mandarin Cake Shop is the perfect choice, as you'd have to be a real Scrooge to not like anything in this luxurious hamper. Priced at HK$4,288, it contains three fine vintages of wine ('R' de Ruinart NV, Chateau D'Argadens and AOC Bordeaux Superior 2007), foie gras, extra virgin olive oil, sliced air dried ham, smoked salmon, Montgomery cheddar, balsamic vinegar, homemade XO sauce and of course, the world famous rose petal jam. Other sweet treats include Christmas pudding, Christmas cookies, chocolate praline, mini mince, Christmas stollen, mulled wine spices and cranberry sauce.
For orders and information, please call +852 2825-4008.
The Ultra Luxe Selection
Looking for something that will really make an impression? InterContinental Hong Kong presents us with the Ultimate Collector's Edition Aficionado Christmas hamper this year. With a price tag of HK$168,888, this ultimate Christmas hamper uses an elegant bespoke leather trunk with brass fixtures and hidden drawers to contain all the deluxe goodies.
Inside the treasure chest includes a wide selection of culinary delights from around the world, such as four bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé (from 1988, 1996, 1998 and 2006), Balik salmon, Rougie goose foie gras, 5J Iberico Ham (aged 24 months), a brushed whole truffle, dried net abalone (10 head), fish maw (four head), premier dried mushrooms, imperial dried conpoy and beche-de-mer (sea cucumber) from Japan; superior birds' nest, classic panettone and Christmas pudding, plus autographed copies of Nobu, The Cookbook and Spoon, The Cookbook.
For orders and information, please call +852 2313-2323.
The Children's Hamper
If you think Christmas hampers are just for adults, then you haven't seen this cute and luxurious children's hamper from the Peninsula Boutique. Priced at HK$698, this Christmas hamper is filled with Christmas treats, such as Christmas cookies, Gianduja chocolates and assorted fruit candies. What's more, inside the basket there are also a set of two Peninsula children's activity books; a Santa Claus bear and pagebear key ring so that children can also have some fun when they receive this basket of joy.
For orders and information, please call +852 2315-3262.
The Chinese Hamper
Though Christmas may be a Western celebration, it is always nice to give it a Chinese spin, especially when we are preparing to give something nice to Chinese business partners and the more traditional grandparents or parents at home. The Island Shangri-La's Deluxe Chinese Hamper is priced at HK$6,388 and consists of not only Western treats such as the delicious homemade Christmas cookies from Island Gourmet and a bottle of Dom Pérignon champagne, but also a can of abalone, porcini gift box, fish maw, bird's nest, mushrooms, candied walnuts, Summer Palace's XO sauce and premium Chinese tea. In addition, guests donating HK$100 or getting a hamper from the Island Shangri-La will receive a "C" Hamper raffle ticket with proceeds going to Heep Hong Society and ticket holders will have a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz C180 BlueEFFICIENCY FL Avantgarde filled with an assortment of premium festive goodies from the hotel.
For more information and orders, please call +852 2820-8333.
The Home-Style Hamper
Christmas is a traditional celebration where quality time with family and friends are definitely on the agenda. Classified, one of our favourite premium cheese providers in town, is now offering an array of Christmas hampers featuring homemade products from the Classified Pantry. Its Christmas Connoisseur Collection (HK$2,500) features Classified's Christmas cake, mince pies, crackers, strawberry and champagne preserve, marmalade, rosebud preserved old Yorkshire chutney along with wines, tea and other delights – everything you'll need to spend an entire weekend feasting at home.
To place an order, visit the Classified Christmas Market pop-up store at The Landmark or visit: www.classifiedfood.com.