For the second-helpings haver, the novice chef, and the full-time eater, we have scoured the city for the best gourmet gift providores, kitchenwares stores, and edible stocking stuffers.
Here are our favourite Christmas gift ideas for The Foodie.
1. Dine at Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant
Minimum $100 Gift Card
A Gift Card to one of The Australian’s Hot 50 Restaurants of 2014, Magill Estate, is a foodie gift that won’t be forgotten when the digesting’s done.
2. A wheel of Rouzaire Brie au Truffe
From Black Pearl Epicure $126 per kilo
Forget frankincense and myrrh, an oozing sphere of this liquid gold—the king of bries—is the stuff of foodie Christmas dreams.
3. Muuto Plus Salt or Pepper Grinder
From Kiitos, $45 each
Part kitchy-cute, part practical table-topper, these playful grinders from Muuto make for seasoning fun times.
4. The Gourmand Magazine
A contemporary food, arts, and culture journal, expect interviews, recipes, and short stories of the gastro persuasion.
5. Opinel Bread Knife
At Everingham & Watson, $50
Produced in the French Alps, the Opinel has a gently curved and semi-serrated edge, for slicing the finest sourdoughs.
6. Resin Bones Servers
By Dinosaur Designs, $100
You can make friends with salad, if you toss it with these babies.
7. Boiled Egg Ladle by Creative Cook,
From Marcia’s on Montague, in stainless steel, $11.95
For the kitchen-gadget lover who has everything.
8. HAY Colour Glass Carafe in Gold Dot
From Design Stuff, $64
Deisgned by Scholten & Baijings, this simple and elegant carafe will have you decanting every bottle of wine with much merry.
9. A Tub of Chillbar Alcoholic Ice Cream in Lemon and Coconut Rum Sorbet
Aavailable from the Boundary Street Markets and other retailers.
If they’d like to narrow the gap between dessert and aperitif, Chillbar’s delicious alco-ice cream is the way to go.
10. ECM Casa Coffee Machine
From Di Bella, $1,245
Small, but powerful, the ECM Casa is petite enough for the tiniest kitchen, but packs a big caffeine punch.
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