Christmas Hampers For Epicures: File Under Wow! 

Posted December 8, 2020 in Food & Drink Features

Hamper lovers are undoubtedly spoiled for choice this year, with a gorgeous array of festive fare showcasing some particularly nice Irish produce.

Glasthule-based chef Audrey McDonald has quietly launched her unique take on ‘hampers for epicures’ in her first food foray since the Cookbook Café closed earlier this year.

Audrey’s hampers contain a terrific selection of homemade seasonal goodies, including spicy panforte, Rosemary and chilli infused extra virgin olive oil, Aine’s handmade chocolates, spiced Christmas nuts, Arancello and Prosecco.

There’s also a scented candle from Tipperary Crystal, all invitingly enveloped in a traditional hand-crafted wicker basket.

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Meanwhile, the Lismore Food Company recently launched their eye-catching selection of elegant, beautifully packaged hot orange hampers paying homage to the art of afternoon tea.

Enjoy their signature hand rolled, baked sweet and savoury biscuits, snacks and confectionary alongside a carefully chosen selection of tea and coffee, rich hot chocolate, blonde chocolate bars with cacao nibs, raw Irish honey and some tasty jams and preserves.


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