Gifts from sweet, like the cheesecake from Mah-Ze-Dahr, to savory are on everyone's holiday wish list.

14 Food and Wine Gifts That Every Gourmand Will Love

Satisfy every epicurean’s holiday wish list with these delectable delights that range from sweet to savory

From sugar plums to roast beast, most holiday classics include a decadent dish that encapsulates the spirt of the season. And while this year’s yuletide feasts will be enjoyed by a smaller guest list, it doesn’t mean that the meals should be any less delicious. Whether you’re ordering to entertain at home or looking to surprise a loved one across the country with a tasty treat, these gourmet gifts will be the toast of anyone’s winter table.

A selection of caviar from Portage. Photo: Courtesy of Portage

1. Portage

Founded by Chef Gavin McLaughlin, this gourmet foods purveyor’s brunch set includes a dozen Black Seed bagels, a czar-cut loin of smoked salmon, and upstate New York cream cheese. Portage also offers a collection of caviar essentials. 

Photo: Courtesy of Bottega Egnazia

2. Bottega Egnazia

One of the Leading Hotels of the World, Borgo Egnazia is offering a culinary tour of Puglia, Italy, that brings together hearty orecchiette, the hotel restaurant’s signature tomato sauce, olive oil from sister property Masseria San Domenico, jams, vermouth, and other regional delights.

3. Bryant Estate

Producing robust Cabernet Sauvignon for more than 30 years, the Napa Valley’s Bryant Estate is offering a rare bottling of its Cabernet Franc, with proceeds being donated to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. A longstanding philanthropist and patron of the arts, vineyard President Bettina Bryant has teamed up with London artist Rachel Dein to create a handcrafted walnut box that’s lined with the artist’s unique plaster casting of the vineyard’s botanicals. To order one of the limited-edition pieces, please contact the winery and mention Galerie.

Cheesecake from Mah-Ze-Dahr in New York.

4. Mah-Ze-Dahr   

Regarded as the best cheesecake in New York, the renowned West Village bakery’s signature dessert is by far the lightest and fluffiest take on the classic. 

Talia di Napoli delivers handmade pizzas from Naples right to you door. Photo: Courtesy of Talia di Napoli

5. Talia di Napoli

Still dreaming of that perfect slice you had in Naples? Talia di Napoli hand-makes the pizza, flash freezes it, and delivers it straight to your home from Italy. 

Perrier-Jouët x East Olivia gift set. Photo: Courtesy of Perrier-Jouët

6. Perrier-Jouët x East Olivia

The Art Nouveau–style florals that adorn Perrier-Jouët’s bottles of Belle Epoque champagnes are brought to exquisite life in this enchanting gift set that combines a bottle of Grand Brut with a dried arrangement by New York floral designer East Olivia.

Regalis offers everything from prawns to artisan cheeses, dry goods, caviar, and truffles. Photo: Courtesy of Regalis

7. Regalis

Once available only to chefs, Regalis now provides home gourmands everything from live California spot prawns to foraged Saskatchewan chanterelles. 

Casa Dragones's 2020 Joven gift set. Photo: Courtesy of Casa Dragones

8. Casa Dragones

Already on every cocktail connoisseur’s wish list, Casa Dragones is offering a refined Joven gift set which comes with an engraved bottle of the Mexican tequila with two Riedel glasses.

Caviar Russe’s Jubilant collection includes your choice of caviar, silver dollar blinis, crème fraiche, serving utensils, and caviar server. Photo: Courtesy of Caviar Russe

9. Caviar Russe

Known for its decadent restaurants in New York and Miami, Caviar Russe is bringing its Michelin-starred caviar experience right into your home. Start with their iconic malossol caviar, then tickle the tastebuds with a selection of smoked salmon, foie gras, crepe blinis, crème fraîche, and more.

A holiday basket from San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn. Photo: Courtesy of Atelier Crenn

10. Atelier Crenn

Dominique Crenn, the chef behind the three Michelin–starred restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, is offering overflowing baskets of her artisanal morsels. Look for samplings of the renowned toque’s trout tartare and caviar, coupled with sweet confections by Chef Juan Contreras. Atelier Crenn also offers several dining experiences, including a family-style meal, as well as a multi-course menu complete with chef videos guiding you through preparation and presentation. All options are only available for local delivery or pickup.

Meat pie from Chef Aurelien Dufour's Dufour Gourmet. Photo: Courtesy of Dufour Gourmet

11. Dufour Gourmet

Award-winning chef Aurelien Dufour has spent time in some of the finest kitchens in the world, including those of Daniel Boulud. Now he’s offering French culinary delights like handmade pâtés, sausages, and charcuterie by direct delivery. Try a traditional meat pie that combines pork, chestnuts, cranberries, and poultry in a buttery crust.

Prêt-à-Portea: High-Fashion Bakes & Biscuits cookbook by The Berkeley’s Executive Pasty Chef Mourad Khiat. Photo: Courtesy of The Berkley

Fashion accessories by Simone Rocha, Burberry, Prada, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Marc Jacobs are translated into cakes during Prêt-à-Portea. Photo: The Berkley

12. The Berkeley

While you have to be at the Berkeley hotel in London to sample Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat’s whimsical “Couture Cakewalk” afternoon tea first hand, talented bakers can recreate the confections at home with Prêt-à-Portea: High-Fashion Bakes and Biscuits. The cookbook, available in the hotel’s new online gift shop, offers recipes to conjure fashionable accessories by Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Edie Parker, and Prada in sugar and spice.

13. Cote Korean Steakhouse

The Michelin-starred New York steakhouse is bringing its best beef right to your home. Enjoy a sampling from its signature Butcher’s Feast, which includes four cuts of steak from the Flatiron restaurant’s dry-aging room, pickled vegetables, sauces, and Gastronome’s Salt.

Wölffer Estate brandy. Photo: Courtesy of Wölffer Estate Vineyard.

Wölffer ‘Pink’ gin. Photo: Courtesy of Wölffer Estate Vineyard

14. Wölffer Estate Vineyard

This Hamptons winery’s summery rosé is known to sell out before Memorial Day, but thankfully there are other delicious bottles to keep us sated all year long. Brighten up anyone’s bar cart with the limited-edition barrel-aged brandy, made from Wölffer’s finest Chardonnay or the delightful Wölffer Pink gin.

Cover: Gifts from sweet, like the cheesecake from Mah-Ze-Dahr, to savory are on everyone's holiday wish list.


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