It’s almost Christmas and then comes New Year’s Eve! This time of year is all about entertaining and embracing a new year to come. This season is the perfect time to gather with friends and family, enjoy great food, and of course… great libations as well! Whether you’re like me and you host a lot of charcuterie tastings, or you simply want to bring something extra special to the party, here are some great last-minute food picks for all your holiday celebrations!
Les Trios Petits Cochons’- One of my favorite brands to host a wine and charcuterie tasting party with! Every time I think of something boutique for a fun gathering, I go to Les Trios Petits Cochons because the products are high quality, delicious, and authentic. Products are sold and shipped right to you and include everything from sausages to sous vide eggs, terrines, and accompaniments. My top picks are the Smoked Duck Breast, Stone Ground Mustard, Porcini Sausage, Chorizo, and Cornichons! Don’t know what to get? They also offer gift baskets to make things much easier. $6.99 and up. Gift Baskets $49-179.99.
St. Pierre Bakery Brioche: Shipped from France, this sliced brioche loaf will save your holiday brunch! Already sliced and ready to go, this delicious and thick cut brioche bread makes the perfect french toast. Simply dip it into your favorite batter and put on the griddle. Within minutes you have a delicious French, French Toast. If you want to go more savory, they also make Brioche Hot Dog Buns, Brioche Slider Buns, and Swirls. $4.00+
St. Pierre Belgian Waffles: These by far are some of the best pre-packaged waffles I have ever had! Shipped in a box that’s easy to fit into a pantry and individually wrapped for freshness, these Belgian Waffles with butter are just wonderful. Simply toast for about 30 seconds, and you will get some seriously delectable aromas. One bite and you’ll be hooked! You can add your favorite waffle toppings on after, which makes for a fun DIY Waffle Bar for a holiday brunch idea. $8.00+
St. Pierre Bakery Chocolate + Hazelnut Crepes: These are fun and individually wrapped crepes that make the perfect after dinner or brunch snack. Simply warm them up for a few seconds and top with your favorite ice cream or whipped topping. You don’t have to get out the pots and pans or hope that Seamless delivers you crepes on time for your occasion. These are delicious, authentic, and simply perfect for all your holiday gatherings. $6.00+
Marky’s Caviar: A 35-year-old caviar business based in Florida, that is poised to allow aficionados to ring in 2019 with the finest farm-to-spoon caviar available in the U.S.! Marky’s, which is vertically integrated with its own aquafarm, sustainably harvests domestically-grown purebred Russian and Siberian Osetra, Sterlet, and Sevruga. They deliver fresh caviar within hours of production. Orders can be placed online for next-day delivery to the Greater New York area, South Florida and throughout the U.S. $100.00 +
Atelier Sucre Baking Classes: Classes by Chef Simon Herfray! These hands-on baking classes make a great gift for someone who wants to learn to bake, or who is experienced and wants to learn a new dessert or baked item. I recently took a Buche de Noel class, in Hoboken, NJ where we learned how to make this timeless French yule log cake. Their main location is in East Harlem, where you can learn Macaroons, Bread, Pastries, and more. Classes run at $90.00/per person, and makes the perfect gift for someone sweet in your life!