Gifts For Food And Drink Lovers
One of the great pleasures in life is delicious food served with the perfect drink. Food and drink are natural partners. People the whole world over are passionate about their food and drink. So, it stands to reason if you’re looking for a gift idea food and drink is always a going to hit the spot.
Food gifts are wonderful experiences, particularly if the person you have in mind is a foodie at heart. Birthdays, career or study milestones and special celebrations are fantastic excuses for indulging in delectable delicacies or those traditional sweet and savoury favourites that delight with every bite.
Confused about exactly what food gift you should give? Well, you’re not alone. There are a lot of choices. The starting point is to know the extent to which your friend or family member is a food devotee. Food is just like fashion; it’s driven by trends. Knowing what’s on and what’s off the menu is the sport of every committed foodie. Chefs everywhere are constantly inventing or redefining food and drink experiences in order to meet the ever-growing consumer demand for amazing food.
If you’re finding it hard to decide on the best food gift, having some idea of what’s popular can help to guide you. The big trend in food and drink is sustainability. More than ever before, people want to know where their food comes from, how it is grown, treated and transported. This trend has seen a strong shift to authentic food experiences and the rise in organic food products.
Authentic foods tend to be based along cultural lines, tied to the fresh seasonal produce of the local area and its neighbouring communities. Paddock to Plate is the catch cry and the catalyst for new small producers to hit the market with their own brand of speciality foods, often used by local restauranteurs as the highlight ingredient of their dishes. Very few to no processed ingredients are used. In the drinks department, organic wines, boutique beers, juices and teas are also topping the trends. Sustainable food is as much focused on what’s good for the environment as what’s good for the food and for the body too.
Cooking classes are a great option for kitchen whizzes who love nothing more than the chance to try their hand at something new.
Gifting a cooking class is the equivalent of opening a new pantry door and discovering new and exciting ways to use the ingredients inside to create incredible gourmet cuisine. The methods learned are almost certain to become part of their culinary repertoire for life. Another major trend is the reinvention of High Tea. Gifting a sumptuous afternoon tea is always going to go down well with those who love the finer things in life.
Partaking in sweet pastry treats, petits fours and cucumber sandwiches accompanied with cups of tea served in delicate bone china is a delicious indulgence. High teas are a particular favourite for pre-wedding celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, post-wedding thanks.
Guided Food And Drink Tours
A guided food and drink tour will introduce your gift recipient to many different kinds of local fare. Exploring the best food and drink experiences of a region is incredibly entertaining and educational. In the expert hands of their guide, your giftee will sample wonderful foods and drinks, meet local growers, chefs, vintners, and other foodies on the trail. They’ll learn about the geography of the area, and the processes and techniques used to create mouth-watering flavours. Any your giftee will get to enjoy the fruits of all that labour.
In essence, guided food and drink tours enrich understanding and appreciation for the food and drink we consume. Food gifts are always terrific for those friends and loved ones who are away from home or travelling. Using Gifting Owl to find fabulous food and drink experiences where they are is more than just fun, it often becomes a special memory of that place.
We all rave about our travel food experiences. They can be the crowning moment of a destination or trip. Some of the main reasons people travel are to break out of their comfort zone, try new things and meet new people. Food and drink experiences can make all these happen within the space of just one meal. The internet is crowded with pages covering food top 10 selections, feature articles, reviews, options - authentic, gourmet, vegan, organic, vegetarian, Halal, etc. - for every destination in the world. Everyone wants to know about the best food and wine experiences in their favourite places.
In gifting a food and drink experience, you become part of your giftees journey, and quite possibly part of the travel stories they share over and over again. Good food is pure pleasure on the palate. Of course, with so many food and drink experiences scattered across the world, the possibilities are endless. But that makes Gifting Owl your obvious first choice. You can search and select experiences by destination, cuisine or food type, price and booking availability. Yes! You can actually see table availability. With hundreds of restaurants, bars, cafes, diners and eateries, offering you a range of packages, you’re sure to find something to fit the bill.