Foodies can be pretty picky. Here are five gift ideas raging from a culinary competition to a set which will satisfy any sweet tooth.
1. Neuhaus Deluxe Chocolate Gift Set: Chocoholics will be in heaven when they open the Neuhaus Deluxe Chocolate Gift Set ($ 75, www.neuhauschocolate.com). Chocked-full of premium Belgian chocolates, the set includes 2 chocolate bars, 16 Manon pralines, 8 traditional pralines, and almond cookies.
2. The Morning Buzz: Some are “morning people,” others simply aren’t. The Morning Buzz from Little Island Kitchen ($50, www.littleislandkitchen.com) is enough to perk up those “night owls.” Dive in with Dave’s Coffee Black Crow Blend, then enjoy The Jam Stand’s You’re My Boy BLUE-berry Bourbon Jam, and a delicious jar of Andrew’s Local Whipped Honey with Cinnamon. Definitely a great start to the day.
3. World of Tea Collection: Tea connoisseur will freak out over the Numi World of Tea Collection ($32.99 to $116.96, numitea.com). The rustic looking box contains nine different organic blends with a total of 45 tea bags. Flavors include Aged Earl Grey from Italy, Breakfast Blend from England, Golden Chai from India, Mate Lemon Green from Brazil, Jasmine Green from China, Gunpowder Green from Taiwan, Rooibos from South Africa, Moroccan Mint from Morocco, and Chamomile Lemon from Egypt.
4. Loaves & Fishes Cooking School at the Bridgehampton Inn: Culinary school isn’t just for those hoping to become the next “Top Chef.” Loaves & Fishes ($25 to $165, 2422 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 631-537-6066, www.landfcookshop.com) offer classes in a variety of cuisines, which utilize local winter produce from East End farm stands.
5. Menu Mashup: Foodies gather together and test your culinary skills during a round of Menu Mashup ($22.95, www.chroniclebooks.com). Use the cards you’re dealt to create an award worthy menu while competing with up to six others. Whether you win, lose, or draw, at least you’ll have a delicious meal to eat.