Festive Food F OO D & D I N I N G
DECK THE HALLS BY ALL MEANS, BUT MAKE SURE THE TABLES ARE FILLED WITH GOOD GRUB! ALL THE DELICACIES OF THE SEASON ARE RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP. THRILL AND FULFIL YOUR GUESTS WITH OUR CHOICE OF THESE MOUTH-WATERING MORSELS THAT WILL TEMPT EVERY PALATE AND SAY ‘HAPPY HOLIDAYS’ WHATEVER YOUR TASTE.
PERFECT POURING The curves of this chic Conundrum Decanter by Final Touch gently disperse your favourite wine, providing superior aeration and oxygenation. RRP $49.95. www.purplespoilz.com.au
In time for all your ‘cheers’ over Christmas and the New Year, Tassie’s Hellyers Road Distillery, Australia’s largest boutique distillery, produces three Whisky Creams: Original, Coffee and Hazelnut flavoured. They’re made with fresh Tasmanian cream and produced onsite. Magical, moorish and simply the tastiest toast for this MMMMMACAROONS festive season. Available at independent and Made with love, and free of all the major liquor retailers nationally, RRP $37.50. nasties, Organic Vegan Macaroons www.hellyersroaddistillery.com.au are the real deal, and just the thing for stocking stuffers or treats. They are Vegan, Organic, Dairy free, Gluten free, GM free, Palm oil free and yummy. Organic Coconut Macaroons 120g RRP $11.95. Organic Cacao Macaroons 120g RRP $11.95. www.veganmadedelights.com.au
TASTY TRADITION Fruit mince pies, Christmas puddings bursting with juicy goodness and rum and Italian Panetone – this time of year is fab for the taste buds. Buy online or locally from the Lions Club, deli or specialist bakers and don’t forget the custard! http://robina.qld.lions.org.au
BURLEIGH BREWING 28
HEAVEN SCENT The Palm Beach Collection Christmas candle is a limited edition that evokes the tasty and celebratory scents of the season: citrus, bergamot, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, rosewood, carnation and clove. The perfect combination of sweetness and spice! Available in mini RRP $18.95 and standard RRP $42.95. www.palmbeachcollection.com.au
This spicy brew is in the California Pale Ale style, boasting balanced characters of citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit and lychee. 28 immortalises two momentous events of the '70s – a new style of pale ale pioneered in California and a perfect, 28-day-swell at Burleigh Heads. The experts at Burleigh Brewing recommend pairing 28 with duck, pork, beef and lamb – the perfect match for a spicy Moroccan lamb, if you can handle a little heat!
Decadent desserts are our pick for celebrating the holidays and Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is a hit with the whole family. The menu serves more than 30 mouth-watering desserts and drinks, including a Peanut Butter and Jelly Dessert Pizza, Cookie Pancake Stack, Cherry Ripe Deluxe Hot Chocolate, and Salted Caramel Espresso Martini.
SAY IT WITH FRUIT Bring the tropics to the Christmas table this Summer with delicious locally made goodies from the Tropical Passion range – locally produced by Tropical Fruit World. Enjoy custom made gift hampers or simply enhance your favourite dinner fare with the divine tropical fruit flavours. Shop in store or online for the range of sauces, dressings, jams and seasonings.
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