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"Witty" Gourmet Mail- Order Gift/Message ?

ZenFoodist Dec 3, 2006 08:09 PM

A friend of ours just turned 35 and we were unable to attend her party, but would like to acknowledge the milestone. She's the witty type who appreciates the finer things in the culinary world and so far the best thing I can come up with is a tin of Jacques Torres' WICKED Hot Chocloate and a card that reads: "Wishing you sugar and spice and all things nice for the coming year." I'm familiar with the faves of the ChowHound gift-giving world- everything from Vosges and LA Burdick chocolates to Enstroms taffy are routine around here- I just need a way to tie in a cool message to the product, whatever it might be.

Thanks and All Good Things,

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    Atlantis Dec 4, 2006 01:14 AM

    As to the Parmigianno Reggiano, how about "You are the true royalty in this world, but, for now, cheese will have to do"?

    A white truffle cannot be mocked. "A treasure for a treasure. Invite me over NOW!"

    The olive oil :::: sigh :::: "The rarest and best for the rarest and best."

    Infused truffles? How about "The best things in the world are varied and complex and go together in the most wonderful ways - like you and me. Happy Birthday"?

    That's be $500.

    heh heh heh

    1. chowser Dec 4, 2006 12:22 AM

      How about great cheese, red wine, whiskey, balsamic vinegar, and a picture of her and say, "Getting better with age..." or something to that effect.

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      1. re: chowser
        cayjohan Dec 4, 2006 01:20 AM

        Yes - aged anything. Maybe you can ( budget willing) find something that was produced the year she was born?

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        Atlantis Dec 3, 2006 08:25 PM

        First you have to decide on the gift, and then I'd be glad to help you write the message. Publishers pay me big bucks to write for them, but for you, dahlink, it's free because it's foodie.................

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        1. re: Atlantis
          ZenFoodist Dec 4, 2006 12:07 AM

          Okie-Dokie, Atlantis....

          Here are a few ideas of what I'd love to give provided "we" can come up with something message-wise to tie it all together- :)Feel free to choose the one that insipre you the most, and I'll go with it.

          A gorgeous hunk of Parmigianno Reggiano
          A white truffle
          An Artisinal Sicilian olive oil
          Wine infused truffles from Dean and Deluca

          Grazie in advance!

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