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Dec 3, 2006 08:09 PM

"Witty" Gourmet Mail- Order Gift/Message ?

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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  1. 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

      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!

    2. 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

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

      2. 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