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Hands Down Best Food-Favor You Have Ever Received at an Event?

ZenFoodist Mar 7, 2011 04:26 AM

Hey 'Hounds :)

I'm planning my son's First Holy Communion reception here in NYC and want to give my guests some sort of food-related favor as they leave. I've been to many events and have enjoyed bags of zeppole, bagels, lox and the NY Times, bottles of arisinal olive oil, champagne, cookies from Levain and iced bottles of Ronnybrook milk, truffles, etc.

Have you ever received a unique food favor that really impressed you?

Many Thanks,

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: ZenFoodist Mar 7, 2011 08:36 AM

    D'Artagnan French Kisses, foie gras in agen prunes were pretty special when l received them

    1. princeofpork RE: ZenFoodist Mar 7, 2011 09:53 AM

      The bagels and lox with the Sunday times was pretty amazing although no way I could read that font in that state of mind. I also had Hot pretzles, fresh made waffles and a huge assortment of candy with take out chinese containers to fill.

      1. JungMann RE: ZenFoodist Mar 7, 2011 10:20 AM

        I've never received them as a favor, but I would love to receive and give Kee's macarons as a gift. The light-colored macarons are also suggestive of communion wafers, which might make them a very appropriate favor.

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          Whinerdiner RE: ZenFoodist Mar 7, 2011 10:59 AM

          Jeez, I'm so jealous. I want to run with your crowd. The only food related favors I ever received were bad local wine and bad home made chocolates.

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            mom22tots RE: ZenFoodist Mar 7, 2011 11:03 AM

            Krispy Kreme donuts are always a big hit...they can pre-pack them in 2-packs. Will there be kids there? Have also been to a party with a Mr. Softee truck waiting outside as we left---so fun, but tough if it's a lot of (impatient!) people leaving simultaneously.

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              rizzo0904 RE: ZenFoodist Mar 7, 2011 01:11 PM

              Since it's a child related event, what about Crumbs cupcakes? Or Mrs. Prindables apples? Trying to think of child-like things with good reviews.

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                rizzo0904 RE: ZenFoodist Mar 7, 2011 01:12 PM

                Oh, what about LA Burdick chocolates? You could do the mice or penguins?

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                  ZenFoodist RE: rizzo0904 Mar 8, 2011 04:58 AM

                  I love the mice at LA Burdick chocolates! Cool idea. Volia. Most of the guests are adults, so child-friendly is not a concern as I have things for the children.

                  Not sure how I can tie mice into the theme with some wording....


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                  Augie6 RE: ZenFoodist Mar 8, 2011 11:33 AM

                  Eh, I would not say this is truley unique but was awesome. Recived two very high end Olive Oils-- there was maybe 2 oz in each bottle. I will look at the brands and details when I get home, but was a great gift!!! Now, not everyone will agree oil and finishing butter is a awesome gift, you have to fit your guests.

                  It was nice beacuse it is an Item I would of never went out and bought for myself. I think the best gifts are items that the reciever will use and end up loving.

                  1. enbell RE: ZenFoodist Mar 9, 2011 01:52 AM

                    I received an antique tea cup and saucer as a bridesmaid gift. This probably wouldn't work for your crowd though. Along the lines of something I wouldn't think to buy for myself, are chocolates from Harrods too pricey?

                    How many people, what price range?

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