Christmas Foodie Guide

Get Christmas ready with our ultimate foodie guide! From recipes and gifts to dining options, you’ll have a feast of inspiration to make your festive season one to remember.

Gifts

Blackwater Distillery

Blackwater Distillery

Take your pick of the best Irish spirits from Blackwater Distillery,
made in West Waterford and shipped directly to your door.
With their award-winning gins and whiskies,
there’s a huge range to choose from in their Christmas Gifting Guide for the discerning spirit lover. #DrinkResponsibly
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Mezze

Here’s a brilliant Christmas gift idea from Mezze. Husband and wife team Dvir Nusery and Nicola Crowley have created their first cookbook – Middle Eastern Food Made to Share.
The book is a collection of recipes and menus shared from Dvir’s home in Israel, with Nicola’s family in Ireland, and with their friends and customers in Mezze.
GIY

GIY

GIY helps people to grow their own food and learn about food sustainability.

GROW HQ (the home of GIY) features a unique plot-to-plate food experience,
and an eco-shop filled
with amazing and delightful gifts and treats. New this year: Hampers!

workshops

Mezze

Demo & Dine Workshops - €75..

Join Mezze owners
Dvir and Nicola
in their award-winning
deli where you’ll cook along with and learn how to prepare some of Mezze’s most popular dishes. Check out workshops
and dates on their website.
The Sea Garden

The Sea Gardener – Marie Power

The Sea Garden book has everything you need to know about seaweed cooking and foraging. The pocketbook is designed for seaweed foragers – newbie and experienced. There is also a section on rocky shore ecology and interesting anecdotes about seaweed as part of the food heritage of the Waterford coast.
Mezze box

Mezze

Mezze Cooking Club Subscription Box - from €55. New for 2023,

learn how to make easy and flavourful Middle Eastern food throughout the year with a Mezze subscription sent by post 4 times a year. Sign up for 1 box or the whole lot for the year.
An ideal gift for the cook
in your life.

Hampers

Coffee House Lane

Coffee House Lane

Treat someone you love
with an exquisite hamper from Coffee House Lane.

The perfect gift for someone who loves all things coffee.
Choose from
a wide range of hampers built by award-winning
Coffee House Lane.

Faithlegg hamper

Faithlegg Hotel

This festive season enjoy the delicious taste of Faithlegg in your own home with their sumptuous Christmas Hampers designed by head chef, Jenny Flynn. With a variety of jams, chutneys, oils and a classic plum pudding, it’s the perfect present for a loved one or treat for yourself.
Viking Irish Drinks - A Taste of East Wateford

Viking Irish Drinks

Get a true taste of East Waterford with this organic hamper from award-winning Viking Irish Drinks.
Each hamper includes a Rondo Red Wine 2018, Method Traditional Keeve Cider 2019, Blackcurrant Liqueur, Irish White Wine Liqueur,
and a selection of their hand-crafted ciders. Hamper materials are fully recyclable.
Mezze hampers

Mezze

Award-winning Mezze based in Tramore
has a wide range of hampers available with Middle Eastern food taking centre stage.
From cheese and wine to a luxury hamper, these will make a great gift,
or treat for you!
Anne and Rob Whinnett - Blasta Wholefoods

Blasta Wholefoods

Blasta Wholefoods, a health, artisan and lifestyle store in Dungarvan
is offering bespoke hampers to order.
With a wide choice to choose from including speciality diets,
Irish only, sushi, curry, Spanish and Italian options
you’ll have the perfect gift. Beauty/toiletry hampers
also available.

Festive dining

Mount Congreve afternoon tea

Mount Congreve Gardens

Enjoy some old-world charm and visit Mount Congreve Gardens for festive afternoon tea in the beautifully restored Tack Room. Surrounded by gardens, trees, birds and wildlife, their afternoon tea is served on three-tier cake stands with crisp white linen, Irish silverware, and fine bone china.
Faithlegg afternoon tea

Faithlegg Hotel

Join Faithlegg Hotel
for their festive afternoon tea and lunches,
all set in the beautiful surrounds of Faithlegg with fine food and music.
Available from 19 November. Bookings can be made on their website or by calling
051 382 000
Interlude Restaurant

Interlude Restaurant

Celebrate in style this December
with the Christmas menu at Interlude Restaurant on the quay in Dungarvan.

Menu available Friday and Saturday nights for month of
December from 5pm.
Price is €40.

Festive food

Comeragh Mountain Farm - chickens

Comeragh Mountain Farm

Enjoy fresh, local and seasonal produce for your Christmas dinner from Comeragh Mountain Farm. Veg boxes: large - €40, medium - €28, small - €20. Pastured-raised Chicken €8/kg, Pasture-raised Duck €30 Pasture-raised 1/2 Duck €15 (All frozen) Also available hen and duck eggs, spinach, kale, rocket.
The Country Store

Country Store

Christmas is a busy time at The Country Store, and with a wide choice of produce available,
it’s no wonder!

From fruit and vegetables to Christmas cake, pudding mixes,
chutneys, and other exclusive products for Christmas baking.
Fruit hampers are also available and delivered nationwide.
Churriosity

Churriosity

Churros are fabulous at any time of the year - especially Christmas!
Hot crispy dough dusted with warm cinnamon sugar
or dunked into hot chocolate.
Recreate the Christmas Market churros stand at home
with their Funsize Frozen Churros. Pre-cooked and ready to reheat
in under 5 mins.

Festive drinks

Legacy Mulled Cider

Legacy Irish Cider

Fancy a winter warmer with a difference this festive season? Try a glass of Legacy Mulled Cider. Sold in a 750ml bottle, you simply heat and serve this perfect winter-warming spiced mulled cider which originates from an old McDonnell family recipe.

Recipes

Jenny Flynn Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipe from Jenny Flynn

A Christmas highlight is the pudding. Comforting, tasty, and with a touch of theatre, a Christmas meal wouldn’t be without it. So we’ve asked Jenny Flynn, Executive Head Chef of Faithlegg Hotel, to share her recipe. Let us know how you get on, and merry Christmas!
Festive Mulled Mount Congreve Apple Juice

Mount Congreve Gardens

Mount Congreve Gardens, one of the ‘great gardens of the world’, has recently opened after a multi-million-euro refurbishment. They’ve created a Festive Mulled Mount Congreve Apple Juice. Perfect for family and when friends come to visit, it’ll make your Christmas extra special.