Haute Gastro Gifts for Wine and Food Fanatics

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For a foodie, eating isn't just about filling the proverbial tank it's about stirring the senses and satiating the soul. It's about sourcing the best ingredients and the perfect way to prepare and present them. For a passionate epicurean, there's nothing like having the right kitchen tool for the job at hand. For this sect, killer kitchenware is more than a luxury—it's fundamental. With this in mind, enjoy this tasty buffet of gastronome gadgets and gear sure to satisfy.

 

International Culinary Center (www.internationalculinarycenter.com) – $195.00 – $8,230.0

Any passionate epicurean understands the need for proper instruction whether your desire is understanding wine pairings, spirit creation or single recreational workshops focused on creating the perfect pastry from Classic Croissants, Parisian Baguettesor wowing your friends with Classic French cooking offerings such as  Coq Au Vin or Soupe De Poissons.

For the gourmand connoisseur The Ultimate Culinary Techniques Course, a 22 condensed course offering taught by the world's most renowned chef's based on the immersion curriculum offered at the International Culinary Center, or Essential of Japanese Cuisine for the serious home cook and those who dream of the toque and are happy with the fantasy.  For those who enjoy Haute-cuisine preparation with flair, style and elegance from pastries to spirits. (Gift Certificates are available; ICC has two location: New York City and Northern California.)

Petrossian Exquisite Food And Gifts (www.petrossian.com) $195.00 – $11,500.00

For those looking to impress or simply desire to indulge Petrossian Specialty Foods offer a complete selection of exquisite and exotic delicious, delectable and mouth watering offerings. From the signature Caviar Collections and samplers to the luscious Ultimate Special Reserve Caviar Collection Petrossian also provides tasty gourmet treats and appetizing Smoked Fish and Specialty selections, Foie Gras, Pate and Chesses choices, Chocolates and Candies assortments, Gift Baskets and Samplers, Sommelier Selections, Teas, Coffee and Jams and sinfully delicious classic desserts and enticing Pastry and Bakery items. Petrossian has a gift idea, indulgence or ultimate gastronomic pleasure for everyone.(Gift Certificates are available.)

Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition Decanter – (www.louis-xiii.com) $16,000.00

The House of Remy Martin LOUIS XIII Cognac, unveils for a short time and through the holiday season a one of a kind numbered, handmade, exquisite decanters. The Special edition, with just 775 offered throughout the world, an addition to any collector or connoisseurs A Grande Champagne Cognac, LOUIS XIII is the company's crown jewel, one that pioneered the super-premium spirits category with its debut in 1874 and continues to lead the category today.  These numbered decanters are a unique 572-liter tiercon, which until now had been part of the exclusive reserve of the Heiard Dubreuil family, who owns The House of Remy Martin.

Hand of God Wines (www.handofgodwines.com) $45.00 – $75.00

With revered Wine Critic Robert Parker paying tribute to winemakers Santiago Archaval and Jon Staenberg, founders of Hand Of God Vineyards, by awarding them five of the highest rated Argentinian wines, the duo who met in Stamford while attending the MBA program, have created a three delicious signature blends available this holiday season.

The 2010 Stolen Horse Old Vine Malbec, a 2010 vintage, from the Stolen Horse Vineyard. The 2010 Old Vine Malbec was raised entirely in new oak, aged 20months in 100% French oak, which accounts for the barrel, or oaky flavor and has an alcohol content of 14.5%.

The 2010 Fingerprint Series Red Blend is a 2010 vintage, from a Malbec-Syrah-Petit-Verdot grape and is cultivated in the Uco Valley appellation, from the Sobremesa Vineyard. The 2010 Fingerprint Series Red Blend was aged 20months, raised 10months in new French oak and the second year in seasoned oak, which accounts for the deep, robust flavor and has an alcohol content of 14.5%.

The 2012 Fingerprint Series VRM White Blend, a 2012 vintage, from a Viognier-Marsanne-Roussanne grape and is cultivated in the Uco Valley appellation, from the Sobremesa Vineyard. The 2012 Fingerprint Series VRM White Blend was raised 10months in third year seasoned oak, and has a alcohol content of 14.4%. The Hand of God Wines perfect for any table, event or toast.

Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch (www.us.Jura.com) - $1,399.00

For those who are truly serious about their java and can't live without a high caliber cappuccino, the Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch is a dream. Cappuccino and other tasty coffee beverages are just one touch away with this automatic coffee center, which was named "Best of the Best—Silver" and "Best in Category" in the 2013 Housewares Design Awards. Also space savvy, the Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touchisthe world's smallest one-touch automatic cappuccino machine, featuring a new micro brewing unit and Jura's fine foam technology to assure delectable crema coffee, espresso, latte macchiato and more. Jura's famed fine foam technology froths or steams milk with a feather-light consistency. The Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touchalsoincludes a built-in burr grinder, rotary switch and height adjustable dual spout.

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