There’s still time to send a thoughtful gift to friends and family …
For a truly decadent Easter Sunday, Virginia Park Lodge’s hamper, €275, has all you need for a family feast for up to six people. On the menu, created by chef Richard Corrigan is a spring blossom cocktail with spiced nuts, before a starter of wild prawn, crab, smoked salmon with avocado, lime, chilli and ginger. Main course is a beef wellington with cream spinach and wild garlic served with honey glazed carrots and potato millefeuille. Pudding is a soft meringue lemon curd tart and as a finale a handmade chocolate egg with milk and dark chocolates inside. Orders should be placed by Thursday April 1, for collection and delivery on Saturday April 3: www.virginiaparklodge.com.
Mink, the chic Dublin salon, has teamed up with Clare Anne Taylor Couture Cakes to create a limited edition Easter gift box. Inside is a delicious chocolate cake made by Clare Anne Taylor and inspired by Mink’s Modern Rose collection. Recipients also receive and a pretty Modern Rose candle. The Easter Gift Box, €60, is available to pre-order for hand delivery in the Dublin area, on Saturday April 3. www.mink.ie
The Twelve Hotel’s Limited Edition Easter Cocktail Box, €90, contains six cocktails to enjoy at home with instructions in addition to chocolate eggs and bunnies. Both The Baileys Espresso Martini and The Grasshopper are ready to be poured into a Lindt chocolate egg or bunny, then topped and drizzled with The Twelve’s own salted caramel sauce or a chocolate and Baileys sauce. Pre-order the Limited Edition Easter Cocktail Box, €90, on The Twelve’s online shop – the price includes delivery nationwide. Local pick-up is also available. www.thetwelvehotel.ie
Chocoholics and cheese lovers will enjoy a seasonal hamper from The Greengrocer’s Daughter, founded by sisters Sharon and Paula Fitzgerald and inspired by the life and legacy of their father Frank Fitzpatrick. The hampers combine luxury, longevity and sustainability. The seasonal range includes Easter Cheers, €55, Easter Treats, €65, Easter Chic, €110 and Easter Bunny Family Hamper, €199; www.greengrocersdaughter.com.
Cliff hotels are offering three Easter-themed gift hampers, all beautifully boxed in recyclable packaging. Choose from the Easter Lunch Hamper, €75, which has all the trimmings for a family feast to the Easter Morning Hamper €150, which includes a bottle of prosecco, The Well at Cliff bathrobe and a handmade Arcane chocolate Sicily Easter egg. Other gifts available in the Cliff include to the Aimsir Champagne Gift Box and more. www.CLIFFHome.ie
For a taste of Co Waterford, Faithlegg’s head chef Jenny Flynn has created three different seasonal hampers from €50 – €150, all offering a taste of Faithlegg containing a variety of jams, chutneys, oils, dressings and sweet treats made using seasonal, local ingredients. Hampers can be ordered for click and collect at Faithlegg, while some of the items are also available to purchase individually with prices starting from €5. These include: Raspberry and Estate Elderflower jam Tomato and Pear Chutney; Garden Rosemary and Wild Garlic Oil and Strawberry and Mint Vinegar; www.faithlegg.com.
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