Christmas is right around the corner which means the Giving Season is just about to begin. The theme of this Christmas at Epicure is abundance, and over the coming weeks our little store will be brimming with our most exquisite collection yet. We've curated a series of beautiful hampers, little gestures and festive tokens - take a look at our Christmas Gift Guide for inspiration for personal and corporate gifting. The collection launches online 1st November.
Advance orders are open now for your Barossa Christmas Hams.
Traditional, Free Range and Nitrate Free Hams are available, and a deposit of $75 per half or $150 per whole ham is required to confirm your order.
When you pre-order a ham, you'll be invited to join us for our Christmas Ham Night on Tuesday 19th December. On the night, you will be able to select your own ham from the cool room and pick up a glazing kit, condiments or a ham bag if you choose. We'll be carving up a ham, sharing glazing tips and putting out a spread of cheese and our festive favourites.
Stuffed turkey, duck and pork roasts will also be available to purchase on the night on a first in, first served basis - we don't take pre-orders for these items.
A VERY LAVISH LUNCH
We've curated our Lavish Lunch Bundle to cover all the essentials for an unforgettable festive feast. Take the stress out of hosting and leave the details to us.
For lunch, you'll enjoy a traditional Christmas Ham with an easy DIY glazing kit, a heat-and-eat Turkey Roast, our iconic Duck Fat Potatoes, our signature Summer Slaw with our famous White Wine Vinaigrette, exceptional accoutrement, Pain d'Epi sourdough and French butter and, naturally, a top-shelf selection of cheese.
For dessert, we'll line up a sensational Christmas Thyme Financier, an elegant Blackberry Pavlova, sensational chocolates and traditional gingerbread.
The bundle is a great place to start for 8-10 adults. You can add your family favourites like seafood, extra salads to cater for extra guests, or upgrade the half leg of ham to a whole leg.
GLAZE & CONDIMENTS
Take your Christmas ham to the next level with our must-have accroutrement.
Our glazing kit contains our ready to use glaze, a pastry brush and cloves along with a recipe card.
Our Condiments Bundle includes our iconic Christmas Chutney, a-grade Dijon Mustard and robust Seeded Mustard, along with a jar of Pickled Baby Cornichons.
PERSONALISED LINEN BON-BONS
Elevate your table setting with our oh-so-lovely linen bon-bons. Each bon-bon contains two exquisite handmade chocolate truffles, wrapped in a pure flax linen napkin for your guests to use at the table. Each one is tied up with silk ribbon and a brass Christmas bell, and finished with a name card personalised by a local calligrapher. Orders must be placed by 6 December so we can organise the calligraphy.
Turn your leftover Christmas Ham into sensational toasties and a fabulous Pea & Ham Fried Rice.
For next level toasties, we've included a loaf of thick cut cafe style sourdough, Swiss gruyere cheese, our signature Tomato & Capsicum toastie relish.
For a Boxing Day Classic Fried Rice, we've supplied a Thai Fried Rice meal base. You'll need fresh eggs, soy sauce and frozen peas, along with leftover ham for this.
CHEESEMONGER'S CHOICE CHEESE SELECTION
Set a budget and leave it to the experts - our cheesemonger will select the very best of the season for a Christmas plate you won't forget.
We will have curated selections available to order later in the season, but this box is perfect for those wanting to try a few new things and are happy to leave it in our capable hands.
We've curated the finest selection of charcuterie to accompany your festive feast. All made in Australia with premium ingredients and excellent accompaniments.
Our standard bundle includes a Maison Pate, Duck & Fig Terrine, Pork & Fennel Salami, exquisite pickled onions, and Salt & Pepper Bark. Custom selections can also be curated on request.
CAVIAR & BLINIS
Take the lavish lunch to the next level of luxury. Add a Caviar & Blinis bundle for a luxe Chamapgne Breakfast on Christmas morning, an elegant snack when lunch guests arrive, or as a light but decadent supper when the festivities wrap up.
The bundle includes 30g of Oscietra Caviar, 30g of Salmon Roe, Creme Fraiche and Blinis.
Our go-to arrival snacks. These bite size Herby Goat Cheese are always a crowd pleaser, so you'll be guaranteed to impress your guests with minimal effort. The bundle includes a sheet of 30 tiny tart shells along with a piping bag filled with Herby Goat Cheese filling and a bundle of fresh thyme. Simply pipe the filling into the shells right before serving and dress with a little thyme.
Additional items for Christmas will continue to be added to our pre-order collection over the coming week. Cheese boxes, gift hampers and additional food items will be available to order soon and right through the season. You can place multiple orders to avoid missing out on certain items that are in limited supply.
Please feel free to phone the store or drop by if you have any questions about our pre-order options.
We also offer a bespoke Christmas menu planning service by private appointment. While we do not offer direct catering for Christmas Day, we can assist with planning your menu, procuring all meat, seafood, cheese, and fresh produce as well as table settings, refreshments et al. This consultation service is tailored to your needs with a minimum order value of $1500.