WITH the big day little more than a week away, there is just time to be sure the table will be groaning under the weight of festive food.
If you want something special and different to impress your guests, and are not sure what, a tour of the online deli circuit might inspire.
One stop off might be aubreyallen.co.uk. This Leamington Spa-based shop has a thriving home delivery arm and takes orders for a wide range of goodies online. Their game birds like partridge, guinea fowl, wood pigeon and mallard can make an interesting addition to the Christmas table along with some fruity accompaniments like Redcurrant and Rosemary Sauce or Fresh Orange and Cranberry Compote. To catch the eye on a buffet table, you might check out their Terrines, such as the Pheasant and Pistachio.
Down on the Dorset coast, you might call upon chesilsmokery.com, online source of a wide variety of smoked fish and game, not to mention mixed variety boxes for those who are struggle to decide or want to set out plenty of choice. Quite what would arrive as a result of their ‘free partridge and pear tree on orders over £50’ offer, though, is somewhat unclear!
From Kent, you can take delivery of a wide range of more exotic delights from Black Cherry and Amaretto Gourmet Pudding to Boxing Day Chutney all dispatched by britishfinefoods.com.
Time is tight though, as even web retailers want a festive break!