Christmas shopping: Fine food and drink


The Together staff has worked very hard trying out various delicacies – from oysters to excellent beers – to help you choose what should arrive on your festive tables.

MDH food service
It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to fine foods. One of them is the oyster. MDH Food service offers an excellent range, including Creuse n°2 fine de zelande, Cuvee prestige oleronnaise and Gillardeau n°4. They also offer all the usual festive treats, such as foie gras and wild boar but also a neat product that will add that final touch to your meal.

Les Perles de Saveurs are small, gelled spheres containing a liquid core. They burst in the mouth and come in a choice of flavours. Try a few of the lemon pepper pearls on those oysters and your guests will be delighted.

Lékué likes to anticipate trends. Besides the macaroon and the cupcake, Lékué offers you the new pastry to prepare yourself: the cookie glass. Cookie Glass is a trendy biscuit from New York. With the cookie glass kit, you can make your own exquisite treats. This complete kit is the ideal tool for preparing glass biscuits, a new and original way to taste biscuits.

Whittard of Chelsea
Along with a fondness for sideburns, crinolines and cucumber sandwiches, the Victorians knew the value of a good cup of tea. None more so than our founder Walter Whittard, born in 1861 to a family of successful leather merchants but destined to pursue his principal passion: to source the finest quality tea, coffee and cocoa from across the globe. His was a tale of the most refined connoisseurship, inspired by no shortage of imagination…

Nowadays, they specialize in very ‘British’ products such as fine teas and hot cocoa, plus exquisite tableware and Christmas gifts.

Since the early 1800s, the Wilkin family has been specializing in fruit cultivation within their property in Tiptree, Essex. It cultivates a wide range of traditional English fruits such as strawberries, plums, apples and cherries which it transforms into various dishes. The range includes jams, honey, sauces, spices, fresh fruit, tea, cakes, biscuits, gift boxes and even Christmas pudding.

For the holidays, Picard leaves room for magic with an assortment tinged with creativity, elegance and refinement. Lantern appetizers with sea food:  Salmon rolled with fresh cheese, green apple jelly, star sanded, Scallop tartare mandarin mousse, pickle vegetable a,nd Marinated shrimp, radish teriyaki sauce, cream of fennel. 130 g (6 pieces) €7.95.

Mini-mushrooms with chestnut, composed of a shortbread with cocoa and almonds, a vanilla-mascarpone mousse and topped with cream of chestnut sprinkled with coconut chips. They are served as mignardises at the end of the meal to prolong the magic of Christmas. €6.90 – 90 g (8 pieces).

Le Comté
The aperitif, a special moment at noon or in the evening. Le Comté has an affectionate for this particular moment, in the transition between activity and meal. The conviviality is always there, shared pleasure that opens the appetite. There are several flavours to discover, and it is a cheese that will revive all generations.