It's day twenty-three of the FOOD&WINE advent calendar and we have yet another wonderful prize up for grabs!
We know it has been an extremely long and challenging year, but luckily, the festive season is approaching, which means the FOOD&WINE advent calendar is back again. This month, we have heaps of prizes to give away (more on that, here) but today we're giving one lucky FOOD&WINE reader the chance to win a luxurious Christmas hamper from Farmgate Café in Cork.
Keep scrolling to find out how you can win this magnificent prize!
Christmas cooking, made easy
Christmas dinner just wouldn't be Christmas dinner without all the extras.
In our opinion, they’re even better than the main attraction - whether that’s a turkey or a vegetarian Christmas Wellington. Think a zingy cranberry sauce, cranberry and pistachio fudge, homemade Jameson whiskey ham glaze, fennel and apple chutney to accompany the cheese board and of course a hot cup of coffee to start the day with. But unless you've been cooking since December 1, chances are your feast won't be quite as elaborate as that or at least, that was the case before Farmgate Café launched their Christmas hampers.
Farmgate Café, which last year celebrated 25 years at the English Market in Cork, has been mastering the food and hospitality for decades. First mother Kay, now daughter Rebecca have provided local, consistent, restrained, sustainable and personal authentic Irish food and service for those 26 years.
Over this time, Kay and Rebecca have perfected those little extra and delicious touches to make any Christmas feast just that bit better. This year they are sharing just some of these goodies in the new Farmgate Café Christmas hampers. With two sizes to choose from and delivery nationwide for €10, the Farmgate Café Christmas hamper makes a perfect gift idea or an excellent addition to your own festive larder.
The small hamper is €60 and includes a Farmgate Café plum pudding, a jar of zingy house cranberry sauce, a jar of Farmgate mincemeat, Farmgate cranberry and pistachio fudge, a tub of homemade Jameson whiskey ham glaze and sea salt and thyme oat biscuits – made in the Farmgate kitchen using Macroom oats. While the large hamper is €100 and has tasty additions such as homemade fennel and apple chutney, house pickles, dill and mustard dressing, spiced turkey brine mix and Stone Valley Coffee – perfect to begin with on Christmas morning. Champagne and dessert wines can be added into either hamper as a boozy extra.
For more information or to book a hamper visit farmgatecork.ie or phone + 353 21 427 8134
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T&Cs apply. Entrants must be 18 years or older. This prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferrable. Editor's decision is final. Winner will be contacted by email and if they do not respond within a day, a new winner will be selected. Open to residents in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. One entry per person. Competition closes Saturday, December 26.
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