If you are like me, then you start thinking about holiday gift giving (and card writing) before Thanksgiving and then poof! It’s like mid-December and you go, what the heck just happened? Oh right, eating and partygoing and working got in the way … it never fails.Â So, what’s a gal or guy to do who, in a panic, knows that there are a few on the list who either fall into the category of the someone who has everything or just a challenge for whom to buy?
We at the Punch are receiving daily suggestions from vendors, designers and retailers, and one such idea comes from our friends at the Blue Duck Tavern.
Blue Duck Tavern is introducing two holiday gift baskets featuring items found on the award-winning restaurantâ€™s menu.Â The collection of gourmet goodies, selected by Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault is sure to top the wish list of every home chef and food lover, priced at $75 and $125 each.Â Â The gift baskets are available December 10 â€“ 24, 2012 and can be purchased by calling +202 419 6755 with at least 24 hours advance notice required.
The $75 gift basket includes a box of Zoeâ€™s Chocolate Companyâ€™s handmade confections, a bottle of BLis Bourbon Barrel Matured Maple Syrup,Blue Duck Tavern pumpkin seed brittle brownie, chefâ€™s selectionÂ of artisan cheese, housemade pate, loose tea from Park Hyatt Washingtonâ€™s Tea Cellar, Toigo Farms bourbon marinated peaches, and Â a bottle of McCutcheonâ€™s non-alcoholic sparkling cider.
Gourmands will enjoy the large size gift basket for $125, which includes a box of Zoeâ€™s Chocolate Companyâ€™s handmade confections, a bottle of BLis Bourbon Barrel Matured Maple Syrup, Blue Duck Tavern pumpkin seed brittle brownies, chefâ€™s selection of two packages of artisan cheese, Â housemade pate, loose tea from Park Hyatt Washingtonâ€™s Tea Cellar, Toigo Farms bourbon marinated peaches, a bottle of McCutcheonâ€™s non-alcoholic sparkling cider,Â as well as a $50 gift card to enjoy at Blue Duck Tavern.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.