Are you thinking about enhancing your Christmas dinner offerings with a few gourmet ingredients, but aren’t quite sure what to buy? If you’re not in the habit of shopping at gourmet supermarkets, navigating aisles of designer and imported food can be daunting, especially if you do not have a list. Fortunately, if you plan ahead, you can get in and out of gourmet supermarkets in a few minutes, stay within your gourmet budget and get everything thing you need to make a memorable, Christmas spread.
Assorted imported cheeses
Assorted imported crackers
Organic fresh fruit such as grapes
Handmade marshmallows (to top sweet potato casserole)
Fresh Shitake mushrooms (for gravy and stuffing)
Gourmet premade cranberry sauce (from the prepared foods department)
Dessert Selection Enhancements
Imported Swiss chocolates
Bakery-made holiday cookies
Selection of sugar-dipped nuts
Gourmet ice cream (to complement homemade pies)
Gourmet food stores are famous for exotic wine selections. When shopping for wine at a gourmet supermarket, the first thing you should do is ask for help. Such supermarkets employ staff dedicated to ordering wine, which requires product knowledge. During the Christmas rush, store wine specialists usually make themselves available to customers in need of recommendations.
Organic fruit juices
Sparkling water and organic fruit juice can be blended to make a festive, nonalcoholic Christmas punch.