Everyone loves a gift basket, right? Especially if there's wine and cheese involved. Though, like gift certificates, these may seem the easy way out in terms of shopping, sometimes it's the easiest AND the perfect thing to give. Provenance, one of our wine sponsors for this Thursday's party at CB2, is offering a wide selection of holiday baskets put together for various tastes.
We like putting together our own gift basket array sometimes, so these can serve either as done-for-you gifts or as idea starters. What sounds good: La Grande Dame ($250, above), which is "overflowing with small-production, cult wines & sparklers from around the world & high-end, luxury food items like Truffle Oil, Gourmet Sea Salts, Olive Oils & Vinegars, Marinades, Tapenades, Artisanally-made chocolates & cookies; Pastas & Sauces." Mmmm.
Showcase: Chicago! ($90)
Mustard & Beer ($80)
Paella Kit ($70 or $85)