Gift Experiences at Galvin
Christmas is coming and with it the fun, merriment, laughter and of course giving and receiving of gifts. Exchanging tokens of affection and esteem is never done on a larger scale in the Western tradition and, depending on the size of your family and friendship group, can provide a range of dining experiences
. With each individual it can be a wonderful opportunity to showcase your knowledge of the person in question – the esteem you hold them in that informs your choice plain for all to see and guides your hand to only the most insightful knick-knack or experience. Conversely, it can be an absolute nightmare as you hunt wildly for something to suit the taste of someone who has everything they need and displays, to you at least, no practical interests which you can address – ok, so they are big walkers but can you really get them a pair of boots…? Over the years we have seen all sorts of gifts and created quite a few of our own – from hampers and champers to the extensive range of restaurant gift vouchers which grows as our group of eateries does. The physical gifts – tableware, books, comestibles -work well when the need for something to unwrap on the day is paramount or when the receiver lives quite some way from one of our locations. But, and this betrays a little selfishness on our part, we prefer it when those who are either London-based or within an easy distance opt for the gift voucher – it gives us the chance to play host and, in a minor way, give the gift ourselves.
Restaurant Gift Vouchers
It’s with this in mind that our range of restaurant gift vouchers
represents the best of what we do so here’s a swift run-down of some of our favourite ways to treat your loved ones. To begin, how about a meal with something to remember it by? For £100 we offer a meal at Bistrot de Luxe of the recipient’s choosing and, once the table is cleared, the coffee drunk and the taxi is on its way, a signed copy of Chris and Jeff’s renowned cook book is presented to the diner. Most restaurant gift vouchers don’t last a lifetime… Looking for something a little more casual for a good acquaintance? For £10 we can give you a voucher for a Galvin Dog Deluxe & pint of fresh, unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell at Galvin HOP – just the ticket for a workmate Secret Santa. If it’s something a little grander for the genuine foodie in your world, there is the Menu Gourmand at La Chapelle – seven courses of seasonal cuisine which stands as the sort of restaurant gift voucher which should hopefully light up the face of whoever receives it. If you’re not in London but still want to give the gift oa restaurant experience we have a couple more options too – the Menu Gourmand at Galvin Pompadour in Edinburgh is another 7-course seasonal masterwork which offers time to reflect on the nature of food and friendship. We have many more to offer as well but one thought to leave you with – since our recent creation of Galvin at the Centurion golf club a whole new world of giving has opened up to us. A members-only links of surpassing quality, Centurion was a natural choice for us to partner with and we have a restaurant gift voucher available which bypasses the otherwise ironclad membership rules and allows recipients to a lesson with a resident professional but also a round on the course itself – something which to this point has been completely closed to those who haven’t been proposed and pay their dues. Whatever you choose to get your friends and loved ones this Christmas, we know it will be perfect. If it’s something we can help with then all you have to do is ask…