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Christmas Deluxe at Covent Garden

Not a recipe today, I’m afraid, I have been cooking but it’s all been rough and ready, so I’ll spare you the attempts :-) Things have been busy since my return from Ireland, and with the festive season kicking in, they’re only getting busier! I do miss my culinary attempts and am craving a few hours in the kitchen.

For now, the lovely people at Covent Garden Market have been in touch with details of their 12 days of Christmas Luxury Food Market. For those of you that enjoyed the one that they had in August as I did, it looks a treat. There will also be other things afoot, like bespoke gift wrapping and storytelling. I thought that I’d share so that you can get it in your diaries.

12 Days of Christmas Luxury Food Market

The Luxury Christmas Night Market will run for 12 days from 12th until 23rd December. The Market will showcase luxury Christmas festive goodies from the UK’s finest food purveyors and producers, all specially hand-picked for the occasion. Foodies will be able to buy and taste five-bird roasts, plum and figgy puddings, exquisite mince pies, mouth-watering chocolates, organic seasonal vegetables and fruits, smoked fish, oysters, Stilton from Neal’s Yard Dairy, the best pork and cranberry pies from Ginger Pig and piping hot spiced cider.




Parsons Nose – Festive three- and four-bird roasts made-to-order. Various cured hams. Homemade hand-raised individual hot water crust pies including pork and mature stilton

Farmer Sharp – Learn how to truss and prepare your Christmas bird with demonstrations from Farmer Sharp. Rare and unusual birds and game including pheasants, French hens and geese from the Lake District


Richard Vines – Native venison and beef, raised on the meadows and moorlands of Devon, all meat slow-grown to maturity

Northfield Farm – Quality rare breed beef, lamb and pork from the Rutland Leicestershire border


Wright Brothers – Fresh Salmon, plus bespoke seafood hampers delivered to your door

McManus Brothers – Hand-dived scallops and oysters. The perfect accompaniment for Christmas champers

Orkney Rose – Stunning Orkney Isle smoked salmon and caviar


La Fromagerie – Speciality farmhouse cheeses sourced from artisan producers all over the continent plus homemade seasonal preserves and chutneys

Neal’s Yard Dairy – Showcasing the best of British cheeses with special Stilton tastings alongside a glass of port


The Olive Bar – Delectable olives and luxurious treats

Prelibato – This season’s most luxurious fresh white truffle plus the very best foodie gifts from Italy including pannetones and beautifully-wrapped preserves


Battersea Pie Station – Perfect festive fare for Boxing Day! Christmas pie, game pie, fois gras pie, fresh brandy butter and crème Anglais

The Gourmet Candy Company – Festive candy canes, traditional chocolate coins and seriously delicious Turkish delight


Ash Green Organics – Market-fresh vegetables from brussel sprouts to roasted chestnuts and the best roasting potatoes


Violet – Scrumptious Christmas puddings, figgy puddings, jewelled cup cakes and top-notch gingerbread men

Nutmeg Frog – Outstanding baked shortbread, mince pies, specialist tea gift boxes and original cake decorating kits for children


La Maison Du Chocolat – Famous chocolatier specialising in luxurious chocolate with a focus on natural flavourings

Choc Star – Warm your hands around a rich, thick cup of steaming hot chocolate and other delicious chocolate treats


Born & Bread – Award-winning bakery showcasing original Christmas breads


Bedales – Bring a little sparkle to Christmas with some of the finest wines and Champagnes

New Forest Cider – Traditional hot spiced cider from the New Forest

Further details are available at http://www.christmas-deluxe.com.



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  1. Thanks for the reminder about this, Niamh – I love browsing in markets at any time, but especially at Christmas I’ll be guaranteed to buy some goodies. Hope things quieten down for you soon so that we can get some more culinary inspiration from you!

  2. Hi Annemarie! There’s a few this year to check out too.

    It’s been a busy few months, I am intending a very slow January & February with lots of healthy cooking. You’ve been cooking lots of nice things, some of which I plan to try – esp. the chestnut soup :-)

  3. This sounds marvellous – but my calendar is so packed in the run-up to Christmas! Maybe if I get stuff done this weekend I will have some time to attend…

  4. Mine too and there are so many food markets this xmas! I popped over on Saturday and took some pics. I hope to blog it eventually!

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