When I discovered The Imperial Hamper from Fortnum and Mason, London
for 5000 pounds I just could not believe my eyes. It truly is a feast
both visually and gastronomically beyond all imagining. I have had so
much pleasure gazing longingly at the contents in all their glory….the
best that money could buy !! I really did have to share this as it is
certainly a case of having to see it to believe it. I am fascinated to
know who may have ordered one and more importantly, who might be the
extremely lucky recipient.
Fortnums describes the hamper as follows:
To create this outstanding hamper, we have left no stone unturned in our search for the world’s finest food and wine.
From the first sip of Cristal to the last morsel of truffle-scented
Brie, this exceptional selection of luxuries delivers on both quantity
and quality. Lift the lid to find, among many other things, Darjeeling’s
finest tea, a whole side of wild Scottish smoked salmon, white truffle
oil, Beluga caviar, Foie Gras with Truffles, Fortnum’s Cognac Butter,
our incomparable Magnifici Florentines, an amphora of Orange Marmalade
with Champagne, an enormous box of chocolates, a magnum each of Cristal
2002 and Dom Ruinart 1993 and a bottle of Dalmore 32-year-old whisky. As
if that weren’t enough, this year we’ve included our new Jubilee Queen
Elizabeth Christmas Pudding, which takes our King George Pudding as its
base and adds macadamia nuts, port and double cream and a crown of glacé
fruits, painted with gold leaf. Presented in a hamper made of English
willow, this is a five-star feast that will linger in one’s memory for
quite a long time.
Available for UK delivery only.