What would the holidays be without festive culinary delights?
You can make this holiday season your merriest ever by sidestepping the aisles and ordering delicious, can’t-get-it-anywhere-else gourmet foods (including your holiday bird) online.
Established in 1995, Le Maitre D’ + Sommelier is now one of Canada’s premier brands and a leader in the online gourmet market in North America. Whether you’ve got a hankering for Colossal King Crab legs or fresh line-caught Ahi Tuna, LeMaitreD.com can make your craving come true. They have gorgeous hampers, exotic teas, sweets and gifts for gourmands, but it’s their wide-range of exotic offerings (lobster from the Iles de la Madeleine, organic Shetland cod and Icelandic lamb ribs) makes them truly unique.
Think of them as the gourmet shop of your dreams that just happens to ship across the country to your doorstep or the home of that friend with the discerning palate.
Here’s a look at what we’re dreaming of this holiday season:
Far and away Le Maitre D’s most popular gift. Each side of Forman’s is expertly hand-carved and ready to serve. Faithful to principles established in 1905 – the freshest salmon, a little salt, just the right amount of oak smoke makes H. Forman & Son’s Genuine Wild Smoked Scottish Salmon perfect for the true smoked salmon aficionado.
Exclusive to Le Maitre D. come The finest Japanese Kobe Beef from the spa ranches of Kagoshima. Tajima cows are massaged with essential oils and enjoy a daily “happy hour” with beer. This, plus the magical environment of a tropical island, produces the justifiably famous Wagyu flavour. So tender it melts in your mouth, Kagoshima Wagyu is the Bugatti of Beef, revered by Michelin Chefs and meat-lovers alike.
Sweet Icelandic Scampi are renowned for their delicate taste. Harvested from the coldest and cleanest Fjords in the world, they are perfection served split and stuffed with garlic butter and breadcrumbs. Don’t forget the Champagne.
Australian Kobe NY strip steak is a rare delicacy that strikes a perfect balance between high-fat rib-eye and leaner sirloin. All their Wagyu cattle are raised humanely and 100% antibiotic and hormone free. These New Yorks are Diamond grade with a BMS score of 8. Let Maitre D sources from Australian Tajima cows. Anthony Bourdain is a fan of these – less rich in taste, but with a more palatable price point.
The collar tenderloin is the most tender cut of pork, and this solomillo from Fermín is especially so. The flavour of Pata Negra is spectacular – a cross between dry aged roast beef and wild boar. The Ibérico pig is a descendant of the wild boar that once inhabited the Mediterranean forests. Feasting almost exclusively on fallen acorns and wild herbs, they deliver perfect tenderness, taste, and texture to make it the best pork in its class.
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