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12 Yuletide Treats

12 Yuletide Treats

Wednesday 23 December 2020

Brambles is a thriving family business headed up by Ciaran and Maeve Reid, who have 18 cafes and in-store pantries, not to mention a brilliant catering service as well. Not only do they have a wide selection of well-priced hampers, they will also supply your Christmas Dinner At Home. Their cooked butter-basted free-range turkeys (€110/€120) come in two sizes, 14lb/16lb, with a choice stuffings, including a gluten-free option. Baked hams are €80, while veg and trimmings are €35 - or you can have the full Christmas Package, which includes home-made Christmas pudding, and serves 14-18 people, at €300. This can be customised to suit different family sizes. Collection and delivery options.

The Italians do Christmas very well, and none better than Dunne & Crescenzi, which offers two excellent hampers, reasonably priced at €50 and €100. Both contain the Italian Panettone Christmas cake; Garofalo pasta; a bottle each of Rosso di Toscana and Bianco di Toscana; plus other tasty things like tapenade, biscotti, etc. You can create your own hamper too. They are also running a massive 60pc-off Italian wine sale throughout Christmas. Collection or delivery within Dublin is €10. Countrywide delivery is available with An Post rates.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent