Food is one of the most common topics you can bond with someone over. Talking to a coworker about the juicy steak you had last night at a nearby restaurant will have you and that coworker become friends over a meal in no time. Not only does everyone have to eat, but most people also love to eat and try new foods from different locations and areas from around the world.
Not everyone is a foodie and can tell the difference between two great-tasting steaks, but everyone enjoys a meal that looks, smells, and tastes amazing. Gourmet foods in particular are among the most sought-after foods as they are the tastiest and sometimes rare to find. If you happen to have a friend who is a foodie, below are some gourmet foods that are perfect for gifting.
Caviar is considered a delicacy in the majority of the world. It is roe, or small fish eggs, coming from one of the most expensive fish in the world called the Beluga Sturgeon. Caviar is generally eaten as a garnish or a spread on something rather than a meal.
The Sturgeon is extremely rare and is endangered, therefore finding roe from this type of fish is a great gift for someone who enjoys caviar. There is of course caviar that comes from other fish such as salmon, steelhead, whitefish, and trout. You can purchase jars of caviar, wrap them, and gift them to whomever.
Lobster is also among the most expensive meals you can eat. Eating lobster for dinner in a restaurant is a lovely gift given its delicious and meaty taste. Lobsters are part of the Crustacea family which include crabs, crayfish, shrimp, and krill. They are all difficult to find, especially that farming them takes a long time. They grow slowly and eat a lot and unfortunately can get diseases that are extremely contagious and can harm other species as well as humans.
For a cheese lover, Gruyere should be among the top types of cheese for them. Many cheese-lovers enjoy gruyere as it has a taste that is quite unique from other types of cheese. Eating it on its own fills up your senses and fills you up more than most meals will. Although it can easily be found in supermarkets, it can still cost a small fortune especially if you want to purchase a large quantity for your friend.
Beef or Meat chops are a piece or ‘chop’ of meat that is cut perpendicular to the spine and usually contains a rib and is served as individual portions. Not all beef chops are considered gourmet, but some locations make them extremely precise and include little to no bone whatsoever making them more delicious.
The food experts at ManlyManCo.com state that these can be a great gift for a man especially if they love meat and are not into cheese nor fish. There are also Beef Jerky flowers that not only taste amazing but look really cool as well.
Veal, which is the meat of a small cow, or calf, is surprisingly among the most expensive and delicious types of meat out there. It comes from the fact that it is rarer to find calves being butchered for meat as many farmers would rather they age and give them both milk and meat. Veal usually comes from young males though, but either gender is almost equally as expensive.
Escargot, which is French for snails, are usually prepared with garlic and parsley. As a meal, they are difficult to make therefore are considered a delicacy in France and in many other nations. Not everyone enjoys escargots, but they still remain a gourmet food that is mouthwatering for those who do happen to like them. Many restaurants offer escargots, but you will need to look around for ones that make them rich in flavor.
Gifting food to someone is something that is considered very thoughtful and gracious. Since it is rare to find someone who does not have a favorite type of food or likes any type of gourmet food, taking them out for dinner or presenting the food for them is a really special gift.
Knowing what the person you want to gift likes is enough to love the present given that they may have mentioned their favorite food in passing so the thought and you remembering really matters. It can sometimes be gifted to your boss as well given that they are seen as delicacies and will appreciate them nonetheless.