Christmas 2016 at Cundall & Garcia
Cundall & Garcia is packed full of traditional, nostalgic and delicious things for Christmas. Below is a selection of our fresh goods which will be available in the shop and to order this year.
Our Provisions page has details of some of the packaged items on our shelves. There are also plenty more seasonal products, so nothing beats popping in. We hope to see you soon and wish you a very happy and hearty Christmas!
Christmas & New Year opening times:
Christmas Eve - open until 3pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Tuesday 27th December - closed
Wednesday 28th to Saturday 31st December - open 10-4pm
Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd January - closed
Tuesday 3rd Junuary - open as usual from 10am
Home-made and often in the shop still warm from the oven. Rich and spicy, generously filled and with a buttery shortcrust pastry, Cundall & Garcia mince pies, made by Paulo, are just the thing to pass round at Christmas. Grab one to go for £1.60 or a dozen for £18.00. We're happy to take larger orders for parties.
British Farm Cheeses
There will be a selection of British farmhouse cheeses available from the chiller, including stilton, mature cheddar and Cornish brie.
Alderton Ham Made on a small scale by a family in Nottinghamshire with fresh English legs of ham, steamed and baked on the bone with an old fashioned marmalade glaze. No water or colouring is added and the hams arrive ready to carve. Ideal for special occasions. We can't praise it highly enough.
Half ham on the bone - min 2.75kg - serves 15 - £49.95
Half ham off the bone - min 2kg - serves 15 - £52.50
Whole ham on the bone - min 5.5kg - serves 20-25 - £89.95
Honey Roast Ham For five generations family firm Bearfields of London have been producing premium hams. We use their excellent honey-roast ham in our sandwiches and love its balanced, sweet flavour and excellent texture.
Sliced per 100g - £2.20
Half ham off the bone - min 2.5kg - serves 15-20 - £40.00
Whole ham off the bone - min 5kg - serves 20-25 - £60.00
Pies & Parfaits
Festive Game Pie This is a delicious pie for a family buffet or special occasion. Boxing Day would be perfect. A combination of pheasant, pork, pigeon, chicken liver, prunes, cinnamon, ginger and Armagnac. Pretty too, with a festive topping of bright red cranberries.
500g - serves 2-4 - £13.95
1.5kg Celebration - Serves 10-12 - £48.95
Mrs King's Melton Mowbray Pork Pies The recipe dates back to 1853. Delicious then and delicious now, these classic Melton Mowbray pork pies are made from the finest cuts of British pork. They have a rich golden pastry with a characteristic belly shape. Inside succulent coarse-cut uncured pork with a peppery aftertaste is surrounded by a soft jelly stock.
320g - serves 1-2 - £5.50
500g - serves 3-4 - £7.95
Pork & Stilton Pie 320g - serves 1-2 - £5.50
Chicken Liver and Brandy Parfait Smooth, rich and melt-in-the-mouth this pate is perfect served with crisp toast, crispbread or oatcakes.
225g jar - serves 3-5 - £8.95
Smoked Salmon & fish
Smoked Salmon - London Cure We use this delicious salmon in our sandwiches. Harry Forman, H Forman's founder, devised the 'London Cure' to show off the quality of his salmon rather than cloud it in smoke. Low in salt and generously sliced, this is delicate and softly smoky.
Hand sliced - 200g serves 3-4 - £12.50
Hand-sliced - 400g serves 6-8 - £23.50
Hand-sliced side - 900g serves 10-12 - £47.95
Wild Smoked Salmon Wild salmon has extra flavour because it has a natural diet and swims freely in the open ocean before returning to its native river. The flavour is gamey and the texture creamy with a melt in the mouth flavour enhanced by just a hint of pure oak smoke. This is a rare treat.
Hand sliced - 100g serves 1-2 - £17.95
Hand sliced - 200g serves 3-4 - £34.95
Hand sliced - 400g serves 6-8 - £67.50
Hand sliced side - 900g serves 10-12 - £134.95
Potted Shrimps Gold medal winners at the Great Taste Awards, these are plump, sweet and encased in clarified butter infused with lemon balm and spring onion. A fantastic starter. Serve at room temperature so the butter melts into your toast. The 225g pot is presented in a reusable Kilner jar.
70g pot serves 1 - £5.50
225g jar serves 3-5 - £12.95
Potted Lobster An award-winning Forman's classic. The best cooked meat is selected and potted with lobster-infused clarified butter in a re-usable Kilner jar. Heavenly with bread or toast. An impressive starter for a dinner party.
225g jar serves 3-5 - £19.95
Homemade Fish Cakes Packed with proper chunks of fresh fish with subtle seasoning. One is a filling meal and they come two to a pack. A simple, satisfying supper for a night off during the festive week. Fry in butter (with a drop of oil to prevent it burning) for 2-3 minutes each side.
Lobster & Salmon Fishcakes 2 x 150g - £8.95
Classic Smoked Haddock Fishcakes 2 x 150g - £5.95
Thai Crab Fishcakes 2 x 150g - £6.95
Hot-smoked Salmon Fishcakes 2 x 150g - £7.50
Taster pack - All 5 varieties, 2 of each flavour - £28.50
Wild Scottish Salmon Pate This sensational pate is made with top grade wild Scottish salmon. The resulting pate is a rich treat, ideal for a dinner party starter with Melba toast. Presented in a re-usable Kilner jar.
225g jar Serves 3-5 £8.95
Smoked Farmed Salmon Pate Made with superior grade smoked Scottish salmon this versatile pate is perfect for canapes. Glorious on toast, crusty bread, sourdough or just scoop it straight from the tub. Presented in a re-usable Kilner jar.
225g jar Serves 3-5 £4.95
Brandy Butter This rich sauce, made with unsalted butter and good cognac, would be the perfect accompaniment to one of our Tiptree Christmas Puddings. Presented in a reusable kilner jar.
225g jar serves 6-8 - £6.50
Please order the following items by Thursday 15th December: Alderton Ham, Honey-roast Ham and Festive Game Pie.
All other items can be ordered with 24 hours notice or more - up to 23rd December. We are open for collection of orders up to and including Christmas Eve.
We will have mince pies from early December (and to order at any time).
Please telephone 020 7247 2487, email or drop in to place your order.
Baskets can be made up in the shop - just select the size of basket and the items you would like and we will pack it for you while you wait. If we can't make it up immediately we will ask you to pop back to collect. If you are thinking of a large order, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Sorry, we are unable to deliver (unless you live round the corner - in which case invite us in for a glass of sherry).
Prices include VAT and are subject to change. Items are subject to availability and may vary slightly to images shown.
This Christmas we are offering a selection of lined open baskets to fill with goodies from the shop.
The baskets are sturdy and will provide good storage long after their contents have been consumed.
Once you've selected your items (which really must include a sugar mouse) we can supply wood straw and pack and cover them in clear cellophane for you, whilst you wait.
Remember, as well as items from the shelves you can also select fresh goods to be added to your basket - a cut of one of our farmhouse cheeses or H Forman's smoked salmon perhaps?
Perfect for Christmas
Hand-made Christmas stockings
Made by Aiko Hirayama using natural, recycled materials, these charming Christmas stockings are perfect for a selection of gifts from the shop. They are lined, sturdy enough for use year after year.
Mulled Wine Spices
We use Old Hamlet Spice & Wine Co. sachets to make a deliciously spicy hot mulled wine. The contents of this bag smells and tastes just like Christmas.
It takes only approx. 5 mins to make.
1 bottle full-bodied red wine, ginger wine or grape juice
1 sachet mulled wine spices
2 tablespoons castor sugar
Pour one bottle of your preferred red wine (or other drink) into a saucepan, add sugar and one sachet of Old Hamlet mulled wine spices and heat gently for a delicious and potent mulled wine. Do not boil the wine as it will evaporate the alcohol. For special occasions add a dash of brandy and sliced fruit; oranges and lemons are perfect. www.oldhamletwineandspice.co.uk
This medium dry floral Mead is made with Shropshire Ling Heather honey by the London Honey Company.
One of the oldest (some say the oldest) fermented drinks, English Mead is a unique and special drink, made from honey and traditionally given to a newly married couple for them to drink at their wedding and for a month afterwards - hence the word 'honeymoon'.
In warmer weather it is lovely over ice and in winter mulled with spices or orange and ginger. It goes well with strong Cheddar cheese and is a great accompaniment to desserts. Try adding two-thirds tonic and a squeeze of fresh lime for a cocktail. www.thelondonhoneycompany.co.uk
Georgie Porgie's Puddings
Georgie Porgie's Puddings, from Budleigh Salterton in Devon, make lovely hand-made puddings - traditionally wrapped in muslin.
Each pudding is created from a closely guarded recipe. Using only the finest local ingredients Georgie's puddings are of the highest quality and have a delightful "melt in the mouth" texture. Their puddings have even won favour with the Queen and the Prince of Wales no less. www.georgieporgiespuddings.co.uk
Hazer Baba Turkish Delight
'Lokum', the Turkish word for Turkish Delight, comes from the Arabic name rahat al-hulqum meaning "comfort of the throat".
Invented by an Ottoman villager, this delicious sweet was first sold in a confectionery shop in late 18th century. Shortly after it was introduced to Europe becoming a delicacy for the aristocracy. Indeed, it became common practice among the upper-classes to exchange lokum pieces wrapped in silk handkerchiefs. Now you don't need a silk hankerchief as it comes in a handy box. www.hazerbaba.com.tr
Tiptree Christmas puddings
Tiptree has been growing fruit and making preserves and puddings since 1885 in Essex.
These are considered some of the best puddings you can buy, full of succulent fruit, tawny marmalade and laced with French brandy. Each pudding is hand-filled in an earthenware bowl, wrapped in a linen cloth, ready for steaming.
For the final flourish, gently heat some brandy in a small pan, pour over the pudding and light just before serving. Traditionally served with Brandy Butter, these puddings can also be served cold the next day. www.tiptree.com
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