Sips, Cookbooks, And Superb Cold Cuts—5 Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Kind Of Foodie Mom
While our moms will love us no matter what, getting a Mother’s Day gift that is equal parts thoughtful and novel will definitely show her how much you care. We round up a quick list of five delicious ideas that will wow and delight mom, making gifting this weekend a lot more bearable and a lot more fun
1. For the lover of bubbly: Champagne Piper-Heidsieck
We’re bubbling over with excitement over this extra special Champagne. Mom is sure to love it, too, especially if she enjoys a good story along with a good bubbly. The great story behind one of the oldest Champagne houses, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck, starts with an encounter. A captivated suitor, Florens-Louis Heidsieck strove to elaborate a “wine that smiles” for a woman named Agathe Perthois. Lovestruck and driven by a taste for adventure, Heidsieck created a cuvée that was so fine, it was literally fit for a queen with Marie Antoinette being Champagne Piper-Heidsieck’s first brand ambassador back in 1785. Today, the Champagne house continues to bedazzle the world from Hapsburg princes to Chinese emperors, and then, Hollywood royalty. Mom will love Champagne Piper-Heidsieck’s signature cuvee: the round and vibrant Cuvée Brut, the Rosé Sauvage, a splendid cuvée that is structured and gastronomic, or the 100% Chardonnay Essentiel Blanc de Blancs.
Available at Premium Wine Exchange, G/F Alegria Alta Building, 2294 Chino Roces Extension, Makati City, www.pwxchange.com.ph
2. For the home entertainer: Maestro Cortador Filipino
Whether you are looking to buy a few packs of freshly carved jamón or you are looking for a master jamón carver for a party to be thrown, Maestro Cortador Filipino has what you need. The brainchild of brothers Michael and Mark López, Maestro Cortador Filipino carefully selects and expertly carves Jamón Ibérico from Jabugo or Guijuelo for parties, events, and caterings, ensuring that every morsel of the finest jamón can be savored and enjoyed. The brothers, who are the first Filipinos to earn the title of Maestro Cortador in Spain, now bring their MCF products and services to Manila. These services and products include carving services for events, jamón carving and vacuum packing, MCF Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (100% Ibérico, acorn-fed, bone-in Pata Negra), MCF Jamón Ibérico de Cebo (75% Ibérico, grain-fed, bone-in), and MCF Jamón Serrano Reserva (bone-in). Upon request and advance order, they can also bring in world famous 100% Ibérico acorn-fed (Bellota), bone-in pata negra from Cinco Jotas (5J).
For inquiries, contact Maestro Cortador Filipino at (0908) 939-0499 on Viber or email [email protected]. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram @MaestroCortadorFilipino.
3. For the avid baker: A Piece Of Cake
Whether mom is a home baker or a pro in the kitchen, a lover of the timeless or an advocate for the avant-garde, she will definitely enjoy A Piece Of Cake, a comprehensive dessert cookbook that features recipes both traditional and modern. Renowned pastry chefs Miko Aspiras and Aileen Anastacio have put forth a masterpiece that truly deserves a place in every kitchen. Within its pages, find 50 concepts with 2 executions each—100 reasons to get in the kitchen and whip up a delectable treat. On the book cover is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous dessert, two versions of the New York Cheesecake, a must-try once you get your hands on this book.
To order, visit the online store apieceofcakebook.com. For more dessert goodness by Chefs Miko Aspiras and Aileen Anastacio, follow them on @apieceofcakegoodness on Instagram.
4. For the sweet tooth: Café Macaron
This café at Raffles Makati is a veritable sugar-filled haven of cakes, pastries, and the hotel’s signature macarons. For Mother’s Day, the chefs of Café Macaron go all out with classic and freshly-baked goods customized just for mom—chocolate-dipped strawberries in high heels, Mom’s Day lollipops, a chocolate makeup kit and purse—available May 1 to 12. Specially created, tailor-made whole cakes with an edible photo of mom can also be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance.
Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati City (02) 795-1888
5. For the chic tea enthusiast: A TWG Tea-infused meal
If mom adores the finer things in life, she is sure to enjoy TWG Tea’s set menu for Mother’s Day. The delightful feast fit for the queen of your heart begins with Seared Halibut Fillet wrapped in a chive crepe with baby potatoes and shallot confit, served with a tartar sauce infused with Genmaicha. Then, take a bite into a delectable Squid and Scampi Pasta served with shimeji mushrooms, garlic, and parsley infused with Tokyo-Singapore Tea, paired with a warm cup of Geisha Blossom Tea, a vivacious blend of green tea and refreshing, ripe southern fruits or the French Earl Grey Tea, a fragrant black tea delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers. Cap off the meal with a beautiful heart-shaped gateau of honeycomb layered with strawberries and banana, coated with Silver Moon Tea infused white chocolate topped with dried roses. You can also pick up gifts from the French Earl Grey Tea Collection: fine tea, a tea-scented candle, a French teapot, or a Vogue teacup and saucer.
TWG Tea’s Mother’s Day Set Menu is priced at PhP1,250 for a starter, main course, tea, and dessert. Available from 5 to 26 May 2019 at all TWG Tea Salons in Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, and Central Square.