The Holiday Dinner Party Surviving Guide

December 11, 2013

The holidays is not so much about gifts to me but more about A LOT of dinner parties with friends and family. It can get old to always bring the same items so here are a few fun suggestions to impress your host.


I attend La Grande Dégustation yearly to taste wines from all over the world and order them through the vendors at the event just in time for the holidays!

I also make it a mission to remember about the ones that are available at the SAQ. Here are my two favorites:

The affordable: Clos du Bois Merlot 2010 - $18.45


The big occasion: Château Montus Cuvée Prestige 2002 - $50.25



Au Pied de Cochon sells great products for dinner parties including the meat pie found at its famous sugarshack either for pick up or delivery. I highly recommend to pick it up yourself to go and get amazing chocolates next door at Les Chocolats de Chloé.



Cool&Simple is a frozen products chain with 3 stores in Montreal. They specialize in gourmet items that can be unfrozen and served when receving guests.

They happen to be selling quite a few items from Fauchon (seriously, who doesn’t love Fauchon!?) including their christmas log. I love the chocolate praline flavor, it’s delicious and only $19.95.


That’s all for 2013! Any other items that should have made it to the list?

Happy holidays everyone!

Written by Sofia Shendi who lives and works in Montreal, as the CTO of Tastet. Join me on Twitter

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