15 Gourmet Food Experiences You Can’t Say No To
Over the years, gifting options have come a long way. Ever thought about gifting gourmet food experiences? Firstly, let’s start with what is a food experience?
Experiences are a great way to bring the joy of good food to life. But gourmet food experiences are not just about the food.
The people, the environment/ambience, the pleasant memories, the rich culture with a delectable meal is what gourmet food experiences are all about.
Gourmet food experiences as gifts are a great way to introduce diverse culinary choices among your family and friends.
Moreover, you can celebrate every special occasion with your friends and family members. Treat them to high-quality gourmet meals and beverages and a well-crafted culinary experience.
Let’s get straight into it then. Here are 15 Gourmet Food Experiences that you can gift your friends and family.
1. Luxury Dining Experience
Who does not like to be pampered? We all enjoy fancy evenings with our loved ones, right? Hence, gifting a memorable dining experience is one of the best ways to enjoy your time with your partner or loved ones.
Numerous luxury hotels are offering such luxury dining experiences. All you have to do is purchase a gift voucher depending on your preference and show up at the hotel. Everything else is taken care of by these hotels.
Furthermore, luxury dining restaurants aim to create an atmosphere that exudes elegance and exclusivity. Hence, the next time you are unsure of what to gift, gift a luxurious dining experience that will be worth the price.
Moreover, gifting luxurious gourmet food experiences will offer your friends and family a unique experience that they will cherish forever.
2. Bar/Pub Beverage Experience
Did you know that you could gift a fun bar/pub beverage experience? Yes, that’s right. There are several well-established and fancy bars in India that offer a complete beverage experience.
From delicious be-spoke cocktails to special gourmet mocktails, you must try the beverage experience at least once! Furthermore, this experience would be great with your drinking buddies or even with just your partner!
Also, certain bars offer budding mixologists to learn from the best. Experience the art of making exotic beverages and enjoy a few drinks yourself.
With a cozy bar/pub ambience and soothing music in the background, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. Also, don’t forget the delightful drinks in your hand.
3. Artisan Café/Bakery Food Experience
Have a sweet tooth or know someone who has? Do you enjoy exploring new desserts? Gift the experience of café/bakery to yourself and your loved ones.
There are multiple luxurious and small artisan bakery brands offering an ample variety of desserts and chocolates as gourmet food experiences. Moreover, gift this food experience during the weekend so that you and your loved ones can relax and enjoy the bakery comfort.
Above all, grab your favourite books and indulge in some delicious and comforting bakery goodies. Enjoy your bakery food experience.
4. Romantic Restaurant Experience
No prizes for guessing here! For all the couples out there, this has to be your choice. No matter your relationship stage, gifting tends to become boring and tiring every year. Hence, gift the experience of a romantic gourmet dinner to your partner.
Be it a candlelight dinner experience or multiple luxurious gourmet food experiences, enjoy a romantic evening with your partner.
5. Baking Class – Gourmet Cooking Experience
If you know someone in your life who loves to bake? Or would love to turn that passion into a hobby? This experience is perfect for you.
All over India, there are several gourmet baking classes available for all those who are interested. Furthermore, baking can be a calming activity. It is a great way to unwind/relax after a tiring week. Moreover, gifting this experience might even prove to be a stepping stone for someone with a passion for cooking.
6. Traditional Houseboat Gourmet Meal Experience
If you’re travelling across India and happen to visit Kerala, you must try this gourmet food experience. Traditionally houseboats in Kerala are called “kettuvallam”.
Kerala has multiple scenic lakes and canals across its landscape. Above all, these houseboats offer some of the best gourmet meals for people to experience. From exquisite local cuisines to exotic beverages, you must try this gourmet meal experience at least once in your life. Moreover, enjoy the meal on a houseboat that shows you the authentic beauty of Southern India.
7. Luxury Gourmet Chocolate Experience
Now, who doesn’t like chocolates, right? But gifting chocolate shouldn’t be boring. When people eat chocolates, they should have a memorable and delightful experience with every bite. Thus, we suggest gifting a luxury gourmet chocolate experience.
Several Indian artisan brands are offering some of the finest quality chocolate products in India. Instead of gifting regular chocolates, choose to gift a luxury gourmet chocolate experience. Moreover, introduce your family and friends to some unique chocolate selections.
8. Gourmet Cooking Experience
Ever wondered what it would be like to cook delicious local cuisines? This experience is for all those looking for an exciting cooking experience. In India, especially in cities such as Kerala, Goa, Kochi and even Pondicherry, you can gift these gourmet food experiences.
There are several cooking experiences available, from rich and flavourful Indian meals to delightful European variety. Indeed, a gourmet cooking food experience will make you learn many new things.
Moreover, the gourmet food experiences aim to introduce the finest quality foods along with some of the best wines for an unforgettable experience. Along with learning new gourmet cooking techniques, you will also understand the history of these traditional dishes.
9. Gourmet Subscription Box Food Experience
What if we told you that every month you could receive uniquely curated gourmet food boxes? Amazing right? These subscription food boxes are just that.
All you have to do is subscribe to a box of your choice; say tea subscription box or coffee subscription box or gourmet snacks subscription box and so on.
And depending on the subscription timeline, these food-filled delicious boxes of heaven will be delivered to you. Furthermore, we at Gustus Market India offer a wide range of specially curated subscriptions. From gourmet tea, coffee, cheese to chocolate subscription boxes. There is so much for you to look forward to.
10. Wine Experience
This one is for all you wine lovers out there. With the rise in gourmet food experiences as gifts, gifting a wine experience is a unique idea. Moreover, a wine experience offers a luxurious, tasteful and classy experience for the recipient. Wine Experience typically consists of multiple wine options for people to experience.
From fine quality white wines to exquisite red wines to exotic rose wines, gifting a wine experience is one of the best ways to offer something truly unique and exciting. A great way for you and your loved ones to be “Partners in Wine“. Check out these amazing wine cocktails that you can make at your home!
11. Anniversary Food Experience
This is another brilliant idea for couples to try. You might be thinking well; the anniversary food experience must be the same as a regular dining experience. Well, not exactly.
However, an anniversary food experience isn’t just about exciting gourmet food. It consists of a perfect romantic ambience along with luxurious gifts.
Your dinner experience will cover mouth-watering gourmet food, exotic beverages, flower decorations and a luxurious night. Moreover, you no longer have to worry about where to eat. You know as they say, “If two people love each other, nothing is impossible. Except deciding where to eat.”
12. Dine Under The Stars
If you love to travel or know someone who loves to travel, this experience is surely for you. We all have dreamt of having a special gourmet meal under the stars. Away from all the city noise and work stress. Just to enjoy the calm and peace and relish in the night.
Above all, Leh Ladakh is one of the best places to try this food experience. With the perfect setting, make it one memorable night with your loved ones.
13. Indian Sweet Food Experience
Indians love their sweets. Yes, they truly do. Moreover, during the festive season, there will be no shortage of sweets. Every state in India has its own distinct signature sweet dish. From rich flavoured Gajar ka Halwas to mouth-watering Jalebis to flavourful Rosogolla to Misti Doi and so much more.
You have to try these various Indian sweets and satisfy that sweet tooth craving of yours.
14. The Traditional Dhaba Experience
If you have travelled across India and not had a dhaba experience, you’re missing out big time. The traditional Indian Dhaba is unlike any other restaurant or café you might have been to.
Moreover, the real charm of these traditional Indian dhabas lies in the ambience and finger-licking traditional food. The dhaba food experiences will keep you wanting more. Also, the dhaba food experience is totally pocket-friendly.
Don’t miss out on finger-licking Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Tikka Masala, Paneer Butter Masala, Malai Lassi, Rumali Roti and much more.
Don’t drool, go experience.
15. Scrumptious ‘Thali’ Experience In India
Just like the traditional Dhaba experience, the ‘thali’ experience in India is not to be missed. A thali generally consists of 10-12 dishes. Yes. All your taste palates in one plate. Besides, a thali offers a wide variety of flavours such as sweet, salty, spicy, sour and more. Every state in India has its own thali.
We highly recommend you to start with the Rajasthani Thali, Bengali Thali, Punjabi Thali or a Marathi Thali. Moreover, the Thali gourmet food experiences are evolving with time. Restaurants have started to create their own thalis. Hence, you must try a thali experience in India.
Gustus Food Experiences
We at Gustus Market India believe that everything we do goes into everything you taste. We specialise in gifting gourmet artisanal food and beverage gift hampers. But soon we will be taking ‘gifting’ to another level. Gustus Market India will soon be offering a variety of Gourmet Food Experiences that you can gift your family and friends.
From gourmet cooking experiences to wine tasting to chocolate experiences. There is so much more for you to look forward to.
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One thing we can all agree on is that gifting can be tricky. Sometimes, the best gift isn’t wrapped in paper but rather hidden in unforgettable gourmet food experiences.
So, the next time you’re looking for an exciting, unique, and unforgettable gift idea? Gift an incredible food experience that they will remember for a long time.