Saturday, October 19, 2013

Gift a Feast Review and Giveaway

When you picture the holiday season, what do you think of? I envision spending lots of time with family and friends, wonderful food and sweet treats, as well as warm conversation.  A major component of the holidays is food, as we all know.  It's essential to serve crowd-pleasing appetizers, dishes, and desserts to satisfy your guests.  If you're thinking of what appetizers to serve for Thanksgiving, why not let Gift a Feast help?



Gift a Feast carefully curates handcrafted tasty treats from the San Francisco bay area's thriving food scene into gift sets.  These gift sets are beautifully wrapped and accompanied by a handwritten note.  You can choose from several collections such as sweets, savories, and holidays.  The sweets is a must for any chocolate or toffee lover.  The savories features delicious appetizers that will make your taste buds sing. How does various tapenades, cheeses, and breads sound? That's just the beginning!  The holidays collection include lots of gift options such as jams and teas for friends, family, and clients.  Don't worry about taking a trip to San Francisco this year, let San Francisco come to you. 

I'm a foodie at heart and love to try new things, especially from local areas.  I was fortunate enough to receive A Feast of Appetizers. This package is chock full of so many fantastic treats, I didn't know where to start first.  At the time of receiving this, I was not having any company over who would be helping me sample the treats.  I was so glad because I did not want to share!



The contents feature:
  • Fra'Mani Salame Piemontese
  • Fra'Mani Salame Calabrese
  • Central Coast Creamery Seascape
  • Good Faith Farm Raw Lucques Olives - Lemon and Rosemary
  • Rustic Bakery Olive Oil and Sel Gris Flat Bread
  • Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins
  • Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble
  • June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel
  • As you can see, I certainly hit the food jackpot! I'm a lover of cheese and bread, so it's only natural that I chose to sample the olive oil flatbread paired with the savory cheese coins first.  Cheese and bread are a classic combination and should never be separated.  The coins are savory cookies made with aged gruyere, artisan cheddar, and reggiano parmesan.  They are made with enough butter and flour to keep them fabulously crumbly.  You can't use these coins as real currency, but they fare as currency to pay the toll to enter my stomach!

  • I toasted the flatbread to start as I feel that the heat really brings out the flavor of the bread.  I took a bite of the wonderfully warm bread and was hit with a tidal wave of flavor.  I could taste the hint of olive oil along with other herbs.  The rustic element was certainly on par and my taste buds loved every minute of it.  I tried the cheese coins next and fell in love.  I had no idea how I was living life without knowing that these lovelies existed.  These perfectly cheesy round pieces of heaven were beyond delicious.  They are crumbly, soft, and just everything you could want.  The cheese flavor was very prominent and I liked how each note of the various cheeses were recognizable.  This is a wonderful snack that would pair marvelously with a glass of wine.
    Since I just received the goodies recently, I haven't had a chance to try everything.  The last item that I've tried so far was the toffee.  This delicious homemade toffee was awesome.  It was sweet and rich and had a crunch that was irresistible.  I found myself enjoying more than I should.  When it comes to my love of sweets, it seems to know no bounds. 
    I look forward to trying the rest of the items very soon.  I plan on using the Calabrese and Piemontese on the rest of the flatbread.  That could even be my snack later today.  I'm sure it will be beyond tasty.
    If you're looking to wow your guests this Thanksgiving, why not delight them with appetizers from Gift a Feast? Their stomachs will thank you in return.

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    102 comments:

    1. I want to try the cheese coins!

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    2. I'd like to try the Fra'Mani Salame Calabrese!

      skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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    3. I love cheese too so it would have to be the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins

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    4. I think i would like to try the cheese coins.

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    5. I would love to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins!
      Erika W.

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    6. Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble - it looks good

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    7. I would like to try the Fra'Mani Salame Piemontese.

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    8. Please tell me what you'd like to try most from the appetizer list. This is a mandatory entry.

      ill say olives

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    9. Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins
      jan

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    10. I want to try the Rustic Bakery Olive Oil and Sel Gris Flat Bread. I can make a meal out of olive oil, bread, cheese and olives. Yum!!!

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    11. I'd love to try the savory cheese coins! All of these items look nice!

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    12. I would like to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins.

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    13. I'd most like to try the Good Faith Farm Raw Lucques Olives - Lemon and Rosemary

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    14. I'd definitely most like to try the Fra'Mani Salame Calabrese! yum!

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    15. I'd like to try the Central Coast Creamery Seascape.

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    16. i want to try the cheese! we love cheese :)

      Clarissa S

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    17. I would like to try the Candied Meyer Lemon Peel.

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    18. I would like to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins

      abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    19. GFC id: abfantom fantom

      abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    20. I would most like to try the Central Coast Creamery Seascape.

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    21. I'd like to try the June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel, sounds inviting.

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    22. Fra’Mani’s gourmet salames of Italian

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    23. June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel

      (These caught my eye)

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    24. I would love to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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    25. I want to try the olives.
      prettishi at yahoo dot com

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    26. I want to try the Fra'Mani Salame Calabrese

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    27. I'd like to try the Cheese Coins.

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    28. Rustic Bakery Olive Oil and Sel Gris Flat Bread

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    29. The Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble sounds yummo.
      dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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    30. Rustic Bakery Olive Oil and Sel Gris Flat Bread

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    31. Wow, these sound so good it's hard to choose. I'd probably say the flat bread and cheese coins. Thanks for a chance.

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    32. I would like to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins

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    33. I think I'd most like to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins!
      CrystalW07 (at) aol.com

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    34. I would like to try the Fra'Mani Salame Piemontese.

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    35. I'd like to try the Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble - even just the name sounds so appealing :+)

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    36. I would like to try the salame calabrese

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    37. I Definately want to try the Rustic Bakery Olive Oil and Sel Gris Flat Bread.

      Love3570@aol.com

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    38. I want to scarf the Rustic Bakery Olive Oil and Sel Gris Flat Bread
      elysesw@aol.com

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    39. Good Faith Farm Raw Lucques Olives - Lemon and Rosemary sound devine

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    40. Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins

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    41. Well, mmmmm! Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble sounds tasty!

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    42. I'd like to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins

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    43. Good Faith Farm Raw Lucques Olives - Lemon and Rosemary

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    44. I can't decide between the savory cheese coins and the flatbread- can I say both? :)

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    45. I'd like to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins

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    46. I want to try the candied lemon!
      kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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    47. I'd most like to try the Savory Cheese Coins.

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    48. I would most like to try the olives.
      sressell@earthlink.net

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    49. I'd like to try the cheese coins and the Fra'Mani Salame Calabrese!

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    50. Hey I'm with you Sammi. Cheese coins and a glass of wine sounds fantastic ;-)

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    51. The yummy cheese coins please
      Diane Baum
      esldiane@gmail.com

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    52. would love to try the Rustic Bakery Olive Oil and Sel Gris Flat Bread , sounds delicious

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    53. Those cheese coins sound so tasty!

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    54. I would love to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins. Mmm... cheese. :)

      clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    55. I'd most like to try the June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel-always prefer the sweets Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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    56. I want Good Faith Farm Raw Lucques Olives - Lemon and Rosemary

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    57. I want to try the cheese coins

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    58. I would like to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins but every item looks delicious.

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    59. I would like to try the Candied Meyer Lemon Peel

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    60. The Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins intrigue me!

      theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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    61. i want to try June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel

      trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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    62. toffee talk mumble crumble.


      AWinesburg@hotmail.com

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    63. I'd like to try the Fra'Mani Salame Calabrese!

      AWinesburg@hotmail.com

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    64. I would most want to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins. They sound so delicious and fun.

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    65. I would love to try the Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins.

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    66. The Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble for sure! Yum!

      coriwestphal at msn dot com

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    67. I'd like to try the June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel! tessa2000(at)mail.com

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    68. I mostly want to try the Good Faith Farm Raw Lucques Olives - Lemon and Rosemary

      Thank you for the chance to win!

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    69. I would love to try the candies Meyer Lemon Peel

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    70. I would like to try The FraMani Salame Calabrese!
      ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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    71. I really want to try the cheese. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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    72. I'd love to try the June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel

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    73. I want to try the The Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble

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    74. Rustic Bakery Savory Cheese Coins

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    75. I want to try the June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel. Yum! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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    76. i really can't wait to try the Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble it sounds delicious!

      susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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    77. id love to try the Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble

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    78. I would love all of it, but the cheese coins and Salame are definitely standing out!

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    79. I most want to try the cheese coins.

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    80. The Central Coast Creamery Seascape cheese. sleveene@hotmail.com

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    81. cheese coins for me
      heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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    82. Cheese coins yumm! Thanks for the chances to win something great.
      Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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    83. curious to try the Central Coast Creamery Seascape

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    84. I've love to try their Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble

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    85. Id like to try the Fra'Mani Salame Calabrese.
      Michelle Tucker

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