The team at Destination Luxury has the ultimate gift guide, Beyond Indulgence, ready to go. Here we have the absolute best in gifts for the home and food & wine for the fine dining lovers in your life.
 
 

FOR THE HOME

PAOLO COSTAGLI MUSHROOM SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS ($1,800).

Paolo Costagli creates “Gioielli de Tavola,” or jewels for the table. His keen eye for beautiful proportions in nature led him to create these captivating luxuries. Salt shaker is sterling silver with 18-karat gold vermeil; pepper shaker is rhodium-plated. Both are finished with a dusting of brilliant diamonds.

MAUVIEL COPPER 12-PIECE COOKWARE SET ($2,800).

Featuring heavy-gauge 1.5mm-thick copper, Mauviel MPro pans are designed to deliver the highest level of precision and performance. Mauviel’s culinary legacy spans more than 175 years, making their trademark copper cookware a favourite in leading restaurants and home kitchens worldwide.

VAN DER WESTEN SPEEDSTER ($20,000).

An amazing high-polished chrome machine that is popular among the espresso elite. The Speedster is one of the most high-end coffee makers around. There are only about 400 made each year and they are assembled in Westen’s small workshop in the town of Waalre, in the Netherlands. Although the machines take up quite a bit of counter space, the discerning millionaire will want one for each of their homes, the yacht, the submarine and definitely, the houseboat. This espresso maker is one of the most expensive available anywhere in the world.

ASPREY STERLING SILVER STAG CHAMPAGNE COOLER ($16,000).

Asprey’s hallmarked sterling silver champagne bucket with two stag heads, is a luxury utensil perfect for entertaining guests. The superb craftsmanship combines tradition and contemporary design.

ASPREY STERLING SILVER STAG HEAD DECANTER ($4001.62).

Asprey’s clear crystal square decanter features a sterling silver stag head stopper with glass eyes. Serve your finest spirits in this handcrafted vessel.

L’ATELIER DU VIN OENO BOX COLLECTOR ($399.95).

Give fine wines the respect they deserve with the Limited Edition Oeno Box Collector from L’Atelier du Vin. Containing all the professional tools of the trade for opening, serving and preserving wines and champagnes, this box is a must-have for wine connoisseurs or anyone who enjoys a good drop.

DEVIEHL COCOBOLO COFFEE CUP ($792).

Deviehl design and develop the most exclusive of coffee cups for the discerning coffee connoisseur. This Cocobolo wood design is testament to the brand’s dedication to precision engineering and exceptional materials. Crafted from sustainably sourced exotic Cocobolo wood, the cup features a fine porcelain interior with a silver-hued mirror finish. Accompanied by a curved chassis and streamlined spoon, the cup is presented in a crocodile-embossed box for a superbly stylish finish.

HAMMACHER COMMERCIAL JUICER ($9,900).

Hammacher Commercial Juicer

What’s a glass of really fresh orange juice worth? This restaurant-grade juicer squeezes up to 28 oranges per minute, extracting up to 84 oz. of fresh fruit juice. Place whole oranges, grapefruit, or pomegranates inside the chute. Watch through the transparent housing as a stainless steel micro serrated blade bisects the fruit and spinning reamers squeeze the exposed pulp, extracting its juice through a filter that removes the bitter pith and pulp before the liquid is channeled into a waiting cup.

LA CORNUE GRAND PALAIS STOVE RANGE ($47,300+).

La Cornue Grand Palais Stove Range

The crown jewel of luxury kitchen appliances, the nearly six-foot long La Cornue Grand Palais custom range is from the artisanal French manufacturer’s top-of-the-line Chateau series. Handmade in cast iron, steel, solid brass and porcelain enamel, it boasts one grand vaulted natural convection gas oven and one grand vaulted electric oven, set beneath six cooktop ranges including a lava rock grill and electric plates.

MENEGHINI ARREDAMENTI REFRIGERATOR ($41,000).

Meneghini Arredamenti Refrigerator

Think of it as kitchen furniture rather than a refrigerator, a “refined addition to any interior.” The Italian Meneghini Arredamenti refrigerator comes in solid oak or ash wood, can be lacquered in dozens of colors and masquerades as a freestanding armoire. The three door, two port hole model includes a pantry, fridge and ice chest.

FOOD+WINE.

LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL GOLD CAGED JEROBOAM, LIMITED EDITION, 2012 ($28,749.60).

For purity, elegance and quality, Cristal is hard to beat. This legendary Champagne was first created by Louis Roederer for Tsar Alexander II in 1876; today it continues to meet the House precept “without compromise”. Following a strict selection process, Cristal is made from the ten most celebrated House Crus using only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Each medallion bottle is 100% hand-crafted. Four days of work by two master goldsmiths mastering twelve different trades using seven meters of brass tape dipped in 24 carat gold with five hundred and eight silver-weld points. This bottle was disgorged in December 2007. Anticipated maturity 2010 – 2032.

CHIVAS REGAL VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 18YO ($680.28).

Chivas Regal 18 Year Old by Vivienne Westwood is a limited edition release that combines one of the world’s most acclaimed fashion designers with one of the world’s most celebrated whiskies. This distinctive award winning design appears proudly cloaked in a luxurious and unique three-piece coat featuring Vivienne Westwood’s Union Jack print. The pattern is particularly fitting for Chivas Regal, with the current design of the Union Flag dating back to 1801 and whisky brand owner Chivas Brothers’ roots also being traced back to this iconic year.

PETRUS CHATEAU PETRUS 1985 ($946.99)

Château Petrus is one of the best known and highly rated wines in the world. The estate was acquired by Moueix in 1964, and the quality of the wines hasn’t stopped improving. The 11 hectare vineyard is in the eastern section of Pomerol, the clay soil is particularly rich in iron. This excellent vintage is currently drinking beautifully. The nose is full and evolved with rich, sweet, chocolaty notes at first, then fully reveals itself after a short while breathing to express a fantastic mulberry character. The palate is perfectly balanced with sweet tannin and luscious acidity.

WIESE & KROHN 19TH CENTURY VINTAGE PORT GIFT SET (150CL) ($14,495.00).

This luxuriously crafted wooden gift box contains two Colheita ports from the 19th century, featuring 1863 and 1896 vintages accompanied by two crystal glasses and a decanter to enjoy to its full potential.  The 1863 Colheita vintage boasts an intense fruit concentration, while the 1896 is pronounced and fresher on the palate, with brighter fruit and a pleasant sweetness to finish.

PIPER – HEIDSICK AND BACCARAT COFFRET ($650).

The perfect holiday gift for anyone who enjoys fine, vintage champagne and for whom money is no object. There are limited quantities, but it’s available at select high-end retailers across the country including BH Wine Merchants in Beverly Hills. The beautifully crafted red-varnished wooden case features two bottles of Piper-Heidsieck vintage wines: the Piper-Heidsieck 1996 Vintage Brut –an exceptional vintage now only available to consumers through this offering — and the exquisite 2006 Vintage Brut. These two bottles, harvested one decade apart, are partnered with Château Baccarat flutes designed with the help of world-renowned oenologist, Bruno Quenioux, and which have been specially cut for the Maison. These Champagne flutes are specifically designed to enhance ones champagne-drinking experience by highlighting the richness of each champagne.

LEONARDI BALSAMIC GRAN RISERVA ORO 100-YEAR-OLD ($1009.11).

Leonardi has been producing traditional balsamic vinegar since 1871. The Italian company is located in the birthplace of balsamic, Modena, and follows meticulous processes that ensures its vinegar is consistently listed amongst the world’s finest.

After the grape harvest in early autumn, much of Leonardi’s vinegar is aged in juniper barrels for up to a year. This age-old standard imparts a more intense flavour, which makes the house’s balsamic vinegars and glazes a flavoursome partner to salads, breads, cheeses, meats, fresh fruit and even vanilla ice-cream.

ROBERTO CAVALLI ZEBRA PRALINE CHOCOLATE SELECTION ($409.97).

Roberto Cavalli adds another string to his bow with sumptuous chocolates rounding off the brand’s covetable lifestyle offering. Featuring six tiers of mouth-watering pralines in milk, white and dark chocolate, this 150-piece selection is housed in a striking zebra print box – an instant moniker of the house of Cavalli.

PETROSSIAN SPECIAL RESERVE OSSETRA CAVIAR ($394/oz).

Petrossian Special Reserve Ossetra Caviar

Exceedingly rare. Exquisitely rich. Once in a very great while, as they grade each harvest of caviar, our experts come across a few small batches that are truly awe-inspiring-larger, glossier, more richly colored eggs simply bursting with full, magnificent flavor. These we christen Petrossian Special Reserve-the pinnacle of caviar artistry. This smooth and buttery caviar reveals a complex array of briny notes, gloriously imparting the flavor of the sea. Limited quantities.

LUXURY ROE TRIO ($240).

Luxury Roe Trio

Enjoy the provocative tastes of the sea with Petrossian’s Luxury Roe Trio. Exquisite Salmon and Trout Roe are matched with Chataluga Prestige Caviar. The Sampler includes 100 grams of each of the three treats, as well as 12 Mini Blinis and 7.5 oz. of Creme Fraiche.

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