Gathering around the table or picnic blanket for a shared meal is a wonderful way to connect during summer. Whether you're looking for a new ingredient or a gift to give, we offer shelves filled with delicious fare to share with friends near and far this holiday season.
Whatever your taste on a warm afternoon, you'll love to take inspiration from the Tasteology cocktail kit range.
Choose from Salted Caramel, Elderflower Rose or Chilli Tropical - each contains a syrup, garnish and sugar or salt mix for the rim of your glass, with four recipe cards to start your mixology session.
Tasteology is a small family-run business, based in NSW. Together with local growers and producers, they make a range of gourmet products; we are so happy to continue to support small + local at M&G.
These salts and salt mixes are 100% natural with no preservatives or additives, and come in an oversized, high quality glass bottle with ceramic grinder which allows you to adjust the thickness of the granules.
Great Barrier Reef Chilli Salt has a base of Great Barrier Reef white rock salt carefully mixed with dried birds eye chilli flakes - this salt carries some serious heat. Imagine sitting waterside with the cool breeze against your skin as you enjoy this flavoursome burst.
Or perhaps a Pink Himalayan Rock Salt is more to your taste; harvested from the Khewra salt mines, where salt has been harvested for over 800 years, this is the perfect addition to any meal (and the colour is just glorious too). Wrap with a simple ribbon and voila - a great gift idea.
Do you love to dip a piece of fresh bread into olive oil at the start of a meal? We do! Or is a slurp of olive oil across your hummus or pasta more to your liking? However you enjoy your EVOO, we have two delicious options to try - Chilli Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – both will add a flourish to your culinary creations. Tied with a bow, a thoughtful gift for the pantry shelves for your favourite foodie.
Made in Australia, all natural and preservative free.
Wines from the Adelaide Hills
We’re thrilled to be able to offer bottles of wine as an addition to your floral or plant selection from M&G – both instore and online. We’ve recently added these Lambrook Wines to our range:
Cabernet Sauvignon – a classic cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing characteristics of deep red fruits - think blackcurrant and chocolate mint balanced with finely integrated oak and subtle tannins creating a soft and velvety palate. (And vegan friendly too.)
Rose - a glass of rose is the epitome of summer in Sydney. This babe is pale pink in colour with aromas of raspberry and cherry; a lively, finely textured palate displaying soft mineral acidity and a hint of sweetness. And a Gold Medal Winner to boot.
...or a bottle of Bollie
Unquestionably one of the finest of all French champagnes, the Bollinger Special Cuvee is distinctive for its full-bodied toasty character derived from a high proportion of Pinot Noir and the inclusion of base wine matured in oak. Perfect if you're looking for a truly memorable gift pBollinger with an armful of fresh blooms for that someone special.
The bespoke flavours of Melbourne Bush Food chocolate bars are well worth a try, and we love this selection as a thoughtful gift or simple dessert served alongside fresh fruit. This hand-crafted Australian Collection features four bars: Wattleseed Crunch Milk, Salted Macadamia Caramel, 71% Dark Chocolate Lemon Myrtle (vegan) and 80% Dark Chocolate Davidson Plum (vegan).
And a little piece of Christmas (cake)
Oh my goodness, we absolutely cannot wait for you to try this beauty. Tar10 in the Hunter Valley have created an English-style Christmas Cake packed full of fruity flavour – imagine the warm tastes of ginger, mixed peel, almonds, sherry, orange juice, spices, salt and Parisienne essence with dried fruit galore. You just may not be able to wait to try a slice...
These are just some of the curated collections at M&G for the season ahead. Come past the store in Redfern or pop through an order online; if you have any questions you're really welcome to call us in studio on 02 9319 1976.
We're open right through until the end of day Friday 23 December, opening the doors again on 11 January 2023.
*Wishing you a safe and happy close to the year and a bright 2023 ahead*