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Celebratory occasions may look a bit different this year, but that doesn't mean a sense of delight, joy, and thrill can't still be achieved.
Whether you're trying to work out how to do a socially-distanced Christmas party, celebrate New Year's Eve, a birthday or anniversary, or even if you just feel like applauding the start of summer, finding a convenient solution can be somewhat tricky. Enter: the hamper.
Across the country, Marriott Bonvoy's leading hotels are offering a lush dining experience with their take on the picnic hamper. Proving to be the perfect way to celebrate – especially if you're looking for a portable option – Marriott Bonvoy's hamper selection means you can take the celebration just about anywhere, including to the park, beach, home or even on the road.
All you need to do is order online, then either collect or have it delivered to your home, ready for you to indulge.
Here are five of the best.
The Westin Melbourne have jazzed up their festive high tea experience at home for the adults, and you don't hear us complaining. The ubiquitous scone here comes laced with spiced caramelised white chocolate and pear and is served with fresh cream and berry conserve. For a savoury fix, think pork pie with apricot and sage and, a season inspired poached turkey breast and cranberry chutney roll.
'Tis the season to indulge in a fancy drink or two with a bottle of rose (includes two glasses and serving board) or, a North and South Pole inspired cocktail. What's more appropriate for Christmastime and all its merriment.
Finish it off with dessert, specifically the Pavlova verrine, passionfruit and mango compote and white chocolate panna cotta. We can't go past the River mint crème pâtissière éclair, bound to be a crowd favourite. The cherry on top? Your order comes complete with a specially designed festive three-tier stand you can self-assemble your treats on right at home.
Enjoy a ginormous feast when you order W Brisbane's Feast Hamper. Photo: Supplied.
When you order W Brisbane's Feast Hamper, that's exactly what you get: a ginormous feast. Think cheeses like Woodside Saltbush goat's cheese and double brie (with vegan options for those inclined); salami and sobrasada; and zucchini with sundried tomatoes. There are salads like ancient grains with artichoke and walnuts, and mini brioches, baby cornichons and wild Aussie olives. For dessert there are raspberry macarons, chocolate éclairs and, of course, coconut lamingtons.
Oh, and did we mention the full-sized bottle of Chandon Brut or Rosé?
How does sitting on the beach, enjoying a classic Gold Coast sunset, sound right now? Add in some delicious food and you've got yourself a pretty special evening. The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort are offering a By The Sea Hamper, replete with sandwiches stuffed with turkey, brie and avocado; tangy cheddar and leg ham; and feta and roast veggies. There's pumpkin and spinach, as well as Greek, salads; plus petits fours and fruit salad for afters, as well as fresh juice and mineral water.
Sandy toes come free of charge. Bliss.
Add delicious food to really enjoy a classic Gold Coast sunset. Photo: Supplied.
We all need a pick-me-up now and again, and Sydney's Sheraton Grand Hyde Park have you all wrapped-up, with their Pick Me Up Picnic Hamper. Start off with antipasti: prosciutto, fennel salami and wagyu bresaola alongside triple cream brie, muscatels and grissini; before moving onto dukkha-rubbed, roasted cauliflower steak with pimento hummus, crispy kale, bread and the king of butters (Pepe Saya, obviously).
For dessert there's a rosewater-scented fruit pot with slivered almonds, raspberry tea cake, caramelised apple tart, and dark chocolate mousse with chocolate sponge hit with a whack of rum.
Take high tea with you. Photo: Supplied.
Take high tea with you with The Westin Perth's three-tiered, portable Festive High Tea.
With their very own chefs channelling the Christmas cheer into a whole new array of festive delights, you won't be disappointed. For the savoury-favoured, there's turkey and Camembert finger sandwiches with cranberry chutney, walnut and sage mayonnaise. For a sweet treat, the coffee and gingerbread spiced petit gateaux will do the trick. There's even a yule log with their very own twist featuring Sudachi and raspberry for a citrus hit – just the kind of indulgence the festive season calls for.
To discover more and order your bespoke hamper today, click here.