As well as the usual plump fruits that youd expect, the Blacker Hall Christmas Pudding also includes Treacle Stout from local Ossett Brewery. Pre-order along with all your Christmas food from www.blackerhall.com/Christmas, or just call Blacker Hall on 01924 267202
Hand-crafted from a single sheet of silver-plated alloy by the expert artisans of renowned London silversmith Thomas Lyte this champagne and wine coolers quality is nothing short of guaranteed. The LuxDeco-Thomas Lyte-Twisted Spitfire Champagne Cooler is £725 at www.LuxDeco.com
Mix up a storm with this set of 4 mixing bowls from the Nigella Lawson cookware range! £38.50 available from Red Candy, www.redcandy.co.uk
This handmade glass bottle is ideal for salad dressings or special infused oils. £26.95 at Annabel James, www.annabeljames.co.uk
Eye-catching and beautiful, we love this PAT Rainbow 24 piece cutlery set. £180.00 at House of Fraser, www.houseoffraser.co.uk
We love these Lulu champagne flutes, each in a different coordinating design, they come presented in a gorgeous gift box. £38.95 for a set of 4, available from www.annabeljames.co.uk
An elegant way to bring subtle glamour to the dining table, these leather stags head tablemats in petrol and silver are £19.95 for a set of 4, available from Alison at Home, www.alisonathome.com
The Taylors Eye Witness coloured stainless steel 5 piece fan knife block set adds a unique and modern twist to your kitchen. £39.95 at Kitchen Buddies, www.kitchenbuddies.co.uk
Give your Christmas table that extra special touch with these Amara napkin rings. £100 for a set of 4, www.amara.com
A truly epic collection for celebrations, dramatic dinners and party centrepieces, the Large Chocolatiers Table is £105 by Hotel Chocolat, www.hotelchocolat.com
The hand-crafted marble salt piggy is elegant enough to grace any cooks kitchen. Available in dark or cream at £49. To order, just go to www.marbletree.co.uk
We’re not short of great dining options in this part of the world, from city centre to rural idyll, the options are endless, and the addition of Côte Brasserie to Hale’s already excellent collection of restaurants adds a new dimension to our levels of dining decision stress!
Raymond Blanc OBE is well known for his luxurious country house hotel and restaurant, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, with its two Michelin stars and world renown, so why his desire for a string of brasseries too?