Easy Hostess Gifts

Everybody brings a bottle of wine as a hostess gift. Be unique! I assure you I have never had a disappointed look when I arrive with a Viva Gourmet treat!

A package of imported pasta and a jar of Red Pesto with Truffle is a real favorite. It makes the perfect emergency supper in about five minutes! Perfect for a late night at the office or unexpected company. You can add in meat, chicken or seafood . . . artichoke hearts or . . . nothing! “Just Add  Pesto with Truffle”…it is great to have on hand. The red pesto with truffle is also terrific mixed with cream cheese for a quick hors-d’oeuvre.

Another terrific combination is Squid Ink Pasta or tagliatelle with Yellow Datterino Tomatoes. Again you can add to . . . but it is a great combination all on its own!

Pappardelle  Pasta with truffle sauce. Another winning combo for a quick supper- just add parmesan and a bottle of wine!

A personal favorite- Basque Pimente d’ esplette. A sprinkle of this regional pepper makes everything from sauteed vegetables to fish better! The ‘secret” to Basque country cooking!

A bottle of our Special Edition real balsamic vinegar of Modena is a treat for most anyone.Yes, it is a $30 bottle of balsamic- and worth every penny!  This bottle will last for a lot longer than a bottle of wine…

Choose your favorites from below to keep on hand for a quick hostess gift. You’ll be out the door in seconds, around $15-$20 and well received!



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Reduced Shipping Costs

Many of our ingredients are perishable and therefore by necessity, require FEDEX Standard Overnight shipping. There is no way around it - it's costly, and understanding shipping calculations practically requires a degree in actuary science!

In order to help defray your cost of shipping, we have incorporated shipping discounts for many of our finer ingredients. These ingredients are noted on the web site and the discounts will be automatically calculated when the ingredient is added to your cart. These discounts are cumalitive, so you could end up with very low or no shipping charges. (dependant on your location)

The best part is that you might as well add that extra pound of mushrooms, a bottle of truffle oil, some pasta or your favorite "pantry staples" because the shipping costs may not even change!