Tuesday, March 07, 2006

vom fass at selfridges

look, taste, enjoy. that is the tagline of vom fass, a german purveyor of exquisite vinegars, oils, wines, liquers and spirits all straight from the cask. vom fass is available at selfridges and harrods in london and other locations all over the uk. it's also available at galeries lafayette in paris or online.

h and i were at selfridges on oxford street last weekend looking for a very belated birthday gift for my mother. it was only 11:30 in the morning but we were already ready for lunch so we swung by the food halls to see what was on offer. oh my, what wasn't on offer! from yo sushi to krispy kreme doughnuts, leonard's fine belgian chocolates to lucky charms and other american brands, a wide selection of cheeses to fresh pasta and lots more, we were completely blown away by the sheer variety of food stuff on display. the pie and mash food stall attracted us and i ordered a spinach and feta pastry topped with mashed potatoes and peas. it reminded me of the vegetable pie i ate in sydney from harry's cafe de wheels almost a year ago!

after lunch, we were still walking around the food court when we ran into a section which had these beautiful coloured casks filled with exotic sounding liquers. lovely empty glass bottles of various shapes and sized lined the shelves, waiting to be taken home. two charming brazilian women working for a company called vom fass were encouraging us try their products. we weren't exactly in the mood for shots but i felt like something sweet after lunch so i agreed to try a little bit of some dessert liquer. one of the young women suggested some limoncino which i loved immediately. the fresh burst of lemony flavours reminded me of lazy summer afternoons and sipping ice cold lemonade all day long. i was attracted to a very funky bottle in the shape of a high heeled shoe which i chose for the limoncino.

the bigger hit with me was the tiramisu cream liquer which was pure heaven on earth. i don't think i'll ever eat tiramisu again when i can drink it so easily. i loved it so much that i had to choose this adorable heart shaped glass:

the vom fass concept is very simple. pick a wine, liquer, vinegar, oil of your choice after tasting as many as you like. select a bottle shape that you like in the size that you want. the name of your selection is written in beautiful handwriting on the bottle along with the percentage of alcohol. we also bought fig vodka and blood orange vodka which are great for cosmos, martinis and margaritas. vom fass products arfe such a terrific and stylish gift. not that i plan to give away any of the bottles i bought :)



Blogger rums said...

wow! i know what i want next time you come home! just kidding!
but seriously, the bottles look so cool! i must get moving on the baby's passport soon :)

10:14 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lulu

this is the bombayite who loves desi chinese again... gotta get me a name..anon is too dodgy!!

but getting bak to your blog...vom fass sounds great...got to go to my nearest selfridges..which is in Leeds.... Limoncino sounds great...so does the fig vodka...

Nice Post...


4:51 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

we definitely have to meet next time i am in india. a trip to delhi is long overdue for me. or you can come spend a weekend with my family in bombay!

hi LM,
the liquers are truly divine. there are many more to choose from than i blogged about. you're going to have a hard time deciding what to take home.

8:19 pm  
Blogger Fourth Umpire said...

I'm getting tipsy just reading about this stuff. I hope you're getting a commission from Vom Fass.

6:06 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Limoncino sounds wonderful, I am guessing very similar to the Italian limoncello?

8:14 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

hi fourth empire,
hope you are well! i've been following the cricket match on your blog...

hi there anonymous,
limoncino and limoncello are the same thing, i think - liquer made from lemons that grow in the amalfi coast of italy. absolutely yummo!

9:24 pm  

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