5 ways to Dad’s heart

22 Aug 2017

Got a foodie dude to spoil this father’s day? If your old man is a wanna-be Jamie Oliver, or a budding Gordon Ramsay, spoil him with our hand-picked selection of culinary gifts.

1. Dingo Sauces, prices start from $11.50 

Got a chilli aficionado in your household? He’s missing out if he hasn’t tried North Fremantle’s own sriracha, produced by the Dingo Sauce Co. The only 100 per cent Australian sriracha on the market, it packs a SERIOUS chilli punch and is made from quality local ingredients without preservatives and artificial flavours.

Established in mid 2016, Dingo Sauce Co. is an artisan, family-run business driven by a passion for great quality local produce, Asian flavours and – naturally – chilli.

2. McClures Bloody Mary Mix $18.95

Simply add Vodka to McClures Bloody Mary Mixer and you’ve got one of the manliest cocktails around. Spice lovers will be impressed by the mix’s heat, complexity and rich tomato flavour. Also in the McClures range are chunky sliced pickles marinated in either chilli, or garlic and dill vinegar – the perfect snack to accompany your cocktail!


3. Noble Tonic maple syrup, $35

Looking for the perfect father’s day breakfast idea? Forget eggs on toast. Instead, spoil dad with a stack of pancakes, piled with a mountain of crispy bacon and smothered in Noble Tonic maple syrup. Authentically Canadian, the range is aged in charred Tuthilltown Bourbon barrels adding hints of smoky bourbon and oak to the syrup.  Interestingly, once the syrup is matured, the syrup-infused barrels are then sent back to the distillery where they’re used to make a maple-infused bourbon. Hmmmmm.


4. Leonardi aged balsamic, $24.95 (aged six years), $39.95 (aged eight years), $89.95 (aged twelve years)

Just like a fine wine or whisky, balsamic gets better with age too, and none are better than the Leonardi range of aged vinegars. A generations-old family-run business, Leonardi makes all its balsamic meticulously and traditionally by hand then ages them for six, eight or twelve years creating vinegars that get more intense and rich as the years pass. Drizzle it over salads, marinate meat and vegetables in it, use it to add depth of flavour to sauces or simply enjoy it with a good quality ciabatta and olive oil.


5. Bespoke gift hampers, from $40 (pictured hamper is $150)

The ultimate gift for foodie dudes is a gourmet gift hamper, crammed with tasty (and manly) goodies. From a basket full of sweat treats (think dark artisan chocolate, nutty nougat, biscotti and more) through to barbecue basics (such as cookbooks, barbecue sauce and olive oil among other essentials), each hamper can be designed just for your dad. We even sell gift cards! Speak to our friendly team to arrange your bespoke gift.


For even more great gourmet gift ideas for Dad – like artisan chocolates, locally roasted coffee, olive oil and cookbooks – pop into The Black Truffle.