Top 6 gourmet gifts for Dads

26 Aug 2020

Got a food-loving dude to spoil this Father’s Day? This list of gifts is sure to keep the hard-core foodie in your life satisfied. Better still, almost all are from local WA producers. Sharing is optional!


1. Great Southern Groves EVOO and olives

Buying for a Dad who loves a grazing platter? Spoil him with a WA-made Great Southern Groves gift duo.

The Tuscan Style EVOO is made using a blend of traditional Tuscan varieties including Frantoio, Leccino and Coratina, which are grown in groves in Franklin, Mt Barker and Albany. The oil has a fresh, grassy flavour, a fruity aroma and mild peppery aftertaste.

Great Southern Groves’ table olives are also all WA-grown and hand-picked before being sorted and cured in just brine. This means they’re free from artificial additives and flavours.


2. Rickles pickles

Add them to a ploughman’s platter, whack them in a burger or eat them straight from the jar – however you love your pickles, you’re sure to appreciate the Rickles Pickles range. The pickles are made from hand-picked WA heirloom cucumbers, soaked in a brine made from WA apple cider vinegar infused with garlic, loads of dill and a special blend of spices. The result is possibly the tastiest, crunchiest and most addictive dill pickles we’ve ever tasted.


3. Bahen and co chocolate products

If you’ve got a sweet tooth to spoil, you can’t go past the products from Bahen & Co, WA’s own artisan bean to bar chocolate producer. Bahen & Co use only cacao beans and organic sugar to make their products. The result is a dense, robust chocolate that truly honours the aromas and fruity flavours of the cacao beans.

The Black Truffle stocks a good selection of chocolate bars, including cherry and coconut with a rich dark 70% cacao (pictured); orange and hazelnut with 70% cacao (pictured), a 70% cacao house blend and more.

Alternatively, pick up a perfectly gift-sized box of choc-coated products. Try Organic Salted Liquorice – organic black liquorice, lightly dusted with sea salt and enrobed in dark chocolate; vanilla and almond nougat, coated in rich dark chocolate; and confit orange peel, also coated in Bahen’s famous dark chocolate.


4. Crunch Preserves

This gourmet range of condiments goes with everything from barbecued and roast meats to sandwiches, burgers, cheeses and more. For the Dad that loves his condiments, why not package a few together? The Black Truffle stocks the super crunchy, traditional pickled onions (perfect with Friday night fish and chips); chilli jam – a medium-heat savoury sauce that pairs well with cheese and cold meats; a caramelised onion jam, which is slightly sweet, tangy, savoury and goes with almost everything; and jalepeno relish, a medium-spiced sauce that pairs perfectly with grilled meats, fish, burgers, cheese and on pizza.


5. Fancy Hanks sauces

Fancy Hanks is renowned as one of Melbourne’s best barbecue restaurants and now, meat lovers can get their mitts on the company’s popular range of house-made condiments. Pop into The Black Truffle to pick up:

Cayenne and Watermelon Hot Sauce – a fruity, fresh and mild sauce that’s perfect for chilly newbies. Jalapeños and Peach Hot Sauce – a sweet, tangy and a medium-hot sauce. Habanero and Carrot Hot Sauce – the mac-daddy in the range, this one is super hot. Coffee and Molasses BBQ Sauce – strong and rich, it goes great with beef brisket or drizzled over your morning eggs. And original BBQ Sauce – made from an old, favourite recipe, this sauce is a winner with spare ribs, or smoked pork shoulder.


6. Grouch & Co coffee pack

For the Dad who loves his coffee, gift him a Grouch & Co. coffee pack. The Perth-based small batch coffee roasters are renowned for their carefully curated seasonal blends, and robust single origins, all sourced through an ethical supply chain. For fathers who like their brew milky, go for the slightly sweet Sparky, a super creamy blend of beans from Colombia, Rwanda and Tanzania that has hints of cherry, nougat and chocolate. Hard-core coffee lovers might prefer Ping, a pick-me-up, full-bodied blend made from single origin beans from El Salvador, Rwanda and Honduras.

To complete your gift, add a Delter Coffee Press (also supplied by Grouch & Co.) The portable press has been specifically designed to prevent uncontrolled agitation. A unique jet-seal keeps the brew water and coffee grounds separated until pressure is applied to the plunger, starting the brewing process. The resulting coffee is less bitter and has better clarity.  Perfect for coffee lover on the go!


7. Express how you feel

Raised to believe the card is the most important part of a gift? We have a great selection of unique Father’s Day cards that range from simple and classic through to quirky and cool. The best part? By selecting a card instore, you can do all your shopping in one go.