Delifonseca Dockside offers taste of Christmas with annual tasting evening

Delifonseca Dockside is set to get the city into the festive spirit as part of its annual Christmas tasting evening.

Annual Christmas tasting evening at Delifonseca Dockside
Annual Christmas tasting evening at Delifonseca Dockside

Between 4:30pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, December 7, the award-winning food hall located on Brunswick Quay will offer samples of festive goodies, great wines and beers, world-class spirits and local artisan produce.

By bringing together a selection of the foodie establishment’s finest suppliers, the evening will allow guests to taste and peruse various delicacies and drinks, whilst seeking advice from on-hand culinary experts.

Proprietor of Delifonseca Candice Fonseca said: “With December 25 just around the corner, our annual Christmas Tasting Event brings together a diverse bunch of suppliers, each offering tempting samples of their wares. We want to allow guests to quaff their way around the shop, making the all-important decisions on what staples and treats will grace the Christmas table this year.

“As the ideal chance to try before you buy or even sample something totally new, we hope that the Tasting Evening will get our shoppers well into the holiday spirit. Aside from being able to take advantage of our Christmas food pre-order service, visitors can peruse goodies and hampers that are perfect for presents and personal festive indulgence.”

The evening will see several suppliers offering samples of meats, cheeses, confectionary and chocolate, alongside drinks samples and products available from brands including Fonseca Port, Henriques & Henriques Madeira, Patchwork Pates, Sloe Motion Liqueurs and Chase Distillery, together with local producers such as Mad Hatter Brewery and Chilli Gourmet from Heswall.

Candice added: “For those seeking expert advice for their Christmas feast, the fantastic team from our in-house butchery concession Edge & Son, alongside our longstanding Head Chef Martin Cooper will also be on hand to answer any queries. They will offer advice on anything from menu planning to cooking instructions and wine pairing.”

The Christmas Tasting Evening will take place at Delifonseca Dockside on Wednesday, December 7 between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Admission is free. A special 10% discount is available on the night.

Below is a sneak peak of what will be available on the night:

Charcuterie & Cheese

Full-service cheese, charcuterie, antipasti and salad counters to allow customers to select as little or as much as they need. From Serrano Ham to Chorizo Iberico and Salchichon, meats can be paired with wonderful European cheeses such as Manchego, Taleggio and Brie de meaux.

Prices vary.


Wirral Bronze Turkeys

Wirral Bronze Turkeys are naturally home-reared in Willaston, Wirral and born in May so that they are grown slowly to full maturity (whereas many of the supermarkets’ best free-range birds are only born in September).

The birds forage on natural vegetation and grass, whereby their diets consist of at least 70% cereal, rather than animal protein or growth promoters that are often used.

Prices vary.

Gin & Whisky Crackers

Each miniature marvel consists of top quality nectar with every pull. With gin, whisky or mixed medley variations available, there’s tempting tipple for everyone around the dinner table.

Gin & Whisky Crackers £35-£45.


A great lighter alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding is Italian Panettone. These luxury ones by Filippi aren’t just the traditional almonds and dried fruit – variations include ‘Orange & Chocolate’, ‘Lemon & White Chocolate’, ‘Apple & Cinnamon’ or ‘Dark Equadorian Chocolate’.

Panettone £13.95-£14.95

Dips & Chips

With a raft of Great Taste Awards, the maize tortilla chips are thin, light and gluten-free, complemented by Findlater’s range of dips. Can be used as an appetiser or as an element of a starter.

Xochitl Tortilla 340g £4.25 Findlater’s Fresh Dips £2.49.

Smoked Salmon & Blinis

Great Taste Award winning Inverawe smoked salmon, lumpfish cavier from Loch Etive. Perfect with spelt blinis by Patchwork Pate.

Inverawe Smoked Salmon from £5.60, Loch Etive Lump fish caviar £4.95 and Patchwork Spelt Blinis £2.95


Findlater’s Pates

With duck and venison and crab & chilli pates on the menu, there are also vegetarian options such as stilton & pear, or avocado & cashew nut pate.

Findlater’s Fresh Pates £2.99-£3.69

For more information visit or call 0151 255 0808.



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