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Hediard-Singapore 10 Oct 0 181
Christmas 2018:Every year since 1854, Hédiard celebrates Christmas with the same passion. With an intact requirement of its founder, a pioneer in new flavors creation, Hédiard aims at finding the most refined food and the rarest products to offer unique collections colored by prestige, know-how and tradition. Spices, fruit jellies, freshly roasted coffee, biscuits, spirits, exotic fruits, fruit compositions will decorate with magic your festive tables. Every ingredient and product is carefully selected around the world and then turned into exceptional dishes by the Hédiard‘s experts. To imagine this collection of Christmas 2018, Maison Hédiard has drawn inspiration from the confines of the forest. A world gourmet and surprising at the same time where mushrooms, berries, nuts and aromatic plants reveal a bouquet of flavors at the origin of authentic and daring recipes. Through delicious creations designed to enchant your holiday tables, "The Forest of Wonders" pays tribute to nature and..
Hediard-Singapore 10 Oct 0 250
Hediard is orchestrating an historical renovation of its Place de la Madeleine 1870 Paris flagship store& relocating its 2004 Singapore Cafe-Boutique.Hédiard is remodelling its historic flagship of Place de la Madeleine in Paris to offer its international customers a whole new experience in the coming months.The site's renovation was entrusted to the French architect and designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The Place de la Madeleine store's surface will triple, increasing the comercial area to more than 1,500sqm.In Singapore, Hediard is providing temporarily show-room displays of its products during this renovation.During this period, all Hediard products remain available through its other retail and online channels (in Singapore, Hediard eStore, Hediard Collection Centre, Redmart, Jasons, Marketplace, ColdStorage Specialties and more in the coming months)..
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 154
Hediard invites you to a new gourmet gifts retail experience at “LE KIOSQUE”, Scotts Square!Be part of Hédiard’s imminent enlargement by treating yourself to a visit to the new Hédiard gourmet and gifts shop opening in Scott’s Square right in Singapore’s bustling heart.Soak up a Parisian ambience while shopping among the tempting merchandise. Here, the discerning shopper can make selections in person for all sorts of made-to-order gifts, from the smaller stocking-filler item to an overflowing hamper. Guided by knowledgeable staff, you can shop confidently from tried and trusted Hédiard good items, perhaps daring to branch out into hitherto unknown flavours and products.The art of presentation is not overlooked:Hédiard’s signature shades of red and black set off every gift, in the form of immaculately put-together boxes secured with perfectly-tied bows. With convenient daily opening hours of 11.00am to 9.30 pm, the new Scotts Square "LE KIOSQUE" is set to be the go-to destination for se..
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 94
What if you could dream up your own Hediard gift?With our custom-designed creations, our House’s talent is best expressed with your wishes as our only guide. We can create exclusive designs for specific requests, from a gourmet product that meets the highest standards, to an infinitely luxurious gift box adorned with silk, crystal or porcelain.Our latest creation: a monumental one-metre-high egg made entirely out of chocolate, down to the tiniest detail.A work of art that makes a breathtaking gift...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 100
Discover a new Hediard experience starting September 9th 2016 at Pedder on Scotts...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 138
Our jamsOnly perfect fruits make perfect jams said Robert Kusel, the great-grandson of Ferdinand Hédiard, and who ran the family company in the 1930s.From its origins, La Maison Hédiard took great care of the elaboration of techniques to transform and preserve fruits.Today, a wide range of fruit and floral concoctions, including Mara des Bois strawberry preserve, bitter orange marmalade, and rose-petal jam make for a delightful sweet treat for gourmet consumers at any time of the day...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 118
Our fruit jelliesHédiard's aim for its fruit jellies is to extract the very essence of the fruit. This ambition was embodied back in 1900 by Max Kusel who, charmed by the fruit jellies on the Brazil stand at the Universal Exhibition in Paris, worked relentlessly to recreate their recipe and their authentic fruit taste.This icon of the Hédiard range is still the subject of very close attention. Each fruit is carefully selected and harvested at its peak to ensure an unrivaled rich flavor...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 109
Our teasBecause tea is an art in its own right, Hédiard is passionate about selecting the teas from the very best origins and each year, offers a selection of exclusive blends.Grown in tea gardens of international renown from around the world, our grands crus teas come from Darjeeling or Assam in India, Yunnan in China, and many other regions besides.White teas, green teas, black teas, smoked or flavored teas, every blend is a voyage of discovery...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 112
Our coffeesCoffee is a beverage for connoisseurs. And that is why Hédiard has selected a wide variety coffees that are reputed for their aroma and sophistication, perpetuating the tradition of discovery that made its reputation.Hédiard will take you on a journey of discovery around the world with its coffees hailing from Ethiopia, Colombia, or even Laos. Whether light, mellow, or full-bodied, Hédiard coffees all undergo a slow roasting process that is indispensible for developing their aromatic and gustatory qualities...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 119
Our spicesHédiard spices, with their charming aromas and exclusive flavors, are a veritable olfactory experience.This extremely diverse range is packed with carefully selected products from every corner of the globe. Along with these little-known spices is a range of exclusive seasoning mixes to liven up any dish.For instance, the Hédiard Spice Mix - a blend of our most iconic spices - and the Hung Liu Spice Mix - comprising five different flavors - are recognizable amongst all...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 124
Our Chocolates & ConfectioneryHédiard's fine chocolates are made using the very best grand cru cocoa beans. Their powerful flavors and velvety textures will delight the most sophisticated gourmet palates.From melting ganaches to delicate pralines, a wide range of confectionery specialties such as marrons glacés, calissons and orangettes are enhanced in Hédiard's luxury boxes. Prepared in our own workshops, our confectionary hampers encompass a wide range of sweet treats. They will delight the finest connoisseurs...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 85
Our CellarWith a wide range of wines, champagnes and spirits, the Hédiard Cellar holds a collection of the very highest quality bottles from France, Europe, and around the world, including some exceptional crus.You will discover amongst them Hédiard's own champagne from the cellars of Mailly Grand Cru, classified grand cru in 1920 and voted best French cooperative cellar in 2015. You will also find a sharp selection of the finest wines from the most prestigious producers, including Champagne houses Ruinart, or Dom Perignon...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 159
Our gift hampersA pioneer of luxury groceries since 1854, Hédiard was also a precursor of the art of gifting. Since its creation, the Hédiard founders have developed a unique talent for composing gourmet selections and luxury fruit baskets.Still prepared today in Hédiard's workshop, our gift selections continue to dazzle, from a little gesture to a prestigious hamper, whether a savory delight, a confectionery treat, or a temptation from the cellar...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 115
SelectionThe art of selecting the best products and rarest flavors has been at the core of Hédiard's success since it was founded by Ferdinand.He was among the first to chose his products from afar, developing a genuine expertise and raising knowledge of ingredients, provenance and the producer to new heights. This rigor in the quality of each product is the guiding principle for all our items.Sourcing the tastes of tomorrow, evaluating their flavor profiles to offer only the very best, which we then love to share; that is our daily approach to our work, and our unique savoir-faire...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 108
Exclusive RecipesThroughout its long history, Hédiard has developed its own recipes for its emblematic product range, each one an individual masterpiece.To achieve this, Hédiard has had several production laboratories, where recipes for its signature confections such as fruit jellies, preserves and syrups were perfected.Hédiard also pays particular attention to the creation of exclusive blends, whether in the realm of spices, teas, coffees or chocolates, so we can always offer the client fresh experiences...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 116
The Art of GivingIn 1935, Germaine Kusel, director of the company and descendent of Ferdinand Hédiard, had the wonderful intuition to create gift packs to enhance the beauty of the products yet more. « Madame Hédiard's baskets » were an instant hit amongst Parisian high society.As the years rolled by, the tradition of the gourmet gift basket continued to be refined, giving rise today to a genuine art of giving, in which luxurious presentation boxes bring out the best of our gourmet creations.Handmade in our Hédiard's workshop, these tempting combinations are the result of special attention that makes each gift moment unique. The beauty of the presentation box, the perfectly tied ribbon, the carefully selected products; it all comes together in a prestige Hédiard gourmet hamper...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 100
An Exceptional GiftThe talent of Hédiard is at its best in our prestige gift boxes, which are guaranteed to impress and push back the limits of the imagination.Rare wines, fine condiments and sweet treats make up these exceptional gifts, presented in a stunning chest.And with the option of tailored contents, the possibilities of fulfilling someone's dreams are infinite...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 96
ServiceHédiard's excellence is all about the men and women who are its taste advisers.Each is an expert in his or her own sector, and possesses unrivaled product knowledge, which they love to share.From the cellar master to the spice maestro, their passion is the soul of Hédiard...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 135
Ferdinand Hédiard: One man's adventureHediard is before all the passion of its creator Ferdinand Hédiard for rare and high quality products.Born in 1832, he got involved at the age of 14 in the « Tour de France des compagnons » which led him to the port of Le Havre in 1848. There he discovered the spices and exotic fruits imported from the colonies. Mesmerized by these fabulous items, he immidiately went to Paris to try to sell them.He first settled his commodity in a cart a at Place de la Victoire in Paris. Then, after a successful start, he opened his first store rue Notre Dame de Lorette in 1854, before investing the now famous 21 place de la Madeleine adress in 1870 . The parisian high society rushed to discover Mr Hédiard's fantastic arrivals. This is the beginning of an adventure...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 118
The essence of luxury delicatessenNicknamed the « stationary traveler », Ferdinand Hédiard perfectly embodied the profession of a grocer. He was passionate about his products, constantly seeking new flavors. This spirit still continues 160 years later.Today, la Maison Hediard keeps on perpetuating the tradition of a strict selection of products, and production methods that are true to the authentic recipes . The rare commodities from around the world were the first items to build Hédiard's fame. Recognized for its excellent bourbon vanilla, Hédiard was the first store to import such products as dates, Nuoc Mam or imperial cinnamon.Then, Hédiard stood out with the production of its own jams and fruit jellies. Eventually, Hédiard opened its Cellar in the 1960s...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 109
The French art of Fine LivingThe pioneer of luxury Parisian groceries, Hédiard is now recognized around the world as a veritable ambassador of fine living à la française.At Hédiard, this French lifestyle is embodied by the personality of its creator, by the store in Place de la Madeleine - a genuine Paris institution - and by its approach to the luxury groceries trade, which bears all the hallmarks of inimitable French sophistication.As such, La Maison Hédiard has been a founding member of the Colbert Committee since 1954, which works to spread influence of French luxury around the world. In addition, its expertise led Hédiard to receive the «Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant Français» (Living Heritage Company) label in 2007...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 90
Hédiard's valuesHédiard is committed to turning every taste experience into an enchanting moment, by continually developing the company's key values:Authenticity:Working with the most renowned producers, perpetuating the recipes upon which Hédiard's reputation is based, and selecting only the purest ingredients - these are our sourcing and production standards.Excellence:Whether in terms of product selection, our standards of service, or the presentation of our gift boxes, Hédiard guarantees excellence, in order to always offer the very best to its customers. There are no half-measures.Audacity:Right at the start, Hédiard dared to offer Parisians exotic items that had never been seen before. It took the step of inventing fabulous hampers, and specialized in exceptional gifts to make dreams come true. These initiatives have forged the legend of Hédiard - a place where anything is possible...
Hediard-Singapore 01 Oct 0 105
Hédiard Grand Cru to add fizz to EuroHediard Grand Cru Champagne, from Domaine de Mailly located in the Montagne de Reims region, has been selected for the UEFA EURO 2016 hospitality programme. Hediard Grand Cru Champagne has been selected for the UEFA EURO 2016 hospitality programme following a tender process.Hediard Grand Cru Champagne comes from Domaine de Mailly, located in the Montagne de Reims region. It was named Grand Cru in 1920, an honour shared by only 17 of the 319 villages in the Champagne region. Hédiard Grand Cru Champagne is composed of Pinot Noir (75%) and Chardonnay (25%), the grapes of which are hand-harvested. With a fruity nose, this high-quality Champagne is a perfect choice for what promises to be a festive tournament in France next summer.This partnership is the second between UEFA EURO 2016 and Hediard. The famous delicatessen house, taken over in June 2014 by Austrian group Do & Co, has also been chosen to ensure the delivery of various hospitality programmes ..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 148
1848 Ferdinand Hediard,the « stationary traveler »Ferdinand Hédiard was the son of artisans, and as a young man, seemed destined to perpetuate the family tradition. At the age of 14, he signed on as a carpenter's apprentice and embarked on the famous Tour de France as a journeyman to hone his skills.In 1848, this journey led him to the port of Le Havre, where one December morning, he discovered with wonderment the profusion of exotic products being unloaded on the quayside: Sacks of sugar and barrels of rum from Guadeloupe, crates of cocoa beans and coffee from Martinique, and fabulous fruit from the far side of the world.This spectacular scene changed the course of his life. He decided to give up carpentry and set up in Paris to sell these rare foodstuffs that captured his imagination. ..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 113
1850 The merchantof the four seasonsStill a teenager, Ferdinand Hédiard was already thinking big. He began his Parisian venture with a modest cart that he acquired in 1850. Piled high with bananas, mangoes and other tropical fruit, he pitched it at the foot of the statue of Louis XIV in the Place des Victoires.He soon caught the attention of passersby, who were intrigued by his unusual produce and quizzed him about its provenance. His gamble had paid off. He had a growing clientele of curious locals and artists, all in search of new flavors and keen to discover his latest marvels. Legend has it that Alexandre Dumas received his first pineapple from the hands of Ferdinand Hédiard. ..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 134
1854 The « Comptoir »the first Hédiard storeEncouraged by this success, Ferdinand Hédiard took out a patent and decided to open a permanent store. He opened the first Hédiard store in Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, which he called Le Comptoir des Epices et des Colonies : the Spices and Colonies Store.His unique talent for sourcing products meant he only offered the very best. He also had an innate sense for display, presenting his goods with panache in wooden crates and wicker baskets. Parisian high society was drawn to this colorful, bountiful boutique with its stimulating aromas, all eager to sample Hédiard's latest finds.(The first Hédiard Boutique in Paris, on Notre Dame de Laurette street) ..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 91
1867 Recognitionfrom his peersIn 1867, Napoleon III held the Universal Exhibition in Paris. Among the 43,000 exhibitors, the Maison Hédiard particularly stood out for the quality of its products. The newspaper L'Officiel published a letter from the Minister of the Marine, in which he praised the excellence of Hédiard's vanilla.This was the start of a tradition of official honors. Today, Hédiard has more than 120 medals recognizing its savoir-faire, a collection of national and international awards which underlines its leading place in the French fine grocery trade. ..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 121
1870 Hediard opens onPlace de la MadeleineFerdinand Hédiard acquired a second store in 1870, on Place de la Madeleine. Since the end of the Church of the Madeleine restoration work, the neighborhood had become very fashionable and the Place de la Madeleine a hub of Parisian gastronomy.In 1886, the store in Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette was sold. The store in Place de la Madeleine became the Hédiard flagship, which it still remains, a century-and-a-half later. The Hédiard store in the Place de la Madeleine offered a wide range of exotic products, which gave the premises a special atmosphere. Hédiard became a destination in itself, and Ferdinand's success was dazzling.Parisians flocked to this unique delicatessen, fascinated by the exceptional products on display and hungry to discover the new taste experiences offered by the store. A loyal clientele of celebrities contributed to Hédiard's reputation: Colette, Lucien Guitry, Marlène Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, and Tristan Berna..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 87
1890 Max Kusel: fruit jelliesto perfectionBy then, Ferdinand Hédiard's son-in-law Max Kusel had taken over running the store. It was during the Universal Exhibition of 1890 that Kusel first came across fruit jellies on the Brazil stand.At the time a genuine luxury product, Kusel first planned to import jellies from Brazil, but he then resolved to master the production process and make them himself. He and his team worked tirelessly to develop the perfect recipe: A melt-in-the-mouth jelly with an intense flavor. The fruit jellies were made and molded on a daily basis in an adjacent workshop, using fresh ingredients sold in the boutique.Max Kusel continued to invent more original products: Spices, herbs and peppers were sold in little bottles; an old coffee machine was used to roast dried fruit which was then rolled in arabic gum before being salted, dried and sold. The Hédiard store was a place for all kinds of discoveries.(Family portrait of Max Kusel, his wife and their childrens) ..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 84
1935 Hédiard inventsthe art of the gift boxAfter Max, his son Jean Kusel took over the business and continued his father's pursuit of new products. He developed the production of fruit syrups and candied fruit.But it was the creativity of his sister Germaine which allowed Hédiard to innovate in a very particular sector: gifting. Her most influential creation was the Hédiard basket, an extravagantly exotic cornucopia which quickly established itself as the essential offering for any social invitation. These baskets were the precursor of the gift box in all its forms.Cocteau, Diaghilev and Paul Morand were among the first to gift these baskets, declaring themselves friends of the magnificent and sophisticated «Madame H.»Germaine Kusel's fruits hampers(Portrait of Jean Kusel and Germaine Kusel's fruits hampers) ..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 115
1954 French luxuryat the Comité ColbertIn 1954, Hédiard was among the 15 founding members of the newly-formed Comité Colbert. Created on the initiative of Jean-Jacques Guerlain, the committee bears the name of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, superintendent of buildings for Louis XIV, responsible for arts and manufacturing.From its beginnings, it has brought together companies exporting savoir-faire and creativity from 13 sectors which represent the full range of the French art of fine living.The Comité Colbert today comprises 80 members. It embodies French refinement and projects a vision of luxury in the world, of which Hédiard is a leading ambassador...
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 132
1960 Hédiard,sets out to conquer FranceBuilding on more than a century of success, Hédiard started to develop its presence in Paris, opening stores in the capital's most prestigious neighborhoods. Then Hédiard opened in other French cities, giving a wider public access to its exceptional products.(Outside the Hédiard boutique at Place de la Madeleine)..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 93
1970 Hédiard,International expansionDuring the 1970s, the Hédiard name was exported throughout the world, to the very places which inspired the young Ferdinand. This began with the runaway success of the Maison Hédiard in Japan in 1973, and was followed by stores in South Korea, Madagascar and Singapore, to name but a few.(Hédiard boutique in Singapour)..
Hediard-Singapore 25 Sep 0 103
2007 Hédiard,a living heritage companyIn 2007, the French government awarded Hédiard the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant or «living heritage company» label. This label is a mark of recognition from the state that is designed to distinguish French companies with outstanding artisanal expertise.This is a genuine honor for Hédiard, which remains true to its founder's wishes to develop the values and authentic savoir-faire of French luxury grocery for more than 150 years...
Hediard-Singapore 21 Nov 0 26
Les Malles d'ExceptionExceptional TrunksWith excellence the fundamental quality at the heart of all our products, it should come as no surprise that Hédiard also knows how to raise the art of giving into something unique. Discover all that is most precious and rare from Hédiard by opening up our boxes of wonder, full of the absolute best products in miraculous abundance. Because luxury resides in the finest details, the Hédiard trunks are highly symbolic: fine grain, precision stitching, and a deep and bright black. So many reasons to succumb to their legendary beauty who sublime as always our exceptional products. ..
Hediard-Singapore 15 Nov 0 109
On 15 November 2015Hédiard lights up the festive seasonInspired by Christmas markets and their profusion of sugary delights, the «Illuminations de Noël Hédiard» range brings a subtle blend of spices to our recipes. Ginger, cinnamon, and cloves make up these old-fashioned scents, with a magical touch of fruited flavors.A range of ten treats - tea, jam, and other delights - to bring a sparkle to any festive table, will excite the taste buds of every discerning gourmet.Meet the «Illuminations de Noël Hédiard» collectionHot chocolateAn original chocolate beverage whose unique preparation method will amaze: fine pearls of rich-tasting chocolate to be sprinkled on a warm milk so they gently melt. This velvety hot chocolate is a magical indulgence to discover, and it can be enhanced to taste with a selection of spices.ChutneyHow can you add surprise to a traditional Christmas meal? This original chutney makes a wonderful impression with its bold recipe using apricots and a combination of spic..
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