Award winning Hunstanton shop has deli-licious ideas for Christmas

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Hunstanton’s Norfolk Deli, fresh from celebrating being named as a runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly 2014 awards is looking forward to its next big date on the calendar – Christmas.

This will be the first seasonal event of its kind for the Greevegate business, which was set up in January this year by husband and wife team Mark and Rosie Kacary.

They will be officially opening their Christmas Foodie Grotto on Thursday, November 13, from 3pm to 7pm, when they will also unveil their festive window display and the atmospheric transformation of its downstairs space.

The runner-up position in the Observer’s awards, under the category for Best Independent Retailer, came as a welcome surprise for the deli. Mark, who is managing director, said: “Such recognition was never expected in our first year, To be recognised by a national paper like this is not only good for us, but good for Hunstanton. A number of people have already visited us on the back of this, and if people are visiting us, they are more than likely to be visiting other businesses in Hunstanton too.”

He added: “Christmas is a special time of year and we want to create a magical shopping experience for our customers.”

To help people get into the Christmas spirit mulled wine and mince pies will be available and customers will be able to place orders for a variety of Deli produce including cheeses, pâtés, cold meats, pies, fish, wines and beers. Christmas Hampers of deli gift vouchers will also be available.

Mark and Rosie’s aim when they opened the deli was to provide not only the very best produce that Norfolk has to offer, but also the very best of what is available. “We want to be seen as a mecca for Norfolk produce and those harder to find foods which are often used in recipes and, less often stocked by supermarkets,” said Mark.