JACKSON, Wyo. — The holiday season is party season and showing up empty-handed is never a good idea. Make gift-giving simple with suggestions straight from individuals who make their lives around extending thoughtful hospitality: members of the Fine Dining Restaurant Group team.

For the host

Kate Fatter, Director of Culture:

“We always bring a bottle of nice Red Burgundy from Bin22 for holiday meals. This is a lighter style of grape that pleases almost anyone and also pairs well with most holiday meals.” 

Tip: Bin22s selection of wine is always evolving. Today’s a great day to try something new!

Park Dunn-Morrison, Partner/Vice President of Business Development

“I pick up a couple of packages of Cream + Sugar ice cream sammies. Even if the host has something else for dessert, these are small enough to go along with it or are great to save in the freezer for later.”

Tip: Cream + Sugar ice cream sandwiches and pints are available at Fine Dining Restaurant Group properties Bin22 and Bodega, but are also available throughout the valley in area retailers, including big locations like Smiths, Albertson’s and Whole Foods, as well as locally-owned Aspens Market, Hungry Jack’s and Creekside Market.

Megan Hopkins, Director of Accounting

“When I attend a holiday party, I always go by Bin22 to grab meat and cheeses. The cooler at the front has everything you need to compile the perfect charcuterie board. I also always pick up a bottle of Maison Roche de Bellene as a gift for the hosts.”

Tip: At Bin22, imported meats and cheeses are available at the front of the store, next to the refrigerated wines. 

For the family

Kendra Alessandro, Director of Communications

“Jackson Hole is such an iconic place and holds a lot of great memories for people who have visited or would like to visit, so I like gifting some of the flavors of the valley. From Snake River Roasting coffee and local craft beer to Jackson Hole Winery wine, Bodega is a perfect stop – great for popping in after a day in Teton Village, grabbing a sloshie and picking out a gift.”

Tip: Start your day in Teton Village with local flavors by picking up Bodega’s assortment of grab-and-go breakfast and lunch options, including breakfast burritos, Provisions baked goods and hot coffee.

For the professional gift

Neil Loomis, Vice President of Beverage

“The Bin22 team is great at helping put together food and beverage gift baskets. We’ve had clients order everything from one to thirty gift baskets for clients and colleagues. There are so many ways to personalize it, even if you’re not totally sure what the person likes.”

Tip: To order a gift basket, stop by the Bin22 shop or email Bin22 shop manager, Iwona Cherry – iwona@jhfinedining.com. Gift baskets take a little time to put together, so the earlier you order, the better.

For the whiskey drinker

Justin Henry, Chief Operating Officer

“I love talking whiskey with Curtis at Bin22. He’s such a wealth of knowledge and has an incredible passion for discussing the different products on the shelves. It makes the process of choosing a bottle easy and fun, even for someone with limited knowledge of whiskeys.”

Tip: The Bin22 team specializes in personalizing the wine, beer and spirit buying process. Don’t be shy – tell them what you’re looking for or who you’re buying for and let them guide you to a perfect selection. The process can be as quick or as in depth as you’d like it to be.

For everyone

Natalie Hayes, Executive Assistant

“It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t like to dine out, so I often go straight to a gift certificate. It’s a great way to allow hosts to enjoy a night out for themselves once the craziness of the holidays is over.”

Tip: Fine Dining Restaurant Group gift certificates have a lot of miles. They are available in any size and can be used at any Fine Dining property, including The Bistro, Bin22, The Kitchen, Roadhouse Pub & Eatery, Osteria and Bodega. To purchase, stop by the main office (260 W Broadway, Suite B) Monday – Friday during normal business hours, call 307-733-5010 or stop in any Fine Dining location.