Fortnum and Mason’s celebrates Chinese New Year of the Rat!

Wow! Fortnum and Mason The Queen’s grocer celebrates Chinese New Year!

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Traveling Gourmet TM

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The resourceful and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM is astonished by HM The Queen’s grocer celebrating the…

MERRY Chinese Lunar New Year of the Golden Rat! Fortnum and Mason has been around since 1707. I always go there when I am in London…One of my most favourite places.


There is the FU Dai Hamper! Fu Dai which translates as “Fortune Bag” and is packed with Fortnum’s favourites including Champagne, tea, biscuits, chocolates and honey, The Fu Dai Hamper is now available at Fortnum & Mason’s store in Piccadilly, London at 168 pounds.

Or how about the Plum Blossom and Eau de Nil Gift Box at 50 pounds with “Fire in the Hive Chocolate!




From L to R
Lunar New Year Musical Piccadilly Biscuit Tin £5.00
Lunar New Year Milk Chocolate Gold Coins £14.95

Auspicious Lunar New Year Glacé Clementine’s in Wooden Box £30

Fortnum and Mason

since 1707  and where HM The Queen buys her food!

181 Piccadilly London W1A 1ER


Tel:+44 (0) 20 7734 8040.

The nearest Tube station is Green Park, a short stroll away past the Ritz.


About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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