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$200, 15 Minutes – Gourmet Christmas Lunch Challenge

The ultimate Australian gourmet Christmas lunch for six adults! We challenge you to make it happen with just 15 minutes and $200 to spend. Spend Christmas cool by the poolside or on the patio with an Australian fusion menu and Christmas Hampers from Australia that will impress guests and get you in the spirit of Christmas! Ready?

Gourmet Christmas Sample Menu


Savoury platter including:

  • Cheese
  • Gourmet fig jam
  •  Natural Almonds and Cashews
  • Goji Berries and Cacao Nibs
  • Tomato and red capsicum salsa dip
  • Crackers
  • Artisan bread


  • 1 x cooked chicken, divided into pieces
  • 1 x kg prawns
  • 300 grams ham off the bone
  • 1 x ready-made salad
  • Artisan bread
  • Chardonnay and sage creamy mustard
  • Mango and apple chutney


  • Steamed pudding
  • Custard

Sweet platter including:

  • Italian chocolate hazelnut biscotti
  • Traditional hard almond nougat
  • Buttery shortbread
  • Luxury chocolates
  • Strawberries with rich chocolate dipping sauce

Budget Christmas Lunch

Can it be done for under $200?

Here’s your shopping list for the ultimate gourmet Christmas lunch:

$87 worth of groceries

  • Strawberries $4
  • Custard: $4
  • Ready-made salad $8
  • Chicken: $12
  • Prawns: $30
  • Ham: $10
  • Your preferred artisan bread: $4
  • Nice cheese $12
  • Crackers: $3

And… one Premium Gourmet Christmas Hamper – $89.95

Image of the Premium Gourmet Christmas Hamper

Premium Gourmet Christmas Hamper


So, what about the other $23?

Your gourmet Christmas lunch is ready – in about 15 minutes! Doesn’t that deserve a nice glass of wine? We’ve left you $23 in the budget for a little drop of white to help you get festive this Christmas. After all, you spent 15 minutes and a quick dash to the shop slaving over this meal! Merry Christmas to you, you deserve it!

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