This is a delightful family, friends and neighbours annual evening-long Christmas celebration held in a traditionally decorated home complete with a tree and gingerbread houses made by the younger children. A small group of professional singers regales the guests with seasonal carols and the evening finishes with little desserts and a hot toddy warms you for the road home.

  • christmas1Citrus, honey and herb-marinated lobster with mango and avocado
  • christmas2Spiced duck with apple and celery salad and candied jalapenos
  • christmas3Chilled pea soup with smoked bacon ice cream

Hot Amuse-Gueule

  • Quail egg Florentine
    Mushroom broth raviolo
    Indian lamb ‘piggies’ with fruit mustard
    Black couscous with pimenton shrimp and parsley alioli
    Miniature Yorkshire puddings with braised beef cheeks and horseradish sauce
    Thai coconut soup with spiced shiitake

Cold Amuse-Gueule

  • Spiced duck with apple and celery salad and candied jalapenos
    Chilled pea soup with smoked bacon ice cream
    Beet salad with hazelnut-ricotta mousse — basil dressing
    Foie gras crème brûlée with gingered pear compote
    Snow pea, rice vermicelli and mint salad with spicy balsamic-citrus syrup — cashew dressing
    Wasabi, edamame, yoghurt panna cotta with smoked trout and trout caviar
    Citrus, honey and herb-marinated lobster with mango and avocado
    Bloody Mary oyster shots

Mignardises

  • Spicy roast pineapple with vanilla-black pepper ice cream
    Sticky toffee banana bread pudding with Bourbon crème fraîche
    Chocolate mousse with citrus syrup and whipped cream
    Lemon rice pudding with dried peach-ginger compote

Featured Cocktail

  • Spiced Apple Hot Toddy

 


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