Week 2 of Christmas Parties was a very busy for all of us. Team one with me, John, Tim and Mark started at Spirella on Wednesday for the Knights Templar Prom, followed by Christmas Party’s at Rothamsted Manor on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with another 50th wedding anniversary celebration at Spirella during the day on Saturday. Team two with Katherine, Dan, Shelley and David ran Christmas parties at Venue 360 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Over 1500 covers on these alone, and many buffets lunches also went out of the very busy kitchen last week!
The delicious Christmas menu on offer this year is starters of either Roasted Tomato, Thyme and Olive Oil Soup or Butternut, Brie, Pancetta and Sage Samosa, Watercress, Cranberry Dressing, served with breads and butters. Main Course is either Breast of Turkey, Cocotte Potatoes, Cranberry and Chestnut Stuffing. Pork Chipolata and Red Wine Jus or a Wild Mushroom, Leek and Spinach Wellington, Parmesan Cream. Bowls of sprouts and roasted winter roots accompany the dishes. Dessert is individual Christmas Pudding, Brandy Cream or Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Honeycomb Shard, Raspberry Coulis.