CHRISTMAS 2012

THE CHRISTMAS “DO……on the third day.

Being socially phobic.  ie I get anxious with gatherings of more than about six people,  I dislike Christmas dos.   Plus I don’t drink alcohol, so while I do socailise,  after midnight when there is alcohol involved,   everybody seems to me to get really silly.  It seems to me me that these are just events that everyone,  gets drunk and behaves in an embarrassing way…. or maybe this is just a British thing.  The French seem to drink much more responsibly.

This is not as puritan as it sounds, I have had my time of getting drunk and behaving in a way I would rather forget.  But no more.

……… Or maybe I am just a miserable so and so!LOL!

So I have my own Christmas dos with my friends   Last week three of us had dinner in an Italian restaurant and today I am having lunch with Lizzietheveggie before she fly s off to spend some pre Christmas time with her daughter inn Belfast and I have two more Christmas lunches planned with freinds next week.

Lizzietold me about the Christmas do at our joint place of work, last week at a place called the Warehouse near the Trafford centre.  Where  ( surprise!) an huge old wharehouse has been converted into a party venue,  Christmas winter wonderland, complete with fairground rides, casino and  circus acrobats performing.  She told me the food was wonderful and the service impeccable.

I was on a training day the next morning and half the participants were either ill or absent as well as a couple of the trainers!  But it sounded really good.

Here is the advert.

5Kbt_K

 

and the menu

To Start

SWEET POTATO SOUP (v)

With brioche croutons and chilli crème fraiche

OAK SMOKED ORGANIC SALMON

With shallot and caper vinaigrette, toasted sourdough bread

SPICED WILD MUSHROOM AND PORT WINE CRUMBLE (v)

With a toasted baguette

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT

With plum chutney, toasted brioche

ROASTED BEETROOT AND GOAT’S CHEESE SALAD (v)

With honey balsamic dressing

Mains

ROULADE OF TURKEY AND PROSCIUTTO

With sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce and jus

CONFIT OF DUCK LEG

With fondant potato, smoked bacon, puy lentils and red wine jus

FILLET OF STONE BASS

With braised fennel and brown shrimp butter

RIBEYE STEAK

With green peppercorn sauce

BROCCOLI AND STILTON TART (v)

With hazelnut dressing

All main courses served with sides of roasted potatoes, sprouts,

honey glazed carrots, parsnips and sprouts

Desserts

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING

With warm brandy sauce

ICED WHITE CHOCOLATE PARFAIT

With apricot coulis

CHOCOLATE YULE LOG

With chantilly cream

STEAMED SYRUP SPONGE PUDDING

With vanilla custard

SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES

With spiced pear and apple chutney, biscuits

To make a booking, please call Linen on 0161 828 0345.

Yum!

Love Denise

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One thought on “THE CHRISTMAS “DO……on the third day.

  1. I enjoy a drink and always thought of myself as fairly sociable but I have to admit that organised “dos”, especially at Christmas, leave me cold. I’d much rather enjoy a nice dinner or lunch with a few friends than spend (waste?) several hours eating mass catered food and drinking expensive drinks with a load of people I don’t necessarily like. That sounds awful but after many years of feeling obliged to attend, often paying more than I could really afford, I eventually learnt that it was ok to opt out and felt much better for it.

    I’m looking forward to food and drinks with the princess and her flatmate this evening and lunch with you tomorrow, and then a few quiet days before the first born and his girl friend arrive.

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