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.
and the menu
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
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
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
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.