It’s mid October and the dust covers are coming off the Christmas decorations and other paraphernalia. Unless you are an all round food lover then you must be scratching your head thinking about the Christmas menu for your party.
It is certainly a good idea to start planning early if you are intending to cater for your friends, family or company staff this Christmas.
Christmas is a time for succulent meats, rich flavours, delicious vegetables and lest we forget the desserts! Of course, it can be a little tricky to decide what meat would be best and thus, I think this is a good starting point.
For a company Christmas party for staff or a bash for clients and suppliers, speak to a recommended catering company for some great ideas. Heriot Caterers are certainly happy to help with the many years of experience in Christmas catering.
Traditional Christmas dinner
Christmas is traditionally a ‘foul affair’, with birds such as goose, turkey and duck. If you fancy something a little more robust then beef can be a very good option.
Starter – of spiced butter nut squash soup
Main – of Turkey with an accompaniment of roast potatoes, honey glazed roast carrots, steamed broccoli, sprouts and chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon and turkey gravy.
Dessert – of traditional Christmas pudding and brandy butter or homemade vanilla custard
Coffee and cheese and biscuits to follow
If you feel that a traditional approach isn’t’t quite right for you and your guests, the following menu may be just what you’re looking for. Heriot Caterers are the premier, alternative caterers and here is their sample menu!
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Alternative Christmas fair
For a dinner that has all the fan fair of a Christmas dinner but is a little less traditional why not try a different meat altogether? A move away from the Christmas pudding gives a chance to explore other rich and tempting sweet treats for dessert.
Option 1: Breast of Pheasant with Red Onion Marmalade and Game Chips
Option 2: Roast Leg of English Lamb with Fresh Rosemary and Apricot Stuffing
Option 3: Corn-fed Chicken in a reduction of Wild Mushrooms, Cream and Thyme
Vegetarian Main –
Mushroom, Pimento and Cashew Nut Wellington
Option 1: Apfel Strudel with Warm Black Cherries
Option 2: Fresh Lemon Tart, Seasonal Fruits Compote, Crème Fraiche
Option 3: Truffle Chocolate with Raspberries
Followed with –
Coffee, Home-made Mince Pies and Heriot Chocolate Mint Crisps
Christmas isn’t just about bringing people together, but it’s about the combined celebrations of people, food, drink and fantastic catering event management.
We are happy to bring our ideas to your Christmas event.
Or to blow the “ideas cobwebs away”
Try something completely different and choose from our Amazing Grazing menu,
When we will add the Christmas Sparkle with a grazing Christmas Lunch:
Mini skewers of Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, and Bacon wrapped Mini Sausages.
Christmas pudding on a spoon with Hot Brandy Sauce for dipping.