Christmas Dinner less of a dream and more of a nightmare?
3rd December 2012
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Ah, Christmas Dinner... roast turkey, honey glazed ham, chestnut stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, parsnips, seven different types of vegetables, bread sauce, gravy...

Sounds amazing, yes, but what about all the time and effort that goes into buying, preparing and cooking it? The holidays can be stressful enough without the added pressure of trying to serve the perfect meal; isn't it time the designated cooks had the bit of time off and handed the reigns (no, not Rudolph's!) over to someone else this year?

Here at thebestof Colchester, we have the perfect alternative. Our friends at La Cascada Restaurant and Tapas Bar has a selection of delicious festive menus in the run-up to the big day, as well as a fantastic six-course menu for Christmas Day itself.

All menus feature the traditional classics, as well as a few Mediterranean flavours... perfect for all tastes!

Christmas Party Lunch and Evening Menus

From now until Christmas Eve 2012, friends, families and colleagues are invited to La Cascada to enjoy a Christmas Party Lunch or Dinner. 

Christmas Lunch consists of a three course meal with tea, coffee and mince pies for just £16.95 per person (£7.50 for children under 10). Alternatively, for £23.50 per person (£9.50 for under 10's), why not opt for the evening menu?

Christmas Day Menu

Break with tradition and eat out this Christmas Day. For just £54.95 (£19.50 for children under 10), sit down, relax and indulge in a sumptuous six course meal at La Cascada:


Canapés with a glass of Cava


Baked Parmesan, Leek & Thyme Tart, Red Onion Jam, Pesto Oil & Red Wine Dressing

Dressed Scottish Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Egg

Cappuccino Soup of Wild Mushrooms, Crème Fraiche & Crusty Bread

Paté of Chicken Livers, Rosemary & Olives, Cherry Tomato Chutney & Toasted Bread

Warm Salad of Garlic King Prawns, Chorizo & Oyster Mushrooms, with Chilli Mayonnaise

Palate Cleanser

Refreshing sorbet 


Traditional Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings, Bubble & Squeak Potato Cake, Festive Vegetables & Roast Gravy

Char-Roasted Lamb Cutlets, Creamy Mash Potato, Rosemary & Thyme Jus, & Sage Roasted Butternut Squash

14oz Rib-Eye Steak, Flat Mushroom, Jenga Chips & Herb Crusted Tomato

Pan Roasted, Fresh Sea Bass with Potato & Chorizo, & Seasonal Vegetables

Roasted Red Pepper with an Aromatic Soya & Mixed Vegetable Filling, Palm Hearts Salad & Manchego Shavings 


Sticky Toffee Christmas Pudding, Caramel Sauce & Brandy Infused Crème Fraiche

Chef's Homemade Tiramisu

Crema Catalana with a Caramel Topping

Selection of Cheese & Biscuits

And to Finish... 

Tea or Coffee with Mince Pies 

Please note that pre-booking is required for all Christmas menus at La Cascada Restaurant and Tapas Bar.

Please contact the Colchester restaurant today to book your table.

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