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
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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