What's your favourite holiday of the year? Perhaps, Easter with chocolate and the four day weekend might feature somewhere. For me it's a toss up between ghoul's day aka Halloween and Christmas. Alas Christmas comes around only once a year but here you can also celebrate Christmas in July where we celebrate the cold weather by eating delicious roast turkey and pudding with custard instead of our usual Christmas fare of fresh seafood and beaches. And do I have a Christmas in July meal for you!
The Trippas White team are behind the food of Sydney's most well known restaurants. Their Sydney venues are the Art Gallery of NSW Restaurant, Botanic Gardens restaurant, 360 Bar & Dining, Sydney Tower Buffet, Centennial Parklands Dining, Sydney Mint Cafe, The Pavilion and also Watt Restaurant and Bar in Brisbane. This July, they have a special two course Christmas menu with an array of festive Christmas dishes. Some of the Christmas menu items are: roast guinea fowl with caramelised parsnip puree and pear and mustard chutney; ox?tail pie with yorkshire pudding; roast turkey breast with sage and mushroom stuffing and cranberry jus, slow roasted crackling pork belly with balsamic apples and cannellini beans; and cherry glazed leg ham. Dessert includes steamed maple sponge with brandy anglaise, almond biscuit and champagne steeped figs; traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard; rum & raisin bread and butter pudding with cinnamon ice?cream; mince pie with fresh berried and cream; and warm sticky date pudding with berries and cream finished with a glass of glühwein.
*Thanks to Trippas White, one lucky Not Quite Nigella reader will win a $170 voucher to use at any of the Trippas White venues for their very own Christmas in July meal during the month of July! For a chance to win, all you have to do is tell me which dish, main or dessert, from the above you like the sound of most ! Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition is a short one as this is a July only offer and ends at midnight AEST on the 8th of July, 2012. You can enter this competition once daily and it is open to anyone within Australia. Transport to and from the venue is not included and any remaining value not spent on the day will not be given as cash and will be forfeited (a good excuse to have another dessert, bring a friend or have some more wine! ;) ).*
Best of luck!
Lots of love,