It’s that time of year again, time to spend with family and friends, time to chill out a bit, time to reconnect, time to reflect, a time for a little indulging, time to say goodbye to past year and for a leap of faith into the new year.

Christmas Day we hosted 43 for lunch including a group of Belgium’s who worked together on the Pukkelpop Music Festival. Unfortunately due to fog in Dubai their Emirates aircraft was delayed and they missed the carols at Kalawani Pan though during their 2 night quick visit had sensational wildlife sightings.

It was a day of laughs, love, Facetime calls back to our family, Christmas cards and presents and topped with a beautiful Christmas lunch carefully co-ordinated and cooked by Ade and his team of sensational Chefs including Ngalande.

Classic Vichyssoise velvety leek and potato soup served chilled
followed by a choice of

Goat’s Cheese Panna Cotta with cherry sauce and rocket salad
Quail Ravioli with a mushroom & sherry sauce
Poached Salmon fillet with a caper, lemon and butter sauce

The main event!

Roast Turkey with chipolata sausages, pork, sage & onion stuffing

Chestnut, Spinach & Blue Cheese En Croute – golden puff pastry pie filled with vegetarian deliciousness!

both served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, gravy and vegetables

and for dessert…

Profiteroles filled with Amarula Cream & served with Chocolate Sauce

Raspberry Pavlova with cream

Tarte Tartin with homemade vanilla ice cream