There’s talk each year of Christmas getting earlier and earlier and a few years ago we reckon that was true – people were talking to us earlier and earlier in the year about wanting to book their Christmas parties in Cardiff and so we were getting our Christmas menus together earlier and earlier! These days things appear to have levelled out a bit so we start thinking about Christmas party season around June. By “thinking”, we mean getting our team together, especially our chefs, and thinking about what we would like to serve at next year’s round of Cardiff Christmas parties.
Cardiff Christmas Party
This year was no different – we gathered with copies of last year’s menu and thoughts on what we enjoyed, what our guests enjoyed and what made Cardiff Christmas parties go off with a bang. This forms the basis of an extensive and delicious testing process where our chefs create trial dishes which, once they’re happy enough with them to share, we get the team together again to taste and work through not just which dishes we like but also which work together as a menu, which pair well with beers from our core range, with seasonal beers which we’re going to brew, and which give a genuine feeling of celebration and seasonal good times. This year we have three courses for as little as £19.95 a person and there are some real crackers even if we do say so ourselves. Starters include a vegan-friendly winter vegetable soup, our very own arancini, or some classic Mariniere mussels. Main course choices range from poached salmon on Kugelis potato cakes served with fresh green beans and champagne cream sauce topped with caviar and fresh strawberries to a turkey roulade served with seasonal greens, herbed roasties, parsnips and Yorkshire pudding. Speaking of pudding desserts include lemon cheesecake, fruit salad or proper Christmas pudding. All of this is accompanied by our formidable beer, wine and cocktail lists meaning your Cardiff Christmas party will go off with a bang! This is of course a brewery and we are very good at organising;…. Plus, if you book your place with us before October 31st, we’ll give you and your guests a complimentary round of Prosecco on arrival So, Christmas comes but once a year but it pays to get it sorted early – get in touch to find out more!