Xmas in September

Yes. I KNOW. It’s September and I am writing about Christmas. To be fair, it’s almost October (not that it makes it any better) and also I started my Christmas shopping at the end of July. Christmas is expensive when you have about a million 20+ people to buy for.

ANYWAY. CHRISTMAS.
It’s 3 months away. But tonight I had a mini Christmas celebration.

Thanks to the lovely PR ladies for Giraffe

They invited myself and some other bloggers and twitter users to sample their new Christmas Menu.

It was delicious. Everything I tried was yummy. There were a few that I couldn’t sample because of my nut allergy, but my accompanying friend Beth tells me that they were tasty.

We arrived and had crackers and cocktails. Cocktails! For this mummy. I KNOW!
A Sleighbellini was my first drink. Gin, Cassis, Cranberry & elderflower topped off with prosecco. It was lush. Too many of those and I would have become a lush!

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The drink shown here was a Cherry Christmas, a non-alcoholic mojito style drink with cherries, apple and mint.

Then some starters; Curried Parsnip Soup, Potted Smoked Salmon & Trout, Goats Cheese, Clementine, Walnut & Cranberry Salad, and Chicken Liver Pate.
I tried everything but the Goats Cheese Salad. The only thing I wasn’t keen on was the Salmon & Trout. Too fishy for me. I am not a lover of fish. But I tried it, which will definitely impress The Husband.

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Then Mains! There was Giraffes take on the Turkey dinner, a Turkey Schnitzel. Cauliflower Cheese & Roasted Vegetable crumble. Double roasted duck, and Salmon Saltimbocca.

Again, I tried everything except the Cauliflower Cheese crumble as it contained nuts. It was all delicious. And yep, I did try the salmon. Still don’t like salmon, no matter how it’s prepared or cooked.

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Then, the bet part of the meal (in my opinion!).
DESSERT!
A merry berry sundae, a white chocolate and passion fruit cheese cake and a chocolate tart.
Oh. My. God.
SO GOOD!
Except the sundae, that had nuts, so couldn’t try that one. My waistline thanks me. I think.

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I had a great evening. Great food, great company and thanks to the Giraffe PR ladies, it was all complimentary.
I tweeted the evening and now I’m blogging my appreciation.

Giraffes Christmas menu is reasonably priced, at £17.95 for 2 courses or £20.95 or 3 courses. The Christmas menu is only available for parties of 6 or more.

If you secure your Christmas booking before the end of October then Giraffe will throw in a free glass of bubbly per person with your Christmas meal.
And if you opt to have your Christmas party on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th of December then you will also get 20% off of your food bill!

I had a very enjoyable and memorable evening.
I want to express a big thank you to the PR ladies and Giraffe for the opportunity to taste test their upcoming Christmas menu!

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