I am now able to confirm details for our Christmas Party. This will be in the Barn at the Elm Tree P. H. Hightown, Ringwood. We will begin at 7.00p.m with drinks in the bar ( Please pay for all drinks separately ) followed by a two or three course meal to be served in the Barn which we will have exclusive use of. The menu includes a choice of 4 starters, 5 mains and 4 desserts:-
Roast Parsnip soup
Salmon and prawn cocktail
Baked portabella mushroom with leek and cream cheese stuffing
Chicken liver parfait with tomato chutney
Turkey with sage and onion stuffing
Roast beef with red wine gravy
Both the above served with roast potatoes, sprouts, cabbage and bacon medley, parsnips, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Pork belly with crackling, mash, wilted greens and caramelised apple
Hake in tarragon butter on crushed new potatoes with buttered samphire
Mushroom, brie, hazelnut and cranberry Wellington with sautéed vegetables
Christmas pud with brandy custard
Bailey's cheesecake with clotted cream
Lemon pannacotta with cherry coulis and a brandy snap tuile
Cheese and biscuits (£1.95 SUPPLEMENT)
There will be a 'Guess the identity' table quiz and a Secret Santa both of which are optional. If you wish to take part in the Secret Santa, please bring along a wrapped gift to the value of £5 suitable for any of our members. I am also hoping to arrange some music, background during the meal and possibly for dancing after. Anyone able to undertake this for me?
*Deposits of £10 and pre-orders will be required two weeks beforehand. I would prefer the deposits as cash if possible as I can then just pass it over to the restaurant or you can send a cheque to me at 7 Ashley Close, Hightown, Ringwood, BH24 1QX.
The full cost is £19.95 for two courses, £24.95 for three plus £1 to £2 to cover the cost of the venue, payable on the night. Please note there is a supplement of £1.95 for cheese. Drinks will of course be payable in addition. In the event that there are less than 24 of us, we would then be in the main restaurant rather than the Barn.
The number for this event is unlimited so I hope as many of you as possible will come along as we are seldom all together. As with any event however, I do appreciate some inevitably cannot make a particular date.
If you have any queries please message me or phone 01425 480473. Thank you.