The traditional venue for our Christmas Lunch has always been 'The Club', this year celebrating its Golden Jubilee.
Often held in the main restaurant, but these past years by popular demand held in the alfresco setting of the Vista restaurant so as to take advantage of cool sea breezes and sunny winter Abu Dhabi days, Chef Peter de Kauwe once again excelled with a wonderful menu (see below), accompanied by delicious wines and champagne.
Spot-on service from the brigade ensured this is one tradition that will be continued by Chaîne in Abu Dhabi in Festive seasons to come.
Chargée de Presse
Slow-cooked venison haunch
red cabbage torte, caramelised quince mascarpone and micro herbs drizzled with white truffle oil
Tenuta Moraia Bolgheri Cabernet Merlot 2007, Tuscany, Italy
Champagne-finished Jerusalem artichoke and leek velouté
with tea smoked oyster turnovers
Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay, Laforet 2009, France
Minted Cranberry and Ginger Sorbet
Trio of goose with kumquat jus
cinnamon-glazed roast goose breast, confit of leg and ravioli of liver with colcannon and seasonal micro vegetables
Castillo Di Molina Reserve Carmenere 2009, Chile
Festive gingerbread and chestnut cassata with pear gratin and Belgian chocolate
Mumm Champagne Cordon Rouge NV
Coffee or Tea with mince pies and brandy cream