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The meal has been booked for 6th December at Greaves Park in Lancaster, you know the one, near the pointer roundabout.

Table booked for 7:30, cost is £23 for 3 courses which is to cover the meal cost plus a tip. See the menu at The Greaves Park web site.

Please let Rebecca know asap, and get your £5 deposit to her no later than the end of next week.

Greaves Park Xmas Menu 2012

Sorry to mention XMAS when it’s only October, but, social committee débutante Rebecca has only gone and booked the Xmas meal. This year’s venue is The Dalton Rooms in Lancaster, with a very tasty looking set menu of 4 courses for a remarkably austere £20.

  • When: Thursday, 2nd December, 7pm
  • Where: The Dalton Rooms, Lancaster (I just said that already)
  • How Much: £20 per person
  • Who: Club Members, partners (i.e. sexual life partners, not badminton partners), friends of the club
  • Usual rules apply. We need a deposit of £10 per person to secure your place. Places are limited, obviously, so it’s first come first served.

    You can email your interest and menu choices to secretary@nulltorrisholme-badminton.co.uk or to RebeccaBrock@nulltorrisholme-badminton.co.uk – all monies to Rebecca or James or via team captains (if your captain is one of the ones we can trust).

    Menu – Also, click here. Ignore the price on their website, it’s £20…

    STARTERS

    • CLASSIC FRENCH ONION SOUP
      Home-made using a beef and brandy stock, topped with a gruyere cheese croute.
    • HAM HOCK TERRINE
      Pressed with buttered leeks & fresh parsley
      served with pea & mint mayonnaise
    • HOME-CURED SALMON GRAVLAX
      With a honey, dill and wholegrain mustard dressing
    • SCALLOPS ST. JACQUES
      Seared queen scallops in a white wine & garlic sauce, with shallots, fresh basil, pomme purée &
      finished with freshly grated parmesan
    • HORSE CHESNUT, PARMESAN & GOATS CHEESE TWICE BAKED SOUFFLE
      Drizzled with caramelised lemon dressing

    MAIN COURSES

    • TRADITIONAL ROAST CHRISTMAS TURKEY WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS
      Including Yorkshire pudding, sausage meat & apricot stuffing, pigs in blankets, roasted potatoes, parsnip & carrot mash.
    • PAN FRIED FILLET OF SILVER BREAM
      With roasted curried parsnips &
      dauphinoise potatoes
    • CONFIT DUCK LEG
      Crispy duck leg with buttered fondant
      potato, sticky red cabbage & mulled
      wine sauce
    • INDIVIDUAL HOME-MADE FISH PIE
      Topped with cheesy mashed potato & served with buttered greens
    • BEEF BOUGIGNON
      Traditional slow braised beef in a rich red wine sauce, with home-cut chips & fresh bread
    • CHICKEN GALANTINE
      Rolled with apricots, sage & garlic, served with dauphinoise potatoes and butternut squash puree
    • WINTER VEGETABLE COBBLER
      Mixed root vegetables in a creamy white wine sauce with a crumble topping, with fresh bread

    HOME MADE DESSERTS

    • TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUD
    • TIRAMASU
    • SHERRY TRIFLE
    • WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
    • BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING

    TO FINISH

    • FRESHLY GROUND COFFEE & MINTS

    Details of the Xmas meal available in this page (see the sidebar ===>;) and re-produced below for convenience.


    The Xmas meal has been booked for Thursday December 3rd at The Gatehouse.

    The booking is for 20 and the cost for the 2 courses is 17.50. There is a large selection of homemade desserts available and they will be charged as taken. Cost doesn’t include any drinks!

    If you want to come, please let James know asap, as places are limited. Partners are welcome. You’ll need to leave a deposit of £5 per head to secure your places.

    Christmas Evening Menu

    Starters

    • Winter Vegetable Broth
    • Confit Duck Leg
      on shredded savoy cabbage with a pink peppercorn sauce
    • Ham Hock, Leek & Cranberry Terrine
      served with a dressed rocket salad & spicy tomato compote
    • Roast Beetroot, Blue Cheese & Pecan Salad with an orange and honey dressing
    • Home Cured Salmon cured with lemon and dill and served
      with horseradish crème fraiche

    Mains

    • Pan Fried Sea Bass
      broccoli mousse, red pepper dressing and basil oil
    • Roast Local Turkey
      with all the trimmings
    • Roast Rump Of Lamb
      With sautéed mushrooms, spinach and shallot gravy
    • Venison Rossini
      Venison steak served pink on a garlic crouton and with chicken liver pate
      with a rich red wine sauce
    • Stuffed Chicken Breast stuffed with
      Sausage & chestnuts and served on a sweet potato rosti
    • Sweet Potato, Leek & Ginger Crumble
    • Mushroom & Chestnut Pithivier Puff pastry filled with mushrooms, chestnuts and ricotta with asparagus sauce

    The golf event has been organised and will take place at Morecambe Golf Club on 27th September from 2pm.

    Entry will cost £10 and, apparently, there’ll be prizes. Although probably not for me.

    For more information see Dave S.

    I have booked the club xmas meal at The Borough once again. Last year’s event there was enjoyed by everyone and the food, central location and decent enough beer make it a good choice I feel; but maybe we’ll ring the changes next year.

    Another mid-week one, too, early December. I hope that the choice of day will mean fewer clashes with all the other work, family and mates’ xmas events with which folk are inundated at this time of the year and allow more of us to get out at the same time with no excuses! – so it’s 4th December and the meal is booked for 8pm.

    The Xmas brochure is available here (pdf), but I’ve put the highlights below for you. Ain’t I nice. It’s £20.

    I’ve booked for 18 and the usual ‘rules’ apply: First come, first served; £10 deposit per seat required to secure it and required asap in any case; club members and partners (sexual, not badminton) get priority and if there are any places left I’ll open it up to ‘friends of the club’. Balance can be settled on the night – I’ll collect what’s left before the meal.

    I’d like to get the final list, deposits and food choices together by Monday 24th November, so that’s the cut-off.


    The Borough Christmas Menu
    3 Courses 19.95

    Starters

    • roasted parsnip, honey and wholegrain mustard from hawkshead relish company soup
    • port of Lancaster smoked salmon, prawn and avocado salad served with a caper & citrus dressing
    • locally sourced game terrine served with homemade cranberry and orange chutney
    • smoked applewood cheese and caramelised onion tart served with mixed salad leaves and balsamic drizzle

    Main

    • locally reared roast turkey served with apricot and thyme stuffing, pigs in blankets and a port and redcurrant gravy
    • baked herb crusted portobello mushrooms topped with melted goats cheese and served with butternut squash mash and winter leaf salad
    • pot roast Cumbrian fell bred beef served with a red wine jus, root vegetables, button onions & creamy mash potatoes
    • baked salmon fillet from Fleetwood served with horseradish infused creamed leeks and topped with a watercress and bacon salad

    Dessert

    • traditional Christmas pudding served with homemade brandy sauce
    • auntie em’s chocolate torte served with vanilla infused crème anglais
    • almond crème brulee served with homemade shortbread biscuits
    • winter spiced fruit salad served with vanilla ice cream from cool cow at new holly farm