Cool Yule All The Way At ULG
13.11.13 by Lucy Self
Impossible to believe we know, but its less than six weeks until the big C. Which for some might mean spreading good will to all men, but to us means party times are practically on our snow-dusted door step.
So if you’re seeking a spot for your Christmas bash, hunting out a local hangout for a pre-yuletide gathering with friends, or just like to know what we’re up to in in December – here’s a round up of ULG’s festive frolics.
WARNING: A LOT OF FOOD WILL BE MENTIONED IN THE FOLLOWING TEXT – SO BE PREPARED FOR EXTREME HUNGER.
Famous for its gin-spertise, people forget that our Soho-based bar Graphic can knock out some pretty special food too. Remind yourself this December by booking their three-course take on the traditional Christmas dinner. Choices include Mussels, Noilly Prat & Shallot Sauce to start; Chenterelle, Tallegio & Thyme Risotto and Roast Duck, Celeriac Puree, Blackberry & Port Sauce mains; and to finish Pecan & Maple Tart.
A party girl at heart, Graphic couldn’t resist throwing in a canapé menu (leaving one hand free for supping on their excellent paint tin cocktails) including Rare Roast Beef Crostini, Cornichons & Crème Fraiche; Halloumi Skewers with Lemon & Herb Salsa; Crab Cakes with Lime & Chilli Mayo; and mini Fruit Mince Pies.
For more information, menus or to enquire about private venue hire during December – click here or call 020 7287 9241
The Alice Houses
Our well-designed West London pubs The Alice House West Hampstead and The Alice House Queens Park both have plenty of festive treats in their stocking this year – starting with a three-course menu full of fantastic seasonal British produce at £26 a head (£32 with yuletide treats). Dishes such as Goat’s Cheesecake with Red Onion Jam, Herbed Turkey Breast with Creamed Sprouts, Duck Fat Roasties, Chestnut Stuffing & Gravy and Christmas Mess with Roasted Chestnuts & Drunken Cranberries are a great excuse to bring the office/friends/family together. Add some much-needed sparkle by adding six bottles of Champagne (£330) or prosecco (£150).
If you’re looking for something a little less formal, The Alice Houses can also offer ‘Party Plates’, canapés, beer buckets or drinks receptions.
For more information on how The Alice House can assist you in your festive celebrations – call 020 7431 8818 or 020 7624 0008.
Central & Co.
For those central London dwellers, our all-day brasserie makes a perfect post-work pit stop particularly when there’s indulging to be done. Whether it’s a sit down meal upstairs in the stylish restaurant or drinks and nibbles in the chic basement bar below, Central & Co. have Christmastide covered.
Book in the workforce for a full-on feast with two courses at £26pp and three courses for £30pp. Choices include Ham Hock & Chicken Terrine with Shredded Celeriac & Walnuts, Razor Clams in Garlic Butter & White Wine, Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Apple Chutney, Caramelised Apple & Rosemary Gravy, Turkey with all the trimmings and Red Wine Poached Pears, Caramelised Brioche & Toffee Sauce.
Perfect as accompaniments to cocktails and champers, both the canapé and ‘bowl food’ menus helpfully offer ‘Meat’, ’Seafood’, ‘Vegetarian’ and ‘Desserts’ options (avoiding any drunken confusion later).
Dine whilst you wine on small bites such as Pulled Pork Croquettes with Piccalilli Ketchup; Scallops with Mushy Peas and Lardons; Fig, Feta & Red Onion Pastry or grab a bowl of Confit Duck & Lentils; Salt & Pepper Calamari; Pumpkin, Spinach & Feta Risotto.
To check out the menus or to book your Christmas bash at Central & Co. call 020 7437 4106 or 020 7431 8818.