Andrew Kay Dines – Seasoned Greetings
Christmas is coming and the goose is getting… well perhaps not a goose, so many of us will be enduring the annual turkey fest. Frankly I prefer the trimmings to the main event, what is not to love about stuffing,sprouts and soldiers on horseback? But if Turkey is your thing then good health to you.
The season of work parties is here too, and the city always has a wide range of options available, from festive fare in our many restaurants to themed, and no doubt, booze fuelled jollies in our bars and clubs. Our very own Latest Musicbar offers a wide range of events over the month, many now sold out but it’s always worth calling to seek last minute tickets.
I am always torn when invited to large parties, being something of a culinary control freak I like to be in charge and once again at Latest I will be rolling up my sleeves and preparing a mainly plant based feast for my friends and colleagues. It’s something that I really enjoy!
If turkey is your thing then good health to you
Out and about I am seeing Christmas menus everywhere, here are just a few suggestions of where to go.
A firm favourite of mine in the city is Moshimo, I like going with friends of course but what really draws me back time and time again is that I can comfortably sit up against the conveyor and dine alone. There are far too few places that welcome lone diners and particularly at this time of year.
The Moshimo Christmas menu is a lavish sharing offering of beautiful dishes and comes at a very sensible price. I spoke with the owners and they are very keen right now at moving towards offering real heartwarming an belly filling dishes and I raise my glass to that.
Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JS 01273 719195 moshimo.co.uk
Market Restaurant in Hove is a firm favourite and that clever fusion, I sort of hate that word, but they make it work, of Spanish Tapas and Sussex produce simply delights. Their Christmas menu starts with some of those delicious tapa and then moves on to Serrano wrapped roast turkey, chorizo, pork and fig stuffing, crispy sobrasada brussels, honey roasted parsnips & carrots, duck fat potatoes & spiced red cabbage puree. Christmas pudding to top it off, now that does sound good and Iam sure it will match in quality and generosity their first class Sunday roasts.
42 Western Rd, Hove BN3 1JD, United Kingdom 01273 823707 market-restaurantbar.co.uk
If I do have to dine out with a large group then I will invariably suggest Carluccio’s, it always hits the spot, can cope with large parties and serves tasty dishes, take a look at my recent review of their seasonal menu!
1 Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE 01273 690493 carluccios.com
Finally a touch of spice, Chilli Pickle, a real favourite and the perfect foil to the turkey gobbling glut. Great for parties, delicious dishes to suit all tastes and excellent service too. I must pop in again very soon for the paneer mutter, my new fave!
17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE