Early X-mas at Rad

KATHMANDU: Christmas celebration came early at Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat. On December 12, The Fun Café was painted in white and red. Music, large Christmas tree, ginger bread house and a figure of Santa Clause had brought in the Christmas fervour. Complementing the celebration was an array of mixed cuisine comprising of varieties of cold platter, salads, soups, live carving, main course, and desserts along with Christmas goodies and delicacies.

What can be better than celebrating a festival with food, family, and friends? Advent Christmas Brunch was just this.

“This Christmas function is especially for our foreigner guests who leave for their countries soon. We are celebrating Christmas for them to give them the festive atmosphere,” Neeta Upadhyaya, Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage of the Hotel shared.

The special Christmas buffet brunch started from 12:30 pm. Served with wine, it was a mouthful mix of Indian and Continental menu and not to be missed Christmas items.

In cold platter, Chicken Galantine and Pate En Croute were all about Christmas. Citing its significance, Jr Sous Chef Ananta Ratna Sthapit expressed, “Like goat’s meat is essential for Dashain, Chicken Galantine and Pate En Croute are important part of Christmas where members of the family come together to make a chicken dish by adding what they have or by stuffing vegetables while having fun.”

There were many dishes on the table to choose from. But the highlight of the brunch as per him was roasted herb flavoured turkey breast with dark meat roulade, dried fruit stuffing and cranberry sauce to which the Sous Chef mentioned, “Roasted Turkey is something that one can’t do without in Christmas celebration.” Another tasty dish presented at brunch was world famous honey glaze clove Wiltshire Ham with apple sauce.

And how can Christmas be complete without desserts? Traditional Yule Log (cake), Maize Gateau, X-mas cake with cream cheese frosting and warm Christmas pudding with branded custard sauce were on the table to satiate the sweet tooth and seal the Christmas brunch.