Christmas Day Menu

£99.5 per person - Children under 12 £49.5

4 Courses

Starter, Main, Dessert, Coffee & Petit fours

 

Snacks

Sicilian Nocellara Olives 4, Sweet and spicy rosemary nuts 3
Toasted sour dough, mulled wine butter, orange and pecan butter, cultured cashew and cranberry butter for two 5
Tempura local rock oysters, apple, celery, crème fraiche espuma (Three for 5 or six for 8.5)

 

Chef's Selection of Canapés 10

Coffee roasted beetroot, sweet quince V
Sourdough & dripping, shallot, coriander V
Honey burnt pork belly, pineapple and spring onion salsa

 

Starters

Smoked duck breast, foie gras parfait, fresh pear, hazelnut, sour dough crostini
Celeriac velouté, salt baked celeriac, truffle sour dough crumb, herb oil V
Smoked Salmon, cucumber and caper relish, sourdough croute
Native lobster & king prawn, charred baby gem lettuce, compressed cucumber, bloody Mary gel, Marie Rose
Cumin roasted cauliflower, tangy apple, fresh apple, raisin jam V

 

Mains

Roast Norfolk turkey breast, duck fat potatoes, Brussel sprouts, bacon, toasted chestnuts, roasted root vegetables, cranberry gel, Yorkshire pudding, jus
Dry aged Scottish sirloin. Yorkshire pudding, duck fat potatoes, Brussel sprouts, bacon toasted chestnuts, roasted root vegetables, fresh horseradish, jus
Pan seared hake fillet, xo sauce, sauteed Queen scallops, chickpea, spring onion tops, chorizo
Wild mushroom tortellini, goat’s curd, crispy enoki, oat cream, black garlic, parsley oil V
Confit pork belly, burnt ends, trotter bon bon, apple puree, roasted salsify, duchess potato, mustard and cider jus

 

Sides

Marmite roasted potatoes 6 Maple and rosemary pigs in blankets 7 Seasonal leaves, Caesar 4
Truffle pomme puree 4 Seasonal greens, toasted almonds 4 Roasted winter squash, lemon dressing 4

 

Desserts

White chocolate, hazelnut & lime parfait, sweet cranberry compote, celery, walnut
Clementine and lemon panna cotta, raspberry compote, minted cucumber sorbet
Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, Chantilly, brandy butter
Millionaire salted caramel torte, shortbread, Whiskey ice cream, hazelnut
A selection of the finest British & French cheeses, celery, candied walnuts, grapes, house chutney, biscuits & bread

 

Selection of Homemade Petit Fours
Served with Paddy & Scott’s Filter Coffee or Novus Tea
 

Opening Times

Wednesday - Saturday
Food served: Lunch 12 - 2.30, Evening 5.30 - 9pm
Bar open: Midday - 11pm
Sunday
Food served: Lunch 12 - 4pm
Bar open: Midday - 7pm

Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888

E.enquiries@brasseriebenaix.com

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