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Christmas Lunch
Sat 5th Dec 2009
organised by Central Scotland

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Christmas Lunch

Saturday 5th December 2009

The River House Restaurant,
The Castle Business Park,

Click here for Google Map of venue location.

Welcome to our Annual Christmas Lunch.

Note: Now fully booked.

Once again we'll be having a secret santa, if you are a boy bring along a boy's present and the girl's will be likewise, girl for girl. We normally look upon a value of around £5 - £7.50 as a guide.

We will also be holding our final raffle for this years chosen charity, Help for Heroes.

Event Organiser: Gavin Ryans

Those going to lunch:

01 - Gavin
03 - Jacqueline and Ian
06 - Chic, Heather and Nancy
08 - Jim and Maria
10 - Tom and Jenny
12 - Nigel and Stella
14 - Dot and Chas
16 - Eileen and Richard
19 - Christine, Graeme and Eilidh
20 - Sarah
22 - Linda and Bill
23 - Dinaz
25 - Stewart and Maggie
27 - Colin and Sandra
29 - Frank and Rosemary
31 - Graham and Marion
33 - Neil and Jean
34 - Davy
35 - Carol
37 - Barbara and James

Festive Lunch Menu
3 Courses £15.95

Freshly made soup of the day

Terrine of chicken & chorizo sausage with a Bramley apple & paprika chutney

Salad of Romaine lettuce, toasted walnuts, capers, roasted pimento and a balsamic & olive oil dressing

(V) Chilled fan of honeydew melon with a fruit compote and a mango coulis

Chunky vegetable, diced lamb & rosemary broth

Roll mop herring & peppered mackerel salad with dressed rocket and a dill & mustard dressing

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Grilled trout fillet dusted in Cajun spices, topped with dressed leaves and enrobed in a tomato & basil coulis

Steamed Shetland salmon served with warmed potatoes & carrots and a watercress cream

Griddled Angus rump steak covered in a button onion, chilli, garlic, smoked cheese & red wine sauce.

Roast breast of chicken smothered in a wild mushroom, thyme & Cognac sauce

(V) Mediterranean vegetable & potato bake topped with a cheese crumble and a herb crème fraiche

Traditional Turkey with stuffing, bacon wrapped chipolata and a rich turkey gravy

(V) Roasted vegetable & goats cheese Wellington with a creamy mushroom sauce

All served with fresh vegetables & potatoes

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Warm sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce

Praline panna cotta with an apple & ginger compote

Lemon scented crème Brulee with Chantilly cream & sweet berries

Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard

Brandy snap basket with mint chocolate ice cream

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Your Comments
5th Dec 2009 18:43 :: Stella & Nige
Food excellent, company brilliant, lovely relaxing time and managed to stay awake all the time.

Thanks to all and everyone who helps to make these events great.

Happy Christmas everyone!

5th Dec 2009 22:24 :: Jacqueline & Ian
A brilliant day, great food and drink but even better company. Many thanks to everyone who not only donated raffle prizes but also purchased tickets. And to Gavin for all the organising.

A merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all.

5th Dec 2009 23:14 :: chic and heather
Excellent start to the festive season enjoying good food in good company. Thanks to everyone for their contributions throughout the year as well as today which resulted in a sum of £651.00 being raised for Help for Heroes.
Thanks to Gavin for arranging today and hope all members old and new enjoyed themselves

Compliments of the season to all and look forward to seeing everyone in 2010

6th Dec 2009 11:46 :: Stewart & Maggie
Great day out. Many thanks to the organisers for making a successful outing.Good start to the festive season.

6th Dec 2009 11:57 :: Colin and Sandra
Thank you to all five people who pulled our raffle tickets out, a fix ? Surely not.

Our first turkey of the season.

Merry Christmas one and all.

6th Dec 2009 15:48 :: eilidh
scool libraraein

6th Dec 2009 16:22 :: Gavin
Nice to see one and all. Great food again.

6th Dec 2009 19:20 :: jxf12690
Fabulous day out in good company. A pleasure to meet Bill and Linda for the first time. A merry christmas and happy new year to all. Looking forward to next years events.

6th Dec 2009 19:24 :: Graeme & Christine Babbs
I think this was possibly my first as a 'mere member' and I really enjoyed it. Thanks to all who organised it and the events during.

You may have noticed a cryptic comment in the list. It is proof  that my assertion that "you can type what you want Eilidh, it won't accept it without a valid email address" wasn't true after all!

6th Dec 2009 21:37 :: BillB
Just arrived home after a 489 mile round trip and the Christmas dinner was worth the journey. Excellent food, company and venue. Also, thank to the 'Knights of the round table' for their superb company in the Pirnhall Inn following the Christmas dinner, Bo'ness was well represented. Many thanks to Jim and Marie for the transport to and from the venue, Linda and I hope to see you both again in the New Year. Thanks to Gavin for organising the event, Chic and Ian for assisting, and Eilidh for being so generous with the Quality Street selection.  Have a very Merry Christmas and a cracking New Year. And thanks to out two adopted 'kids' for their overnight stay at the Pirnhall, and their company at the breakfast dinner on Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning (double helpings of Sausage, eggs (without the chips on Sunday morning) can't be good for the figure)!!!!

6th Dec 2009 22:26 :: Sarah
Lovely meal and nice company as well.

Have a great xmas everyone, and see you in 2010.

7th Dec 2009 14:28 :: Richard & Eileen
Good food and good company again. Happy xmas!

7th Dec 2009 16:23 :: dot and chas
Brilliant day,great food and great company.Many thanks to all involved in organising it.Great to catch up with friends old and new.Also thanks to Santa for our pressies.It was great to continue the chat and banter at the Pirnhall,oh yes and another meal!
Merry Christmas!

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