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Christmas Lunch
Sat 3rd Dec 2005
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 26
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Christmas Lunch at the Riverhouse restaurant, Stirling. J10 M9 just outside Stirling, Castle Business Park, Craigforth,


A revisit to this excellent venue and one which was Central for all.
3 course Lunch ?12.95 per head.(same price as last year) A deposit of ?5 per person needed by 20 November.(Tech Day) Send cheques made payable to 'mx5scotland' to Douglas. Email me for the address. Table(s) booked 12.30 for 1.00. REMEMBER IT'S A SATURDAY!!!!

              Freshly made soup of the day.
    Chicken liver & port pate with Cumberland sauce,
          Scottish oatcakes and a petit salad.
Chilled tower of honeydew melon & red apple with a mixed 
        berry & vanilla compote and lemon sorbet.
  Smoked salmon, cream cheese & chive roulade with melba 
        toast and a lemon & English mustard dressing.
  Beef tomato, mozzarella and char grilled chicken salad
        with dressed leaves and tarragon pesto.
  Hot smoked salmon & tiger prawn salad with picked leaves,
  pink grapefruit, cucumber and a thousand island dressing.
Traditional roast turkey with chipolatas wrapped in bacon,
    chestnut and hazelnut stuffing and a roast gravy.
        Grilled trout fillet with smoked salmon and
                a lemon & dill  dressing.
Baked oyster & shitake mushrooms, egg, cashew nut and herb 
  tartlet served with a pimento &  cherry tomato cream.
    Roast breast of chicken with red onion, plum tomato
              & basil ragout and thyme jus.
  Steamed fillet of sole filled with salmon & lemon mousse
        and topped with a mixed grape, white wine
                  & green peppercorn cream.
      Beef & root vegetable casserole with rosemary,
                    thyme and red wine.
Flame grilled rump steak with a button mushroom, Spanish 
      onion, French mustard, brandy, Worchester sauce
                    & red wine cream.
Vegetable moussaka toped with white cheddar and parmesan 
              and served with a small salad.
          All served with vegetables and potatoes.
          Sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce.
      Cr?me brulee with fruits of the forest compote.
  Tradditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard
                      & rum butter.
        Chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream.
          Cheesecake of the day with fruit coulis.

Secret Santa..If you wish to take part in this years secret Santa could you please bring a gift to value of ?5.00-?7.00, like last year Santa will have two sacks, one for Girls and one for Boys. (if you come as a couple bring one for each gender, or if you are single male/female bring male/female gift)


If heading from the north, take the A9, via Perth and then the M9.  When heading from the east and St Andrews, take the A94 whilst those heading from Edinburgh should take the A8, followed by the M9.  For those coming from the south, take the M74, then the A80 and M80 before finally taking the M9.  When coming from Glasgow and the west, take the M8, the A80 and then the M9.

To reach The River House from the M9, go to Junction 10 and exit, following the signs for ring road and Business Park.  The River House is on the first left as you enter Castle Business Park.

Douglas & Linda.
Ian & Jacqueline.
Tom & Barbara.
Dorothy & Chas.
Gordon & Pauline.
Caroline & Dave.
Graeme & Christine.
Fiona & Craig.
Chic & Heather.
June & Paul.
Kev & Jools.
Phil & Sheila.
Shaun & Mary.
Chris & Dee.
Mino & Dinaz.
Rob & Margaret.
Nigel & Stella.
John & Heather.
Behnam & Roxanne.
Sandy & Margo.
Alec & Susie.
Gordon & Janice.
Chris & Moira. (49)


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Your Comments
3rd Dec 2005 18:27 :: Gordon And Pauline
Thank you for a excellent meal, wonderful company and a very enjoyable time. Hope to see you all on the 2nd Jan 2006! Off for a well deserved glass of wine!

3rd Dec 2005 18:45 :: Graeme
Thanks to Douglas and Mino for organising a great day. Thank you to our secret Santas too!

3rd Dec 2005 19:57 :: Fee and Craig
Ditto the above. Cheers

3rd Dec 2005 20:09 :: alec and susie
thanks to all involved for a loveley afternoon,nice to meet some new owners ,im off to have a dram of the whisky i won,CHEERS

3rd Dec 2005 20:37 :: Kev and Jools
Good food, good beer and good compny.  What better way to spend a Sat afternoon. Thanks to all the organisers and our secret santa givers.

3rd Dec 2005 22:12 :: Gordon & Janice
We had a really good time this afternoon. Thanks to Douglas and Mino for all the organising.

4th Dec 2005 00:22 :: Nigel & Stella
We thoroughly enjoyed our first Christmas meal, and what a wonderful person Santa is. Can't wait to get my shiny gear knob installed!  Thanks to Douglas and Mino for arranging such a great year of outings, superb lunches and great company.  Looking forward to 2006.

4th Dec 2005 16:58 :: kristoff
Thanks to Douglas and Mino for all their hard work both yesterday at the lunch and all through the year.

4th Dec 2005 18:20 :: Tom & Barbara
Great venue, food and especially company.
A Big Thank You to Douglas & Mino for all their hard work.

4th Dec 2005 18:57 :: Dot and Chas
Many thanks to Douglas , Mino and Santa!Another excellent Christmas Lunch at the Riverhouse.Great food,drink and company,what more can I ask for!(I got a teddy bear too!)

5th Dec 2005 18:21 :: Rob and Margaret
Thanks to Douglas and Mino for all the work involved in organising such a wonderful event.
We had a geat tme.
Thank you

6th Dec 2005 20:27 :: Mike Brunton
Looks like you had a great time at your dinner sorry we missed it.
Might have to buy another MX-5 sometime.

All the best

Mike & Di

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