The Chiswick Nursing Centre’s chef, John Wealleans, is planning to pull out all the stops to make this year’s Christmas and New Year’s menus something to really look forward to.
To get the festive celebrations rolling on Christmas Eve, there will be warm mince piesaccompanied by a glass of whisky or Baileys.
The main focus of dining is always at lunchtime at The Chiswick, with lighter suppers served in the evening, so that residents don’t go to bed feeling over full.
Christmas Day is, of course, the centrepiece and the one that John really looks forward to preparing.
“My favourite is always the traditional Christmas Day lunch of roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding with brandy sauce or ice cream. Every resident really enjoys this.”
Vegetarians will be able to tuck into carrot and cashew nut roast, with all of the trimmings to match. Crackers and party hats will be plentiful as well, and every one of our guests receives a gift.
Boxing Day will see a choice of roast chicken, poached salmon or lentil cake with a delicious baked chocolate and orange cheesecake for dessert.
Tea and treats are served every afternoon but to keep the festive spirit going between Christmas and New Year, there will also be a glass of Port and Stilton afternoon on 28th December.
New Year’s Eve lunch will feature beef cooked in a rich horseradish sauce as the main course or a bean and red wine casserole for non-meat eaters.
With most tucked up in bed before midnight, residents will toast the New Year on 1st January with a glass of sparkling wine. Stilton and broccoli soup will follow and the main course being chicken in a cream and mushroom sauce. Filled peppers is the vegetarian option.
Families and friends are welcome to visit their relatives over the festive period – with full Covid precautions in place, including our fast track resulting test service to ensure the highest levels of safety as we see in The New Year. John will ensure that a slice of delicious Christmas cake, Yule log or luxury biscuit is available to welcome them.
John concludes: “We really treat residents at Christmas time by creating special dishes that are memorable, festive and taste delicious. 2020 has been a difficult year, so we’ll doing our utmost to make our menus as enjoyable as we possibly can.”