For those of us living in Australia, particularly us Queenslanders, it can be hot and humid during our Christmas period and many of us celebrate with a different menu compared to our friends and families in the northern hemisphere, where it’s the middle of winter.
In Australia it’s more likely we’ll have prawns and beer on the beach, rather than the traditional roast turkey and mulled wine that is popular in the cooler climates. As we have British and European heritage there’s a strong attachment to the tradition of celebrating Christmas in cold weather. That’s why there’s ‘Christmas in July’.
With the weather now turning cooler, Head Chef, Peter Tzimas and his kitchen team have developed a mouth-watering Christmas in July menu that will be available on Friday, 20 July 2018 only.
Starting at 6.30pm guests will be welcomed into the “Snow Dome” where canapes will be served on arrival. You will enjoy a winter wonderland full of festivities, laughs and of course delicious food. The 3-course meal will commence with Queensland blue pumpkin and chestnut soup followed by an alternate drop of either Roasted Turkey Breast, potato mash, roasted vegetables with cranberry red wine jus or Roasted Pork Loin with kipfler potatoes, honey glazed carrots and apple mint sauce. Dessert continues with the traditional Christmas fare of either steamed plum pudding or pavlova however, Peter and his team have added their twist with salted caramel anglaise on the pudding and white chocolate sabyon and fresh berries Chantilly cream on the pav.
Finish the night dancing along to live music by our surprise duo booked especially to entertain you in the Snow Dome.
Gather your friends, colleagues and family and organise a table at this once-a-year event. The stunning Christmas in July menu is available for $72pp and bookings are essential. Please call the award-winning Golden Ox Restaurant on phone 3283 1833 to reserve your table.
Don’t worry, Christmas in July does not replace the real Christmas in December, it’s just a great chance to enjoy traditional fare in the cooler weather.