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Hello Joburgers, if slaving over your Christmas roast is the last thing on your holiday agenda, why not celebrate the festive season at The Saxon? Guests can expect exquisite food, live entertainment and a fabulous, festive vibe.
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Christmas Eve menu at Qunu
Make your festive moments more memorable and celebrate Christmas at Qunu. You will start off the night’s festivities with arrival Champagne and canapés, served in the elegant ambiance of our Piano Lounge. You will then enjoy our delectable five-course meal in the restaurant.
Lobster, Prawn and Avocado Ritz
Lobster and prawn, avocado, mango, garlic tomato mayonnaise
Gammon and sticky African Fruit Salad
Smoked pineapple glazed gammon, crispy pig’s ears, pineapple, cloves, bbq plantain skin, gingered litchi chutney
Bird of a feather Turkey, Duck and Ostrich
Pistachio turkey galantine, nectacote tarte tatin, naartjie-glazed, 5-spiced duck, berry sorghum, biltong-dusted piquant pepper, roasted ostrich loin
Surf and turf scallop, wagyu and langoustine salt-baked scallop, cauliflower, winter truffle prawn bisque, teriyaki-glazed wagyu, butternut and cinnamon, Asian lime marmalade, langoustine, nettle and lovage, mango, sevruga caviar
Citrus and Apple
Kalamansi and apple parfait, apple salad, apple purée
Goat’s cheese, honey and ash
St. Francis mousse, pear and honey marmalade, toasted brioche, Port reduction, puffed sorghum, leek ash
Black Forest – Chocolate and cherry
Nyangbo 68% mousse, vanilla crème, chocolate cake, cherries
Trifle – Peach and Rasberry
Peach Swiss roll, peach mousse, raspberry jelly, raspberry purée, crème anglaise
R2 050 per person excluding wine
Christmas Brunch at Qunu
Champagne on arrival
Christmas table Saxon bakery breads, dips, butters and spreads
Basil pesto, hummus, tapenade, smoked aubergine, roasted garlic, nut brown butter, Rio Largo award-winning olive oil, aged balsamic dressing
White fish ceviche, lime and coconut, avocado panna cotta, mango gel, onion tempura
Carved from the bone, organic Bellota Ibérico ham, bocconcini cheese and melon Black forest, gypsy, smoked hickory, parma ham, beef pastrami, coppa bresaola Cajun-spiced venison loin, berry and mint vinaigrette Smoked duck breast, orange, roasted fennel salad Duck liver parfait, Saxon melba, gherkins, red pepper and cranberry chutney Saxon pickled onions, piquant peppers, mango atchar, piccalilli Chicken satay skewers Beef carpaccio, shaved parmesan and rocket Smoked chicken, papaya and pistachio
Ground beef fillet, onions, garlic, parsley, quail egg yolk, caper berries
Fresh and cured seafood
Selection of sushi and sashimi, both seafood and vegetarian Seared herb and sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna, green beans and feta Freshly shucked Namibian oysters, French oysters, Tabasco, black pepper, lemon Marinated East Coast lobster, garlic and lemon dressing, Cabernet eschallot dressing Pickled fish, tomato and herb herrings Beetroot salmon gravalax, Dullstroom hot smoked trout Sliced Scottish smoked salmon, capers, lemon, red onion, pickled quail egg Grilled Mozambique queen prawns, lime dressing
Sarapana leaf and herb salad Heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, salsa verde Caramelised baby onions Roasted root vegetable salad Butter lettuce, shaved parmesan, crispy bacon crumbs, anchovy dressing Roasted butternut, feta and pinenuts Tabbouleh of buckwheat, garlic, tomatoes, parsley and mint Marinated slow-roasted tomatoes, thyme, garlic, olive oil Green mango salad, red onion, coriander, roasted cashews, nam jim dressing Red and white quinoa, char-grilled baby marrow, roasted peppers, wilted cabbage Char-grilled asparagus, polonaise crumb Marinated mushrooms, garlic, parsley, truffle oil Selection of Christmas seasonal fruits and nuts
Turkey, Chestnut and Cranberry
Butter-roasted turkey, panettone stuffing, chestnut and root vegetables, red pepper, cranberry chutney
Glazed Gammon and Sweetcorn
Honey and marmalade glazed gammon, sweetcorn croquette, brussel leaves, apple aioli
Seabass, Prawns and Mussels
Pan-roasted seabass, prawns and mussels, charred mango chive butter
Babby Butternut, broccoli and chestnut
Kettle-roasted broccoli and butternut, smoked chestnuts, charred lime and coriander
Platinum Wagyu, Mushrooms and Rocket BBQ
Wagyu sirloin, potato gratin, exotic mushrooms, roasted garlic, parmesan, wild rocket pesto
Chocolate and cherry entremets Lemon and strawberry entremets Pistachio Paris-Brest Candy cane cheesecake Bûche de Noël Fruit cake Red berry mille-feuille Trifle verrine Gingerbread and chocolate petit gâteau Fruit mince pies Brandied malva with cinnamon custard
Selection of local cheeses, accompanied by seed crackers, artisanal breads, red onion marmalade, olive tapenade, preserved figs, fig jelly, grissini bread sticks, red and green grapes
R2 150 per person excluding wine
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New Years Eve at Qunu
On arrival, guests will be treated to live cooking stations and canapés, enabling guests to mingle and tempting their tastebuds, paired with Champagne on the Terrace.
Champagne, canapes and cooking stations
Stir-fried turmeric prawns, tamarind and garlic Fresh oysters, cucumber, salmon caviar, grapefruit, ponzu Chicken and corn dumplings, black vinegar, kecap manis Sweet potato, cumin and coriander puffs, spiced tomato salsa Twice-cooked lamb neck, smokey aubergine salad, Vietnamese mint relish
Enjoy a 4-course menu in Qunu, featuring the finest of South African produce, Saxon’s Sarapana garden, and heritage ingredients, together providing a setting for a modern African table.
Litchi and Pear
Litchi sorbet, pear and lime marmalade
Duck and Quail
Hay-smoked quail, duck liver parfait, sorghum, date and liquorice
Salmon and Calamari
Lightly cooked salmon, Cape Malay calamari, summer savoury, broccoli, apricot, ginger chutney
Springbok and Oxtail
Cumin-dusted springbok and Gluhwein-spiced oxtail, baked Stilton potato, beetroot plum, Sherry caramel, stinging nettle
Seabass and Lobster
Pan-roasted seabass, lobster medallions, cauliflower purée, smoked bacon and lobster jus, golden zucchini, spring onion shoots
Vanilla crémeux, croissant ice-cream, cranberry compote, spiced sable
Lemon verbena custard, seasonal berries, passion-fruit, crispy marshmallow, mango gel
Tanariva 33% crémeux
Tanariva 33% crémeux, blackcurrant mousse, chocolate cake, chocolate sable, caramel Welcome the New Year on the Terrace – join us in celebration of 2020 whilst toasting Champagne in our Saxon party atmosphere.
Wagyu beef cheese burgers Spiced chicken spring rolls Tomato, mozzarella and pesto pin wheels
Assorted bon-bons Champagne pâte de fruit Chocolate dipped strawberries Salted caramels
R2 975 per person excluding wine
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Christmas Eve at Grei
Enjoy a 5-course dinner at Grei, consisting of King Crab, Caviar, Shiso, Pork, fennel, wild garlic, Scallop, Buttermilk, Tagette, Oxtail, Date, Purslanne. Dessert comprises of Cheese, Peach, Yarrow, Hazelnut, Truffle, Elderflower friandise and coffee.
R2 950 per person including wine
New Years Eve
Ring in the new year with a 5-course meal comprising of Trout, Black Pudding, Bronze Fennel, Duck Pine Nut, Marigold, Octopus, Lemon, Marjoram, Lamb, Black Garlic, Sweet Pea and Cheese, Truffle, Stinging Nettle with White Chocolate, Sourdough, Caviar Friandise and Coffee for dessert.
R3 950 per person including wine
011 292 6000
Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, 26 Saxon Road Sandhurst
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