All bookings for social events (or further enquiries) to be made via Steve Williams on 07766 375151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any cheques must be made payable to “Swanage Walking Group”
Steve Williams, 75A Ulwell Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1QU.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH, Wednesday 11th December 2019
Following the success of last year’s Christmas Lunch at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, I immediately made a provisional booking for this year and this has now been confirmed. The lunch will be on Wednesday 11th December. I am assuming the general arrangements will be the same as last year with tables arranged in groups of 8 or 9. We will not be the only large group in the restaurant, and for this reason I have arranged for us to be seated by 12:30, so that we are served first. There is a nominal maximum party size of 50, which should be enough for us, but you may want to book early to avoid disappointment. There is a bar for pre drinks from 12:00 onwards. There is a dress code of smart casual (and no ripped jeans!)
It would be helpful to maximise car sharing and to take as few cars as possible, so when you book could you indicate whether you are prepared to offer a lift to others, or indeed would prefer to have a lift and I will try and match up lift providers with lift seekers. For those undertaking the walk before the meal, normal lift sharing arrangements will be available from the Northbrook Road layby.
Please book with me by 24th November, I need to have numbers and menu choices confirmed with the restaurant well in advance of the meal. A Christmas menu is distributed with the walk programme. Could I ask you to make your menu choices with your booking please? The cost is £22.95 per person for a 2 course lunch and £26.95 for a three course lunch. You will note that in both cases this is £1 extra compared to the menu price. This is our normal practice and provides for a tip, should one be warranted.
As indicated above I will arrange a light morning walk in advance of the meal, from the golf club to Greenlands Farm and back across Godlingston Heath – see walking section for further details. For those walking changing rooms are available at the venue, though perhaps muddy boots should be left in cars.
Menu - Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
Roast Chestnut Mushroom Soup topped with Truffle Oil (GF)
Salmon Gravadlax with a Honey & Mustard Dressing (GF)
Spinach, Celeriac & Blue Cheese Tartlet with Roasted Vine Tomatoes and a Balsamic Glaze (V)
Warm Flaked Confit of Duck with an Orange & Walnut Salad (GF)
Roast Breast of Bronze Turkey, Pork & Sage Stuffing, Sausage & Bacon Roll with Thyme Jus
Grilled Fillet of Gilt-Head Bream on Lemon & Herb Crushed New Potatoes with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (GF)
Slow-Cooked, Glazed Feather-Blade of Beef with a Port & Mushroom Jus and Roast Potatoes(GF)
Portobello Mushroom stuffed with Brie, Cranberries and Chestnuts topped with a Parmesan & Herb Gratin (V)
** All Mains come with Seasonal Vegetables **
Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Sauce (V)
White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake
Grand Marnier & Clementine Panna Cotta topped with Toasted Almonds (GF)
Dark Chocolate Parfait with a Tiffin Crumb
Coffee/Tea & Mini Mince Pies