Christmas 2019

Orators 2019 Christmas Meal

Our 2019 Christmas meal will be at the Rain Bar on the 14th of December

Arrive 7pm for a prompt 7.30 start.

It will be a semi-formal affair which means ‘dress to impress’. 

(Not casual attire such as slashed jeans and an old tee shirt)!

Of course, it will be FAR more than just a meal and will include several popular Toasties activities between courses and afterwards.

The cost of the meal and the private room has been kept to £28 per person, which will include wine too.

The number of places is limited and so we have to work on a pre-booked basis.

We will start taking bookings for this event from 1st September.

To reserve a place for just yourself, or also for a guest, simply send your payment direct to the club bank account using the details below:

Lloyds Bank

Account name: Manchester Orators

Account number: 01198481

Sort code: 30-13-90

Please enter ‘Orators Meal’ and your name as part of your payment submission.

Just to be clear, for ONE place send £28 and for TWO places send £56.

Completion of the meal selection form below will confirm your booking.

It is possible to complete the selection form before making payment but please do try to pay as soon as possible since we need to prepay the venue.

(Payment in cash, after completing the order form, will be accepted if given as the exact amount to our Treasurer Jim Gregory at a meeting – he will give you a receipt for the money).

Below are the mouth-watering details of the meal choices available from the good people at JW Lees. The text in bold is the short name used in the booking form.

Items with V are suitable for vegetarians.

Items with GFA have a Gluten Free Alternative, which is listed separately in the booking form.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that any menu items are free from nuts.

No dishes knowingly contain genetically modified ingredients.

The menu

Starters

  • LEEK & POTATO SOUP

    topped with chives & warm bread & butter (vga/gfa)

  • Prawn & avocado cocktail
    with Marie Rose sauce & lemon (gfa)
  • DUCK LIVER & ORANGE PÂTÉ

    with winter fruit chutney & toasted bloomer bread

  • BAKED CRISPY CRUMB BRIE

    with a cranberry & port compote (v)

Main

  • ROAST TURKEY BREAST

    served with sage & onion stuffing, chipolata sausage, Yorkshire pudding, buttered Brussels sprouts, roasted root vegetables, roast potatoes & turkey gravy (gfa)

  • SLOW-COOKED SHIN OF BRITISH BEEF

    in its own rich braising sauce, served with creamy mash, seasonal vegetables & Yorkshire pudding (gfa)

  • PAN FRIED FILLET OF SEA BASS

    with sautéed potatoes, buttered greens and a crab & Prosecco cream sauce (gfa)

  • PUMPKIN TORTELLONI

    with broccoli florets, chopped chestnuts, crispy sage & rapeseed oil (vga)

Dessert

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
  • CHOCOLATE & SALTED CARAMEL TART

    with Cheshire Farm vanilla ice cream

  • BAKED VANILLA CHEESECAKE

    with mulled winter berries

  • BRITISH CHEESE BOARD

    with biscuits, apple, celery & Plum Pudding ale chutney (gfa)

So decide on your choices – and those of your partner if you’re bringing one – and grab your space!