Christmas has come early at Dubai Hills Golf Club
Sarood Hospitality has launched its four-day festive ‘Make it a Christmas to remember’ campaign with a preview of what’s to come this December
Sarood Hospitality, the Dubai-born full-service hospitality company, launched its annual ‘Make It A December to Remember’ campaign yesterday with a four-day festive preview to mark the 100-day countdown to Christmas.
Running until September 19 at Sarood Hospitality’s Dubai Hills Golf Club venues, The Duck Hook and Hillhouse Brasserie, the four-day preview will showcase a stocking of Christmas-themed promotions taking place across the operator’s leading food and beverage brands in December.
Designed to provide residents and tourists alike with some much-needed cheer, the preview invites residents to sport their favourite Christmas jumper and tuck into a line-up of entertainment and special menus.
On Friday, 18 September, Hillhouse Brasserie, the chic all-day eatery, will open to brunch lovers and festive fanatics for a special ‘Christmas Countdown’ edition of its popular Brunch in The Hills. Guests will enjoy a traditional family-style Christmas feast served to their table alongside free-flowing seasonal beverages.
Diners can get into the Christmas vibe with festive nibbles, including duck liver pâté with sourdough toast, The Duck Hook scotch egg with homemade piccalill, turkey, chestnut and cranberry salad, prawn cocktail and more.
Mains include classics such as wild mushroom risotto; roast turkey with stuffing and sausages wrapped in veal bacon, prime rib beef with gravy and sides of roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, braised cabbage and brussels sprouts. Traditional desserts include Christmas pudding, sticky toffee pudding, chocolate fudge arctic roll and mince pies.
Giving brunch-goers a chance to pace themselves between courses, the talented bartenders at Hillhouse Brasserie have also created a slew of Christmas-themed concoctions befitting the festive celebration. Highlights include mulled grape, gingerbread martini, salted caramel white Russian, jingle juice and more.
And dress to impress as the most festive dressed guest will win a turkey takeaway for four. The festive brunch runs from 1pm to 4pm with live music courtesy of legendary crooner Ciaran Fox. Prices start at AED195 for soft drinks and AED325 for a free-flowing package with house beverages and a variety of festive cocktails. Children can join for only AED95 while kids under four dine free.
The Duck Hook, the sporting and characterful country gastropub, will feature a Christmas plate of roasted American Butterball turkey breast and stuffed legs with all the trimmings as part of its famous roast offer. The roast turkey special comes with honey-roasted parsnips, duck fat roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sausages wrapped in veal bacon and braised red cabbage, and is available for all four days for only AED135 per person.
For residents planning to mark the festive period at home, The Duck Hook is offering its popular ‘Roast in the Post’ service with a festive twist ahead of Christmas bookings. With par-cooked boneless Christmas turkey and stuffed legs delivered to guests’ doors, the family-friendly feast is available in portions of two, four, six, eight and ten.
The festive roast in the post also comes complete with an array of sides, including honey-roasted parsnips, duck fat roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sausages wrapped in veal bacon and braised red cabbage. Desserts include Christmas pudding, sticky toffee pudding, apple crumble with custard and panettone bread and butter pudding with custard. What’s more, diners can also order an array of additional sweet treats, including a build-your-own gingerbread house kit, homemade mince pies, Yule log, and gingerbread men. The roast comes complete with homemade mince pies and festive crackers!
An overview of the group’s festive offerings can be found on www.makeitadecembertoremember.com