The best part of any Christmas party is the food and it’s one aspect you want to be memorable, for all the right reasons. Whether you choose traditional Christmas cuisine or creative contemporary fare, food is something you need to get right. No matter if your event is a day time or night time function, a small intimate affair or a large lavish celebration, there are many different ways you can serve up Christmas catering. Merrimu is home to world-class chefs dedicated to providing an exemplary culinary experience for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more. Let’s have a look at 4 different catering options for your Christmas bash.

A long, leisurely lunch

Perfect for a sensible event, where guests want to have a little fun, but also want to go home early. Leisurely Christmas lunches can be held anywhere, from reception venues, to parks, or even in a private room in a restaurant. Start your feast off with a sparkling wine on arrival and offer decadent grazing tables filled with delicious cured meats, dried fruits, and aged cheeses before moving on to an entree that’s different and exciting, filled with fresh seasonal produce and fine quality ingredients. Next serve up a main that’s hearty and a unique twist on traditional Christmas ham and turkey. Finish off with a creative and scrumptious dessert, served alongside a classy cocktail. At the end of the event guests who wish to go home can leave while others who want to keep the party going can move on to a nearby bar or beer garden for more festivities.

A degustation dinner

Turn a regular dinner party into something a little more exciting by serving up more than just the usual beef or chicken. Transform a boring sit down dinner into multi-hour event that spans over seven or eight elaborate courses paired with unique wines, beers and spirits that lead guests on culinary journey. Decorate with beautifully styled tables and luxurious centrepieces. For small gatherings let the chef personally bring out and serve each dish, explaining the ingredients and cooking process, treating guests to a personalised dining experience.

Classic cocktails and canapés

Bask in the glow of a warm summer evening with a cocktails and canapés function. Think tasty nibbles and classy cocktails set within a stylish space. Treat guests to live music and entertainment and a few hours of seasonal cocktails, including Cosmopolitans, Mojitos, Margaritas and Espresso Martinis. With a special selection of carefully curated canapés, guests will feel thoroughly indulged by this decadent evening.

Serve succulent street food

Who doesn’t love Food Trucks? Cool, casual and full of variety – there’s sure to be something to suit every taste. While food trucks are a popular choice if your venue allows them, many function venues cannot accommodate food trucks on site. If that’s the case, get your venue to create their own street food menu for your guests to enjoy this Christmas. A street food menu is a feast for the senses and allows your guests to mingle in a casual setting and try authentic and iconic dishes from around the world. Set up food stations and make them themed to match the menu. One of the best things about this style of menu is that the food becomes a real talking point and great ice breaker for your guests.

If you are looking to host a Christmas party with a difference in Melbourne, contact the team at Merrimu today. Our award-winning chefs pride themselves on producing the finest food that the hospitality industry has to offer and are happy to accommodate any requests. Speak with our team to discuss our wide range of food and beverage packages to suit parties of any size, style and budget. Call us today on (03) 9568 1811 or enquire online.

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