Inspiration

Your dream winter menu

Our extraordinary family of chefs knows how to throw a delicious dinner party. Here, they share their elegant winter menu from our soon-to-launch cookbook.

01

Start the party with an espresso martini

Although this technically isn’t a ‘true’ martini (it’s not made with gin or vermouth), the cocktail’s combination of coffee and vodka will certainly get the party started. Serve yours in ice-cold martini glasses – just like farmshop restaurant & cafe at Bicester Village – for a sophisticated drinks reception with a twist.

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02

Share a hearty winter salad

This seasonal starter, brought to you by Sprout & CoKildare Village’s latest restaurant launch – is perfect for sharing. Bring out your finest festive serving platter for this nourishing dish and admire the colour it brings to your dinner table.

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03

Tuck into carbonara

For a crowd-pleasing main course, try Signorvino’s classic carbonara recipe, fresh from Fidenza Village. Serve alongside a red wine with a touch of acidity, such as Montepulciano, and replace the bacon with mushrooms to please your vegetarian diners.

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04

Finish with condensed milk and chocolate cookies

Simple enough to bake with the whole family, this delicious recipe from Cristina Oria at Las Rozas Village will delight diners of all ages. These sweet treats are best served with a cup of tea or coffee, and leftovers pair well with a glass of milk by the fireplace, ready for Father Christmas’ arrival.

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Coming soon

If this whets your appetite, look out for The Village Cookbook, coming soon in 2022. For the first time ever, our extraordinary stable of chefs share some of their favourite recipes for you to recreate at home.