Out To Lunch

A Festive Treat

What’s the best thing about the build-up to Christmas? Buying presents? The thought of a Christmas lunch? Or the fact that mid-November, the Christmas menus are revealed for all our favourite restaurants and cafés? We can’t wait to experience an Italian Christmas thanks to Carluccio’s or tuck in to a black forest hot chocolate from Costa!

Every year we get excited for the Costa Christmas menu and every year, they never disappoint. If you’re a fan of millionaire shortbread, get ready for a treat… Costa are bringing theirs to life with a Billionaire Hot Chocolate, Billionaire Latte and Billionaire Latte Frostino!

While the Black Forest Hot Chocolate is a fan favourite during the festive season, this year we’re excited to try the Mint Hot Chocolate – Costa’s signature hot chocolate with a dash of mint syrup, topped with freshly whipped cream and a touch of sparkly shimmer crumb! Divine.

To accompany your new found flavoursome drinks, try the Christmas Club Sandwich, a stunning combination of British Cumberland sausage, turkey breast & a mix of béchamel sauce with pork sage & onion stuffing, mozzarella & cheddar cheese; smoked bacon, cranberry sauce and spinach leaf in round white bread. Talk about a mouth full.

If you’re willing to put the classic Christmas dinners to one side, you can get a taste of an Italian Christmas at Carluccio’s. Highlights for the festive season include the Plin in Brodo – a traditional dish from Piemonte of pinched pasta stuffed with beef and pork in chicken broth and for dessert, Coppa Di Limoncello Mascarpone – mascarpone cream with limoncello, raspberries, crumbled amaretti biscuits and mint.

Last year, Muffin Break treated us to a wonderful array of Christmas muffins. Whether it was a Cranberry White Chocolate Muffin or a mouth-watering Double Chocolate Orange option, we simply couldn’t get enough. Be sure to stop by this year and discover some of their delicious creations!

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