15 July 2012

Christmas in July on Bastille Day, Sydney (14 July 2012)

Somewhere in Surry Hills NSW 2010

Christmas cheers in July

A good Christmas in July always includes a plentiful supply of drinks, delicious food and fun company and this dinner was no exception. There was also a running youtube video of a log fire crackling in the background, a delightful Christmas tree, Christmas crackers and Kris Kringle gifts ($15 limit). I was very happy with the Cadbury Favourites I ended up with. We enjoyed mulled wine, turkey roll with sour cherry relish and a super moist Christmas pudding complete with vanilla ice cream and custard. Thanks to our hosts for a wonderful night — you've outdone yourselves yet again.

PROS: Fun times with friends, Surprise of Kris Kringle presents, Fine wines and delicious food
CONS: I wish I had a beautiful Christmas tree like this at home
MUST TRY: Segura Viudas, Henkell Trocken, Not eating my Kris Kringle gift of Cadbury favourites too quickly
I simply love this Christmas tree and cute decorations

Pierré getting into the Christmas cheer

Mulled wine — great way to warm up the body

3 hour log fire youtube video — strangely makes the room feel warmer

Kitchen in full swing

Henkell Trocken

Veuve Clicquot

Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Segura Viudas

Nigl Gärtling Grüner Veltliner

Turkey roll via Stephanie Alexander recipe — tender and lots of flavour

Roast turkey and vegetables

Pudding flambé

Pudding so moist and tasty

Match made in heaven: vanilla ice cream with warm pudding

Cracking good time

Cracker gift

My Kris Kringle gift

Pierré looking a little overwhelmed by the festivities


Food is our religion said...

nawww Pierre is soo cute!!

Sophie @ teathymes said...

Happy christmas in july! :)

Simon Leong said...

hi food is our religion, pierré was super cute and on his best behavior too

hi sophie, you too!

Miss Kimbers said...

I did this last year. Well, we called it Christmas in July, although noneof the food was that Christmasy.
Oooo mulled wine! What did you put in yours? I think Pierre is so sweet:)

Simon Leong said...

hi miss kimbers, our dinner hosts made the mulled wine and all the food so not quite sure what was in the mulled wine but it was pretty lethal and tasty :-)

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