Worthing restaurant

Christmas at our Worthing restaurant

‘Tis the season to be jolly… days of feasting and celebration to bring light and happiness at the darkest time of the year.

We’re no exception at The Dining Room and want to make sure that everything is just right if you’re celebrating with us.  But, with the exception of the big day itself, we’ve decided not to put turkey or goose on the menu.  Instead, we have Porchetta with a festive, cranberry twist and an Asian take on the Christmas cracker, among other things.

So what do other countries and cultures have as their festive meals?  Here’s a few examples…

In Cuba, there would be a platter of Moros y Christianos – black beans and rice, followed by Majarete – a corn pudding, made with coconut milk, fresh corn, cornstarch, milk, water, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar.

In Spain or Portugal, it’s likely to be roast lamb, and many South American countries bring out piles of buñuelos (little doughnuts).

Belgium offers a sweet bread that’s actually formed into the shape of the baby Jesus, and in Norway, you may be lucky and find the hidden almond in a bowl of Julegrøt – a Christmas rice porridge!

It is amazing that whilst we think of everyone having the same (or similar) Christmas meal to us in the UK, there is a lot of markedly different stuff being eaten out in the wider world… but the sentiment is still the same – enjoyment of good food with good friends and family.  And that’s something we always strive to give you at The Dining Room, too!