For a super-impressive, exclusive Christmas party in St Albans, we have just the place. Set in a lovely listed 18th century building, this venue has so much going for it – historic charm, contemporary flair and the best in luscious Italian food. One of Britain’s most successful celebrity chefs has converting the building into an informal yet classy hangout, retaining many of the original features.
The main dining area has an urban feel, with gunmetal painted walls, glass roof and timber-vaulted ceiling. Here you can see the pasta station, where chefs create traditional dishes with an inspired twist, as well as a long drinks bar, stacked with tempting beverages. There are two separate dining areas, especially for exclusive groups, both with exposed brick walls and restored fireplaces, offering a more traditional and cosy atmosphere, where you can really conjure up the festive spirit!
The tempting menu is a refreshing change from the usual turkey dinner, with dishes evoking the passion and vibrancy of traditional Italian cooking. Try authentic bruschetta to start, or a platter of cured meats. Mains cover a range of tastes, from excellent pasts dishes to hearty meaty dishes and inspired vegetarian cuisine. Remember to save room for dessert, with a choice of tempting classics like chocolate brownie, cheesecake and ice cream.
Choose from a range of packages including two or three courses, and drinks including the house wines or sparkling prosecco to raise a glass to the season. Of course you can also pre-order more drinks in advance, as part of your package, or buy more on the day from a tempting selection.