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Christmas at La Serre

Christmas Day Brunch & Dinner, DIY Hot Chocolate Bar, gourmet gifting and more…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2020 This Christmas, La Serre BistroandBoulangerie has an agenda full of delicious, traditional French fare sure to get you in the festive spirit.

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Christmas Day Brunch at La Serre Bistro

Delight in a lavish Christmas Day Brunch at La Serre Bistro, where a three-course menu will be served, accompanied by free-flowing beverages from 12pm 4pm on December 25.

Amuse bouche of oysters with chervil granite will be served to whet diners'appetites, with sharing-style starters to come next including tarte flambe, lentil salad with cranberries, octopus carpaccio with mandarin and rye croutons, grilled prawns, beetroot carpaccio with goats cheese, pistachio and smoked vinaigrette, burrata with grilled peach and hazelnut vinaigrette.

For main course, guests can choose from confit salmon with beetroot puree, baby vegetables with mandarin beurre blanc, fontina ravioli with chestnut and white truffle, roasted turkey ballontine with parsnip puree, red cabbage, cranberry and truffle jus, or tenderloin Rossini.

Tempting desserts keep things classically French, with options including baked mont d'or with black winter truffle and aged balsamic, mont blanc buche (chestnut and cognac yule log), and chocolate banana yule log.

Christmas Day Brunch at La Serre Bistro is priced at AED 349 per person for a three-course set menu with soft beverages, and AED 549 per person for a three-course set menu with house beverages and sparkling.

Christmas Day Dinner at La Serre Bistro

For diners wishing to enjoy a festive feast later in the day, La Serre Bistro will welcome guests from 7pm on December 25 for a specially-curated a la carte Christmas menu.

On the menu, guests can choose from indulgent starters including foie gras terrine with spiced fig jam and butter brioche, lobster and pear with lobster reduction, and Jerusalem artichoke soup with black winter truffle.

For main course, there's confit salmon with beetroot puree with baby vegetable and mandarin beurre blanc, fontina ravioli with chestnut and white truffle, and roasted turkey balontine with parsnip puree, red cabbage all drizzled with cranberry and truffle jus.

Classically French desserts include baked Mont d'Or with black winter truffle and aged balsamic, mont blanc buche (chestnut and cognac yule log), and chocolate banana yule log.

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DIY Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar, La Serre Boulangerie

Great fun for the little ones, La Serre Boulangerie is now home to a DIY Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar, where guests can top their cup of warming cocoa with everything from mini meringue coated with white chocolate, crunchy caramel, popping candy, crushed gingerbread marshmallows and more. Priced at AED 25 for hot chocolate with toppings, or AED 30 for white hot chocolate with toppings. Available till end of December.

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Festive Gifts, La Serre Boulangerie

La Serre Boulangerie has a gourmet range of Christmas hampers and products in-store for the festive season perfect for treating your gourmand friends with.

The specially-curated festive line features a selection of jams in various flavours including cranberry and orange jam with red apple, and spiced fig jam with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. For seasoning the turkey, La Serre's Sel aux Herbes de Provence (Provencal Maldon salt with basil, oregano, thyme, fennel seeds, sage, and tarragon), is set to become the Christmas cooks best friend, as are the thyme, rosemary and sage premium olive oils.

Other items include France's famed pain d'epice (bread flavoured with Christmas spices) or Authentic German stollen containing dried fruits and nuts, not forgetting the jars of soothing lemon thyme honey. For the kids, there's snowflake and Christmas tree gingerbread cookies, and chocolate and marshmallow bears.

All products can be purchased individually, or in a gift hamper throughout November and December in La Serre Boulangerie.

La Serre is located at Vida Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

For reservations or more information, call +971 4 528 3779, e-mail reservations@laserre.com, visitlaserre.com, or follow @laserreboulangerie and @laserredubai

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La Serre BistroandBoulangerie

Combining the charm of a Parisian bistro and the electricity of a Downtown Dubai hotspot, La Serre BistroandBoulangerie is a neighbourhood hub, which hums from sunrise to late evening. It boasts some of the freshest viennoiseries and all-day dining dishes in the city combined with a shaded terrace perfect for people watching.

La Serre Bistro is a chic restaurant complete with marble cocktail bar and cream banisters overlooking the Boulevard below. The restaurant houses the piece de resistance of La Serre, the Chef's Table. A beautiful room seating 12 and adjoining the kitchen, the Chef's Table allows guests an intimate insight into the electric buzz and theatre of the kitchen. Offering a French menu, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. A grandiose staircase leads upstairs to the restaurant, from La Serre's Boulangerie below.