Eat, shop and drink with the nation’s favourite Italian, Carluccio’s. With a range of beautifully packaged Christmas products available in store and online, and two Italian festive menus, Carluccio’s has both your Christmas entertaining and present shopping well and truly covered.
Available from 14th November – 1st January, the Menu Festivo and Menu di Natale celebrate the best of delicious seasonal Italian produce. Enjoy traditional Antipasti (a selection of cured meats and vegetarian antipasti featuring the likes of baked ricotta, Finocchiona salami, prosciutto, poponcini peppers & caponata); Lobster & Crab Lasagne (with prawns, spinach and ricotta), and Steak & Truffle (dry aged 8oz Casterbridge sirloin with truffle butter). Vegetarians can join the festive feast withPortobello Mushrooms (stuffed with ricotta, spinach & herbs on a bed of soft polenta) or hearty Butternut Squash Risotto (with rosemary oil, pumpkin seeds and chilli). Desserts include a Chocolate Torte, Panettone (with Vin Santo syrup and vanilla gelato) or a Limoncello Mascarpone Coppa (with raspberries and Amaretti biscuits).
The Menu Festivo is £19 per person for two and £23 for three courses whilst the Menu di Natale comes in at £24 and £28 for two and three courses respectively and includes a glass of prosecco and a Christmas cracker.
For those looking to inject a little Christmas spirit and/or fizz into the festive proceedings, Carluccio’s offers a selection of drinks packages** that include an Aperol spritz to get the party started followed by red or white wine from £12 per person with the added option of a post dinner limoncello.
This year’s range of products has been sourced from specialist artisan producers across the entire length and breadth of Italy. Beautifully decorated boxes of panettone, from the most traditional to prosecco-cream filled and gluten-free varieties; Italian hampers bursting with artisanal ingredients; and luxury advent calendars featuring miniature packages behind every door.
As well as all the classics, new finds from Carluccio’s include Pitta ‘Mpigliata (a fruit-stuffed Calabrian cake); chocolate rum figs stuffed with candied cherries; soft almond and hazelnut torrone from Sicily and a stunning table centrepiece of almost life-size hand-painted Sicilian marzipan fruits including clementine, cherries, lemon, fig and apple.