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How Italians spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve

La Terrazza offers an authentic Italian Christmas experience like no other. If you are looking for something different this year, why not try our special Christmas Festive menu during the festive period?

It’s no surprise that Italians like to go big at Christmas. Italy is a nation famed for its cuisine and there is a rich culinary heritage stretching back through the generations. Many of the dishes that you associate with Italian cooking are staples of their Christmas menus too. Pasta dishes like ravioli are popular as starters. Seafood also features heavily, especially on Christmas eve. Although the traditional Italian Christmas foods vary depending on the region, seafood is always a big part of the festive menu. The main meal is a classic meat roast, usually lamb or veal, with lots of fresh seasonal vegetables on the side. For dessert, expect lots of delicious Italian cakes and panettone, and maybe a cheese board as well. The common theme that runs through all Italian cooking, not just their Christmas food, is the focus on high-quality, fresh ingredients that shine when prepared in simple dishes.

The La Terrazza festive menu gives you a true taste of Italian Christmas. Try delicious wild salmon to start, followed by the main course is a beautiful fusion of two cuisines – a traditional roast turkey or Mediterranean Stonebass in pistachio crust. Finish up with a delicious Pandoro with Tiramisu Cream or a Pumpkin and ricotta cheese souffle, raising, pine nuts and orange marmalade. All of the dishes are expertly prepared by experienced Italian chefs, using the freshest of ingredients.

Come to La Terrazza Kensington this festive period for a truly unique experience. Instead of the same old thing you have every year, you can enjoy an Italian Christmas feast with live music on Christmas eve, Christmas Day and New Years eve!