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I'm Dreaming of a MAL Christmas!

Updated: Dec 10, 2019

Delighted to have received an invite to the #Mal #Christmas #Bloggers preview I eagerly contemplated who my plus one might be! An easy winner was in fact my Dad, very much worthy, up for a nice dinner, good wine, food and a decent natter. He was perfect for the job!


Bridges of the Tyne at sunset
View of the Tyne

And so off to the #Mal in the #toon we went. On arrival we were greeted by lovely Sales Manager Emma and our waiter and host with the most Dale. With drinks served promptly we were introduced to the new Mal Christmas brochure; revealed inside was our experience the ‘private dining menu’. From just £32 per person for 3 courses and festive room hire it’s the ideal setup for more intimate gatherings (min 16), just £42 per person nabs you a half bottle of wine per person too!


As it happens, we were ‘private dining’ with some of the best food bloggers in #toon! #geordiebait #northeastfooduk and #newgirlintoon while the wine flowed our conversation turned to one question….why oh why do we only get festive at Christmas?


The #Mal had done a stunning job of the festive décor, table decked in crackers and candles and the room adorned with sparkly trees I agreed and found it remarkably easy to get in the #spiritofxmas and it’s only October! I could easily entertain the idea of a NATIONAL #notchristmaschristmasdinnerday…. I mean it’s not that different from Sunday lunch is it!

Onto the food, starters, Asian cured salmon placed next to zingy picked veg, chillies, spring onion and coriander…my palate was now awake!


The main event, ballotine of free-range turkey, stuffed with prosciutto sage and onion stuffing. Juicy turkey rested on bread sauce and a concentrated turkey jus. The star of the dish for me was the cranberry compote…and of course those crispy roast potatoes and root veg which left me literally #stuffed, definitely at least 4 a day in one sitting there!

Pudding, always an important factor in any dinner was a creamy festive tiramisu with Amaretto and Mascarpone cream….a decent serving too! A sticky toffee is still my personal favourite, but this was a really yummy tiramisu!


Ballotine of Free Range Turkey
Ballotine of Turkey at Malmaison Newcastle

Having been wined and dined by #Malmaison I felt I needed to come back at least another three times to try the other options…The private dining is just one of the festive option Mal offers, so if you are yet to book your festive #officeparty look them up now and you won’t regret your choice.


Malmaison Christmas Dining
Dreaming of a Mal Christmas

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