Christmas La Tour style: it’s all about the sparkle

Let us help put a little sparkle into the festive season: like a little luxury and a lot of style? We can bring some glitz and glamour to Christmas and all your winter celebrations.

Whether you’re organising a Christmas party for all your hard-working colleagues, a night out with your crowd of friends, or thinking about how you’ll be bringing in 2014, do it in style at this great venue in Birmingham city centre.

The hotel’s Aalto Restaurant will be serving festive lunches and dinners throughout December. Choose from two or three courses according to the time and your appetite. Chef Dan Pearce has crafted a menu with some favourite festive ingredients and, in line with the restaurant’s signature twist, is putting a modern spin on dishes such as smoked salmon, which is served with pickled cucumber, saffron and lime dressing or a Mediterranean vegetable terrine with basil, sun dried tomato and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Dan explains: “We have found some wonderful Warwickshire turkey which, as you would expect, will be presented with all the usual trimmings – we’re also including some great Tamworth sausage too. We have a wild mushroom and  roasted pumpkin with sage and chestnut in a crumble, which works perfectly with roasted parsnips which, for me, really are the flavour of Christmas.”

Sweet tooth? You won’t be disappointed as Pastry Chef Rachel Dorrell has a Christmas toffee and date pudding served with a whipped rum butter and, if chocolate is your thing, there is a to-die-for milk chocolate torte with white chocolate fudge and clementine syrup. If cheese is your treat of choice you’ll be keen to know that the team  have sourced some regionally-produced soft ash and sage cheddar, perfectly paired with a winter chutney. Tempted? We are!

And let’s not forget the La Tour Christmas cake which is served with coffee to round off  your perfect meal.

A similar menu is available for parties held on the hotel’s impressive events floor, The Auden Rooms, which is a great space for large groups, private parties or for smaller groups to join together with others on party nights.

These events take place on Friday and Saturday nights throughout December. Increasing numbers of businesses are working flat out throughout the Christmas period and are unable to give employees time off to party. With this in mind, Hotel La Tour is extending the celebrations with extra dates and discounts on party nights into January. Conference and Events Manager Claire Smythe said: “Planning a January party can take a bit of the pressure off  in the busy run-up to Christmas and give employees something to look forward to in early 2014.” (Call her on 0121 718 8000 to discuss great value events in January.)


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