‘Christmas Masquerade at the Museum’
Book your Christmas party in Derby at the unique venue of Derby Museums, with food prepared by local celebrity chef, Ralph Skripek.
Friday 6 December
Saturday 7 December
Friday 13 December
Saturday 14 December
19:00 Complimentary mulled wine reception
20:00 Sit down for dinner
22:00 Photobooth opens
22:30 DJ/Disco starts
A glamorous evening full of mystery, intrigue and extravagance in this beautiful 19th century listed building. All the best floor-fillers from our talented DJ, celebrate the festive season in style with friends, family or colleagues.
Dress code: Black tie recommended – don’t forget your mask!
Menu: Prepared by local celebrity chef Ralph Skripek of the Butler’s Pantry – known as ‘the wild chef’ because he hunts and gathers the food himself ensuring the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced.
Creamy Butternut Squash & Mixed Bean Soup
Creamy butternut squash soup with mixed beans and swirls of beetroot cream puree, topped with fresh herbs and served with a selection of sliced artisan bread with mulled spice fruit butter
Goats Cheese ‘en croute’ with Caramelised Red Onion
Goats cheese with caramelised red onions wrapped in puff pastry and oven baked, served on tossed leaves with a quince & mustard seed dressing, finished with home smoked walnut crumb and sesame crisp wafers
Trio of Smoked Fish
Home-made smoked mackerel fish cake, home smoked trout pate and a curl of smoked salmon nestled on rocket with a dill & mustard seed dressing surrounded with a sweet chilli sauce and served with wafer toasted crispbreads
Derbyshire Smoked Pheasant
Home smoked pheasant breast wrapped with Serrano ham, pan fried and finished on braised thigh cooked in stock and served on roasted sweet potato with rosemary
Escalope of Turkey with Sage Stuffing
Escalope of turkey braised in a thyme and mustard stock sauce, finished with a slice of oven roasted sage stuffing, dates & sausage meat served with crispy roasted potatoes and cranberry compote
Fillet of Seabass on Colcannon
Oven roasted fillet of seabass brushed with Green pesto finished on a puree of potato with finely cut savoy cabbage, onions & bacon surrounded with a creamy dill and saffron sauce
Roasted Vegetable & Asparagus Pie
An individual shortcrust pastry pie filled with roasted sweet potato, peppers, courgette and asparagus with vegan cheese, served on a roasted tomato & lentil herb sauce with roasted potatoes
The above served with Roasted Root Vegetables & sliced Brussels with Courgettes
Festive Cheese Platter
Creamy Derbyshire Stilton, Aged Mature Cheddar and crumbly Wensleydale with Cranberry served with home-made Christmas spiced chutney, radish salsa, savoury biscuits & breaded croutes
Warm Baked Rum & Raisin Cheesecake
Home-made baked rum and raisin cheesecake with a hint of orange on ginger biscuit, drizzled with caramel sauce and served with vanilla ice cream
Classic Belgium ‘Chocolate Log’ with Cherry Kirsch
Home-made classic chocolate log with vanilla cream, finished with warm cherry kirsch compote and topped with vanilla ice cream
All courses can be adapted for dietary requirements
Halal and Kosher alternatives available
Price: Cost £500 for a table of 10 (or £55 individual)
Drinks packages available
You can also hire Derby Museums for your own private Christmas party of a minimum of 80 guests. December dates are available, up until Sunday 22 December.
To make a Christmas party enquiry or booking please call Mohammed or Christine on 01332 641901.