Your Festive Season at Aalto

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NEW YEAR ’S E VE DINNER NEW Aalto will welcome guests for dinner on Christmas Eve and for lunch on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day, offering our à la carte menu.

I T ' S T I M E T O PA R T Y !

LET IS SNOW CHRISTMAS DRINKS

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B E V E R A G E PA C K A G E S

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS

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P L AT E D M E N U S

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RECEPTION MENUS

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B E V E R A G E PA C K A G E S

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Welcome to Aalto As the year winds down, we warmly invite you to indulge in our chef-curated holiday delights. Celebrate with us and make this season unforgettable with joy, laughter, and exceptional cuisine. So, dive into this brochure to discover our festive season culinary creations. Your table awaits!


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Aalto will welcome guests for dinner on Christmas Eve and for lunch on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day, offering our à la carte menu.

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New Year's Eve Dinner €100 per person Live entertainment Service from: 18:30hrs

WELCOME DRINK

INTERME Z ZO

Holly Jolly Citrus

Lemon sorbet

WELCOME CANAPÉS

MAINS

HOMEMADE BREAD & CRUDITES

Grilled beef sirloin, braised beef phyllo, king oyster mushroom, potato & celeriac Dauphinoise, port jus

AMUSE BOUCHE

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Oyster, rosé balsamic, fennel froth, nori cracker

Pan fried wild fish fillet, prawn & spinach pithivier, grilled globe artichoke, mussel & chive velouté.

S TA R T E R

Velouté of roasted Jerusalem artichoke & white of leek, crispy hen egg yolk

DESSERT

Date pudding, dark chocolate mousse, toffee ice cream, almond praline.

ENTRÉE

Wild local fish ravioli, kale pesto, chorizo pangrattato

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene at Midnight

T hi s i s a sa mple menu; s i nce w e use onl y the fre she st prod uce , some menu i tems may c ha nge .


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It's Times To Party At Aalto Restaurant, each event is a culinary journey, meticulously crafted to delight your senses. Our events menus are not just a list of dishes; they're a curated experience that brings together innovation, tradition, and seasonal flair. Whether you're hosting a corporate gathering, celebrating a milestone, or simply enjoying an evening out with friends, our menus are designed to make your occasion unforgettable.


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Plated Menu A €50 per person Minimum of 20 persons

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Homemade & local bread Marinated olives Olive tapenade Chickpea fritters, curry mayo Cream & thyme steamed mussels Chicken arancini, smoked paprika aioli PA S TA T O S H A R E

Rigatoni Jerusalem artichoke, Parmesan, walnut crumble Cassarecce pulled pork, Brie cream & spinach MAINS

Dukkha spiced sweet potato tart, Brussel sprout slaw, coconut curry velouté or

Caper & dried tomato crusted seabass, squash & olive caponata, preserved lemon oil or

Braised pork neck loin, cabbage & pancetta, sage & onion braising sauce ASSIET TE DE DESSERTS

Sheep ricotta cannolo, date fritter, Madagascar vanilla ice cream

All main courses are served with potatoes of the day, vegetables may vary according to season A pre order of main coarse must be carried 4 days in advance.


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Plated Menu B €60 per person Minimum of 20 persons

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Homemade & local bread Marinated olives Hummus Mushroom polenta fritters, aioli Breaded butter bean & cauliflower Local wild fish ceviche Wild boar sausage stew PA S TA T O S H A R E

Risotto turmeric, zucchini & mascarpone Orecchiette smoked skate, butternut squash purée , toasted breadcrumbs Cassarecce beef & porcini ragout, pecorino cream MAINS

Tofu, artichoke and red lentil filo pie, wilted kale & cabbage, gremolata or

Grilled grey meagre fillet, lentil & mussel cassoulet, broccoli & kale or

Rosemary & sumac chicken supreme, sundried tomato & green bean sauté, Brie fondue or

Grilled Irish Beef flank tagliata, kohlrabi & onion à la Dauphinoise, truffle butter ASSIET TE DE DESSERTS

Toffee chocolate brownie, drunken prunes, orange mascarpone mousse All main courses are served with potatoes of the day, vegetables may vary according to season A pre order of main coarse must be carried 4 days in advance.


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Plated Menu C €70 per person Minimum of 20 persons

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Homemade & local bread Marinated olives Lima bean dip Marinated wild fish carpaccio Preserved artichoke & lemon arancini Grilled lamb sausage & minted yoghurt Pork & prune terrine, mustard PA S TA T O S H A R E

Risotto porcini purée & Parmesan Gnocchi duck & pancetta, roasted cauliflower purée, Casarecce crab, sundried tomato pesto MAINS

Winter greens & ricotta cakes, sweet potato purée, aged balsamic or

Pan fried red snapper fillet, chorizo, Brussel sprout & bean warm salad, spinach velouté or

Barbery seared duck breast, Jerusalem artichoke & bacon stew, anise jus or

Grilled Irish Beef bavette, grilled oyster mushrooms, roasted garlic butter ASSIET TE DE DESSERTS

Pistachio cake, chocolate ganache montée, strawberry ice cream All main courses are served with potatoes of the day, vegetables may vary according to season A pre order of main coarse must be carried 4 days in advance.


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Reception Menus

Minimum of person for a stand-up reception 20 persons

Create your own menu, choose from our list of items on page 13 as follows: MENU A

10 items • €35 per person 4 items from the Cold section 4 items from the Hot section 2 items from the Sweet section

MENU B

15 items• €40 per person 6 items from the Cold section 6 items from the Hot section 3 items from the Sweet section

MENU C

20 items• €45 per person 8 items from the Cold section 8 items from the Hot section 4 items from the Sweet section

All main courses are served with potatoes of the day, vegetables may vary according to season A pre order of main coarse must be carried 4 days in advance.

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COLD SECTION

HOT SECTION

Smoked fish & beetroot open sandwich

Artichoke & Parmesan arancini

Egg & Dijon mustard open sandwich

Pecorino cheese & tomato arancini

Pulled pork terrine wrapped in speck

Chicken liver & pomegranate molasses

Shrimp, pea & paprika vol-au-vent

Mini fish burger, ginger mayo

Brie, butternut squash tartlet, onion marmalade

Mini beef burger, horseradish sauce Lamb sausage rolls, tzatziki

Truffle & mascarpone choux pastry

Porcini mushroom puff

Wild fish ceviche

Miso & soy glazed beef skewers

Smoked skate & garlic puffs

Thai curry skate spring rolls, Maryrose

Rare roast beef & Caesar dressing crostina

Vegetable samosas, sweet chilli

Preserved lemon, goat cheese, mussel crostina

BBQ chicken skewers, peanut sauce

Jacket potato, pancetta & smoked paprika

Pork croquettes, herb Greek yoghurt dip

Grilled local sausage & honey skewer

Grilled meagre fish, ponzu & lemon grass

Parma ham & prune skewer

Gnocchi, paprika butternut squash & cream

Gillardeau oyster, chilli, puffed rice cracker

Lumachine Wild boar & mushroom ragout

Bresaola, feta & olive salad

Prawn & leek quiche

Vegetable, ponzu & rice noodle roll

Grilled halloumi, sage & pepper dressing

Gorgonzola panna cotta, date

Aubergine & ricotta phyllo

Marinated octopus COLD SECTION

Cannoli sheep ricotta Lemon posset, lime curd Almond & cherry tartlet Coconut milk rum baba Dark chocolate mousse, peanut crunch Tiramisu


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Let it Snow As the year draws to a close, Aalto Restaurant offers you more than just a place to dine; it offers the gift of memorable experiences. This November and December, we've created an array of limitedtime specials to tantalize your palate and make your festive season truly exceptional. But the joy doesn't stop at your table. This holiday season, give the gift of gourmet dining with our exclusive Aalto gift packages, which can be offered directly to friends and family. Whether you're celebrating with us or sharing the Aalto experience as a gift, we've crafted something special to make these final months of the year moments to cherish.


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Festive Drinks

Beverage Packages

AVAILABLE AS FROM THE 1ST DECEMBER

THE BEVERAGE PACKAGES ARE TO BE SELECTED ALONG WITH A THE PARTY MENUS

THICK HOT CHOCOL ATE

OP TION 1 €16.00 PER PERSON

MULLED WINE

Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Vodk a, Elder f lower L iquor, Blood Orange Juice , Ginger Beer

1/2 bottle of white wine: Murelle Pecorino 1/2 bottle of red wine: I Muri Negroamaro Free flowing water + 1 coffee

EGGNOG COCK TAIL

Amaretto, Vodk a, Eggnog, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Caramel

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SANGRIA Red Wine , Brandy, Grand Marnier, Agave Syrup, Cinnamon, Ginger Ale

HOT TODDY

Whiske y, Hot Water, Lemon Juice , Hone y, Cinnamon Stick

CHRISTMAS MARTINI Bourbon, Cherr y Brandy, Dried Fruit Syrup

THICK HOT CHOCOL ATE BAILE YS HOT CHOCOL ATE

OP TION 2 €20.00 PER PERSON

1/2 bottle of white wine: Pinot Grigio 1/2 bottle of red wine: Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Free flowing water + 1 coffee

OP TION 3 €25.00 PER PERSON

1/2 bottle of white wine: Lepus Pinot Bianco 1/2 bottle of red wine: Mamuthone Cannonau Di Sardegna Free flowing water + 1 coffee


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Christmas Gifts

M O N E TA R Y G I F T S Give the gift of a culinary journey with Aalto Restaurant & Bar's gift certificates. The perfect present for any occasion, these vouchers allow your loved ones to indulge in our exquisite dining experiences at their leisure. Email info@aalto.mt to purchase your gift voucher.

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