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The Magic of Christmas at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes Beautifully decorated Christmas trees, the warming aroma of mulled wine and mince pies, the familiar tunes of your favourite carols and Christmas tunes, laughter and fun with friends, colleagues and family! Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes is offering a truly magical Christmas, a place to get together to remember the past year and celebrate the festive season! This year we are offering an even more extensive and amazing festive program to celebrate this most magical time of year. Laughter is the main ingredient on our Comedy Christmas Nights and the fantastic tunes from Abba and Michael Buble will certainly entice you out to hit the dance floor on our Tribute Nights! Then there is the Classic, Absolute & Fire and Ice Christmas parties! Let us not forget the other events taking place in December with our Family Lunch on December 16th, or why not try our Festive Lunches that we are offering throughout December in Brasserie1! After last year’s successful Christmas Day Lunch, the advice is definitely to book early this year! Don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help you arrange your get together or party this Christmas! Let us do the hard work so you can enjoy, once again, the Magic of Christmas! We are looking forward to offering a warm welcome as you arrive at our Resort!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Ben C Danielsen General Manager


Join a Party

With Comedy Christmas Nights, Tribute Evenings and Classic Christmas Party Nights you now have a choice of entertainment for your Christmas party. The decorations, glorious food, fine wine, sparkling entertainment and the friendly staff all combine to make a truly memorable evening.

COMEDY CHRISTMAS NIGHTS

COMEDY & TRIBUTE NIGHT MENUS

For a different Christmas Party Night come to Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes where you can enjoy a three course buffet with excellent entertainment from the Comedy Club followed by a disco. With limited dates available, choose from one of the dates below!

Wednesday 12th December

£45.00

Wednesday 19th December

£45.00

Starters Roast red pepper & chestnut soup V Platter of mixed smoked fish & seafood

Mains Roast turkey, chipolata sausages, stuffing balls & sage gravy Braised beef bourguignon Grilled salmon, spinach cream Provençal vegetable tart, tomato & garlic coulis V

TRIBUTE EVENTS

Classic Christmas Party

Enjoy a three course dinner including ½ bottle of wine per person, Christmas novelties followed by a disco. Simply choose from one of the dates below and leave the rest to us!

Friday 23rd November Saturday 24th November Friday 30th November Saturday 1st December

£39.00 £39.00 £39.00 £39.00

Starters Roast red pepper, tomato & garlic soup, herb croutons GF DF

Absolute Christmas Party

Kick the celebrations off with an arrival drink before enjoying a three course dinner including ½ bottle of wine per person, Christmas novelties followed by a disco.

Friday 7th December Saturday 8th December Friday 14th December Saturday 15th December

£49.00 £49.00 £49.00 £49.00

Starters Smoked tomato soup, herb crème fraiche V GF Terrine of smoked ham & guinea fowl, red onion jam and brioche

Mousseline of chicken, tarragon & ham & apple & grape chutney GF

Salad of rosary Goats cheese & beetroot, blood orange & cranberry dressing GF

Marinated mozzarella with smoked aubergine, beef tomatoes & pine nut pesto GF

Mains

Mains Butter roasted turkey, chipolatas, sage stuffing, Brussels & roast root vegetables and turkey gravy

Butter roasted turkey, chipolatas, sage stuffing, Brussels, roast root vegetables & turkey gravy Blade of beef slow cooked in Merlot wine, mustard potatoes & wilted spinach GF/ DF

Enjoy a three course buffet including ½ bottle of wine per person followed by a Tribute show & disco

Medley of vegetables (including sprouts) Roast potatoes with garlic & thyme

Loin of cod, parsley crust, fondant potatoes & seafood butter sauce GF

ABBA

Grilled ‘tranche’ of salmon, vegetable, herb & citrus couscous, leek & chive butter sauce GF

Desserts

12 hour braised beef, horseradish mash & bourguignon sauce GF

Desserts

Thursday 13th December MICHAEL BUBLE Thursday 20th December

£45.00 £45.00

Lemon tart V Fresh fruit salad V GF DF

Desserts

Christmas pudding loaf, brandy cream V

Chocolate & mascarpone cheesecake, caramel & rum flavoured sauce V

V - Vegetarian DF - Dairy Free GF - Gluten Free

For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk

Cherry & almond tart, mascarpone & amaretto foam V Hot Christmas fig pudding, brandy & cranberry cream V

Rum & raisin cheesecake, bitter caramel & sherry soaked raisins V Lemon tart, whole poached tangerines & sour cherry V Hot Christmas fig pudding, brandy & cranberry cream V

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For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk


Fire & Ice Christmas Event

Enjoy an arrival drink before entering our Fire + Ice themed function suite. You will enjoy an exquisite four course meal including ½ bottle of wine per person and Christmas novelties followed by a disco.

Starters Terrine of foie gras and duck livers, warm brioche & sour cherry gel GF Oak smoked salmon, avocado cream, red onion & capers & dill crème fraiche GF/DF

The vegetarian menu is available for Classic, Absolute and Fire + Ice Christmas parties.

A c c om m o d a t i on £70. PER RO00 OM, room only

Carpaccio of beef, Dolcelatte cream, picked herbs & shallots

Vegetarian Menu Starters Leek & potato soup & truffle ravioli Terrine of tomato & mozzarella, date balsamic gel, basil & endive salad GF

Mains

Marinated winter vegetables, pickled carrots & cumin & sherry dressed rocket GF/ DF/ VG

Butter roasted turkey, chipolatas, sage stuffing, Brussels, roast root vegetables & turkey gravy

Mains

Loin of monkfish marinated in curry spices, saffron risotto & grilled fennel GF/DF Roast sirloin of beef, Yorkshire pudding, garlic roast potatoes, root vegetables & red wine jus

Desserts Hot Christmas fig pudding, brandy & cranberry cream V Amaretto panacotta black figs, poached pear & amaretto syrup V GF Bitter chocolate marquise, pistachio crumbs & vanilla ice cream V GF

Availability & Prices

Marinated Quorn, leek, apple & sage wellington, garlic fondants & baby leeks DF Risotto of baby vegetables, pickled vegetables, truffle & herbs GF/DF/VG

Desserts Spiced Christmas pudding & brandy butter V Bitter chocolate marquise, pistachio crumbs & vanilla ice cream V GF Lemon delice, whole poached tangerines & sour cherry V GF V - Vegetarian

Choose from one of the dates below:

Friday 21st December Saturday 22nd December

Artichoke & pecorino cheese pithivier, chestnut & raisin jus DF

£65.00 £65.00

DF - Dairy Free GF - Gluten Free VG - Vegan

For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk

For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk


Private Party Nights

Family Lunch

Option 1 £39.00

Relax and enjoy your lunch whilst gentle music is played by our pianist. The kids will receive a special visit from Mrs Clause, as well as being able to have their face painted in the PlayZone.

Enjoy a three course dinner including Christmas novelties followed by a disco.

Sunday 16th December

Option 2 £55.00

Adult £20.00 3 - 12 years £10.00

If you are looking for a private lunch or dinner for your Christmas celebration, we have a variety of atmospheric suites to choose from. Whether for business or for pleasure – our experienced and friendly events team are on hand to help tailor make the event to your requirements.

On arrival you will be greeted with a Christmas cocktail and selection of canapés. You will then be escorted to one of our function suites to enjoy a three course meal including ½ bottle of wine per person, Christmas novelties followed by a disco.

Option 3 £80.00 On arrival you will be greeted with a Christmas cocktail and selection of canapés. You will then be escorted to one of our themed function suites to enjoy a four course meal including ½ bottle of wine per person, Christmas novelties followed by a disco.

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Come and visit the Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes on 16th December for a festive lunch to be enjoyed by all of the family.

Family special offer

2 adults & 2 children

£50.00

Festive Lunches

Get together with a group of friends or colleagues and celebrate the festive season with a festive buffet in our AA Rosette restaurant Brasserie 1, served 7 days a week.

2 courses 3 courses

£12.95 £16.00

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For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk

For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk


Christmas Day Lunch

Take the weight off and relax with your family on Christmas Day and enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch, delicately prepared by our Executive Chef and his talented team.  Sit back with a drink in Bar Lacu or make the most of the stunning surroundings by taking a leisurely stroll before or after dining. To make the day extra special for the children, Santa will be calling by with gifts.

Christmas Residential Packages

To view the full activity schedule between 24th December – 1st January please refer to our separate residential brochure.

TARIFFS

Three-Day Christmas House Party

For One Night

24 to 27 December

Full-board with entertainment

£250.00 per person, kids go free**

Starters

Desserts

Full-board with entertainment

Leek & potato soup, spinach & truffle tortellini & truffle oil sabayon V

Christmas pudding with brandy butter & fresh cream V

£600.00 per adult, kids go free**

Crayfish tail & prawn cocktail, citrus & brandied mayonnaise & rolled buttered bread Beetroot cured salmon, sake jelly, pickled cucumber, wasabi & seaweed GF Smooth spiced chicken liver parfait, red currant & port syrup, pea shoots & endives GF Trio of melon with poached fruits & raspberry vinaigrette V/GF

Mains Butter roasted turkey, Maris piper potatoes, sage stuffing, Brussels & root vegetables, red wine & cranberry sauce. Roast fillet of beef, wild mushrooms, marquise potato & red wine jus GF Grilled halibut with a spaghetti of vegetables, champagne ‘beurre blanc’ & poached langoustine GF

Trio of manjari chocolate, marquise, pannacotta & croquant V Raspberry & white chocolate cheesecake & duo of chocolate sauces V

Any Two Nights

French apple tart, vanilla apple & caramel ice cream V

Full-board with entertainment

Cornish brie, Cropwell stilton & double Gloucester with celery, apple & grapes, biscuits & chutney V GF

£450.00 per person, kids go free**

Coffee & warm mince pies

Price

£69.00 per person £35.00 per child aged 3 – 12 years

Seabass poached with king prawns, Asian vegetables, lime leaf & lemongrass & soba noodles DF Roasted vegetable & wild mushroom wellington, chestnut & raisin jus V

For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk

*Prices are quoted per person and are based on two people sharing a double/twin room. Single supplements apply. Excludes all beverages and spa treatments. We strongly recommend that treatments are booked well in advance of your stay. Complimentary unlimited golf (weather permitting). **Prices are quoted on two children. Applies to children aged 3 to 12 years sharing parents room. Children under three years with our compliments.

Boxing Day Lunch

Food is always tastier when you haven’t had to cook it yourself so come and enjoy Boxing Day at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes.

3 courses - £16.00 adult / £8.00 child

For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk


New Year’s Eve Black & White Ball

The celebrations kick off with a welcoming glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy an exquisite five course meal prepared by our Executive Chef and his talented team and then hit the floor to music from our live band followed by a fabulous disco. Just before midnight the countdown to 2013 will begin with a traditional piper helping us to bring in the New Year. Canapés & champagne on arrival

Starter Cannellini bean & white truffle oil cappuccino soup GF

Intermediate Warm ‘Bosworth ash’ goats cheese crostini, pickled baby vegetables, picked herbs, beetroot syrup GF

Main course

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Fillet of Hertfordshire beef, garlic potatoes, roast fingerling carrots, spinach & Merlot wine jus GF Stuffed aubergine with pickled walnut, Quorn & eastern spices, roasted tomato & pepper coulis V/GF/DF

Dessert Chocolate trio V tarte au chocolat, white chocolate & whisky mousse, chocolate jelly

Cheese platter per table Cambozola, truckle cheddar, Cropwell stilton, Bosworth ash, Cornish brie served with grapes & chutney

NYE Black & White Ball Package

Accommodation in a standard double or twin room, brunch until 1pm, complimentary use of the leisure facilities and late check out until 2pm

New Year’s Eve Disco

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Bring in the New Year and celebrate with friends at our New Year’s Eve Disco. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere where the only thing you need to remember is to toast to 2013 when the clock strikes 12! Enjoy a three course buffet and dance your way into the New Year.

New Year’s Eve Disco Package 3 course buffet, accommodation in a standard double or twin room, brunch until 1pm, complimentary use of the leisure facilities and late check out until 2pm.

£125.00 per person

Start the year with a spring in your step Spa packages are also available for New Year’s day (pre-payment is compulsory)

£175.00 per person

For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk

For more information call 01621 868 888 or email Christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk


Extend your stay

Why not add an extra night either side of the New Year celebrations to make a real break of it? Stay on Sunday 30th December 2012 or Tuesday 1st January 2013 for just £70.00pp

Upgrades To an executive room per night

£35.00

To a suite per night

£125.00

To include interconnecting room

£75.00

All information, prices, packages and details in this brochure were correct at the time of going to press. Terms and conditions apply. We reserve the right to cancel, alter or substitute details, without prior notice.


Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8HX Telephone: +44 (0)1621 868 888, Fax: +44 (0)1621 869 696 christmas@cpcolchester.co.uk | www.cpcolchester.co.uk

For terms & conditions please visit www.bdlhotels.co.uk/christmasterms


Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes Christmas 2012 Brochure