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Dear Esteemed Guests, Yet another year has gone by filled with wonderful memories. It is now time for us to help you create new and more exciting ones for you to reminisce on! There can be many words which describe festivities at The Grand Hotel Excelsior, but three sum up the experience perfectly – sumptuous (with our mouthwatering cuisine and pristine service), tranquil (in its glorious setting overlooking Marsamxett Harbor) and luxurious (for its decor, accommodation and wellness facilities). Throughout December, The Grand Hotel Excelsior, will be serving festive menus which create the atmosphere for an ideal opportunity to join friends, family or colleagues to celebrate the festive season. We also welcome nonresidents to enjoy sumptuous lunches/ dinners on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the restaurants. Please go through our brochure which contains our enticing menus and enjoy snippets from our ‘Peter Pan’ theme for this year! On behalf of the entire team at The Grand Hotel Excelsior, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a truly GRAND Christmas and an AMAZING start to the New Year!

Best Wishes, Norbert Grixti General Manager


Neverland is a place of beguiling beauty full of adventures waiting to be discovered, and on this land we have Peter Pan. The boy who never wanted to grow up has kept the land alive with his youthfulness and mischief. Here is the timeless story as you have never seen it before, as Neverland was not as we know it. The air was cold, leaves were dwindling, and life was slowly but surely draining from every living thing residing there.


reception menu a â‚Ź 24.00 per person

Applicable for one and a half hour reception Minimum number of pax 50 Cold Delights Seafood salpicon mini tartlets Red Leicester cheese and salami Dried apricots with cream cheese and nuts Olive cream with sundried tomato choux buns Mozzarella and cherry tomato skewers Mini savory tartlets with smoked salmon and petit salad Mini wraps of roast beef and horseradish Hot Canapes Mini Italian cheese arancini Vegetable spring rolls Beef bitter ballen braised in beer Black olive puffs Caribbean crab cakes Mini chicken satays Salmon and leek mini tartlets Maltese sausage roulade Prawn tempura Indian samosas with sesame and soy sauce Sweet Temptations A selection of mini international pastries All reception menus can be complemented by our themed stations and displays Since we use only fresh ingredients, some items may be unavailable

Peter had not been seen by any of the inha bitan ts of the land, and this was worrying them as it could only mean one thing- Hook! Unbeknownst to anyone on this land of make-belie ve, the same thoughts were clouding Hook’s mind. He was suffering from the disappearance of Peter, his arch nemesis- havin g nothing to do, and no one to make miserable certainly disturbed him. Hence he vowed that he would find Peter and return norm ality back to Neverland.


Hook realized that help was required and decided to enlist the assistance of Wendy, John and Mich ael. He knew that this would not be an easy feat, as it required all his pirate skills to make them believe in him. He thought that maybe, just maybe, if he enlisted Tinkerbell’s help too, his intentions would appear credible to the children. He scoured the land in search of Tink to no avail. He then decided that his best chances were at Pixie Hollo w. He went as close as he could to the ench anted gates of the fairy town, ensconced by spells and ench antments to ward off evil.


Reception Menu B €26.00 per person

Applicable for one and a half hour reception Minimum number of pax 50 Cold Delights Parma ham, rucola & grana shavings croustades Feta crumble with tomato, olives & herbs croustades Smoked duck breast and date chutney croustades Mini wraps of sundried tomato and tuna Mini tartlets with home-cured salmon, petit salad and wasabi caviar Roquefort pâté with candied walnuts choux Chicken, fruit and nuts wrapped in chorizo Grouper and shrimp roulade in octopus carpaccio Mini brochettes of sweet tomato, mozzarella and aged balsamic Green lip mussels with pineapple, chili and cilantro relish Cauliflower panacotta with sea bass “pastrami” Hot Canapés Black olive and anchovy roulades Spinach, bacon and ricotta roulades Sweet potato & gruyere fritters Slow-cooked pork belly with grain mustard jus Chinese vegetable spring rolls Baked Italian risotto cakes with meat ragout Lamb & potato bakes with harissa mayo Caribbean crab cakes Prawns á la Kiev with roasted garlic cream Swordfish brochettes, preserved lemon and olives Mini veal saltimbocca with prosciutto and sage Mushroom and spring onion tartlets Calamari & chorizo fricassee Sweet Temptations A selection of mini international pastries All reception menus can be complemented by our themed stations and displays Since we use only fresh ingredients, some items may be unavailable


Christmas Groups Buffet Menu A € 28.00 per person

Minimum number of pax 30 Salads and Antipasti Indulge in our incredible selection of mouthwatering salads and decorative platters from land and sea, prepared by our award winning kitchen brigade using the best raw produce combining together both local and international tastes

Fish and Seafood Live-Cooking Station sea bass fillets with black shell mussels velouté Braised Black Angus Beef with glazed root vegetables

Sweet Pickled Sardine Platter with textures in beetroot

24hrs Slow-Cooked Local Pork Belly served with creamed cabbage, crispy pancetta & grain mustard jus

Home-Made Tuscan “Soppressata” made with local pork served with apple chutney

Seasonal Vegetables with paprika butter

Soup and Pasta

Roast New Potatoes with spicy seasoning

Cream of Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with garlic croutes

Carvery

Oven Baked Lasagna with beef ragout, tomato sauce and finished with a béchamel crust

Slow-Roasted Whole Turkey traditional stuffing roulade, giblet gravy

Main Course

Treat yourself to our extensive selection of decorative desserts, homemade puddings, Fresh carved fruit and Traditional Christmas Specialties

Th ere was only one way to get the fairies’ attention- he sh owered a volley of cannon balls which brought out all the Queens Gu ard, fol lo wed by the ever nosy Tink erbell. A sce ne of fairies lining up for attack was un folding before him, and he realized it wa s no w or ne ver. He waved a white flag wh ich took the fairies by surp rise. A bit wa ry of his intent, they waited and listen ed to Hook voice his thoughts. He aske d Tink erbell to trust him and help him br ing no rm ality ba ck. Tink erbell obliged be lie ving that, in a twisted way, Hook mi ssed her beloved Peter as mu ch as sh e did.

Excelsior Pastry Creations

Please note that this is a sample menu Since we use the freshest of produce, menu items may change accordingly


Christmas Groups Buffet Menu B €32.00 per person

Minimum number of pax 60 Salads and Antipasti

Main Course

Indulge in our incredible selection of mouthwatering salads and decorative platters from land and sea, prepared by our award-winning kitchen brigade using the best raw produce combining together both local and international tastes

Fish and Seafood Live-Cooking Station sea bass fillets with black shell mussels velouté

Home Smoked Tuna Belly Platter Selection of Home-Made Meat Terrines served with onion chutney Pea Panna Cotta and Pulled Pork Verrines Artichoke and Seafood Verrines

Local Pork 24hrs. slow cooked belly, braised cheeks with root vegetables & pea risotto Turkey Leg & Breast with traditional stuffing, chipolata sausage & giblet gravy Panache of Seasonal Vegetables with herb butter

Soup & Pastas

Oven Roasted Potatoes with fennel and tomatoes Carvery

Cream of Chestnut with garlic croutes

Roast Black Angus Beef Rib Eye with Yorkshire puddings, onion jus

Rigatoni Pasta with sautéed fresh calamari, olives and fresh tomato salsa or Oven Baked Lasagna with beef ragout, tomato sauce and finished with a béchamel crust

, to the Th ey set sail to London . Unaware of nce ide res ily fam Darlings’ ng, Wendy eni everything that was happ with rs the bro was entertaining her enly dd su n Joh ile her pirate tales, wh she ze ga his ng wi llo turned ash en. Fo to off ran rs the bro her th saw Hook. Bo e cam s ng on wi hide. Su ddenly a flurry all d ne lai e exp in vie w- Tinkerbell! Sh d and ask ed lan ver Ne in s ng eni the happ n they said, iso the m for their help. In un ‘Anything for Peter!’

Excelsior Pastry Creations Treat yourself to our extensive selection of decorative desserts, homemade puddings, fresh carved fruit and traditional Christmas specialties International Cheese Selection with an array of mixed nuts, dried fruit & crispy crackers Please note that this is a sample menu Since we use the freshest of produce, menu items may change accordingly


Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner Adults €55.00 per person

Price inclusive of ½ bottle of wine, free flowing water and coffee Live entertainment and taxes Flavours of the Gardemanger

Buffet Display

Indulge in our incredible selection of mouthwatering salads and decorative platters from land and sea, prepared by our award-winning kitchen brigade using the best raw produce combining together both local and international tastes

Braised Pork Cheeks with Creole seasoning

Seafood Delicacies grilled, marinated, cured fish and seafood Complement your taste buds with our in-house prepared flavoured oils and dressings Sushi Display Maki and Nigiri Sushi prepared in-house Soup Kettles Bouillabaisse traditional Provençal fish soup originating from the port city of Marseille Cream of Chestnut with crispy homemade guanciale

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions Balsamic Vegetables Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary & Salted Lemons Fondant Potato slow cooked in duck fat Asian Creations Mongolian BBQ Peppercorn Duck Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari) Japanese Sticky Fried Rice Cauliflower Manjoorian Carvery Station

Pasta Station

Whole Roasted Turkey with lemon, parsley and confit garlic butter accompanied with traditional stuffing & onion gravy

Baked Stuffed Conciglioni salmon & brie, tomato fondue

Desserts

Potato Gnocchi sautéed pumpkin, sage butter

Excelsior’s Pastry Creations including a selection of traditional festive specialities and fresh fruit display

Live Cooking Stations

Grand Chocolate Fountain presented with a variety of fresh fruits, mini doughnuts & marshmallows

Shallow Fried Red Mullet with Provençale sauce Thai Marinated Calamari Brochettes Grilled Black Angus Beef Rib Eye with thyme jus

This is a sample menu, since we use the freshest of produce, menu items may change accordingly.


Together they boarded the Joll y Roger and went in search of their friend in all the lands. Hope was slo wly dwindling as Peter could not be located . The only pla ce left to look was the deserted merm aids’ cave. They dropped anchor and quietly started searching for him in this eerie quiet pla ce. A movement caught Wendy’s eyes, and upon closer inspection she saw wh at appeared to be an unconscious old man trapped behind bars. Someho w, he looked familiar. Tinkerbell was called and once in vie w she kne w. She could feel it, this was their Peter. The young boy had gro wn up.


Christmas Early Breakfast Adults €30.00 per person

Price inclusive of hot beverages, live entertainment and taxes. Mulled Wine spiced with cinnamon and aniseed

The Bakery Traditional Italian Panettone

Juice Station orange juice, tomato juice, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, apple juice, peach juice, cranberry juice, and mineral water

Home-Baked Croissants, Selection of Danish Pastries, Selection of Muffins

Cereals Coco Pops, Corn Flakes, All-Bran, Fruit ‘n Fibre, Frosties, Weetabix, muesli & homemade muesli, plain yogurts, fruit yogurts, low-fat yogurts, and low-fat bio yogurts

Traditional Mini Pastizzi and Qassatat

Dried Fruits, Compotes and Nuts stewed apples with cloves, peaches in syrup, prunes and apricots in syrup, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, selection of dried fruits, and a selected mixture of raisins Cheese Display selection of international cheese Smoked and Cured Fish Display selection of in-house smoked fresh fillets of fish and sliced cured fish International Cold Cuts selection of local and international charcuterie, including Parma ham, salamis and hams Fresh Salads selection of mixed salad leaves, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, sweet corn salad, marinated green & black olives, gherkins, marinated sundried tomatoes, capers, pickled vegetables and pickled onions Seasonal Fruit & Sliced Fruit Platters oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, sweet melon, watermelon, fresh fruit salad, fresh fruit display

Banana and Walnut Cake, Fruit Cakes, Local Mqaret

Variety of Bread Rolls and Loaves Marmalades, Jams and other Spreads Warm Pancakes with a selection of condiments Live Station fried eggs and omelettes cooked to your liking with a selection of ingredients and condiments The Hot Counter Pan-fried Beef Rib Eye with braised shallots and Portobello mushrooms Grilled tomatoes with melted buffalo mozzarella Sauté and Rosti Potatoes Scrambled and Boiled Eggs Grilled Smoked Bacon Black Pudding Selection of Sausages: Merguez, Cumberland and breakfast Baked Beans Sautéed Mushrooms This is a sample menu; since we use only the freshest produce, some menu items may change.


to get With the help of Hook they managed ss lifele Peter out of captivity and took his be to had body aboard the ship. Action Peter taken befo re it was too late for both and John y, end W and Neverland. Hook, r thei was ll erbe Tink Michael kne w that r thei from ng ami stre s tear h only hope. Wit do ‘I on, unis in ting chan ted eyes they star belie ve in fairies. I do! I do!’


Christmas Day Buffet Lunch Adults €70.00 per person

Price inclusive of ½ bottle of wine, free flowing water and coffee Live entertainment and taxes. Flavours of the Gardemanger Indulge in our incredible selection of mouthwatering salads and decorative platters from land and sea, prepared by our award winning kitchen brigade using the best raw produce combining together both local and international tastes Selection of Dips from the Middle East served with an assortment of crisps Far Eastern Section steamed and crispy Asian specialties Seafood Delicacies grilled, marinated and cured fish and seafood Complement your taste buds with our in-house prepared flavoured oils and dressings creations. Sushi display

Pan Seared Fillets of Grey Meager with chive veloute Grilled Homemade Pork Sausages Brochettes Buffet Display Duo of Duck confit of thigh, braised drumstick with root vegetables and sauté red cabbage with raisins 3 Types of Mini Pot Pies Individuals Panache of Seasonal Roasted Vegetables Pepperonata Roasted New Potatoes with roast chestnuts crumble Lyonnaise Potatoes

Maki and Nigiri Sushi prepared in-house Carvery Station Soup Kettles Braised Ox-tail Pot-au-feu with condiments: coarse salt, cornichon, pickled onions and whole grain mustard New England Clam Chowder

Traditional Roast Turkey breast on the bone, and stuffed leg wrapped in pancetta Black Irish Angus Rib of Beef Slow Roasted served traditional Yorkshire puddings Desserts

Pasta Station Baked Cannelloni with wild mushroom & veal ragout Trofie with sauté calamari, tomatoes & chilli Live Cooking Stations Fish Tagine a traditional Moroccan fish and shellfish dish served with toasted pita

Excelsior’s Pastry Creations. including a selection of traditional festive specialities and fresh fruit display Grand Chocolate Fountain presented with a variety of fresh fruits, mini doughnuts & marshmallows This is a sample menu, since we use the freshest of the produce, menu items may change accordingly.


A flash of light came out of Tink together with her fairy dust and engulfed both her and Peter. Like a vision befo re their eyes stood their mischie vous boy in all his glory. It was time to celebrate his joyous return. Peter Pan told his friends he had been trapped inside the cave, and had aged as a result of his boredom.


New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner Adults €95.00 per person

Price inclusive of ½ bottle of wine, free flowing water and coffee Live entertainment and taxes. Flavours of the Gardemanger Indulge in our incredible selection of mouthwatering salads and decorative platters from land and sea, prepared by our award-winning kitchen brigade using the best raw produce combining together both local and international tastes

Duo of Corn-Fed Chicken confit leg terrine, pan-seared supreme of breast

Seafood Delicacies grilled, marinated, cured fish and seafood

Boulanger Potatoes

Complement your taste buds with our prepared in-house flavoured oils & dressings Sushi Display Maki and Nigiri Sushi prepared in-house Soup Kettles New England Clam Chowder Cream of Carrot & Chestnut Soup with sautéed oyster mushrooms

Buffet Display

Stuffed Calamari braised in a rich tomato sauce with capers and olives

Spicy New Potatoes Glazed Root Vegetables Grilled Vegetables Ethnic Dishes Authentic Far-Eastern Specialties Vietnamese Spicy Garlic Chili Shrimps Thai Roasted Coconut Duck Indian Lamb Kata Mitta Honey Glazed Peppercorn BBQ Ribs accompanied with steamed rice and fried vegetable noodles

Pasta Station Baked Pasta Roulades filled with grouper and seafood mousse, topped with tomato fondue, finished with parmesan crust Rigatoni Pasta sautéed chicken breast, zucchini, fresh tomato, finished with a hint of cream Spiral Pasta ratatouille vegetables, tomato sauce, finished with fresh buffalo mozzarella Live Cooking Stations Sautéed Prawns with garlic, herbs & white wine Fried Octopus Pan Fried Mini Veal Saltimbocca Grilled Mini Lamb Merguez Sausages

Carvery Station Black Irish Angus Rib of Beef Slow Roasted served traditional Yorkshire puddings Salmon, Leek & Brie en Croute Desserts Excelsior’s Pastry Creations. including a selection of traditional festive specialities and fresh fruit display Grand Chocolate Fountain presented with a variety of fresh fruits, mini doughnuts & marshmallows This is a sample menu, since we use the freshest of produce, menu items may change accordingly.


Ecstatic to be ba ck to his no rm al self, he proclaimed th at it was time to fe ast and told his friends to follo w him. O n th Roger, th ey bert hed at Th e Grand e Jolly Hotel Excelsior and ce lebrated th eir ha pp iness once again duri ng th e Christm as Period. It was a time of joy and delight fo r all.


Champagne Party Reception Menu Expected Service Time: 21:00 till Midnight Adults €90.00 per person Price inclusive of a full open bar including Champagne, Live entertainment and taxes. Cold Delights Marinated shrimp with lemon and chive mayo crostini Tartar of tuna with soy syrup marinade tartlets Anchovy and green olive roulades with pickled grape Grouper and shrimp roulades wrapped in octopus carpaccio Aromatic duck and crispy salad finished with smoked orange dressing Sliced Parma ham, marinated artichokes & caramelized onions Mini wraps of roast beef and horseradish Chicken, fruit and nuts wrapped in chorizo Moroccan hummus with crispy chorizo mini cones Mini Waldorf salad (v) Peppered goat’s cheese and tomato with herb emulsion (v) Mozzarella bocconcini and cherry tomato skewers (v) Roquefort pâté with candied walnuts choux buns (v) Marinated feta & pickled cucumber skewers (v) Sushi Nigiri, California & Maki Rolls served with wasabi and light soy sauce Hot Canapés Mini salmon tempura with sweet pepper rouille Mini squid arancini with panko Tuna & pumpkin pies Sautéed prawn and chorizo fricassee Creole mini seafood bakes with lemongrass and chili Confit of stuffed chicken wings, sweet tomato jam Braised beef terrines with smoked parsnip purée Pan-seared veal and gorgonzola medallions Homemade spring rolls with confit of duck and sautéed vegetables Mini lamb koftas with Israeli couscous Pork meatballs with almond cream sauce Sous-vide stuffed saddle of rabbit Ricotta and parsley puffs Broad bean & feta quiches Cauliflower samosas with coriander chutney Wild mushroom beignets Roasted sweetcorn croquettes Sweet Temptations Excelsior’s Exceptional Creations selection of international miniature pastries This is a sample menu; since we use only the freshest produce, some menu items may change.


New Year’s Day Buffet Lunch Adults €70.00 per person

Price inclusive of ½ bottle of wine, free flowing water and coffee Live entertainment and taxes. Flavours of the Gardemanger Indulge in our incredible selection of mouthwatering salads and decorative platters from land and sea, prepared by our award-winning kitchen brigade using the best raw produce combining together both local and international tastes Selection of Dips from the Middle East accompanied by an assortment of crisps Far Eastern Section steamed and crispy Asian specialties Seafood Delicacies grilled, marinated and cured fish and seafood Complement your taste buds with our in-house prepared flavoured oils and dressings Sushi Display Maki and Nigiri Sushi prepared in-house Soup Kettles Cream of Pea & Pork Shanks

Stuffed Calamari braised in a rich tomato with capers and olives Rabbit braised leg with root vegetables, stuffed saddle with Maltese sausage farce Grilled Honey Glazed “Spatchcock” Quail served with caramelized red cabbage and raisins Boulanger Potatoes Spicy New Potatoes Glazed Root Vegetables Grilled Vegetables Ethnic Dishes Authentic Far Eastern Specialties Vietnamese Spicy Garlic Chili Shrimps Thai Roasted Coconut Duck Indian Lamb Kata Mitta Honey Glazed Peppercorn BBQ Ribs accompanied with steamed rice & fried vegetable noodles

Creamy Lobster Bisque with herbed crostini

Carvery Station

Pasta Station

Slow-Roasted Black Irish Angus Rib of Beef served traditional Yorkshire puddings

Wild Mushroom & Ricotta Roulade with fresh tomato sauce and pecorino crust

Whole Roasted Suckling Pig

Spirali Pasta ratatouille vegetables, tomato sauce finished with fresh buffalo mozzarella

Desserts

Rigatoni Pasta sautéed chicken breast, zucchini and fresh tomato, finished with a hint of cream

Excelsior’s Pastry Creations including a selection of traditional festive specialities and fresh fruit display

Buffet Display

Grand Chocolate Fountain presented with a variety of fresh fruits, mini doughnuts & marshmallows

Duo of Grey Meager and stuffed fillet with lemon and herb mousse, pan seared fillet set on Israeli couscous with fresh tomato salsa

This is a sample menu, since we use the freshest of produce, menu items may change accordingly.


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Excelsior Festive Season 2015  

Throughout December, The Grand Hotel Excelsior, will be serving festive menus which create the atmosphere for an ideal opportunity to join f...

Excelsior Festive Season 2015  

Throughout December, The Grand Hotel Excelsior, will be serving festive menus which create the atmosphere for an ideal opportunity to join f...

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