It’s turkey and tikka on the menu at Knebworth Christmas parties

Lodge Barn at Christmas

Lodge Barn at Christmas

Knebworth House

Turkey and tinsel are synonymous with Christmas. But turkey and tikka are on the menu at a stately home in Hertfordshire this winter.

Knebworth House at ChristmasKnebworth House at Christmas

One of England’s most historic houses is spicing up its Christmas celebrations this year by offering tikka, as well as turkey, to partygoers.

Knebworth House has unveiled its Christmas schedule of party nights and lunches.

Along with traditional celebrations, featuring roast turkey, with all the trimmings, the stately home will be staging a series of Christmas Curry Nights, with a special Indian-themed hot buffet.

Open to parties of friends, family members or work colleagues, the Christmas Curry Nights, on Wednesday, December 6, December 13 and December 20 will be held in the venue’s Cobbold Barn.

Diners will be able to choose from a selection of dishes including chicken tikka masala, chickpea, spinach and tomato curry, saffron rice, tarka dhal, naan bread, poppadums and pickles, with a dessert of mango cheesecake.

The party will then last into the night with dancing, a DJ and a late bar.

During December, the Cobbold Barn will also play host to traditional Christmas parties for corporate and social guests.

These will feature a three-course menu of aubergine or smoked salmon cannelloni, followed by roast turkey with potato fondant, roasted root vegetables and a red wine jus, Christmas pudding cheesecake and coffee.

Knebworth House’s family Christmas dinners with Santa on Sunday, December 3, December 10 and December 17 have almost sold out.

The Hertfordshire venue is once again inviting partygoers and private hire party organisers to dine and dance the night away in its spectacular star-clothed marquee.

The Christmas in Central Park party nights will be held throughout the month and feature a three-course meal, table crackers, karaoke and a late bar and disco, while exclusive hire is available from Sunday to Wednesday in December for parties of 250 or more.

“No matter how our visitors want to celebrate – or with whom – they will have a fabulous time, in a unique and memorable setting,” said sales and marketing manager Jenna Bateman.

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