It’s already that time of year when restaurants are getting their Christmas menus out, including the yummy Coast To Coast. I reviewed Coast to Coast a few years ago, and since then it has gone from strength to strength and grown into a plethora of delightful American restaurants.
The C2C crew invited a few of us Brighton Bloggers in to try their new Christmas Menu, including the entire Christmas Cocktail Menu, so who was I to say no?
On arrival we were taken to the bar area and given a cocktail lesson on how to take the majority of the festive cocktail menu…. I would share all of the recipes with you but to be honest I was too busy drinking them all. I can hand on heart tell you they were all delicious – even the Eggnog, which I really didn’t think I would like! The warm cider was divine too – I love hot drinks like hot toddys and mulled wine in the winter so it was a real winner for me.
|Chocolate Orange Martini (yes, that white chocolate on the rim!), the amazing Eggnog, a classic Bellini and the warm cider.
We then went back to our tables to have a taster of the new Christmas menu (3 courses for £24.95). We were served the Goats Cheese Bruschetta Bites to start, which were lovely, I liked the hint of pesto which really complimented the goats cheese. We were then brought 3 dishes from the main menu to try – first up was the Mushroom Risotto, which wall lovely, I have really got into mushrooms lately and the rice was cooked perfectly and not over seasoned.
Then came my favourite dish of the night – the Maple Bacon Burger. As we were sampling a range of dishes this was served as a slider (a small burger) but I am sure this had no impact on the taste, although if bigger means better, I will be in heaven. I love the combination of maple and bacon and this burger was literally dripping in syrup, I was a bit greedy and had two! The chef that helped create the menu was there telling us about each dish and apparently this one took a bit of convincing to get on the menu, but I am really glad it did. We also had sweet potato fries with the burgers – I have to say in my humble opinion Coast to Coast do the best sweet potatoes fries, they are tasty, nicely crisp and not oily like a lot of the ones I have tried.
They also gave us a Turkey Roast Dinner, which was nice, I particularly liked the mash, but it wouldn’t be my first choice, it’s not something I would go to Coast to Coast to eat – I’d definitely have the Maple Bacon Burger.
Although extremely full and possibly about to explode, we still had dessert to come. It was an Oreo Cheesecake, served with cream and Oreo Ice Cream, and we all know I find it very hard to say no to cheesecake. The cheesecake was good, and had I not already eaten my weight in delicious food I would have probably enjoyed it more – I am also interested in trying the Pecan Pie.
We were also treated to THE cutest Cocktail ever – The Snowman – it even had a little carrot nose! But by this point I had to admit defeat and only managed a sip.
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