CHRISTMAS is just about two weeks away which means it’s time to start planning that perfect holiday menu.
We spoke to Sherwyn Weaich and Joani Mitchell and the executive chef at Garden Court Marine Parade, Qhawe Tshabalala, about Durban’s famous Christmas dishes.
Tshabalala said Durban is a city that celebrates family and the togetherness that a home cooked hearty meal provides. He said, at the hotel, it prides itself on its Golden Mile Oxtail served with dumplings. “Durban’s famous curry is a must for Christmas lunch.
To be honest, Christmas lunch would be incomplete without old-time classics such as Beef Wellington, turkey and gammon, with all the trimmings including beautifully roasted potatoes, crackling and cranberry sauce, and not forgetting the hearty gravy.
“Dessert must include traditional Christmas pies accompanied with vanilla ice cream and or custard. Trifle is a dessert that takes us on a journey to our childhood days and goes down on a hot balmy day in Durban”, said Tshabalala.