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Christmas 2002 Information

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[Click to enlarge] Anguilla has lots of special activities during the Christmas holidays and on New Years (called Old Years Day in Anguilla).

New Year's Eve at Frangipani

Dinner and Dance Party: $125 p/p plus service. Cocktails: 6-7pm. Dinner: 7-930pm. Dance: 930pm-200am. Fireworks: 12 Midnight. Live Music by the Mussington Brothers.- Professional Display of Fireworks. Call 497-6442 For Reservations

Special Dinner at Restaurant Frangipani:

FIRST COURSE: Lobster and Shrimp Bisque with Cognac foam. Or Chicken Consommé with toasted Pine Nuts, Mushrooms and Green Onions

SECOND COURSE: Portobello, Goat Cheese and Tomato tower on Organic greens With a Tomato-Basil salsa. 0r Lobster Roll with Peppered Pineapple vinaigrette

THIRD COURSE: Sorbets with Poire Williams

FOURTH COURSE: Beef Tenderloin Steak crusted with Gorgonzola cheese, with Cranberry-Port sauce, Herb Potato Riesti, mini vegetables. Or Medley of Salmon and Lobster serve with Tomato, cucumber and Caper salsa, Tarragon butter sauce with Lemon basmati, and roasted vegetables.

FIFTH COURSE: Raspberry Sour Cream Tart with Mint-chocolate crème Anglaise Or Ginger Cakes with Molten Chocolate centers, Orange cream

Wine complements: 6:00 PM THRU 7:00 PM Sancerre 2000 “Henri Bourgeois”, Le Clocher “St. Emilion 2001”, Moët & Chandon Champagne.

Christmas Carols at the Arawak

Saturday 21st December, 6.30pm. Do join us for a joyous Christmas Celebration of Carol Singing, with Pizza Snacks and Punch. Merry Christmas to one and all.

Maria, Natalie, Katie and Kyle. Innkeepers, Arawak Beach Inn, Island Harbour.

New Years at Lucy's Atop Kegs

West Indian style 3-course menu includes pumpkin soup or garden salad, roasted lamb and baked turkey, Lucy's special potato casserole, peas and rice, fried plantain, and Lucy's vegetable medley. Followed by a sweet ending of Banana Bread Pudding. Plus a glass of Champagne. The price per person is US$25. At mignight enjoy the rooftop view of the fireworks displays in the region, Anguilla, St Martin and St Barths. Dinner service begins at 8pm. Reservations recommended. 264.497.2253 (Also, Keg's Palace is down below for entertainment and serving traditional Anguillian New Year's Breakfast of salt fish, johnnycake and bush tea, after midnight. 264.497.2680.)

Photography Exhibit: Raymond Costantini

Devonish Art Gallery in West End announces an opening and reception for this exhibition: Sat, Dec 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 497-2949

Ripples Christmas News

Ripples Bar & Restaurant, the only English Bar in Sandy Ground welcome you to their Christmas festivities….music, music, music starting with Jason & Kirsten on December 19….

Santa Claus is coming to Sandy Ground As always he will be in Ripples between 5:30 and 7:00pm on Tuesday 24th December, 2002. All children will get a free photo and a gift from Santa. If you pull his beard gently he will say Ho! Ho! Ho! Don’t be late. Live music late. Party! Party! Party!

Traditional Christmas Day Dinner – 7pm. A choice of the following: Goat Cheese Caesar Salad or Lobster Bisque. Then Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing, roast and mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and cranberry sauce or Mahi Mahi with peppercorn sauce lashings of mashed potatoes and vegetables. Finally, Christmas pudding and mince pies flambéed in brandy and served with custard. All for US$25 plus 15% service charge.

Art Exhibit: "Taking Chances"

You are invited to join Iris Lewis at Loblolly Gallery on Crocus Hill, Friday and Saturday December 13 and 14 from 10am - 5pm for coffee, cake and conversation on her painting methods. Her solo exhibition is titled "Taking Chances" and she feels perhaps her most exciting and best work in her 50 year art career most of it in the Caribbean. If you are unable to attend, click the link for information on Iris Lewis.

Frangipani Beach Club: New Years

We are hosting our annual New Year's eve party at US$125.00 per person inclusive Service, The Mussington Brothers, fireworks and a five course menu, with wine and champagne and party favors. For more information email frangipani@anguillanet.com. Tel. 264-497-6442.

Arawak Beach Inn: Holiday News

There will be carol singing at the Arawak at 6pm on Saturday night, December 21. All are welcome. Complimentary Pizza snacks and fruit punch will be available. There will be a voluntary collection for Island Harbour Primary School amenities.

Traditional English Christmas Turkey Dinner with English Christmas Pudding 6.30pm Christmas Day $25 pp

"Boxing Day Bloody Mary Bash" from 8am all day December 26. Enjoy the ultimate liquid recovery tool! Usual good low prices, with breakfast from $10 or lunch all day.... Email: relax@arawakbeach.com. Telephone: 1.264.497.4888

Lighting of Trees in The Valley

The grand lighting of the trees in The Valley will take place on Saturday December 14, 2002 at 7pm under the theme "Follow the Star". An interesting ceremony complemented by live cultural entertainment including selections by the Happy Hits will make the event truly special.

Click here to see a report on last year's lighting.

Hibernia Christmas Menu

Special menu: Mallard or Pheasant Breast pan grilled; Minced leg seasonsed with Ginger, Sechwan Pepper and Garlic; Served with stuffed Japanese 'perfume' mushrooms, potato and chestnut puree and a light Thai red curry sauce.

Also: Hibernia on New Years.

Altamer Holiday Menus.

In addition to theregular menu Altamer is offering as starters Crayfish bisque and clams casino, Entrees: Roast turkey with apricot and thyme cornbread stuffing or Slow oven roasted baked ham with Chef Leduc's favourite pineapple rum honey glaze. Live entertainment: Dmitri Loutsiv on Grand Piano.

New Year's Eve: a gourmet five course meal and dancing to live entertainment at $ 150 per person. Live entertainment Dmitri Loutsiv on Piano 6 - 10 pm, Dumpa on steel pans 10pm - 1 am.

Course 1: Chef Leduc's surprise
Course 2: Beluga (Black) Russian Caviar or Fois Gras
Course 3: Chilled watermelon soup, escargot, caesar salad, or cajun spaghetti prawns
Course 4: Fresh Anguillian Lobster tail flambeed in brandy Americaine lobster sauce, USDA Prime fillet mignon crusted with ground peppercorns, Roast duckling with classic French orange sauce, Vegetarian Wellington, or Fillet of sole with julienne of fresh vegetables
Course 5: Dessert-- specially created individual chocolate baby grand piano, mango sorbet or vanilla ice cream

Glass of champagne at Midnight

reggleton@altamer.com

Story and pictures by Janine Edwards

 Revised: 2002/12/19



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