The Table Bay goes Festive

A The Atlantic TerraceThe view from The Table Bay’s Atlantic Terrace

This is the way to feast at Christmas – at The Table Bay.  Fabulous menus from Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams and her team for Christmas Eve, Christmas Lunch and Christmas Dinner.  A feast of food with different menus for each meal.  Book now and you wont have to do battle with the turkey on Christmas morning, or the ham, or the pudding.

Jocelyn FestiveJocelyn in festive mood with her Bouche de Noel

Christmas Eve Buffet

Freshly shucked West Coast oysters with buchu mignognette, yuzu pearls and homemade chilli sauce
Selection of salad leaves and garden vegetables with traditional Table Bay condiments
Crab and shrimps with celery, palm hearts baby corn spears, red onion and lemon leaf and dill mayo
Hot smoked Franschoek trout, cucumber pickle, mixed leaves and mustard vinaigrette
Curried chicken, pineapple, red onion and coriander salad
Beef biltong with roasted sweet potato, spring onion, peppadews and creamy Gorgonzola dressing
Smoked duck and orange with spring onion and red cabbage slaw
Roasted Butternut, Watercress, Herbed Goat’s Cheese with Rocket Pesto and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Local coppa, parma ham, chorizo and salami with pickles and grissini sticks
Biltong paté, snoek and fennel paté, mushroom paté with homemade baguette crisps
Lemon olives, mustard cucumber pickle, pesto marinated feta, sun dried tomato, marinated bocconcini

Bakery basket of handmade milk rolls, cinnamon butternut bread, sourdough, health loaves, baguette, corn bread and red onion and blue cheese ciabatta

Christmas Dinner Place SettingChristmas place setting

Smoked tomato soup with dill cream and basil croutons

Main Course

Herb roasted turkey with sage, onion and celery stuffing, thyme jus, cranberry sauce
Slow roast lamb shoulder with lemon-rosemary bread sauce
Grilled linefish with leeks, peas, Riesling beurre blanch and fresh watercress puree
Chicken ballontine with mushroom and wild garlic fricassee
Sautéed baby calamari on chilli-crème fraiche tagliatelle with sweet basil
Grilled seasonal vegetables with basil butter
Sautéed fennel and spinach with sweet red onion
Parsnips with maple syrup and black pepper
Potato and celeriac dauphinoise
Roast new potatoes with rosemary
Creamy mashed potatoes with chives and crème face
Fragrant basmati and wild rice with fresh herbs
Pumpkin gnocchi with cinnamon, chilli and coriander chutney

Christmas cake with royal icing and glazed fruits
Rum soaked sour cherry and chocolate mousse cake
Chocolate and nutella yule log
Almond frangipane torte with spiced wine poached pears
Mince pies
Strawberries and cream trifle
Yogurt and ginger creams with naartjie

Eggnog shots

Local artisanal cheese with preserves and biscuits

Moist Christmas pudding with brandy Anglaise

For children
Hot chocolate
Gingerbread men and women
Mini red velvet cup cakes with Christmas decorations
Assorted coconut ice

Cookies, friandise & truffles
Gingerbread men
Millionaires’ shortbread
Assortment of macaroons
Assorted Madeleines
Vanilla and pistachio fudge
White, dark and milk chocolate truffles

TBH 1 (19)A glass of bubbles usually gets a party going

Christmas Lunch 2015

Shucked West Coast oysters with smoked chakkalakka chilli sauce and buchu mignonette
Buffalo mozzarella with pumpkin seed pesto, garden tomato and spekboom
Hot smoked Franschoek trout with nasturtium seeds, flowers, apple, celery and watercress
Cranberry, salted macadamia caramel, Citrusdal orange, gorgonzola and baby cos salad
Marinated seafood: prawn, crab and baby calamari
House cured and smoked ostrich with pickled agave shoot and red onion salad, wild garlic and hibiscus vinaigrette
Marinated antipasti: artichokes with wild garlic and lemon olive oil, grilled eggplant with rosemary mint and roasted garlic, roasted sweet peppers with garlic and thyme, burst vine tomatoes with spring onion and fresh basil
Biltong, feta and Riesling poached pear salad with rocket and rooibos tea vinaigrette
Seared Yellowtail tuna with coriander and cracked black pepper crust, wilted baby spinach, radish and lime salad

Raw Salad Bar
Crisp garden greens, cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, carrot julienne, cucumber, red onion, baby corn, mixed bell peppers, rosa tomatoes, egg wedges, croutons, grated Healey’s cheddar with Caesar, balsamic and gorgonzola cheese dressings

Spinach and potato soup with crispy duck bacon and aged cheddar croutons

Bakers basket of pumpkin ginger bread, banana sour cream bread, sugared mini brioche rolls, smoked mozzarella ciabatta, blue cheese and red onion panini

Belegen Boerenkaas cheese, local Salami, mortadella ham, prosciutto, coppa, chicken liver paté, crocodile rillettes, duck pastrami, homemade pickles, McGregor olive pestos, roasted garlic spread and cheese straws.

Christmas TableA Christmas Table


Herb roasted turkey with sage, celery and onion stuffing and rosemary jus
Glazed pork loin with mulled cherries and spiced sweet mustard
Mustard roasted whole prime rib of beef with beef marrow and thyme sauce

Grilled Franschoek trout with fennel, lemon and wild garlic salsa
Grilled linefish with toasted hazelnut crust with sweet and sour tomatoes

Roasted carrots and parsnips with maple butter
Cauliflower and broccoli gratin with nutmeg béchamel
Roasted pumpkin with cinnamon butter and toasted pumpkin seeds
Slow roasted beetroot with horseradish and dill glaze
Brussel sprouts with toasted walnuts and shallot vinaigrette
Oven roasted herbed potato wedges with garlic and parsley aioli
Lemon crush potatoes with fennel fronds

Linguine with Healey’s cheddar, peppadews, sweet peas and spring onion

Rosemary potato dauphinoise

Vegetable breyani

Christmas cake with royal icing and glazed fruits
Chocolate yule log cake
Fruit Mince pies
White chocolate and berry cheese cake
Christmas trifle
Spiced pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream
Cinnamon and pear mousse
Warm ginger pudding with cardamom Anglaise

Rustic cheese board with homemade preserves and biscuits

For children
Berry smoothie
Chocolate chips cookies
Assorted chocolate truffles
Banana split with cream and choc sauce

Christmas Lunch Table with a viewChristmas Lunch Table with a view

Christmas Dinner 2015

Santa’s raw salad bar-Crisp garden greens and baby leaves, carrot julienne, bell peppers, courgette, marinated feta, sunburst tomatoes, goat cheese, grated Healey’s cheddar, spring onions, egg wedges, croutons, creamy dressings and vinaigrettes
Steamed West Coast mussels, baby cos, marrow ribbons, and Cape Malay aioli
Peppered sesame prawns with calamari, red cabbage, mange tout, pineapple and saffron-ginger dressing
Figs wrapped in smoked ostrich with roasted garlic and wild garlic syrup
Sugar bean salad with crispy local coppa, truffled cauliflower and tarragon aioli
Smoked baby beetroot and goat’s cheese with mixed greens and toasted cumin vinaigrette
Salad of corn spears, roasted pear, shaved fennel, creamy gorgonzola and toasted macadamia nut dressing
Creamy sweet potato, peppadew, spring onion and egg salad

Roast pear and sweet potato soup with gorgonzola croutons

Rudolph’s bakery basket with pumpkin seed bread, sourdoughs, health loaves, cheese straws, grissini sticks, fig bread, handmade rye and festive cocktail rolls

Sliced local bresaola, mortadella, salami, homemade duck pastrami and marinated fior de latte, basil and pumpkin seed pesto, sunburst tomato chutney, McGregor olive tapenade.

Brandied chicken liver terrine with caramelized red onion and grape confit


Prime rib of roast beef with Grandma’s yorkshire puddings and horseradish jus

Free range Cape Malay chicken curry with sambals, chutneys and pickles
Franschoek trout with artichokes, fennel and passion fruit hollandaise
Hand cut tagliatelle with toasted pine nuts, beurre noisette and fried sage
Porcini risotto with slow roasted beetroot and crispy leeks

Green beans with creamy wild mushrooms
Fresh seasonal vegetables with wild rosemary
Cinnamon and honey roasted pumpkin
Roasted carrots with toasted cumin and lemon butter
Potato, smoked mozzarella and leek bake
Thyme and wild garlic roasted new potatoes
Creamy polenta with roasted garlic and parsley
Basmati rice pilaf

TBH 1 (191)A Christmas wish from all at The Table Bay

Moist spiced carrot cake with cream cheese topping
Rum soaked Sour cherry and chocolate mousse cake
Christmas cake with royal icing and glazed fruits
Spiced red wine poached pears
White chocolate and berry cheese cake
Jelly and custard
Pavlova with roasted figs and mascarpone cream

Rustic cheese board with homemade biscuits and preserve

For children
Hot chocolate
Vanilla and strawberry marshmallows
Mini Christmas frost cup cakes
Assorted macaroons

Make your reservations now.

The Table Bay
Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

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