Arias Italian in Leeds has a great Christmas menu

On Bradford Road in Guiseley, Leeds is the award winning Arias Italian restaurant. Offering their delicious festive menu throughout December, they are the ideal venue for your Christmas party. With something a little different from the usual turkey and mince pie offerings, and a guaranteed lively atmosphere that Italians never fail to deliver, Arias could be exactly what you are looking for amongst the various festive restaurants in Leeds.

This is an excellent and accomplished Christmas menu, especially for those seeking different food from the usual classic Christmas recipes. The starters are full of the fresh flavours that are the cornerstone of Italian cuisine and include dishes such as minestrone de verdure e cereal; a vegetable soup with green lentils, cinnamon and fresh mint. Served with warm foccacia bread this is an indication that this is no ordinary Italian menu.

Other starters at Arias Italian are carpaccio di arragosta, a lobster carpaccio served over poached baby leek and little gem lettuce finished with truffle aioli or a fabulous looking dish of shredded duck with crisp pancetta, pine nuts, apple, and honey mustard vinaigrette.

An Italian turkey dinner with a difference

For main course Gressingham duck is cooked with forest fruit, redcurrant and kirsch then served with celeriac and mashed potatoes. Slow cooked lamb rump with garlic, white wine and rosemary comes on a bed of sautéed savoy cabbage and if you really cannot do without your turkey dinner than how about this? Tacchio di Natale is pan fried escalope of organic turkey breast with oyster mushrooms, Pinot Grigio, sage and crisp pancetta; served with goose fat roasties and vegetables it gives you all the classic Christmas flavours in an exciting Italian dish.

Arias Italian is also open on Christmas Day with a menu that includes, for starter, venison terrine with prunes, Port reduction and fennel seed flat bread or smoked chicken with crisp pancetta, apple and endive in Dolcelatte dressing. For main course there is wild sea bass fillet with baked fennel, tomato, olive and chilli served with garlic sautéed potatoes or 8oz Yorkshire rib eye with garlic butter, confit tomato and wilted spinach with hand cut chips.

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The Christmas menu is running throughout December up to the 24th and is £24.95 for 3 courses. The Christmas day menu is £39.95 for a 3 course lunch; there are 2 different sittings to choose from to allow you a little more flexibility with time. Booking is essential and you can book for free with Go dine online as well as view the full menus and all the details. If you are looking for something more traditional then we have a great selection of Christmas menus in Leeds for you to browse through.

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