San Carlo in Leicester for an Italian festive feast

The most popular restaurant in Leicester is San Carlo, an Italian restaurant on Granby Street in the city centre. A huge airy space, it almost brings the outside in to create an elegant gazebo feel and the bold red design accents alongside twinkling lights make it the perfect place for a Christmas celebration. Offering a range of Christmas menus, including lunch on Christmas Day, San Carlo is serving festive Italian food with its usual light touch and focus of making the most of ingredients.

An Italian take on the traditional turkey dinner

On the festive lunch menu at San Carlo you can start with traditional minestrone soup or pan fried mushrooms in garlic, parsley and cream. Main courses include an Italian take on the traditional turkey dinner with turkey escalope rolled with chestnut stuffing and served with chipolata sausages and Italian gravy, flattened rib-eye steak with peppercorn steak or supreme of salmon with lobster and Norwegian prawns. There is a selection of desserts on the Christmas lunch menu, including chocolate profiteroles.

The festive dinner menu features choices such as creamy butternut squash soup for starter or smoked salmon rolled with crab and prawns. For main course you can enjoy medallions of beef fillet in a peppercorn sauce or a decadent dish of lemon sole with white wine and lobster sauce. Desserts on the festive dinner menu include a classic Italian cheeseboard or traditional tiramisu.

Celebrate Christmas Day with a gourmet Italian menu

The Christmas Day menu begins with a Venetian speciality of taglioni pasta with half lobster, brandy, cream and tomato or peppered beef fillet with extra virgin olive oil and parmesan shavings. These delicious starters are followed by a palate cleanser of champagne sorbet before heading into the main course. On offer is breast of chicken stuffed with melting Taleggio cheese, wrapped in Parma ham and served with honey, lime and pine nuts. Other choices include fillet of beef in Madeira topped with pate or veal escalope with white wine, mushrooms and cream. After a choice of desserts there will be coffee and petits fours.

Festive lunch and dinner menus available throughout December

The festive lunch and dinner menus are available throughout December, with the exception of Christmas day, and are also available as a party option of up to 120 people with free disco and room hire. The 3 course festive lunch menu is £25.95 per head and the 3 course festive dinner menu is £29.95. The 5 course Christmas Day lunch is £55.50 per head and children under 11 can eat half price; the event starts at 12pm and ends around 2.30pm.

You can book for all of these Christmas menus on the Go dine site and also view full details and all of the menus. If you prefer something more traditional then take a look at our other restaurants in Leicester that are offering special Christmas menus.

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