Grand Hotel Excelsior

Festive Season
2O11 - 2O12

Christmas at the Excelsior is when the Grand Life comes to life
A visit to the Excelsior at Christmas is a time when treats come in great packages, large and small. Those packages come in the form of our collective and individual skills and talents that will make your experience with us a very special one indeed. For months now, our chefs and staff have been busy behind the scenes making plans and preparations that will make your Christmas and the New Year at the Excelsior an occasion to anticipate and a place to remember long after the new year is underway. As you will discover from the vast selection of menus there are grand activities to look forward to. Every time you visit us this festive season you can indulge in the Grand Life. So, for bon vivants everywhere, raise a toast to the good life and may the company you keep with your work mates, your employees, your friends and family be a time to enjoy your celebrations of Christmas and the New Year at the Excelsior.

Festive Season Staff Party

available for receptions of one and a half hours

Reception Menu A
Cold Delights

Seafood Salpicón Mini Tartlets Smoked Tuna & Swordfish with Celery & Mascarpone Mini Skewers Red Leicester Cheese & Salami Layers Mini Wraps Spicy Bean Spread, with Goat Cheese & Cherry Tomatoes Lebanese Hummus & Spicy Chorizo Sausage Chicken & Sundried Tomatoes with Crispy Onions Peanut & Orange Flavoured Spread, with Pickled Grapes

Hot Canapés
Spicy Chicken Skewers with Lemon Glaze Fried Salmon Saffron Tempura with Sauce Tartare Beef Bitter Bolen cooked in Beer Olive Puffs Indian Samosas with Sesame & Soy Sauce Mini Italian Arancini with Mozzarella & Ragout Asian Spring Rolls with Soy Dip Thai Prawns in Filo Pastry Crispy Thai Cigars served with Far Eastern Sauces

Sweet Temptations
A Selection of Miniature International Pastries
All reception menus can be complemented by our themed stations and displays.

€20.00 per person Price inclusive of VAT Minimum number of persons: 50
Since we use only fresh ingredients some items may change.

Reception Menu B
available for receptions of two hours

Cold Delights
Selection of Crostini Spicy Bean Dip with Italian Salami Feta Cheese & Roma Tomato Salad with Cucumbers Marinated Shrimp with Lemon & Chive Mayonnaise Grilled Vegetables with Black Olive Tapenade & Herb Dressing Delicacies Prawn & Lemon Crab Meat on a Fork Smoked Salmon & Mascarpone Cheese Roulades Bresaola with Balsamic Vinegar, Pecorino Cheese & Red Fruits Mini Wraps Hummus with Spanish Chorizo Sausage Sweet Chili Cream Cheese & marinated Baby Shrimp Peanut Spread with Pickled Grapes Tuna & Sundried Tomatoes with Spicy Onions & Capers

Hot Canapés
Bakery Specialties

Assorted Miniature Baked Swiss Roulades
Black Olives & Anchovies Salmon & Cottage Cheese Spinach, Bacon & Ricotta Skewers Beef Bitter Bolen cooked in Beer Crispy Giant Mussels with Taco Salsa Dip Pork Belly with Mustard Sauce Global Tastes Japanese Cigars drizzled with Chili Sauce Italian Risotto Cake with Tomato Pesto Salsa & Grana Cheese Chinese Vegetable Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce Thai Shrimps in Filo Pastry Indonesian Spicy Chicken Skewers Maltese Pork & Cheese Puffs Olive Bites

Sweet Temptations
Grand Hotel Excelsior’s Exceptional Creations Selection of International Miniature Pastries
All reception menus can be complemented by our themed stations and displays.

€25.00 per person Price inclusive of VAT Minimum number of persons: 50
Since we use only fresh ingredients some items may change.

Festive Season Staff Party

Christmas Buffet Menu A
Salads & Antipasti
Indulge in our selection of mouth-watering salads and decorative platters selected from both land and sea, prepared by our chefs using only the best ingredients and drawing on both Mediterranean and International cuisines.

Accompaniments Seasonal Vegetables
with butter

One meat platter, one fish platter & a selection of twelve salads.

Roasted New Potatoes
with spicy seasoning

Soup & Pasta
Cream of Vegetable Soup
served with croutons with smoked pancetta, marinated artichokes, & sundried tomatoes, finished with a tomato fondue

Carvery
rubbed with garlic and mild spices, served with a reduction of pan jus

Roast Beef

Fusilli Pasta

Main Courses
with crispy bacon & sautéed mushrooms, complemented by cranberry and onion sauce accompanied by a Mediterranean dressing, finished with lemon & herb emulsion rubbed with honey and mustard, served with thyme scented jus

Treat yourself to our selection of scrumptious desserts, homemade puddings, freshly-carved fruit and traditional Christmas specialties.

Desserts

Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade

Baked Fillets of Stone Bass

€24.00 per person Price inclusive of VAT Minimum number of persons: 30
Since we use only fresh ingredients some items may change.

Slow Cooked Loin of Pork

Christmas Buffet Menu B
Salads & Antipasti
Indulge in our selection of mouth-watering salads and decorative platters selected from both land and sea, prepared by our chefs using only the best ingredients and drawing on both Mediterranean and International cuisines.

Accompaniments
drizzled with extra virgin olive oil sprinkled with fennel seeds

Seasonal Vegetables

One meat platter, one fish platter & a selection of seventeen salads.

Baked Tiny Potatoes

Soup & Pasta
Cream of Vegetable Soup
served with croutons

served with a selection of savory trimmings and Cumberland sauce

Carvery Traditional Roast Turkey

tossed with salmon and scallion cream sauce, sprinkled with fresh herbs with Bolognese sauce and cottage cheese, crusted with melted mozzarella

Fusilli Pasta

Treat yourself to our selection of scrumptious desserts, homemade puddings, fresh carved fruit and traditional Christmas specialties.

Desserts

Oven Baked Rigatoni

Selection of Local & International Cheeses €30.00 per person

Main Courses
marinated in herb, wine and lemon emulsion, complemented by a seafood dressing marinated in herbs and wine, served with roasted onions and orange-scented jus complemented with pepper sauce and garnished with sautéed mushrooms

Char-Grilled Swordfish

Price inclusive of VAT Minimum number of persons: 60
Since we use only fresh ingredients some items may change.

Braised Lamb Fore Shanks

Pan Seared Medallions of Beef

Christmas Eve Buffet 2O11

Flavors of the Gardemanger
Try a selection of creative salads, starters and marinated vegetables. Indulge in our homemade charcuterie delicacies and individually prepared delicacies. Complement your choices with our in-house prepared flavored oils and tasty dressing creations.

Grilled Marinated Seafood, Crusted Fish & Smoked Fish Rhapsody Exquisite Array of Specialty Tortilla Wraps with Different Fillings

Soup Kettles
Corn & Seafood Chowder
with herb bread wafer

Roast Pumpkin Cream Soup with Bacon Lardons
served with crispy onions

Pasta
with smoked salmon, cottage cheese and chives, finished with béchamel sauce

Baked Lumaconi Pasta

Baked Roulades of Mushroom, Rucola & Ricotta
with béchamel and fresh tomato sauce, finished with a parmesan cheese crust

Pasta Station
cooked with your choice of added ingredients selected from both land and sea, finished with a tomato fondue sauce

Fresh Tortellini

Main Courses
with spinach, crab meat and white fish farce, finished with a chive and lemon velouté topped with marinated seafood, enhanced with a prawn bisque sauce

Desserts
An exquisite selection from the most popular of Grand Hotel Excelsior’s pastry creations, warm Christmas pudding and traditional festive specialties.

Mediterranean Silver Bream Roulades

Duo of Salmon & Stone Bass Fillets

Fresh Fruit Salad with Grand Marnier Syrup Grand Hotel Excelsior Chocolate Fountain Variety of Fresh Fruits Mini Doughnuts & Marshmallows
with an array of fresh grapes, mixed nuts, dried fruit and crispy crackers

Crispy Peking Duck
with hoisin sauce

enhanced with Middle Eastern flavours, cooked with root vegetables and savory herbs, complemented by couscous individually-prepared mini medallions of beef encased in pastry crust, served with Port wine and garlic confit scented jus

Braised Lamb Osso Buco

International Cheese Selection

Irish Beef Medallions

Asian Satay Station
marinated in a spicy mixture, finished with szechuan or teriyaki sauce

Grilled Chicken & Pork Skewers

Adults €60.00 per person Children 7-11 years, €30.00 per child Children up to 6 years free Price inclusive of half bottle of wine, half bottle of water and coffee, VAT & live entertainment
Since we use only fresh ingredients some items may change.

Carvery Station
stuffed with a mix of nuts, herbs and seasoned ground meat, with crispy bacon rashers & sautéed mushrooms, complemented by cranberry and onion sauce, served with a forest berry and orange scented brioche bread

Slow Roasted Traditional Turkey

Accompaniments Glazed Root Vegetables in Season Steamed Panache of Vegetables Butter Roasted New Potatoes Dauphinoise Potatoes Children’s Corner Penne with Plain Tomato Sauce Chicken Nuggets Sausages Fish Fingers Potato Smileys

Christmas Early Breakfast

Juice Station
Orange juice, tomato juice, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, apple juice, peach juice, cranberry juice, and mineral water.

Cocopops, muesli, corn flakes, all bran, fruit & fiber, frosties, weetabix, and homemade muesli. Plain yogurt, fruit yogurt, low fat yogurt, and low fat bio yogurt.

Cereals

Traditional Italian panetone. Home-baked croissants, selection of danish pastries, selection of muffins. Banana & walnut, fruit cakes & local mqaret, traditional mini pastizzi & qassatat. A variety of bread rolls and loaves, accompanied by marmalade, jams, and butter. Warm pancakes, accompanied by a selection of condiments.

The Bakery

Stewed apples with cloves, peaches in syrup, prunes and apricots in syrup, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, a selection of dried fruits golden raisins and raisins.

Dried Fruits, Nuts & Compotes

Fried eggs and omelettes cooked to order, with a selection of condiments.

Egg & Omelette Station

Emmenthal, red Leicester, local goat cheese, fresh ricotta, herb-marinated cheese, blue cheese, and feta cheese.

Cheese Display

Pan-fried minute steak, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, parmentier potatoes, crisp fried sardines and calamari served with dipping sauce. Crispy bacon rashers, baked beans, pork sausages, grilled tomatoes, and sautéed mushrooms.

The Hot Counter

Mulled Wine Spiced with Cinnamon & Aniseed Flavoured Teas & Fresh Brewed Coffee

Selection of sliced smoked fish and in-house smoked fresh fillet of fish.

Smoked & Cured Fish Display

Parma ham, selection of Italian salami, toast ham, peppered arrosto, gammon, mortadella, and smoked turkey.

International Cold Cuts

Selection of mixed salad leaves, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn, marinated green & black olives, gherkins, marinated sundried tomatoes, capers, pickled vegetables, and pickled onions.

Fresh Salads & Crudités

Adults €33.00 per person Children 7-11 years, €16.50 per child Children up to 6 years free Price inclusive of VAT & live entertainment
Since we use only fresh ingredients some items may change.

Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, sweet melon, watermelon, fresh fruit salad, and fresh fruit display.

Seasonal Fruit & Sliced Fruit Platters

Christmas Day Buffet lunch 2O11

Flavours of the Gardemanger
Try a selection of creative salads, starters, marinated and grilled vegetables, an assortment of seafood, shellfish, cured fish and smoked fish. Indulge in our homemade charcuterie delicacies and individual prepared delicacies. Complement your choices with our in-house prepared flavored oils and tasty dressing creations.

Carvery Station
complemented by fruit compote with traditional Yorkshire pudding, and Madeira jus

Traditional Roast Turkey Slow-Roasted Beef Accompaniments

Far Eastern Section, with Steamed & Crispy Asian Specialties, including Sushi Display Selection of Dips from the Middle East,
accompanied by an Assortment of Crisps

Balsamic Roast Vegetables Sautéed Courgettes & Broccoli with Herb Butter Roasted New Potatoes with Chestnuts Boulanger Potatoes Children’s Corner Penne with Plain Tomato Sauce Chicken Nuggets Sausages Fish Fingers Potato Smileys

Soup Kettles
with smoked shanks, served with crispy spiced onions enhanced with mature cheddar cheese, served with baked bread wafers

Yellow Lentil Soup

Mediterranean Minestrone

Pasta
with béchamel and fresh tomato sauce, finished with parmesan cheese crust with spicy meat balls and tomato fondue

Desserts
An exquisite selection from the most popular of Grand Hotel Excelsior’s pastry creations, along with traditional festive specialties.

Baked Spinach & Salmon Roulades

Fresh Fruit Salad with Grand Marnier Syrup Grand Hotel Excelsior Chocolate Fountain Selection of Fresh Fruit Mini Doughnuts & Marshmallows
with an array of mixed nuts, dried fruit and crispy crackers

Fusilli Pasta

Pasta Station
Potato Gnocchi with a Selection of Vegetables & Seafood finished with a pesto cream sauce

International Cheese Selection

Main Courses
with shrimp and spinach fish farce, sauced with vodka and black roe velouté with lemon and herbs, complemented by a black mussel and clam stew with lemon and coconut, accompanied with aromatic rice marinated in red wine and herbs, served with mint scented jus

Stuffed Gilt Head Bream

Pan Crusted Salmon

Oriental Chicken

Adults €70.00 per person Children 7-12 years, €35.00 per child Children up to 6 years free Price inclusive of half bottle of wine, half bottle of water and coffee, VAT & live entertainment
Since we use only fresh ingredients some items may change.

Braised Shoulder of Lamb

Mulled Wine Station
available from 13th December 2011 to 2nd January 2012 from 18:00hrs to 19:30hrs

Mulled Wine Mini Mince Pies Ginger Bread Cookies Grand Hotel Excelsior Traditional Festive Fruit Cake

€3.50 per person Price inclusive of VAT

Overnight Stays
Get dressed in Grand style. Celebrate in Grand style. Sleep in Grand style. Wake up in Grand style. Relax in Grand style after your corporate event. It’s the festive season after all! You deserve it! This Grand luxury comes at a small price of Euro 130 per room per night inclusive of a lavish buffet breakfast for two persons. Not applicable on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

CHriStMaS aCCOMMODatiOn PaCkaGE
ive yourself time out from your hectic Christmas

preparations this year. Leave all of the hard work to us. Our gift to you is the gift of time. Quality time with your loved ones. We have prepared some very affordable packages for you to make most of the festive season with us. This Grand luxury inclusive of 2 nights accommodation in a deluxe room, lavish buffet breakfast each morning, Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner and Christmas Day Buffet Dinner based on 2 persons sharing comes at a price of €441 per room*. Call us on 21 250 520 or email reservations@excelsior.com. mt to Live the Grand Life this Christmas.
* Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability at time of request

nEW YEar’S aCCOMMODatiOn PaCkaGE
elcome the New Year with us – in Grand Style, the Excelsior way. Spend two nights in a deluxe bedroom, wake up to a lavish buffet breakfast each morning and indulge on our sumptuous New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Buffet Dinners – freshly prepared by our award winning team of chefs. This Grand luxury comes at the small price of €509 per room*, based on two people sharing. Feast your senses this New Year at the Grand Hotel Excelsior! Call us on 21250520 or email reservations@excelsior.com.mt to Live the Grand Life.
* Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability at time of request

* Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability at time of request

new Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner 2011

Flavours of the Gardemanger
Try a selection of creative salads, starters, and marinated vegetables. Indulge in our homemade charcuterie creations and individuallyprepared delicacies. Complement your choices with our in-house prepared flavored oils and tasty dressing creations.

Exquisite Array of Specialty Dips with an Assortment of Crisps Grand Hotel Excelsior’s Creative Seafood Specialties Exquisite Asian Treats with Sushi Display

Soup Kettles
served with garlic and herb bread wafers accompanied with crispy chicken dumplings

Italian Fish & Mussel Soup

Creamy Chicken & Almond Soup

Pasta
filled with wilted Belgian endive and radicchio leaves, ricotta and pecan nuts, topped with tomato fondue and pecorino cheese crust with fresh scallions, olives and tomato sauce, finished with marinated seafood with smoked pancetta, mushrooms and asparagus spears, finished with a rich tomato cream sauce

Baked Pasta Roulades

Fusilli Pasta

Penne Pasta

Main Courses
with fillets of fish, shell fish and crayfish, complemented by a fresh Mediterranean dressing

Accompaniments Vegetable Gratin Steamed Vegetables Garlic Roasted New Potatoes Dauphinoise Potatoes Children’s Corner Penne with Plain Tomato Sauce Chicken Nuggets Sausages Fish Fingers Potato Smileys

Sea Panache

Traditional Octopus Stew
with root vegetables

rested in dry martini, cooked with fresh fruit compote and pickled raisins marinated in red wine, cooked with root vegetables and herbs with aromatic spices and seasonings, accompanied by sweet mustard and shallot sauce

Braised Duck Breast

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooked Smoked Pork Belly

Desserts
An exquisite selection from Grand Hotel Excelsior’s pastry creations, home-made gateaux, puddings, tarts and individually-prepared pastries.

International Dish Indonesian Chicken Curry
served with steamed rice

Fresh Fruit Salad Grand Hotel Excelsior Chocolate Fountain Selection of Fresh Fruit Cubes Mini Doughnuts & Marshmallows
with an array of mixed nuts, dried fruit and crispy crackers

Carvery Station
with brie cheese en croûte with mushroom and shallot fricassée, wrapped in savoy cabbage, served with fortfied wine-scented jus

Salmon & Spinach

International Cheese Selection

Tender Beef Loin Encased in Pastry Crust

Delicate Creations Individually-Prepared Mini Pies, Pot Pies and Baked Goods Live Cooking Station
with garlic and herb oil, finished with sweet lemon liqueur

Shallow-Fried Prawns

Adults €100.00 per person Children 7-12 years, €50.00 per child Children up to 6 years free Price inclusive of half bottle of wine, half bottle of water and coffee, VAT & live entertainment
Since we use only fresh ingredients some items may change.

new Year’s Eve Gala Dinner 2011

Sparkling Wine & Canapés *****
with foie gras and pancetta crackling, served with roast apple relish, sliced brioche bread and champagne jelly

Thin Layers of Duck Ballontine

*****
served with crayfish tortellini, finished with parsley zabaione

Cream of Parsnip Soup *****

slow cooked, cured & smoked, crisp fried, complemented by spicy avocado & caramelized lemon zest, finished with keta caviar and prawn bisque

Trio of Salmon

***** Refreshing Sorbet *****
accompanied by braised lamb and wild mushroom en croûte, aromatic pork croquette, served with gourmet vegetables, sauced with a Port wine-scented jus

Fillet of Milk Fed Veal

*****
accompanied by pear and chocolate crumble, served with Tahitian vanilla ice-cream

Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse ***** Coffee & Petit Fours

Adults €150.00 per person Price inclusive of Welcome Drink, free flowing wine & free flowing water and a glass of Champagne at Midnight, VAT & live entertainment

new Year’s Day Buffet Lunch 2011

Flavours of the Gardemanger
Try a selection of creative salads, starters, and marinated or grilled vegetables. Indulge in our homemade charcuterie delicacies and individually-prepared delicacies. Complement your choices with our inhouse prepared flavoured oils and tasty dressing creations.

Selection of Spanish Tortilla Wraps Medley of Seafood Creations

Soup Kettles
Traditional Italian Minestrone Soup
served with garlic bread wafers and croutons

American Style Fish Chowder

Pasta
with ricotta, salmon and spinach, sauced with béchamel and fresh tomato sauce

Baked Cannelloni

Pasta Station
filled with fine cheeses or pork and parmesan, finished with your choice of sauces, selection of sauces include blue cheese & walnuts, creamy lemon or tomato fondue

Tortellini

Main Courses
complemented by a creamy lime and tarragon sauce served with a mixed seafood dressing cooked in aromatic seasonings and root vegetables larded with fresh garlic and thyme, served with Bavarian mustard jus

Pan Fried Fillets of Salmon Fillets of Stone Bass Pot Roasted Quails

Slow Cooked Loin of Pork

Ethnic Dish Indian Chicken Curry served with steamed rice Ethnic Station
prepared with traditional condiments, served with tasty couscous and piquant sauce

Desserts
An exquisite selection from Grand Hotel Excelsior’s pastry creations, home-made gateaux, cheesecakes, puddings, tarts and individuallyprepared pastries.

Turkish Lamb Shawarma

Fresh Fruit Salad Grand Hotel Excelsior Chocolate Fountain Selection of Fresh Fruit Cubes Mini Doughnuts & Marshmallows
with an array of mixed nuts, dried fruit and crispy crackers

Carvery Station
with jerk seasonings, served with red wine scented jus

Roast Rib of Beef

International Cheese Selection

Delicate Creations Individually-Prepared Mini Pies, Pot Pies & Baked Goods Accompaniments Caraway Potatoes Boulangère Glazed Root Vegetables Grilled Vegetables Spicy New Potatoes
Children’s Corner

Penne with Plain Tomato Sauce Chicken Nuggets Sausages Fish Fingers Potato Smileys

Adults €70.00 per person Children 7-12 years, €35.00 per child Children up to 6 years free Price inclusive of half bottle of wine, half bottle of water and coffee, VAT & live entertainment

the Magic of Christmas
creating Christmas memories to last a lifetime

Santas’ Swim
The Grand Hotel Excelsior will be organising a Santas’ Swim on Saturday 3rd December at 10.30 hrs at it’s Marina Triangle. All proceeds will be donated to Puttinu Cares. Should you wish to participate in this event please contact us on 2125 0520 or email info@excelsior.com.mt May your most precious gift be what you choose to give.

The Christmas Village
Our Christmas Village will come to life on 3rd December featuring a Santa’s Grotto, Elves, Christmas trees, yummies, Christmas carols and stalls where you can find the perfect gift. The Village is open during weekends and Public Holidays in December as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Opening hours are from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs. Private Parties at the Christmas Village can be organized upon request.

Children’s Parties at the Christmas Village
Christmas Village is open from 3rd to 25th December

Gift from Santa in the Santa’s Grotto Drink Popcorn Christmas Cookies

7 Euro per child Price inclusive of VAT

after Hour Parties
We have designed an exciting Party Room intended to be the perfect spot with plenty of excitement to keep everyone occupied into the late night hours. Parties will include a Christmas Bonanza on wine, beer and vodka with red bull pitchers.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta Great Siege Road, Floriana FRN 1810, Malta Phone +356 2125 0520 Fax +356 2125 0522 Email info@excelsior.com.mt food.beverage@excelsior.com.mt Web www.excelsior.com.mt