Christmas in July

Christmas in July

July is upon us; the wind is biting, and the woolly hats are on! What better way to spend the cold season than sampling the delights on offer for Christmas in July?

The Orangery, Maleny, has a sumptuous menu including roast chicken and ham, mustard roast beef, and pumpkin, spinach and ricotta Rotolo.

Desserts are classic comfort food including apple crumble and custard, and a homemade Christmas pud with brandy custard.

Call on 5435 2545 to make a booking at this inviting Queenslander in the Glasshouse Mountains.

For a cosy hideaway in the rainforest with a roaring fire, look no further than Secrets on the Lake in Montville.

Their ‘Christmas’ menu will have your mouth watering with offerings such as cider-glazed pork loin, apple sauce, crackling and red wine jus, and the ever-popular baked turkey with smashed brussels and chestnuts and cranberry sauce. Not to mention their divine desserts! Bookings taken now on 5478 5888.

A few kilometres further to Flaxton Gardens and you have the sweeping views of the Sunshine Coast and another tempting menu. Barramundi fillet with cauliflower puree and salsa verde, or confit duck, rosti potato with apricot pumpkin seed jus, are just two of the many delectable dishes and desserts to savour.

Book your table now with The Vineyard Restaurant on 5445 7450.

And if all this doesn’t put you in a festive mood, a visit to the Montville Christmas Wonderland certainly will. Step into the largest miniature Christmas village in Australia and enjoy the 150,000 lights creating that festive magic. Call 0412 787920 to book your visit.

Ho ho ho, happy Christmas (in July)!