No need to stress about hosting a big holiday party because Parallel Post in Trumbull is making it easy with a four-course menu for Christmas Day and one on New Years Eve.
Inspired by seasonal offerings, Parallel Post Executive Chef Chris Molyneux has planned two delicious sounding menus. The four-course Christmas Day dinner ($45 per person ++/$60 per person with wine/beer ++) will be served from 12noon to 10pm with open seating and will feature items such as Fire Roasted Copps Island Oysters; Prime Rib Espresso Crusted Rib Roast, roasted sweet onion au gratin, greens and au jus; ending with Chocolate Panna Cotta, sea-salted caramel sauce and toasted hazelnuts.
The New Year’s Eve menu ($45 per person ++/$60 per person with wine/beer and a complimentary champagne toast ++) will be served from 5pm to 11 pm with open seating and will highlight dishes such as Endive Salad, beets, pomegranate, goat cheese, figs, walnuts and Clementine vinaigrette; Grilled Rabbit Rack, sweet potato, Benton’s bacon, greens and roasted vegetables; and topped off with Espresso Chocolate Cake.
Parallel Post’s leading mixologist Gregory “Bootleg Greg” Genias has created a holiday cocktail menu filled with sweet citrus, creamy flavorings, rums, wines, and liqueurs guaranteed to satisfy the palate.
How about a hot mug of XMAS Tea ($10), infused with red wine, cardamom, cinnamon, orange, apples, dark berries, brandy and Drambuie; or a cup of Natural is the Mystic ($12), mixed with JP Weiser vanilla spiced whiskey, homemade orange cello, hot water, fresh orange peels, and a tea ball steeped with cloves and Stevia leaves for sweetener. For an alternative to the traditional eggnog, savor the Dr. Phil’s 3-Cream Coquito ($12), blended with evaporated milk, condensed milk, fresh coconut cream, Bacardi white, Onyx 111 moonshine, cinnamon, nutmeg, and thyme.
And, hey, if you enjoy Bootleg Greg’s creations a little too much, just remember that Parallel Post is located within a hotel. Just sayin’ …
Parallel Post is in the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway at 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT. For more info, go to www.ParallelPostRestaurant.com or call 203-380-6380.