Compliments to the Christmas Chefs

A JD Christmas party is well known for many things, including the show-stopping entertainment, impressive venues, glamorous theming, magnificent décor, fun, surprises, unbeatable atmosphere… and amazing food!

Our exceptional three-course dinners are carefully prepared by an award winning team of well -respected top chefs, with menus created in mind to get you in to the Christmas party spirit.

The ICC Birmingham, which plays host to this year’s high energy Glitter Ball has an outstanding catering team; Amadeus, which is made up of highly experienced, top industry names, led by Simon Hellier. The ICC is an industry leader in event catering led by Simon’s creativity and passion to push the boundaries.

An introduction to The ICC’s award winning catering team:

Simon Hellier
Simon has been the Executive Head Chef for Amadeus at The ICC Birmingham since it opened in 1991. He has cooked for world renowned figures such as David Cameron and Bill Clinton, and has catered for many prestigious events.

Gemma Field
Gemma studied Professional Cookery at Birmingham College of Food. She has since furthered her passion for event catering and has won both Gold and Silver at the prestigious Marche awards having learnt a vast array of skills from the ICC’s close knit team of expert chefs.

Clayton James
Top pastry chef Clayton James managed to impress Alistair McGowan with his bespoke Lemon Meringue Pie, which he hand delivered to the comedian when he was on tour, after Alistair McGowan referenced having had the dessert at the ICC on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen when he was asked for his ‘food heaven’.

Joshua Anderson
Joshua was the proud winner of the Wing Yip Young Chef of the year awards in February this year. The prestigious Wing Yip awards were judged by high profile industry names including Michelin starred Glynn Purnell, at University College Birmingham.  Joshua was challenged to create a ‘paper-based’ entry followed by a highly competitive cook-off against some of the UK’s top young chefs.
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A sample of this year’s sumptuous Christmas menu:

STARTER

Game & smoked pancetta paté poached
with Scottish whisky, walnut & raisin Melba toast, beetroot chutney & redcurrant gel

Flaked fresh salmon & chive savoury egg custard tartlet
with beef tomato carpaccio, pickled shallots & dill herb mascarpone

Warm Feta cheese & black olive spring rolls
with sweet chilli cherry peppers, chargrilled vegetable salad & avocado emulsion

MAIN COURSE

Roast chicken supreme
with celeriac & potato rosti, braised leek, quenelle of maple carrot purée, puy lentil & natural jus

Pithivier of wild mushrooms
with potato & butternut squash gratin, tagliatelle of leeks & cepe & tarragon sauce

DESSERT

Belgian chocolate mousse
with salted caramel, Chantilly whipped cream & grilled oranges

Sticky ginger & treacle sponge pudding
with vanilla ice cream

A selection of English cheeses
Hereford, Somerset, Derby & Shropshire with apple chutney & walnut bread

COFFEE AND TEA

Rich Colombian coffee and freshly brewed tea
with after dinner mints

Book your tickets today for the Glitter Ball, Birmingham’s ultimate Christmas party.

You can also celebrate the biggest party night of the year at the sparking Glitter Ball New Year’s Eve party! Enjoy a night of pure, non-stop entertainment, fun and sumptuous food from the moment you arrive, with friends and family.

NEW YEAR GALA DINNER SAMPLE MENU

STARTER

Seared sea bass fillet & brown bay shrimps

with petit Niçoise & vegetable vinaigrette

Confit of Loomswood duck leg spring roll

with pickled red cabbage, curried cashew nuts & mulled cranberry chutney

Lentil & coconut paté quenelles

with crisp tomato flat bread, ginger & mango syrup

CHEF’S COURSE

Mini Haggis & quail Scotch egg

with roast onion purée

MAIN COURSE

Braised feather blade of beef medallions
with oxtail filled fondant potato, wild mushrooms, butternut squash purée & natural jus

Maple roast loin of pork, ham hock & leek pie
with creamed winter greens, Chantenay carrots & tarragon piquant sauce

Roast sea bream fillet
with lobster & prawn cannelloni thermidor, wilted young leaf & salsify tempura

Hand-crafted leek & lentil pie
with marinated cauliflower fritters, buttered cabbage leaves, maple roast carrots & squash purée

DESSERT

White & dark chocolate pave
with cherry marshmallows & clotted ice cream cone

Lemon drizzle steam pudding
with honey roast pineapple & salted peanut cream

BRITISH CHEESE PLATTER

Somerset brie, Colston Bassett, Hereford hop
with fig chutney, fruit & celery, crackers

COFFEE AND TEA
Rich Colombian coffee & freshly brewed tea, after dinner mints

Book your tickets here for Birmingham’s ultimate New Year’s Eve party!