It’s that time again. Bon-bons, silly paper hats, dad jokes… and standing in line at the work Christmas party for a few cuts of cold turkey and a plate of soggy vegetables.
Hold that thought.
Instead, how about an entrée of pepperberry-crusted kangaroo carpaccio? Or a seafood trio of grilled prawns with bush tomato chilli jam, seared scallops with a Tamborine Mountain lemon myrtle vodka butter and fresh oysters? Maybe a deconstructed Beef Wellington, or garfish with a prawn farce sealed with nori and served with wasabi and lemon myrtle aioli.
Room for dessert? You could try the local honey panna cotta, layered with Muntrie berries set in champagne jelly. Or the signature trifle, Quandong jelly, Tamborine Mountain wattle toffee liqueur-soaked sponge, mixed berries and Chantilly cream.
That’s just a taste of what’s on offer for Christmas functions at Pavonia Place. The talented team can also cater for any food allergies or dietary requirements, and their contemporary approach to modern Australian dining and local produce is sure to impress.
Best of all, they’re doing away with all the usual rules and regulations. Usually exclusively a dinner venue, Pavonia Place will cater for Christmas luncheons and even open on Sundays if minimum bookings are met.
“Our focus is on providing fantastic food, wonderful service and a great environment to enjoy your end-of-year celebrations,” says Pavonia Place owner Renee Flis.
“We are really passionate about using fresh, quality ingredients and unique Australian flavours, so we’re doing away with the traditional roasts and offering something a little different which we think a lot of people will really appreciate.”
Located in picturesque Nightcliff, Pavonia Place provides a private retreat away from the festive frenzy of Darwin’s CBD. And there’s no need to drive, with the function coordinator able to work with local providers to arrange transport for guests on request.
Seating is available for up to 75 guests, and hosts have the flexibility to arrange their own decorations and entertainment, or engage the venue to do it for them.
“We can help as much or as little as people like, we just want them to relax and enjoy themselves,” Renee says.
Reservations for general dining and function bookings are available right up until Christmas Eve. The team will then take a well-deserved break and return with an exciting new summer menu in mid-January.
If you and your team really want to celebrate this Christmas, contact Pavonia Place today.