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Festive Menu 2018

Christmas Festivities at Palazzo de Piro

Celebrate the season of Christmas Festivities with Infinitely Xara. With a culinary celebration of food and Christmas cheer, the Infinitely Xara Group is organising an array of events during the festivities. Palazzo de Piro, decorated to fit its noble splendour and grandeur in the medieval city of Mdina, will be hosting a Christmas Eve Dinner, a Christmas Day Buffet Lunch, A New Year’s Eve Dinner and a New Year’s Day Lunch. Live entertainment will be provided on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

When it comes to events like Christmas and the New Year, expectations run high. Infinitely Xara can help to take the pressure off with our events and catering services for important calendar events. Festive events are a speciality of ours and we offer catering services for a range of events. To find out more about the diverse range of events we offer for both corporate and celebratory occasions in Malta, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on +356 2145 0560, send an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fill in the form below or message us on Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Christmas Eve Dinner Menu 2018

Pulled Pork Feuilletine
Caramelized Apples, Swiss Chard and Mustard Velouté


Poached Salmon Mousseline Dome with a Prawn Centre
Dashi, Samphire and Pickled Radishes


Paccheri di Gargano
Chicken Confit, Red Onion and Truffle Jus


Roasted Wild Sea Bass
Seaweed Butter, Leek and Broad Bean Fricassee
Tomato Fondue


Grilled Angus Beef Ribeye
Parsley Butter, Leek and Broad Bean Fricassee
Madeira Wine Jus


Baked White Chocolate Mousse
Pear and Orange Tart
Blood Orange Sorbet


Coffee and Petits Fours

€ 35.75 per person including 18% VAT



Christmas Day Buffet Lunch 2018


Celeriac Soup with a Medley of Mushrooms

Cold Counter

Selection of 8 different Composed Seasonal Salads
Lightly Peppered Swordfish Carpaccio, Beetroot and Honey Cured Salmon
Tiger Prawn Fountain with Lemon and Dill Mayonnaise
Gammon Platter with Gammon and Cinnamon
Smoked Maltese Sausage, Coppa, Spianata and Parma
Game Confit Mosaic with Fruit Chutney
Ciabatta, Focaccia, Maltese Bread and Multigrain
Pickled Olives, Pickles and Capers
House Vinegar, Aioli and Salsa

From The Hot Buffet

Garganelli with Truffle Butter, King Oyster Mushrooms and Parmigiano Reggiano
Fish Ravioli with Basilico, Olio e Aglio
Wreck Fish with Herloom Tomatoes, Chive and Olive Salsa
Grilled Beef Medallions topped with Cranberry and Thyme Crumble
Slow Roasted Chicken with Tandoori, Spelt and Leek Fricassee
Wild Boar Ragout with Capers, Golden Raisins and Juniper Berries
Roasted New Potatoes with Crispy Rosemary Bread Crumbs
Winter Vegetables


Traditional Roast Turkey
Slow Roasted Breast with Sage Butter
Leg with Onion, Thyme and Bread Stuffing
Cranberry Jam and Giblet Gravy

Christmas Treats

Selection of Gateaux, Fresh Fruit, Chocolate Textures and Creams in Glasses
Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
Christmas Log and Mince Pies 

€ 42.50 per person including 18% VAT
Children (up to 12 years) € 21.50 per person including 18% VAT



New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu 2018

Pan Seared King Scallops
Chicken Confit Croquettes and Textures of Cauliflower


Local Goat Cheese Pasta Bags
Herloom Tomato Compote and Burnt Aubergine Purée
Toasted Pine Nuts


Slow Roasted Beef Fillet
Baby Beets, Kale and Chestnut Truffle Purée
Sherry Beef Jus


Baba infused with
Red Fruit Tea and Cherries
Pistachio Ice Cream


 Coffee and Petits Fours 

€ 40.00 per person including 18% VAT



New Year’s Day Lunch 2018

Duo of Swordfish and Tuna Carpaccio
Pickled Vegetables and Brandade Beignet
Dill and Lemon Dressing


Wild Mushroom and Chicken Confit Cannelloni
Scamorza Cheese and Spinach


From The Carving Station

Beef Ribeye with Garlic and Thyme
Braised Pork Cheeks, Pearl Onions and Guanciale
Duck Breast spiced with Garam Masala
Leg of Lamb with Mint and Red Currant Glaze
Grilled Swordfish on Braised Fennel


Panache of Winter Vegetables
Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
Hollandaise Sauce
Sherry Beef Jus
Shallot and Raspberry Vinegar Beef Jus
Pesto Genovese


Bitter Chocolate Truffle Tart
Raspberry Crémaux and Vanilla Ice Cream
Drunken Fruit


Coffee and Biscotti

€ 35.50 per person including 18% VAT
Children (up to 12 years € 18.00 per person including 18% VAT

The Xara Palace Hotel

Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina
MDN 1050, Malta.
Tel: (+356) 21 450560,
Fax: (+356) 21 452612,

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