The Hare & Hounds at Hawsker will again be the venue for the Society Christmas meal.  The date is December 14th at 19:00h.  The meal has provisionally been booked for 9-12 people, so take a look at the menu (included) and if you are interested in a festive feast, please let Mark know your course choices at the December meeting.  A menu will be passed around at the meeting, just in case.  The Hare and Hounds require a list of choices a week before the date.

Christmas Menu

At the Hare and Hounds, Hawsker, Whitby YO22 4LH.  Tel 01947 880453.  Price:£25.


  • Homemade truffled parsnip soup, with crusty bread (V)
  • The Hounds Black pudding scotch egg, with a red cabbage slaw
  • Baked crab gratin pot, with a water cress and apple salad, and crusty bread
  • Yorkshire blue cheese creme brûlée, with toasted rye bread and sun-blushed tomato and pesto soup
  • Smooth chicken liver parfait, with crusty bread and fig compote.

To Follow:

  • The Hounds own turkey ballotine, stuffed with pork & chestnut sausage meat, wrapped in streak bacon with creamed potatoes, rosemary roast potatoes and winter vegetables
  • Slow roasted shin of beef, horseradish creamed potatoes, roasted root vegetables and a rich shallot gravy
  • Chunk of cod on a pancetta & pea risotto with crispy shallots
  • Butternut squash and sweet potato rösti with wilted spinach, hollandaise sauce and poached hen eggs (V)
  • Salt crusted belly pork, with black pudding mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and cinnamon & apple glaze
  • Chicken breast stuffed with haggis, served with a sweet potato fondant, streaky bacon and whiskey cream sauce

To Finish:

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, served with homemade custard and a Sailor Jerry rum syrup
  • Lemon and Lime Citrus Tart, wth a blueberry gin & tonic sorbet and winter berry coulis
  • White chocolate drizzled profiteroles filled with orange & ginger cream
  • The Hounds festive black forest Eton mess.
  • Cheese platter, with a selection of biscuits and spiced cranberry chutney.