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How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas

How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas

How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


Eat, Drink & Be Merry


With a little help from Royal Doulton, this season is all about gathering family and friends, staying at home and sharing the best Christmas yet! We’ve featured a few of our favourite table collections (which we think you’ll love too) that encourages you to create a relaxed food sharing experience this party season.

Under the Christmas tree, place thoughtful gifts for loved ones to open on Christmas morning - from popular and meaningful Ellen DeGeneres gifting mugs to stylish Olio tableware by designer collaborators Barber & Osgerby – gift something different this Christmas.

We haven’t forgotten New Year’s Eve! Be the perfect host with our NEW R&D glassware collection , perfect for raising a glass to 2018! Pair cocktails and drinks with healthy nibbles on the 1815 Bright Colours to keep guests happy all night.

Bar spoons at the ready?

How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas
How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas
How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas
How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas

How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas
How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas
How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas
How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas

Tis' The Season For Sharing


Tis the season for sharing, so gather the family, call friends and create a memorable Christmas dining experience they’ll never forget.

From a laid-back Christmas Eve table setting using elements of the Pacific Collection or recreating an Italian feast with recipes from Gordon Ramsey’s Union Street Café – we’ve got party season sorted.


How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


Pacific Collection

It’s the night before Christmas and all through the house, are people laughing and eating good festive food. Christmas dinner is fully planned, but food on Christmas Eve should be all about sharing.

This year, transform your table into a laid-back setting and encourage family and friends to tuck into a culinary free-for-all. Prepare big couscous salads, meats, stuffed courgette rolls, houmous, dips, olives and griddled bread on elements from the Pacific tableware Collection – perfectly suited to relaxed dining experiences. Mix and match plates, serving bowls, nesting jugs and serving trays in an array of blue porcelain patterns and pair with wooden sharing boards.

Don’t forget an after dinner Cheeseboard, piled with your guests favourite blue, hard and soft cheeses, crackers and festive fruits like figs and apples as accompaniments on Pacific Platters. Dig in!


How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


It’s the night before Christmas and all through the house, are people laughing and eating good festive food. Christmas dinner is fully planned, but food on Christmas Eve should be all about sharing.

This year, transform your table into a laid-back setting and encourage family and friends to tuck into a culinary free-for-all. Prepare big couscous salads, meats, stuffed courgette rolls, houmous, dips, olives and griddled bread on elements from the Pacific tableware Collection – perfectly suited to relaxed dining experiences. Mix and match plates, serving bowls, nesting jugs and serving trays in an array of blue porcelain patterns and pair with wooden sharing boards.

Don’t forget an after dinner Cheeseboard, piled with your guests favourite blue, hard and soft cheeses, crackers and festive fruits like figs and apples as accompaniments on Pacific Platters. Dig in!


Pacific Collection


An Italian Christmas With Union Street Café


Christmas time in Italy is all about getting together, creating an intimate setting and food sharing experience with friends and family.

So, we’ve teamed up with born and raised Italian Davide - head chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café - to create three Italian-inspired seasonal recipes for you to try at your next Christmas gathering. From a light bruschetta and croquettes to an authentic Italian ragu, each recipe is packed with flavour and easy to recreate in your own kitchen.

Serve dishes on sharing platters, deep pasta bowls and side plates from Gordon’s Union Street Café tableware and transport your guests to the flavours of Italy for a light feast on Christmas Eve.



RECIPES


For the ultimate Italian feast on Christmas Eve...


Ragu Tagliatelle


No Christmas party food menu is complete without croquettes. These are packed full of Italian flavours of pecorino and famous truffle from Florence...


Truffle and Potato Croquettes


A great sharing starter before a light party menu. Don’t forget Italian olives!


Courgette and Chilli Bruschetta

RECIPES

TAGLIATELLE AL RAGU

For the ultimate Italian feast on Christmas Eve


Prep time: 60 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:
750g plain flour, 250g semolina flour, 200g egg yolks, 50g carrots, 40g leeks, 30g celery, 15g tomato purée, 85g veal mince, 85g beef mince, 85g sausage meat, 60g pork mince, 175g tinned tomatoes, 200ml beef, veal or chicken stock, 1 sprig rosemary, Olive oil, 30g butter, 1 tbsp chopped parsley, 3 tbsp grated parmesan

METHOD
Tagliatelle: 1. Mix the plain flour, semolina flour and egg yolks in an electric mixer until combined. Knead for 15 mins. Cover with cling film and leave to rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
2. Using a pasta machine, roll out 3mm sheets of the pasta. Make the tagliatelle using the appropriate cutting attachment.

Ragú: 3. In a food processor, blitz the carrots, leeks and celery until finely chopped. Put a wide, heavy pan over a medium heat, add a few glugs of olive oil and gently cook the vegetables until translucent and not browned.
4. Add the tomato purée and all the meat and sauté for 10 minutes over a high heat.
5. Season the meat, then add the tinned tomatoes, stock and rosemary. Cover and cook for 2.5 hours over a low heat.
6. Shortly before you are ready to serve, cook the tagliatelle in salted boiling water for 90 seconds only, then drain.
7. Toss the pasta in the ragù. Add the butter to make it creamier then stir in the chopped parsley and parmesan and mix together.
8. Serve immediately in deep Union Street Café pasta bowls.


Ragu Tagliatelle


TRUFFLE & POTATO CROQUETTES

No Christmas party food menu is complete without croquettes. These are packed full of Italian flavours of pecorino and famous truffle from Florence.



Prep time: 1hr 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1hr 30 minutes
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:
2ltrs milk, 200g salt, 350g flour, 250gr butter, extra virgin olive oil, 100g leeks, 450g potatoes, 50g truffle oil, 1 bunch chives, 25g parsley, 2kg breadcrumbs, 8 eggs, 55g pecorino

METHOD
1. Peel and cook the potatoes in salted boiling water.
2. Thinly slice the leek and sweat them with one spoon of olive oil and salt on a medium heat.
3. Bring to the boil the milk and add the salt to it.
4. In another pan melt the butter, incorporate the flour and cook it for 5 mins on a medium heat until nice and brown.
5. Add the milk, stir and cook it for about 10 mins on a medium heat.
6. Add the cooked leeks and cooked crushed potatoes, finish with finely chopped parsley and chives and add the truffle oil.
7. Chill all the mix and using a piping bag shape all in a size of a long tube, freeze it.
8. In the meantime, beat the eggs with some salt.
9. Once the croquettes are frozen, cut them into small bites - about 2cm long.
10. Toss them first in the beaten egg and then on breadcrumbs.
11. Cook the croquette in a fryer or in a pot with vegetable olive oil for about 2 mins until golden brown.
12. Dust them with grated pecorino cheese.


Truffle & Potato Croquettes


COURGETTE, RICOTTA & CHILLI SHARING BRUSCHETTA

A great sharing starter before a light party menu. Don’t forget Italian olives!



Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:
200g white bread loaf, 2 courgettes, 1 chilli, 50g sheep ricotta, 10g white wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil

METHOD
1. Slice in little bites and toast in the oven until nice and brown.
2. Dress it with a touch of salt, pepper and olive oil.
3. Roughly chop the courgettes and roast them in the oven for about 3 mins.
4. Season them with thinly sliced fresh chilli and drizzle of vinegar.
5. Place in each bite a teaspoon full of ricotta, and a teaspoon full of cooked courgettes.
6. Serve room temperature


COURGETTE, RICOTTA + CHILLI SHARING BRUSCHETTA

How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas

How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas

Mix & Match Tableware To Create A Modern Christmas Look


When it comes to Christmas Day, we think Ellen Degeneres designer tableware in light and bright blues, sophisticated greys and glazed off-whites creates an effortless medley to lay your Christmas table. With a balance of natural materials, glazes and patterned accents it’s easy to create your own unique look.



A Blue Christmas


Are you guilty of laying out your Christmas table ready on Christmas Eve? Us too! Whatever your theme this year, chose tableware that offers a unique style for your Christmas Day soiree. For a beautiful artisan blue look with a sentimental message, Ellen DeGeneres hand drawn Blue Story Collection is a fun way to spread Christmas joy in a sophisticated and modern way.

We love the Blue ‘Love’ Accents – inspired by Ellen’s favourite word ‘love’ adds an element of warmth, positivity and love to your table. Mix and match with any of the pieces from the Cobalt Blue Chevron, Polar Blue Dots, Brushed Glaze Cobalt Blue and Brushed Glaze Polar Blue collections for a casual look this Christmas.

Dishwasher and microwave safe, the Love Accents are a heart-warming Christmas gift for a casual shared breakfast or teatime treat. The set is packaged in a special drawer-style box with blue carry ribbon.




How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


Ellen DeGeneres

A Merry Sharing Christmas


Adding to the Ellen DeGeneres range, Charcoal Grey and White pieces suit those who prefer a simple and softer Christmas table look. Brushed Glaze Soft White, Brushed Glaze Charcoal Grey and large Ceramic Serveware can all be layered to share a large Christmas Day meal with family.

Start your Christmas morning early with a healthy Christmas breakfast. Serve granolas, fresh fruit, honey, toast and tea for all the family before opening gifts under the tree (maybe there’s a piece of Ellen DeGeneres by Royal Doulton for you).




Take Time To Relax This Christmas


Christmas Day can be hectic, so take some time to relax and create memorable moments with friends and family sharing laughter, happiness and conversation over coffee and something seasonally sweet.

Prepare a big pot of coffee and pour into ED Charcoal Grey Accent mugs – each one beautifully crafted featuring stylish grey patterns - add a little gingerbread syrup and enjoy with a Christmas biscuit (we love chocolate chip biscotti to dip into our coffee). Sit back and relax this Christmas.




Ellen DeGeneres


A Blue Christmas

Are you guilty of laying out your Christmas table ready on Christmas Eve? Us too! Whatever your theme this year, chose tableware that offers a unique style for your Christmas Day soiree. For a beautiful artisan blue look with a sentimental message, Ellen DeGeneres hand drawn Blue Story Collection is a fun way to spread Christmas joy in a sophisticated and modern way.

We love the Blue ‘Love’ Accents – inspired by Ellen’s favourite word ‘love’ adds an element of warmth, positivity and love to your table. Mix and match with any of the pieces from the Cobalt Blue Chevron, Polar Blue Dots, Brushed Glaze Cobalt Blue and Brushed Glaze Polar Blue collections for a casual look this Christmas.

Dishwasher and microwave safe, the Love Accents are a heart-warming Christmas gift for a casual shared breakfast or teatime treat. The set is packaged in a special drawer-style box with blue carry ribbon.



Ellen DeGeneres Blue Story Collection


A Merry Sharing Christmas

Adding to the Ellen DeGeneres range, Charcoal Grey and White pieces suit those who prefer a simple and softer Christmas table look. Brushed Glaze Soft White, Brushed Glaze Charcoal Grey and large Ceramic Serveware can all be layered to share a large Christmas Day meal with family.

Start your Christmas morning early with a healthy Christmas breakfast. Serve granolas, fresh fruit, honey, toast and tea for all the family before opening gifts under the tree (maybe there’s a piece of Ellen DeGeneres by Royal Doulton for you).



Ellen DeGeneres Grey Stories


Take Time To Relax This Christmas

Christmas Day can be hectic, so take some time to relax and create memorable moments with friends and family sharing laughter, happiness and conversation over coffee and something seasonally sweet.

Prepare a big pot of coffee and pour into ED Charcoal Grey Accent mugs – each one beautifully crafted featuring stylish grey patterns - add a little gingerbread syrup and enjoy with a Christmas biscuit (we love chocolate chip biscotti to dip into our coffee). Sit back and relax this Christmas.



ED Charcoal Grey Accents

Christmas Gift Ideas With Cool & Effortless Design


Royal Doulton has everything you need to find festive gifts for your loved ones and your own home this season. Shop thoughtful gifts for her and unique gifts for him from our collections offering style and contemporary design to suit every individual - from Ellen DeGeneres mugs , contemporary Barber & Osgerby Olio table and serveware, to restaurant-inspired ranges from multi-Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay.

Simply browse, add a free personalised gift message (available during the checkout process) and treat someone special this Christmas.

Read on for gift ideas with cool and effortless design.



Celebrate The Little Things In Life

Yes, we all love a big gift at Christmas. But sometimes, it’s the most thoughtful and funny gifts that we treasure most and use long after Christmas Day (usually the small ones tucked away under the tree).

Thoughtful gifts are those that celebrate the little things in life and have a special message behind them. That’s why Ellen DeGeneres Gift Mugs come in an array of lively patterns, colours with handwritten words such as Joy, Love, Smile and more.

Inspired by Ellen’s unique style and fun personality and crafted by Royal Doulton, these popular gifting mugs are made in porcelain, dishwasher and microwave safe and gift boxed - ready for you to wrap and gift a loved one this Christmas.

Once unwrapped, gather friends and family, cosy up with a cup of cocoa, share laughter, love and create memorable moments around the Christmas tree. Bring more joy to your everyday life with Ellen DeGeneres Gift Mugs.

P.S. Joy is best when shared.



Shop Ellen DeGeneres Mugs


Give The Gift of British Craftsmanship With Olio

Inspired by a passion for British design and Royal Doulton's early history in manufacturing stoneware, the Olio table and serveware collections by Barber & Osgerby features a versatile mix of shapes and soft material in a relaxed colour palette to complement any modern home.

Choose from soft neutrals, terracotta, duck egg or black, each hand-made ceramic piece - from round teapots to wooden serving boards - work harmoniously together and would be the perfect Christmas gift for lovers of British design or home-makers looking to update their interior look in 2018.



Shop Olio

Raise A Glass To The New Year With The R&D Collection


CREATE YOUR OWN NYE BAR

Hosting a New Year’s Eve party shouldn’t be stressful. If it’s your turn to provide the nibbles and mix the drinks this year, make sure you prepare a well-stocked home bar to serve drinks at your guest’s request.

The key is to invest in a variety of glasses from the new sophisticated crystal-cut R&D Collection. Mix and match highballs and tumblers from three stylish, timeless designs: the diamond cut Highclere contemporary water-drop Neptune and retro-modern Radial for a high impact look.

Next stock up on essential spirits, along with mixers like tonic and elderflower waters. Don’t forget essential items like tools and fresh garnishes and make sure your ice bucket is topped up through the night!

Discover your inner mixologist and try our NYE Dogs Nose Floradora cocktail recipe developed by award-winning mixologist MR LYAN this cocktail can be easily recreated to toast in the New Year with friends and family. For more cocktail recipes, click to read the article.



How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


DOGS NOSE FLORADORA COCKTAIL RECIPE

feat. the Radial Highball Glass


INGREDIENTS:
Gin, raspberries, ginger syrup, Guinness, lemon, mint

METHOD
1. Put gin, ginger syrup and Guinness into a cocktail shaker
2. Shake and serve straight up
3. Add a mint sprig and raspberry garnish

MR LYAN'S TOP TIP:

"Keep everything cold. Mixers, glassware – even spirits, as this will keep the balance better."


How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas

Christmas Gift Ideas With Cool & Effortless Design


Royal Doulton has everything you need to find festive gifts for your loved ones and your own home this season. Shop thoughtful gifts for her and unique gifts for him from our collections offering style and contemporary design to suit every individual - from Ellen DeGeneres mugs, contemporary Barber & Osgerby Olio table and serveware, to restaurant-inspired ranges from multi-Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay.

Simply browse, add a free personalised gift message (available during the checkout process) and treat someone special this Christmas.

Read on for gift ideas with cool and effortless design.



Celebrate The Little Things In Life


Yes, we all love a big gift at Christmas. But sometimes, it’s the most thoughtful and funny gifts that we treasure most and use long after Christmas Day (usually the small ones tucked away under the tree).

Thoughtful gifts are those that celebrate the little things in life and have a special message behind them. That’s why Ellen DeGeneres Gift Mugs come in an array of lively patterns, colours with handwritten words such as Joy, Love, Smile and more.

Inspired by Ellen’s unique style and fun personality and crafted by Royal Doulton, these popular gifting mugs are made in porcelain, dishwasher and microwave safe and gift boxed - ready for you to wrap and gift a loved one this Christmas.

Once unwrapped, gather friends and family, cosy up with a cup of cocoa, share laughter, love and create memorable moments around the Christmas tree. Bring more joy to your everyday life with Ellen DeGeneres Gift Mugs.

P.S. Joy is best when shared.




How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


Shop Olio

Give The Gift of British Craftsmanship With Olio


Inspired by a passion for British design and Royal Doulton's early history in manufacturing stoneware, the Olio table and serveware collections by Barber & Osgerby features a versatile mix of shapes and soft material in a relaxed colour palette to complement any modern home.

Choose from soft neutrals, terracotta, duck egg or black, each hand-made ceramic piece - from round teapots to wooden serving boards - work harmoniously together and would be the perfect Christmas gift for lovers of British design or home-makers looking to update their interior look in 2018.





Raise A Glass To The New Year With The R&D Collection



CREATE YOUR OWN NYE BAR

Hosting a New Year’s Eve party shouldn’t be stressful. If it’s your turn to provide the nibbles and mix the drinks this year, make sure you prepare a well-stocked home bar to serve drinks at your guest’s request.

The key is to invest in a variety of glasses from the new sophisticated crystal-cut R&D Collection. Mix and match highballs and tumblers from three stylish, timeless designs: the diamond cut Highclere contemporary water-drop Neptune and retro-modern Radial for a high impact look.

Next stock up on essential spirits, along with mixers like tonic and elderflower waters. Don’t forget essential items like tools and fresh garnishes and make sure your ice bucket is topped up through the night!

Discover your inner mixologist and try our NYE Dogs Nose Floradora cocktail recipe developed by award-winning mixologist MR LYAN this cocktail can be easily recreated to toast in the New Year with friends and family. For more cocktail recipes, click to read the article.



How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


A Happy, Healthy New Year



How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


Inspired by al fresco dining trends, yet rooted in heritage style, 1815 Bright Colours pieces have an artisan design perfect for today’s style of living.

Set a relaxed table and serve healthy NYE party nibbles like continental meats, breadsticks wrapped in Parma ham, ricotta stuffed piquant peppers and fresh salads on bold trays, plates, tapas bowls and artisan-inspired wooden platters - ideal for sharing and creating conversation around the table.

Rise and shine to a healthy New Year’s Day brunch all the family can enjoy.

Place hot waffles drizzled with honey on a large wooden board in the centre of the table and surround with 1815 Bright Colours nesting jugs, trays and plates filled with fresh fruits, cream, jams and Nutella (for the kids). Finish with a hot coffee or tea in large mugs for a post-NYE pick me up!

Start 2018 right with 1815 Bright Colours by Royal Doulton.



How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


A Happy, Healthy New Year



How To Host A Royal Doulton Christmas


Inspired by al fresco dining trends, yet rooted in heritage style, 1815 Bright Colours pieces have an artisan design perfect for today’s style of living.

Set a relaxed table and serve healthy NYE party nibbles like continental meats, breadsticks wrapped in Parma ham, ricotta stuffed piquant peppers and fresh salads on bold trays, plates, tapas bowls and artisan-inspired wooden platters - ideal for sharing and creating conversation around the table.

Rise and shine to a healthy New Year’s Day brunch all the family can enjoy.

Place hot waffles drizzled with honey on a large wooden board in the centre of the table and surround with 1815 Bright Colours nesting jugs, trays and plates filled with fresh fruits, cream, jams and Nutella (for the kids). Finish with a hot coffee or tea in large mugs for a post-NYE pick me up!

Start 2018 right with 1815 Bright Colours by Royal Doulton.



1815 Collection

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