Hot or cold food for thought

HIGHLAND Heritage is one of two Orange restaurants open for lunch on Christmas day and function manager Maree Cooper has hedged her bets when it comes to the question; to eat hot or not?

The restaurant has been booked out since early September but most customers book a year in advance and come every year. 

“It’s great because you can get other people to cook for you and then they do all the washing up, she said. 

The restaurant is booked for 100 people and Mrs Copper said she was surprised Highland Heritage was the only operating restaurant, other than McDonald’s, on Christmas Day because she could have easily booked in 250 based on the number of inquiries. 

She said as long as you had staff who were willing to work and were happy to work then it was definitely worth it.

“We’re closed for two weeks after that so that is a reward,” she said. 

Mrs Copper said the menu was a three course a la carte with three choices for each course, a mixture of hot and cold. 

Lucky diners will have a choice of a prawn cocktail, salmon or garlic chicken as an entree, turkey, pork or veal for the main and sticky date pudding, Christmas pudding or a raspberry trifle for dessert. 

According to our online readers, Mrs Cooper made the right move. 

At noon yesterday, 55 people had voted in the Central Western Daily’s online poll, with 32.7 per cent of respondents saying nothing beats a hot roast. It was salads and seafood all the way for  27.3 per cent and 40 per cent said they would be catering for both tastes. 

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