How To Create A White Festive Feast For A Summer Christmas

For most South Africans, a White Christmas is something that happens in the movies. For those who still dared to dream of celebrating this special time drinking glühwein under the snowflakes, having a northern hemisphere Christmas seems to be off the cards again this year.

For that reason, the team at Leopard’s Leap decided to create a summer Christmas with some delicious white inspirations. Perhaps you prefer something classic like a well-chilled glass of white wine with an elegant plate of fish… Perhaps you enjoy the challenge of a making your trifle all white while sipping on an extravagant White Christmas Martini.

Enjoy the charm of a White Christmas with the joy of summer weather!

Replace meat with white fish

Some kind of impressive roast is usually the highlight of a festive table, but we dare you to be different. Why not try something lighter for a summer celebration? White fish with a beautiful white wine sauce is just about the most elegant and classic you can go. Serve with beautiful glasses of our recently released 2020 Culinaria Chenin Blanc.

Make it bright and light with a lemony artichoke salad

Forget all you know about salads being leafy and green. Your festive menu – and holiday season for that matter – begs for a lemony artichoke salad with burrata and pappardelle. It is beautiful to look at, brings a delicious balance of fresh and earthy notes with the comfort of pasta and creamy burrata. It is the one side dish you need for the holidays!

White Chocolate Truffle for the wicked

It is still wicked, but now it’s white. A trifle without green and red jelly? No preserved green figs? Can it even be a trifle? Well… Chef Christiaan’s version of a trifle with pillowy white chocolate mascarpone, pears spiced with warming ginger, cardamom and cinnamon and the delight of delicate ladyfingers is wonderfully white and whimsical – just what your festive table needs! Not a trifle fan? Try our white lemon panna cotta!