Celebrate Russian Christmas and New Year at Atlantis, the Palm

Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Atlantis__The_Palm_Saffron__Buffet_Station__3_-200x300Thirteen days after the Western Christmas, Atlantis, The Palm will celebrate Russian Orthodox Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar, on 7th January 2014. Award-winning buffet restaurant, Saffron will feature a special Russian themed menu starting at 265AED, with delicious welcome drinks and entertainment from a Russian DJ.

Russian Christmas, which falls on 7th January 2014, is a day of both solemn ritual and joyous celebration. With Christmas being banned after the 1917 Revolution, it wasn’t until 75 years later, in 1992, that the holiday was openly observed. As a result, the day is celebrated in grand fashion, with the faithful participating in an all-night Mass, and family members reuniting from across the world, to share love and joy through celebrations and food.

An occasion for Russian families to gather to share a special meal, the various foods and customs surrounding this meal differed in Holy Russia from village to village and from family to family, but certain aspects remained the same.

With delicious classics including Borsch (Beef Soup with Cabbage, Beetroot, Carrot, Potato and Onion), Jarkoe (Chicken thigh with potatoes in a pot), Zarenay Riba (Fried King Fish) Plov (Lamb Stew with Carrot), as well as Pelmini, Salmon Koulibiyaka and Zapechoni (Roasted duck with Apple and Honey), there is something to suite all palates.

“For Russian Christmas, Saffron will be offering a stunning array of traditional Russian cuisine.” commented Serge Zaalof, President and Managing Director of Atlantis, The Palm. “Guests celebrating will not only enjoy a variety of traditional and symbolic Russian dining offerings, we shall also have Russian DJ to ensure that the night is marked in an authentic fashion” continued Zaalof.

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