I don’t know about you, but by the time Christmas Eve rolls around, I’ve had about all I can stand of my own kitchen. In my camp? Then make reservations now before they evaporate like so much holiday cheer.
(As always, restaurants not listed are invited to add their Christmas Eve menus to the comments section.)
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Join Us On Christmas Eve
Friday, Dec. 24th, 5:30pm – close
Featured 3 Course Menu for $45
(regular a la carte menu also available)
Red Curry Coconut Soup with Chicken and Straw Mushrooms
Seafood Sunomono Salad
With snow crab, octopus, salmon and white fish
Miso & Sake Seabass
Thai Spiced Beef Tenderloin Satay
Salmon Filet with Red Curry Sauce
Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin with Asian Flavors
Roast Chicken Filled with Apple, Pear and Rosemary
Banana Fruit Foster with Cinnamon Ice Cream
Chocolate Maki Roll
A Special Dinner On Christmas Eve. On Dec. 24, from 2pm – Close, enjoy a Chef’s Special A La Carte Holiday Menu or 3 Course Prix Fix Menu for Only $35. The holidays can be hectic! Let us take the worry out of your holiday dining – bring your family and friends to Crú. With our warm candle-lit ambiance, Crú is a hospitable and gracious setting for your holiday gatherings. Add to this an unparalleled by-the-bottle wine list and a special chef-driven dinner menu and you have an unbeatable, unique dining experience.
Three courses for $35 or a la carte
Cru House Salad 9
Chicken & Shrimp Potstickers 11
Ahi Tartare 13
Tortelloni Fonduta 10
Grilled Salmon 19
Seared Sea Scallops 22
Grilled Rack of Lamb 20
Petite Filet 19
Molte Chocolate Cake 9
Warm Berries & Cream 7
Crème Brulee 8
Executive Chef Scott Gottlich will be offering a luxurious prix fixe menus on both Christmas Eve featuring four courses with a selection offered within each course, allowing guests to customize their own tasting menu. The Christmas Eve meal will be priced at $85 and $35 for wine pairings.
Friday, December 24
4 to 10 pm
Bijoux 5450 West Lovers Lane; Suite 225, Dallas
Salad of Mixed Greens
Celery Root Soup
Russet Potato Gnocchi
Crispy Pork Belly
Oven Roasted Quail
Pan Seared Scallops
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Eastern Spotted Skatewing
Long Island Duck Breast
Filet of Beef Tenderloin
Maytag Blue Cheese
Warm Apple Soft Cake
Valrhona Chocolate Tart
A HOLIDAY THAT IS EASIER THAN PREPARING MILK AND COOKIES
The Second Floor offers festive three-course meal this Christmas Eve A popular destination this time of year seems to be the rooftops (at least for a certain seasonal celebrity), but The Second Floor is a decidedly more practical, yet just as festive destination for Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Chef J Chastain is more than merry this year to help out with a big part of everyone’s holiday check list—the cooking. Patrons of The Second Floor can individually select a dish from each sequence of the three-course meal for their own personalized Christmas Eve, Christmas or New Year’s meal. Here’s to wrapping up a year without a pout or a cry, or worrying about the holiday feast and what to buy.
Christmas Eve: $49 per adult/ $25 for wine pairings
Cranberry Pecan Salad
goat cheese, sherry vinegar
Acorn Squash Soup
bacon, sage dumplings
arugula, horseradish froth, dry-cured capers
Grilled Virginia Ham
pumpkin risotto, crispy haricot vert
Truffle Crusted Lamb Rack
asparagus, twice baked yukon
Cornish Game Hen
butternut squash, endive, bacon, brussels sprouts
ganache, peppermint ice cream, homemade marshmallow
Eggnog Crème Brûlée
spiced shortbread, candied kumquat
Trio of Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
red velvet-pistachio, carrot cake-praline,
graham cracker-peanut butter
Friday, December 24
4 to 10:30 pm
The Second Floor at the Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
Canary by Gorji chef-owner Mansour Gorji prepares and serves three-course Christmas Eve meals from 5 until 10:30 p.m. for $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under (tax & gratuity not included). Reservations are recommended by calling 972.503.7080. In addition to the special holiday menu, guests may order off the a la carte menu.
Canary’s three-course Christmas Eve menu includes field greens with pomegranate champagne vinaigrette, choice of turkey or pork chop with pomegranate citrus sauce, pistachio fig dressing, mashed potatoes, and vegetables along with a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie.
For more information call 972 503 7080 or visit www.canarybygorji.com.
Experience decadence this holiday season with a savory Christmas Eve meal at Bolla Restaurant at The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa!
Christmas Eve Hours & Menu
Friday, December 24, 2010
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Normal Bolla dinner menu as well as a special four-course holiday menu for $65 per person.
6:00 to 9:00 p.m., December 24th, 2010
Horseradish Foam . Roasted Heirlooms . Winter Greens . Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette
Honey Glazed Duck Breast
Soba Noodles . Fig & Date Chutney . Icicle Radishes
Lemon Sole Filet
Creamy Parmesan Lentils . Leek Rings . Roasted Shallot-Kalamata Confit
Egg Nog Tres Leches
Vanilla Pecans . Chantilly Cream . Caramel
For reservations, call 214.871.7111
Ferrari’s Italian Villa
Christmas Eve Special: Lamb Chops with Pesto Sauce served with Fregula, Cherry Tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano: $28.00.
Regular menu options will also be available.
When: Friday, December 24th 2010
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Ferrari’s Villa Addison, 14841 Midway Rd., Addison, 972-980-9898
Ferrari’s Villa Grapevine, 1200 William D. Tate, Grapevine, 817-251-2525
Italian tradition is alive and well on December 24 when the restaurant will host a three course Feast of Seven Fishes-themed Christmas Eve dinner. The Feast of Seven Fishes originates from the Medieval Roman Catholic Italians who would refrain from eating red meat during the sacred holidays and would come together to enjoy a meal of seven types of fishes.
This festive meal will please every patron without breaking the bank; enjoy the feast for only $29.90. Each dish of the three-course meal will include fish, but those who aren’t fans of food with fins don’t fret…the daily menu will also be served. Celebrate the holiday and attend Urban Crust’s Feast of Seven Fishes….RSVP today!
Urban Crust’s Feast of Seven Fishes
Urban Crust, 1006 East 15Th St., Plano Friday, December 24
$29.90 per person
RSVP to 972-509-1400 or email@example.com
On Friday, Dec. 24, the Moth will be open from 11 am to 2 am and will be tapping several rare beers including Austin’s 512 Double Pecan Bourbon Barrel aged cask-conditioned ale, and Sierra Nevada’s 30th Anniversary series Grand Cru.
Chef Kelley will prepare special menu items to pair with these fine ales. Stay tuned for more details.
Call 214-628-7900 to reserve your table.
Fearing’s Restaurant brings warmth and nostalgia to a Christmas Eve menu, presenting fondly-remembered dinner options and a box of cookies for Santa.
In homage to the cherished holidays of his childhood, Dean Fearing has added his family-recipe crown roast of beef to a special three-course menu offered just for this Christmas Eve at Fearing’s. Each course presents a choice of dishes designed to bring back memories of holiday dishes and ingredients of yore.
Capping off the experience, Fearing’s will present a holiday gift of “Cookies for Santa” to departing guests, in hopes that the evening’s dining experience can be shared with any late-night visitors from the North Pole.
Offered only on Friday, December 24 from 5 to 10 pm, Fearing’s three-course Christmas Eve Dinner is priced at $100 per adult and $35 for children 12 and under.
Cognac Lobster Bisque with Chestnut Cream and Lobster/Corn Fritter
Seafood Duo: Crispy Belize White Shrimp with Brown Butter/Orange Marmalade and Lump Crab Salad with Mustard/Chive Vinaigrette on Gaufrette Potato
Roasted Texas Quail filled with Cornbread/Foie Gras Stuffing on Warm Apple/Star Anise Compote and Huckleberry/Port Glaze
Pan-Browned Nantucket Bay Scallops over Brussels Sprout Leaves and Virginia Ham with Cranberry Brown Butter and Oregon White Truffles
Madeira Beach Red Grouper on Yukon Gold Potato Purée and Maine Lobster Fricassee with Crispy White Asparagus
Braised Rabbit Two Ways: Parmesan Crepe on Hazelnut/Celery Root Purée and Dried Tart Cherry/Courvoisier Ragout with Winter Chanterelles
Crown Roast of Prime Ribeye with Carrots Glazed in Late Harvest Riesling, Brown Butter/Sage Yorkshire Pudding and Fresh Horseradish Sauce
Smoked Canadian Pheasant on White Bean Cassoulet, Tangle of Greens with Oregon Black Truffles and Natural Jus
Ginger Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwich with Cranberry Orange Compote
Mint Chocolate Trifle Shooter with Mini Chocolate Tree Cookies
Spiced Cake with Sticky Toffee Sauce and Heath Praline Crunch
AND FOR SANTA…
A special box of freshly-baked cookies, perfect with milk.
Please dial 214.922.4848 for reservations. Price excludes beverage, tax and gratuity.
Fearing’s is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas
Note: Fearing’s will only be open for hotel guests on Christmas Day.
Cadot is open for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve – Regular Hours. A la carte items
Christmas Day – 5 to 10pm
$89.00 Set Menu
Why stress about family and holiday cooking when Nana’s prized wait staff and culinary team will ensure an extra relaxing and enjoyable holiday supper. Nana will be open Christmas Eve (December 24) between 5:30pm – 8pm offering a scrumptious array of the restaurant’s most popular dishes served à la carte.
In addition, Nana is offering Christmas Day brunch (December 25) between 11am – 2pm. The scrumptious four-course meal is $79 including bottomless mimosas for adults, and a three-course meal for children under 12 is $24. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 214.761.7470. Visit www.nanarestaurant.com for complete details.
Adult Christmas Brunch (includes bottomless mimosas)
Greek Yogurt Parfait, Strawberries, Tahitian Vanilla Infused Honey
Second Course (choice of)
Langostine Ceviche, Cilantro Sorbet, Red Onions, Jalapeno
Baby Romaine Caesar Salad, Sourdough-Garlic Crouton, Parmigiano Reggiano “Gravel”
Cavatelli Pasta a la Carbonara – Pancetta, Eggs, Parsley, Parmigiano Reggiano
Seared Half Maine Lobster, Chorizo, Fingerlings, Scallions, Poached Egg
Moroccan Marinated Carrots, Ciliegine Mozzarella, Cilantro
Entrée (choice of)
Seared Sea Scallops, Squash Risotto, Idiazabal, Pistachios
Grilled Prime Filet, Parmesan Fries, White Truffle Oil, Rosemary-Yuzu Butter
Roasted Scottish Salmon, Red Pepper Hummus, Grilled Bread Salad
Roasted Rack of Lamb, Goat Cheese Mousse, Crispy Potatoes, Mediterranean Chimichurri
Scrambled Eggs, Wild Mushrooms, Black Truffles
Dessert (choice of)
Brioche French Toast, Apple Cinnamon Compote, Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Spiced Milk Chocolate Ganache, Lime Coulis, Sweet Tostados
“Cheesecake” . . . . Graham Cracker “Earth,” Mango Sorbet, Red Fruits
Children’s Christmas Brunch
First Course (choice of)
Cavatelli a la Carbonara
Fresh and Dried Fruit Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing
Traditional Caesar Salad, Garlic Croutons, Creamy Caesar Dressing
Entrée (choice of)
Fried Chicken Breast Salad with Ranch Dressing and BBQ Sauce
Mozzarella and Prosciutto Panini, French Fries
Kobe Beef Sliders with Cole Slaw and Fries
Fried Eggs with Steamed Rice and Homemade Ketchup
Vanilla Ice Cream with Glazed Strawberries
Cheesecake, Graham Cracker “Soil,” Mango Sorbet
“Snickered” Milk Chocolate Mousse, Coconut Ice Cream
Anthony C. Bombaci, Nana Executive Chef
Mark LaRocca, Nana General Manager
Check out Nana’s $45 three-course holiday menu offered daily and more great deals on Nana’s iPhone App!
Beyond the Box offers holiday catering at your home or office or at one of our venues. Whether it is a small gathering of 10 people or an office party of 1500, we have your catering solution.
Our Market: Call ahead and pick up holiday platters or full holiday dinners from our downtown market….or have them delivered. Call 214 828-2228 to place an order.
At Home or Office: Beyond the Box offers drop off or full service catering in your home or office. Let us take care of all of your food, beverage, china, glass, silver and staffing….you just enjoy. Call 214 828-2228 to plan your party
HOLIDAY SPECIALS AT THE GRAPE
Join in The Grape tradition of Christmas Eve dinner featuring holiday inspired fare in addition to the popular a la carte menu. Doors open early at 5pm.
Reservations are recommended for both evenings. Located at 2808 Greenville Avenue, The Grape is open for dinner nightly at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch. For reservations and more information visit the website at www.thegraperestaurant.com , or call 214-828-1981. Complimentary valet parking always provided.