Dallas Christmas Eve Menus—Three Days and Counting

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.)

jump for the Christmas Eve menus…

Horne & Dekker
For guests looking for options for Christmas Eve, Horne & Dekker will offer the Champagne “Grape & Grub” which includes four courses with choices of entrees like the Filet Oscar or Farm to Table Pork Chop with Jalapeno Bread Pudding paired with your choice of 4 glasses of bubbly from wine regions around the world based on your guests’ preferences and tastes. Perrier Jouet Champagne will be offered at a retail price of just $60 per bottle(normally retails for $120). The patio is now enclosed and still available for holiday dinner and for daytime special bookings for groups of 20 people or more. To complete your holiday table, Whole Coconut Cream Pies are available to go for $35.

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2010, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

2323 N Henderson Ave, #102
Dallas, TX 75206
214-821-9333
Reservations Recommended

$75 per person for Champagne Grape & Grub
$60 bottles of Perrier Jouet Champagne available

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Meddlesome Moth

Menu
Boudin-stuffed quail with braised collards and tobasco butter $15

Quartered Chicken with a traditional holiday stuffing and toasted Brussels sprout leaves $13

Egg Nog bread pudding with huckleberry compote $9

Apple Fritters with dulce de leche and molasses anglaise $9

Rare Tappings: (512) Barrel Aged Double Pecan (Cask) & Sierra Nevada 30th Black Barely wine

Call 214-628-7900 to reserve a table.
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The Mansion Restaurant

Starter

Duck Foie Gras Torchon, haricot vert and artichoke salad, vanilla vinaigrette

Sunchoke Soup, glazed boneless chicken wings, truffled cream

Maine Lobster Cannelloni, butternut squash, parmesan broth

Hamachi Sashimi, citrus marmalade, fennel, American caviar

Pumpkin Risotto, black trumpet mushroom, crispy pancetta, pepitas

Entrée

Roasted Colorado Lamb, winter tagine, jalapeno puree, harissa jus

Prime Filet, glazed salsify, duck fat fries, béarnaise reduction

Oven-Roasted Pheasant, pheasant/chestnut ravioli, heirloom apple, Brussels sprouts

Seared Scallops, pomegranate reduction, caramelized cauliflower, curry oil

Atlantic Halibut, artichoke ragu, chorizo broth, Thai basil, cilantro

Dessert

Chocolate Hazelnut Palet, gianduja gelato

Gingerbread Crème Brulée, pain d’epices tuile

Roasted Pineapple, coconut sable, vanilla syrup, rum ice cream

95 dollars
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas
214.520.5846
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Cadot
Christmas Eve – Regular Hours

A la carte menu items

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Steel

Join Us On Christmas Eve

Friday, Dec. 24th, 5:30pm – close
Featured 3 Course Menu for $45
(regular a la carte menu also available)

Menu

Starters

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

Entrees

Salmon Filet with Red Curry Sauce

Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin with Asian Flavors

Roast Chicken Filled with Apple, Pear and Rosemary

Desserts

Banana Fruit Foster with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Chocolate Maki Roll

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Crú

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

Appetizers
Cru House Salad 9
Chicken & Shrimp Potstickers 11
Ahi Tartare 13
Tortelloni Fonduta 10

Entrees
Grilled Salmon 19
Seared Sea Scallops 22
Grilled Rack of Lamb 20
Petite Filet 19

Dessert
Molte Chocolate Cake 9
Warm Berries & Cream 7
Crème Brulee 8

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Bijoux
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.
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24
4 to 10 pm
Bijoux 5450 West Lovers Lane; Suite 225, Dallas
214.350.6100

Menu

Amuse Bouche
Salad of Mixed Greens
Celery Root Soup
Russet Potato Gnocchi

Crispy Pork Belly
Oven Roasted Quail
Pan Seared Scallops
Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Arctic Char
Eastern Spotted Skatewing
Truffled Risotto
Long Island Duck Breast
Filet of Beef Tenderloin

Camenbert
Maytag Blue Cheese
Warm Apple Soft Cake
Valrhona Chocolate Tart

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The Second Floor

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

First Course
Cranberry Pecan Salad
goat cheese, sherry vinegar

Acorn Squash Soup
bacon, sage dumplings

Beef Carpaccio
arugula, horseradish froth, dry-cured capers

Second Course
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

Third Course
Chocolate Torte
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

RSVP: 972-450-2978
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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.

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Bolla
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

Malpeque Oyster
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

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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

www.ferrarisrestaurant.com

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Urban Crust

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 monica@urbancrust.com

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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.

Highlights include:

FIRST COURSE
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

SECOND COURSE
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

DESSERT
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.

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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

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Nana at Hilton Anatole

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)

Amuse Bouche
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

Dessert
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!

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Take-Home Catering

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

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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.