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Five Places to Dine Out in Style at Christmas

December 15, 2016

Five Places to Dine Out in Style at Christmas

By VITA Daily

Sometimes, you just can’t handle cooking a 40-pound bird over the holidays for 20 of your nearest and dearest. And, that’s okay. These five restaurants are stepping up with lavish and delicious meals that are sure to please even the sourest aunts and pickiest kids. Best of all, no dishes! —Anya Levykh

  • Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

    By VITA Daily

    After the kids have unwrapped their presents, take everyone out for a lovely four-course brunch with plenty of options, including clam chowder with smoked black cod, smoked wild salmon pâté, Korean fried chicken, braised ham hocks, lamb osso buco, and more. $88 per person. Available only on Christmas Day.

  • Hawksworth

    By VITA Daily

    Indulge in five exquisite and refined courses that include poached prawns, pan-roasted scallops with foraged mushrooms, beef neck cavatelli with buckwheat and salsify, Fraser Valley pheasant and chocolate tarte. Available December 23-27. $98 per person ($156 with optional wine pairings).

  • Bauhaus

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    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, every creature was stirring…because their tummies were rumbling. Chef Stefan Hartmann’s refined menu will satiate both the palate and appetite. Butter-poached lobster with quinoa, cod with pumpkin and trumpet mushrooms, braised beef and potato ravioli, and a nougat parfait with eggnog, apples and beignets for dessert will do wonders for your holiday spirit. $100 per person. Available only on December 24.

  • Yew Seafood

    By VITA Daily

    Feast on three courses that offer plenty of options for your Christmas Day dinner, including watercress soup with Dungeness crab and crème fraîche, roasted sea scallops with morels, warm potatoes with black truffle salad, roasted turkey leg confit with buttermilk whipped potatoes, bacon and brussels sprouts, and chestnut stuffing, pan-seared sablefish with poached lobster, or veal tenderloin with bourbon squash tortellini and crispy sweet breads. Oops, and don’t forget dessert! $105 per person.

  • Oru at Fairmont Pacific Rim

    By VITA Daily

    Need more food? How about a massive dinner buffet at Oru? Everything from soup and multiple salads to cheese, charcuterie and cured and candied seafood is waiting. Then follow up with oodles of chilled seafood, such as oysters, prawns, scallops, crab and mussels. The carvery alone will keep you coming back for roasted gammon ham, porchetta, pork rack, sausages, roast lamb, roasted turkey, prime rib, and short rib. If you have room after all of that, there are over a dozen desserts, confections, bon bons and more. $108 per person. Available Christmas Day only.


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