Seven Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Greater Phoenix
Christmas is a holiday for good cheer and spending joyous time with loved ones, and sometimes being in the kitchen can get in the way of that. Forget about stressing out and make reservations to celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at one of the top restaurants in town. You'll be wined and dined with nothing to worry about anything but the check.
The Hermosa Inn Have a Southwest-style Christmas at Lon's.
Looking to get out of the house this holiday season? For four days leading up to Christmas, The Hermosa Inn is offering an all-inclusive package with a one-night stay for two, a $75 dinner credit per person, and a $36 breakfast credit. The Christmas prix fixe dinner ($75) will be offered from 4 to 9 p.m. on the 24th and 12 to 8 p.m. on the 25th. Starters include meatball soup with ricotta dumplings and braised pork belly with crimson gold apple, cheddar beer grits, and maple gastrique. Diners get a choice of five entrées such as veal scallopini with prosciutto, roasted duck breast with Brussels sprouts, and butternut squash ravioli with black kale, rock shrimp, and sherry-sage butter. Desserts all feature a seasonal twist: warm flourless chocolate cake with candy cane ice cream, pecan pie with cinnamon bourbon anglaise, and pan-fried bread pudding with rum raisin ice cream. Call 602-955-8614 to book an overnight package, or 602-955-7878 for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner reservations.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there will be a limited-time prix fixe menu in addition to the regular à la carte menu. For $52 per person, there are two options per each of three courses. Diners can select sea scallops with caramelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion, yellowfin tuna with red wine sauce and winter vegetables, and Bûche de Noël, for example. Or, other selections are frisee salad with champagne, mango, feta, and black olives; grilled filet mignon with gingered- shitake mushrooms and soy-caramel dressing; and warm chocolate cake with caramel ice cream. Call 480-214-8000 to reserve a table.
SWB at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
At the Hyatt Regency, SWB (Southwest Bistro) will be open on Christmas Day serving buffet from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Brunch options include made-to-order omelets, southwest-style eggs benedicts, and assorted salads. Lunch and dinner entrees such as king crab legs, made-to-order pasta dishes, roasted turkey, herb and citrus rubbed leg of lamb, and roasted prime rib of beef will also be available. Desserts include Yule logs, tiramisu, pies, cakes, tortes, chocolate-covered strawberries, and cherries jubilee. A special menu will also be available for kids. The buffet is $68 for adults, $34 for children ages 6 to 12, and complimentary for children 5 and under. In addition, an à la carte Christmas menu will be available from 7 to 10 p.m. Call 480-444-1234 x 8650 to reserve a spot for your family.
From 4 to 8 p.m., Ko'Sin is offering a five-course traditional Christmas dinner. Menu highlights include slow-roasted prime rib au jus, oven-roasted duck breast with foie gras sourdough dressing, and holiday paella. For dessert, there's a choice of red velvet cream cheese mousse torte or a cherry cordial flute. Dinner is $60 for adults, $54 for seniors, and $30 for kids 12 and under. Call 602-385-5726 for reservations.
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