Give the gift of shutting off the stove this December and order a holiday dinner to go. Here is a round up of local restaurants providing delicious festive dinners and brunches.
Chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse Santa Monica offers fire pit-grilled cuisine at Charcoal Venice. Charcoal is offering a variety of menus including a Christmas Eve dinner which includes sweet potato rolls, Kaluga caviar with whipped truffle and crispy potato, arugula radicchio salad with persimmon and walnuts, red miso glazed salmon, peppercorn crusted smoked short rib, hasselback potatoes, charred cauliflower and a Snow White cake, 2 guests $250, 4 guests $500, 6 guests $750; Christmas Eve and Christmas Brunch, everything on the Christmas Eve menu plus smoked salmon and fixings for brunch bagels, overnight oats and cheddar buttermilk biscuits, 2 guests $320, 4 guests $640, 6 guests $960. All orders need to be made by December 22 by noon. New Year’s Eve menus include Parker House rolls, Kaluga caviar layered dip, cocoa rubbed lamb ribs with cherry BBQ sauce, Wagyu sirloin, lobster and Black Cod chowder, charred Brussels with mushrooms, truffle scalloped potatoes, oven roasted mushrooms and a burnt basque cheesecake, 2 guests $250, 4 guests $500, 6 guests $750; New Year’s Eve and Day menu includes all New Year’s Eve dishes plus avocado toast, cheddar buttermilk biscuits, banana nut muffins, pozole and a grilled vegetable frittata, 2 guests $320, 4 guests $640 and 6 guests $960. All orders need to be made by December 29 by noon, 425 Washington Boulevard, 310.751.6794.
Superba Food + Bread
Superba offers two Christmas dinner meals serving 4 guests. Christmas Dinner with Mary’s Heritage Chicken with one roasted chicken with chestnut stuffing, red rose potatoes with bacon and blue cheese, roasted cauliflower with pomegranate, radicchio and Brussels Sprouts salad and sticky toffee pudding. Christmas Dinner with Porcini Rubbed Braised Prime Short Rib includes porcini rubbed braised short rib with gremolata and the same sides listed above, both $160, 1900 S. Lincoln Boulevard, 323.364.9844.
American Beauty is offering a five course dinner for 4 guests including prime rib roast with horseradish crème fraiche, stuffed hash browns with melted onion and sour cream, smoked Idaho Rainbow trout with potato blini, charred broccoli with lemon caper aioli and a dark chocolate cherry cake, $240, 425 Rose Avenue, 310.412.0075.
Vegans and Vegetarians can pick up all their favorite holiday sides at Café Gratitude including pear and pomegranate chutney, maple miso Brussels sprouts, cauliflower-mashed potatoes with garlic confit, French lentil and butternut squash loaf and other sides, $15 - $35, 512 Rose Avenue, Venice, pick-up by December 23 from 1pm – 9pm, 424.231.8000.
Plant Food + Wine
Plant Food + Wine is offering a holiday vegetarian dinner including chestnut soup, Brussels Sprout salad, roasted celery root and apple crumb with vanilla ice cream, serves 2, $120, 1009 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, 310.450.1009.
Great White Rotisseria
If a Christmas chicken dinner sounds appetizing, head to the Great White Rotisseria where you can pick up a complete dinner including all natural honey glazed chicken, mashed potatoes, winter roasted vegetables, miso butter onions, gravy, apple bbq sauce and roast potatoes, $72 ; or order a la carte from $6 - $32, 80 Windward Avenue, order at https://www.greatwhiterotisseria.com.
James Beach has all the fixings on its Christmas dinner to go. Order by Monday, Dec. 21 (or until sold out) and schedule a pick up Dec. 23 or 24. Choose a fabulous Holiday Starter, Main course and Dessert. Mains include sides of braised brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, brandied apple cranberry sauce. Add on Pumpkin & Sage Bisque and Holiday Cocktails.
Some ala carte options include, certified Angus beef short ribs, cooked all day in Cabernet wine and vegetables; served with mashed potatoes, braised brussels sprouts and apple cranberry sauce. Also on the menu, all-natural Diestel Turkey (dark & white meat) served with turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, braised brussels sprouts and apple cranberry sauce. For vegetarians, Mixed wild mushroom, walnut & new peas cooked in a creamy vegetable stock risotto (V) - served with braised brussels sprouts and apple cranberry sauce.