Sunday, February 28, 2021

Home Eat & Drink Where to Eat for Christmas and New Year's

Where to Eat for Christmas and New Year's

1376
You’ve wrapped the gifts, sent the cards, decorated the house, put up the tree and taken the kids to meet Santa. You’re done. Let someone else handle the cooking. Here’s a roundup of our favorite places for Christmas and New Year’s dining this year:

Cuisine Unlimited

Call with your ideas for a stress-free holiday dinner or family party with Cuisine’s Christmas Dinner to Go. Pricing is a la carte and orders must be placed by Monday, Dec. 22 and prepaid. Pick up or delivery on Christmas Eve is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 9 a.m. to noon. Delivery in the Salt Lake Valley is $40 and delivery to Park City is $55.

Main courses include herb roasted turkey with cranberry-orange chutney, cinnamon pork tenderloin with dried cherry vinaigrette; brown sugar and clove spiral ham; and prime rib with horseradish cream and au jus.

For Salt Lake Valley orders call 801-268-2332, and for Park City orders call 435-647-0010.

Wasatch Front

Caffe Niche

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, Niche will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a special four-course dinner, beginning at 5 p.m. Main courses include Morgan Valley lamb osso buco with creamy polenta and haricots verts green beans; sautéed scallops with green pea croquette, jumbo lump crab, bacon and lemon caper agrodolce; and house made pumpkin and ricotta filled ravioli, citrus brown butter beurre blanc, sage, roasted pumpkin seeds, house pickled jalapeños and roasted butternut squash.

Oasis Cafe

Three-course dinners, featuring poached escolar over Brussels sprouts and carrot risotto, with peach and coconut strudel for dessert, will be served Dec. 22 to 28 for $25 per person. If you make it to Oasis before Dec. 22, the three course dinner will be sautéed lobster meat over capellini pasta with balsamic reduction and saffron infused pear with a soybean sauce.

On New Year’s Eve, a special four-course prix fixe menu will be served starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $40, not including wine pairings. Main courses include grilled salmon over Yukon gold mashed potatoes with roasted fennel, dill hollandaise sauce with balsamic reduction; truffle beef wellington with roasted red potatoes, baby carrots and port wine demi-glace; and stuffed chicken breast with bacon, feta cheese, roasted red peppers and spinach over soft polenta with hickory tomato sauce.

Bambara

On Christmas Eve, enjoy breakfast at Bambara from 7 to 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. From Friday, Dec. 26 to Sunday Dec. 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bambara will serve Chef Powers’ weekend brunch, along with dinner each evening starting at 5:30 p.m. Brunch items include Croque Madame, grilled chicken club sandwich, grilled king salmon salad and an all new brunch entree that’s to be revealed.

On New Year’s Eve, Bambara will be open for breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Special offerings include short ribs or veal cheeks with dungeness crab and truffles; kumamoto oysters from Washington with champagne mignonette; endive, stilton and blood orange salad; and buckwheat blinis with caviar.

Bambara will be open for brunch on New Year’s Day, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Faustina

On Christmas Eve, Faustina will serve lunch, followed by dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

On New Year’s Eve, join Faustina for a four-course menu of traditional American favorites starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person with $20 wine pairings. The third course, paired with Hob Nob Pinot Noir, includes your choice of herb crusted prime rib with wild mushroom au gratin, applewood bacon wrapped asparagus and port wine demi glace; pan seared Arctic char and butter poached lobster with roasted fennel and tarragon risotto and braised Swiss chard; and pork tenderloin roulade stuffed with spinach, caramelized onions and bacon, braised root vegetables and peppercorn demi glace.

Wasatch Back 

Powder at Waldorf Astoria

This year, Powder is offering a special four-course Christmas Eve dinner on Dec. 24 from 5 to 10 p.m. The price is $69 for adults, and a children’s menu is available.

On Christmas Day, join Powder for brunch, including breakfast favorites, soups, salads, seafood, hot and cold entrees and dessert, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $65 for adults and $25 for children. Santa will be at the Waldorf Astoria Park City greeting kids on Saturday, Dec. 20, 3 to 5 p.m.

On New Year’s Eve, Powder will serve a six course dinner and champagne, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. $95 per person.

Cisero’s

Enjoy a prix fixe Italian dinner, including a house salad, Tuscan bean soup or broccoli cheddar soup, three-cheese ravioli, butternut squash ravioli, chicken parmigiana or penne pollo, on Christmas. The meal is $45 and $5 for desserts, including tiramisu, lady fingers, coffee, Kahlua and whipped cream or lemon cream cannoli. Kids meals run $18 and include a house salad or broccoli cheddar soup and roast turkey or three-cheese macaroni and cheese.

On New Year’s Eve, Cisero’s three course prix-fixe menu includes choices like Carpaccio with Niman Ranch top sirloin and Agnolotti en Brodo with Niman Ranch beef. For dessert, choose between honey-ricotta cheesecake or apple cobbler with Bee’s Knees vanilla ice cream. $45 prix fixe, $5 dessert.

The Brass Tag at Deer Valley

The Brass Tag’s delicious holiday cuisine includes steamed mussels and a brick-oven shrimp skillet with curry chorizo, saffron-roasted red pepper and fresh tarragon parmesan, oven-roasted fresh fish and a local Chop of the Day.

Deer Valley Gorcery Cafe

Get your holiday meal to go, from $9.75 to $14 per four-person item. Options include lemon thyme turkey gravy, huckleberry chutney, Deer Valley roasted garlic mashers, roasted beet salad, green bean au gratin, roasted baby carrots and homemade Struan stuffing.

Grub Steak

On Christmas, enjoy Grub Steak’s prix fixe menu for $41.75. Start with a choice between the salad bar, wild-rice-and-mushroom soup or hearts of romaine salad. Then enjoy a special entrée of grilled elk sirloin with dried cherry and gala apple chutney. For dessert, enjoy Christmas log cake with mocha cream ice cream.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Grub Steak, and enjoy the prix fixe menu for $63.75. Start with the salad bar, wild-rice-and-mushroom soup or Caesar salad. Follow it up with surf-and-turf with slow-roasted prime rib of beef with béarnaise sauce and cold-water lobster, along with a side of potatoes au gratin and roasted butternut squash. Finish your meal with chocolate lava cake with a side of creamy Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream.

The Mariposa at Deer Valley

On New Year’s Eve, The Mariposa will serve a special four-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person with an optional $50 wine pairing. Reservations begin at 5:45 p.m., and the last reservation can be made for 9 p.m.

Montage Deer Valley

Enjoy a four-course prix fixe Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each day, at Apex for $125. A $45 kids menu will be available for ages 5 to 12.

On New Year’s Eve, Apex will serve a five-course prix fixe menu, $195 for adults, $65 for children.

Make reservations for New Year’s Eve at Yama Sushi, and enjoy a selection of a la carte options.

Kick off 2015 with a dinner buffet, featuring live entertainment, mouth-watering food stations, dancing and a midnight balloon drop in the Vista Lounge. The celebration runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and costs $175 per person.

Stein Eriksen Lodge

On Christmas Eve, there will be two seatings for a special prix fixe menu in the Glitretind. The first seating is between 5:30 and 6 p.m., running until about 7 p.m., $140 adults, $30 kids. The second seating is between 7:30 and 8 p.m., $155 adults, $30 kids. Musicians will perform from 6 to 9 p.m.

On Christmas Day, Glitretind will serve its traditional Christmas Buffet, $75 adults, $30 kids.

On Christmas Night, Stein Eriksen will hold its Christmas Night buffet, starting at 5 p.m., $80 adults, $35 kids.

On New Year’s Eve, Glitretind will serve a prix fixe menu and hold two seatings. The first will be at 6 p.m., $175 per person, and feature a four-course menu and a special kids menu for $50. The second seating will include a five-course menu for $225 per person. A kid’s menu will not be served for the second seating.

And on New Year’s Day, enjoy Stein Eriksen’s Sunday Brunch, $50 adults, $25 kids.

Even in the exploration boom of the 1800s, nobody dared to explore the terrain flowing through the Green and the Colorado Rivers.⁠

That is, nobody until Major John W. Powell said the 19th Century equivalent of “Hey man, hold my beer while I try this.”⁠

Read more about his dangerous expedition at the link in our bio!⁠

Photo of Powell’s expedition courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division⁠
...

A brand new issue of Salt Lake magazine is coming your way! ⁠

We can't wait to share these stories with you. This issue includes our annual Blue Plate Awards celebrating those surviving and thriving in the restaurant biz. Plus, we take a road trip to Wyoming and ask why the only Utah passenger on the Titanic didn’t survive her journey.⁠

A note from our editor Jeremy Pugh, including beautiful tributes to Mary Brown Malouf from our friends in the community, is online now. Read more at the link in our bio ❤️⁠

Subscribers: Look for this issue in your mailbox soon. The magazine will be on newsstands March 1! 📬
...

Today, we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Blue Plate Awards! ⁠🎉⁠

These prizes honor the growers, food evangelists, grocers, servers, bakers, chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs who do more than put good food on the table—they make our community a better place to live. This year, just surviving as a local business deserves an award, but each of our Blue Plate winners did more than that. They made us grateful for every person involved in the essential act of feeding us.⁠ 🍽⁠

At the link in our bio, we have the full list of winners, a celebration of feats of COVID creativity and a tribute to restaurants we lost this year. If you’re hungry for more, pick up a copy on newsstands March 1! Plus, check out our Instagram for spotlights on some of the Blue Plate winners. ⁠

This year’s Blue Plate Awards are the first without our beloved Executive Editor Mary Brown Malouf. We dedicate them to her, our town’s biggest food fan, critic and champion. xoxomm⁠ 💙
...

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @ricobrandut for Staying in Beansness⁠

Last summer, it seemed that Rico would be another victim of rapid gentrification in Salt Lake. Luckily, Rico was able to find a new home in Poplar Grove and now plans to add even more employees. It’s a last-minute happy ending for a community leader who literally wears his mission on his sleeve, courtesy a tattoo in bright red block letters: “pay it forward.” 💙⁠
...

2021 Blue Plate Award Winner: @spicekitchenincubator for Keeping the Spice Flowing⁠

This year Spice Kitchen Incubator, already an essential resource for refugees, became, well, even more essential. 💙⁠
...

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @thestore_utah for Special Deliveries ⁠

As grocery delivery becomes the new norm, The Store offers a personal touch that only an independent grocer can provide. Last March, high-risk and elderly customers began calling in their grocery lists over the phone, and The Store’s general managers personally delivered food to their homes. 💙⁠
...

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @cucinaslc for Preserving Neighborhood Connection⁠

Cucina’s outdoor spaces became a place where the neighborhood could gather safely. Owner Dean Pierose offered free coffee in the mornings and encouraged his regulars to linger and commiserate together, preserving a semblance of society during a socially distanced time. 💙⁠
...

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @oquirrhslc for Betting the Bottom Dollar⁠

When COVID-19 hit Salt Lake City, Oquirrh co-owners Andrew and Angelena Fullers' dream was seriously damaged. But the Fullers keep trying to follow the rules. 💙⁠
...

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @hearth_and_hill for Opening Doors⁠

As the pandemic ravages independent restaurants, Hearth and Hill has reaffirmed its commitment to small businesses in Park City and used its large dining room as an informal gathering space for the city. 💙⁠
...

2021 Blue Plate Award winner: @fisherbrewing for Creative Canning⁠

This year, Fisher found ways to utilize their beer, taproom space and canning capabilities for good. They created special lines of limited edition beers in custom cans to help raise funds for local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. 💙⁠
...

A wind storm #tbt for your feed today. 🌬️🛹⁠

2020 was a long, long, loooong year, so we asked local photographers to share what the new normal looked like through their eyes. The link is in our bio!
...

Just hours after being sworn in, President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling for a review of the boundaries for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. The monuments—designated by Barack Obama in 2016 and Bill Clinton in 1996—were reduced by roughly 2 million acres by former president Donald Trump, and the executive order is seen as move towards restoring the original boundaries.⁠

Read the full story through the link in bio.⁠


📸Bears Ears National Monument: Courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism
...

What’s your favorite park in Utah? ...

X
X