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What You’re Eating: Seasonal Christmas Menus

December 11, 2013 4:00 AM

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‘Tis the season to celebrate the holiday with friends and loved ones by honoring this long time tradition with a culinary feast like no other. This month, restaurants throughout Southern California are preparing their special menus with selections that will make you feel the spirit of the holidays.
(credit: credit: Dorchester Collection)

(credit: credit: Dorchester Collection)


Wolfgang Puck
701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 472-­1211
www.dorchestercollection.com

The ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas menu is nothing short of a Christmas miracle. Just call Wolfgang Puck “Santa” because he has planned a selection that will make you wish it was Christmas Eve every day. Dine on Roasted Italian Chestnut Soup, Hand Cut Tortellioni Pasta, Pan Roasted Sicilian Bronzino, Maine Lobster “Pot Pie”, Liberty Farms Duck Breast, 35 Day Dry Aged Prime New York Sirloin and Juniper Smoked Venison Filet Mignon.

(credit: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills)

(credit: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills)


Culina
300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 273­-2222
www.fourseasonslosangeles.com

Treat the foodie in your life to the ultimate gift with Christmas brunch at Culina inside the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. Enjoy station upon station of pure holiday goodness including: omelet and waffles made to order, handmade sushi and flavors from the sea, dim sum, artisan cheeses, carving station, Californian caviar and tartare station, 14 signature salads and a children’s buffet. But, don’t fill up too much, or you’ll miss out on the Four Seasons famous warm doughnuts and holiday desserts from around the world which will leave you wanting more after your last bite.

(credit: The London West Hollywood)

(credit: The London West Hollywood)


Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 854-­1111
www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Christmas Eve with Gordon Ramsay will keep the Christmas Spirit alive with his signature Black Winter Truffle Risotto with lobster sauces, Roasted Chestnut Soup with duck confit and porcini mushrooms, Charcoal Roasted Scallops, Roasted Organic Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and traditional offerings, Butter Poached Lobster, Black Angus Filet Mignon and “Gordon Ramsay’s” Roasted Beef Wellington. For dessert be sure to enjoy the Eggnog Creme Brule with gingerbread cookie and Christmas Yule Log “Served for Two”.

(credit: Dorchester Collection)

(credit: Dorchester Collection)


The Polo Lounge
9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 887-­2777
www.dorchestercollection.com

The Christmas Day dinner menu at the Polo Lounge is the perfect way to end the day with family and friends. Course after course, the Polo Lounge has all of the comforts of home this holiday. Polo Lounge Tortilla or Chestnut Soup, 1/2 Dozen Marin Miyagy Oysters, Winter Salad or Forbidden Shrimp, and pick from a choice of entrees: Diestel Natural Turkey with whipped potato, sauteed green beans with almonds, traditional stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy, Slow Roasted Prime Rib with German butterball potatoes, port wine poached cipollini onions, swiss chard and Bordelaise sauce or Lobster Thermidor with bloomsdale spinach, assorted mushrooms, mornay sauce and aged sherry. For dessert, try the delicious Eggnog Brulee or the Chestnut Tiramisu.

(credit: Mr. C Hotels)

(credit: Mr. C Hotels)


The Restaurant at Mr. C
1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(877) 334­-5623
www.mrchotels.com

For a more traditional Christmas Day dinner, visit The Restaurant at Mr. C for a menu that will make you feel the spirit. Menu items include Pumpkin Squash Soup with Amaretto cookies and crispy almond, Baked Spinach Tagliolini with porcini mushrooms and choice of Roast Rack of Lamb with rosemary sauce and potato parmentier or Pan Roasted Halibut with yellow & red cherry tomato, white wine sauce, served with rice pilaf. Cheesecake with homemade strawberry Marmalade will be served for dessert and a wine pairing is available upon request.

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Nicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The JetSet Family. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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