Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Atlanta Christmas Dining Options 2013

Little Miss Adventurous Tastes with Santa
My kid and Santa are having THE best conversation

What's that you say...Christmas is just 7 days a way and you haven't made dinner plans yet? Never fear, for you have a bevy of delicious ways to fill your belly in Atlanta on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Feast of the Seven Fishes at Rosebud

On Christmas Eve, Rosebud will be serving its breakfast and lunch menu from 10  a.m. to 3 p.m. and serving an abbreviated version of its regular dinner menu alongside an a la carte menu of Feast of the Seven Fishes specials from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Menu highlights include Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Shellfish Veloute & Fried Caper Hollandaise, Nantucket Cape Scallop Risotto with White Beans, Pickled Celery
& Chanterelle Mushrooms and Lobster Cake with Warm Haricot Vert Salad & Saffron-Corn Puree.

A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Family Dog

Atlanta Christmas Eve Event

Christmas Eve at South City Kitchen

South City Kitchen Midtown will be serving a 3-course prix fixe dinner from 5-9pm for $45 per person ($22.50 for kids under 12).
Black Tie Barbecue Christmas Take Out 

Christmas Turkey and Fixings from Black Tie Barbecue

Want to stay in but don't want to cook? Order from Black Tie Barbecue this holiday season. Menu options range from the traditional (turkey with all the fixings for $90 or brown sugar glazed ham ($55) to more unusual offerings like pineapple jerk fried turkey ($50). Sides include bacon mac 'n cheese ($40) and corn bread dressing ($35).

Christmas Eve Dinner at Empire State South

Now in its third year, the ESS Christmas Eve Dinner has definitely become a tradition. Chef Josh’s 4-course menu will include a special braised lamb from Border Springs Farm. Pastry Chef Melanie will serve a milk and cookies dessert that just might make Santa miss his deadline. Dinner will be one seating at 6:30.

1.
Rabbit Roulade
smoked apple butter, endive, onions, mustard
Vouvray Brut, Champalou, Loire, France, NV

2.
Roasted Catfish Loins
celery root fritters, glazed carrots, celery root puree, roasted brussels
Pinot Grigio, Marco Felluga, ‘Mongris’, Collio, Friuli, Italy, 2012

3.
Braised Border Springs Lamb
cornmeal flat bread, hot and cold accompaniments
Cahors, Clos la Coutale, France, 2010

4.
"Milk and Cookies".
vanilla bourbon milk, coconut rochers, peanut butter cookie, gingerbread ganache, snowballs, amaranth crisp treats

4-courses, family style
$60 per person, $25 for optional wine pairings
Not including tax and gratuity

Call 404-541-1105 for reservations.

Feast of the Seven Fishes at Veni Vidi Vici

Veni Vidi Vici’s annual “Feast of the Seven Fishes” is a three-course meal and available for $49/person. The Antipasto course begins with grilled octopus and calamari served with crispy potatoes and olive vinaigrette. The Primo Piatto (or first course) includes fresh VVV pappardelle, shrimp, mussels, clams, concentrated tomatoes, garlic, anchovy soffritto and topped with buttery lobster broth. The Secondo Piatto rounds out the meal with pan-roasted George’s Bank scallops, butternut squash purée and grained mustard pan jus.

Christmas Eve at Aqua Blue

Roswell dwellers can gather at Aqua blue for their Christmas Eve dinner. From 4-9 p.m. on December 24, a special three-course menu will be offered at $29 per person in addition to the full à la carte menu. The special menu includes the Aqua blue daily soup, 12 oz. rib-eye with horseradish sauce and house-made warm chocolate cake. For reservations, call 770-643-8886.

Christmas Day at Atkins Park 

Opened your gifts and now you're feeling peckish? Check out Atkins Park in Virginia Highland. Dinner is priced at $28 for adults, $18 for young adults and $10 for children under 10 years old. Menu highlights include Big Green Egg smoked turkey breastwith caramelized apple and sage stuffing and cider gravy, bourbon-glazed ham with roasted root vegetables, Grand Marnier compote peppermint cheesecake. Reservations: 404-876-7249.

Christmas Brunch at Southern Art

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 25, guests can enjoy carving stations, artisanal ham and charcuterie, seafood selections and more of chef Art Smith’s favorite holiday dishes. Reservations for adults are $65 each and $32 for children and can be made by calling 404.946.9070.

Etc.

Lots of other restaurants such as Ecco, Ri Ra, Red Pepper Taqueria, Ra Sushi and The Porter will be open serving their regular menus, too!

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