South Florida Christmas Dining Guide

Casa D’Angelo Boca Raton
The South Florida destination for authentic Italian serves the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes with seafood chosen by Chef Angelo Elia himself.
Menu: An array of octopus, seppia, jumbo shrimp, scallops and lobster, along with baccala and white anchovies.
Hours: Christmas Eve, 4:30-10 p.m.

 

Casa D’Angelo Boca Raton
The South Florida destination for authentic Italian serves the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes with seafood chosen by Chef Angelo Elia himself.
Menu: An array of octopus, seppia, jumbo shrimp, scallops and lobster, along with baccala and white anchovies.
Hours: Christmas Eve, 4:30-10 p.m.

 

Doris Italian Market & Bakery
The Italian specialty market offers four packages for Christmas with easy pickup at locations throughout South Florida,
Menu: Traditional Turkey Package (six to eight people) or Supreme Turkey Package (14 to 16 people) with herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, one dozen rolls, cranberry sauce, one 10-inch apple or pumpkin pie. Spiral Ham Package features half-cut spiral ham with sides and Italian Dinner Package features meat lasagna, chicken Francaise, tossed salad, dinner rolls.
Hours: Christmas Eve, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Christmas Day
Order: 954-572-5269

 

NYY Steak
The fine dining steakhouse serves a variety of holiday treats such as butternut squash bisque ($11) or winter salad ($14) for starters; dry-aged prime rib ($59), Mott Street Peking duck ($36), or Spanish turbot ($42) main course; Italian ricotta cassata cake ($14) or gingerbread cookie ice cream sandwich ($14) for dessert. Plus, Manny Diquez and DJ Immortal offer entertainment at the Legends Lounge.
Hours: Christmas Day, 3-11 p.m.
Reservations: 954-935-6699 (6NYY) or reserve online

 

South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Though SOBEWFF was postponed this year, you can still take the excitement of the foodie event home with the Home for the Holidays Dinner plus the LBS Bake Sale sponsored by Badia Spices. Gourmet dinner packages prepared curated by Constellation Culinary Group, includes entrée, a total of four side dishes or salads, freshly baked bread, dessert(s), Cinzano Prosecco, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, a Grand 75 Cocktail Kit by Grand Marnier, and BACARDÍ Coquito. Plus à la carte dishes are available. All items come full cooked.
In addition, the LBS bake sale returns after delighting dinners last year. During the sale, ocal food icons creating their delectable holiday-inspired dishes.
Contact: sobewff.org/holiday
Order: Through Dec. 20

 

Shooters Waterfront
Bring the waterfront home with a take-go dinner for six to eight people from the Fort Lauderdale restaurant.
Menu: Prime rib, 15-pound slow-roasted turkey, macaroni and cheese, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans almondine, caramelized baby heirloom carrots and pecan pie.
Cost: $150.00 plus $17.66
Order: eventbrite.com/e/holiday-dinner-togo-tickets-131374523737

 

Beach Bar @ Newport Pier
Miami-Dade’s only pier restaurant reopens its doors with plenty of Christmas specials.
Menu: Surf and Turf with an 8 oz.-filet with a 6 oz.-lobster tail; seafood platter, shrimp, scallops, mahi, calamari, scallops and lobster tail; and fresh whole red snapper.
Hours: Closed Christmas Eve; 11 a.m. to midnight, Christmas Day

 

Bill Hansen Catering
Chef Dewey Losasso offers a full cooked and ready-to-reheat menu.
Menu: Starters such as chilled colossal shrimp cocktail, dual sauces (wasabi aioli and cocktail sauce), Italian wedding soup (escarole, white beans and hand rolled meatballs with basil). Local greens with herb dressing, fresh mozzarella, chickpeas and tomato. Entrees to share include roasted leg of lamb with pan gravy, mint aioli, sautéed local snapper Milanese, arugula and lemon; grilled petite Filet Mignon with wild mushroom demi glacé, truffled mashed potatoes, toasted baby vegetables, olive oil and dried figs. Dessert include platters of chocolate Nutella torte, malted milk crema eggnog cookies, Panettone bread pudding and espresso toffee sauce.
Cost: $88 per person plus $20 delivery

 

Toscana Divino
The Italian eatery offers a Christmas tasting menu with a variety of items. Holiday baskets are also available for pickup: panettone and wine; flatbread, cheese and salami; and Italian specialty.
Menu: Pane, burro e olio, warm brioche bread with sea salt flakes, whipped French butter and Italian olive oil; Crema di Zucca appetizer, a pumpkin soup with truffle whipped cream. Other menu items include Risotto alla Milanese, Acquerello rice, Iranian saffron and braised beef; Costoletta d’Agnello, lamb chops with braised cabbage candies and a red wine reduction; Salmone in Crosta, King Salmon with a herb crust served with endive and sunchokes. End the night on a sweet note with the Pera al Vino, a Williams pear poached in Vin Santo del Chianti and topped with vanilla ice cream.
Cost: $70 plus
Orders: [email protected] or 786.857.5035
Hours: Noon to 11 p.m., Christmas Day

 

Burlock Coast (featured image)
Fort Lauderdale’s favorite beachside restaurant allows everyone to enjoy the best of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at home with a package that feeds six to eight people. Or enjoy two options for dine-in: Feast fo the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve and three-course menu on Christmas Day
Christmas Eve dine-in menu: Raw Bar Tower with east coast oysters, shrimp cocktail, house-smoked fish dip, tuna poke, ceviche and sashimi; second course is a whole Oven-Roasted Branzino with gnocchi, roasted mushrooms and pesto; and dessert is a Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with cranberry and orange. A la carte menu is also available.
Christmas Day dine-in menu:
Winter Salad with shaved pears, candied pecans, blue cheese, endive, greens and balsamic vinaigrette; Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Brussels sprouts, cippolini onion, mushrooms and horseradish cream; and Vanilla Pavlova with raspberry curd and chocolates.
To-go menu: House-smoked and slow cooked local ham rubbed with pineapple jam; winter greens salad with blue cheese and pecans; parsnip and roasted baby potatoes; roasted peppers and corn with aioli and cotija cheese; cippolini onions and mushrooms; homemade focaccia bread and panettone bread pudding. For $49 you can add on a roasted turkey breast roulade with cranberry sauce.
Cost: $299 (excluding tax and gratuity) for to-go package; $179 for two people on Christmas Eve; $89 per adult and $29 per child for dine-in on Christmas Day
Hours: 6-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve; noon to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day
Orders: By Dec. 23 at (954) 302-6430

 

MK Takeaways
Chef-prepared meals can be heated at home for instant Christmas joy.
Menu: Christmas entree highlights include garlic crusted roasted rack of lamb ($44); free range turkey with cheesy sausage and sage stuffing ($39); standing rib roast with thyme au jus ($45); brown sugar honey glazed ham ($37); and grouper en papillote ($39). new year’s entree highlights include filet mignon & lobster tail ($75); rack of lamb with pomegranate and fennel ($63); braised red wine short ribs with parmesan polenta ($57); roasted Cornish hens ($55); and osso bucco ($54).
Orders: Available through Dec. 18; Meal will be delivered Dec. 24.

 

Ariete
The Coconut Grove restaurant offers a Noche Buena To Go package with a variety of succulent menu items.
Menu: Caja China style pork with housemade mojo and onions; mojo yucca; white rice with crispy garlic; camarones enchilado with herb salad; Abuela’s black beans; heirloom tomato and avocado salad; yucca cheese balls; Ariete’s wildly popular candy cap mushroom flan and a decadent tres leches.
Cost: $180 for parties of four; $360 for parties of eight; $540 for parties of 12
Pickup dates: Dec. 23 from noon to 6 p.m. and Christmas Even from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Order: linktr.ee/ArieteHospitality or (305) 640-5862

 

Wild Fork
The meat and seafood market (with locations in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Doral and Kendall) makes holiday cooking easy with a heat-and-serve menu for six.
Menu: Boneless Berkshire ham, porcini mushroom risotto balls, spanakopita, everything franks in blankets, organic broccoli cuts, organic sweet corn, organic green beans, organic sliced peaches, pork seasoning, apple pie, cheesecake gelato, sea salt caramel gelato and hazelnut gelato. Plus, more than 50 a la carte items.

 

Bourbon Steak
Chef Michael Mina’s Aventura steakhouse at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa offers a three-course prix fixe
Menu: Dinner highlights include prime cuts of meat such as 16 oz. Delmonico Ribeye, 14 oz. Veal Chop, Rack of Lamb and 14 oz. New York Strip; ice cold shellfish tower with oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab; and spicy beef lettuce cups with Thai chili & basil, sweet chili sauce and crunchy rice. For dessert, guests may indulge in Chocolate Molten with raspberry gel, feuilletine crumble, raspberry sorbet; Espresso Panna Cotta with toffee praline, gingerbread clusters, caramel cremeux; and Mille Feuille with roasted pineapple, toasted coconut cream, passionfruit gel.
Hours: Christmas Day, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $110 per person
Reservations: (786) 279-6600

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