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Christmas Eats

Chi Lin
On Christmas Executive Chef Tyson Wong will offer the complete menu including the following dishes on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Taste Scallion Pancakes with Braised Short RibRolled Cheong Fun Noodles XOChi Lin Signature Peking Duck – lacquered skin Peking duck carved and served with hand-made porbien crepe, plum sauce, and julienne cucumbers and scallions; and Black Pepper Two Basil Filet Mignon with Crispy Shiso Leaf. 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.278.2068

Delphine Eatery + Bar
Join in their Christmas-inspired menu ($65) during the week of December 23, including Christmas Day! Last seating at 7:30 pm each evening. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028; 323.798.1300

Celebrate Christmas Eve with Chef Josiah Citrin at Mélisse, and indulge in a 5-course menu ($150) that includes options like Maine Lobster, Truffle Risotto, and Liberty Duck. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401; Resys are required: 310.395.0881

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Hotel Bel-Air with Master Chef Wolfgang Puck. The 4-course prix-fixe dinner ($160; $65/child) includes dishes such as Roasted Italian Chestnut Soup with black truffles, Blue Fin Toro Tuna Carpaccio, and Maine Lobster Pot Pie. Christmas Eve: 5 – 9:30 pm. On Christmas Day, a 3-course brunch ($125; $65/child) will be offered with dishes including Maryland Blue Crab Cakes, Soft French-Style Omelet, and a Winter Salad with Tuscan Kale. Holiday carolers (from 6 – 9 pm) will provide entertainment during the 4-course prix-fixe dinner ($160; $65/child) which includes dishes like Pumpkin Soup, Stone Crab and Lobster Louis, Organic Guinea Hen, and Hand-Cut Tortelloni. Christmas Day: brunch, 11 am – 3 pm; dinner, 5 – 9 pm. Ring in the New Year with dishes like Roasted Italian Chestnut Soup, Nantucket Bay Scallops Carpaccio, Wagyu Sirloin Steak and a Dark Chocolate Soufflé Tartlet. $185/4 course pre-fixe menu, 5:30 – 6:30 pm; $275/5 course prix-fixe menu, 9 – 10 pm, 5. Includes champagne toast and party favors. 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, 90077; 310.909.1644

Tres by José Andrés
Spend Christmas morning with a holiday brunch ($52) from 10 am – 3 pm, in addition to the regular menus. 465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048; 310.246.5551

Karen and Quinn Hatfield invite you to celebrate the holiday with a special Christmas Eve Dinner. The Hatfield’s will serve a 4-course prix-fixe menu ($98) comprised of some of the restaurant’s favorite dishes. 5:30-10:30 pm; 6703 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90038; 323.935.2977

The Sycamore Kitchen
Order up their Holiday Brunch Basket ($50)! Starting on December 15th, The Sycamore Kitchen will offer a this basket filled with items from the restaurant like Stumptown Coffee beans, pancake mix, house made granola, jam, biscotti, cookies and gingerbread. Items are subject to change depending on availability. Can only be purchased in the restaurant. 143 South La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.939.0151

Comme Ca
Get pies and latkes to go this holiday season. A notice of 72 hours is required for orders of 1 or 2 pies, and up to four days’ notice for larger orders, especially for those with the Latkes’ and additional add-ons. Available through December 22nd. No pick-ups on Mondays due to restaurant closure. Options include: Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Pie $45; Caramelized Apple Crumble $45; Gingerbread Pudding $45; Classic Pecan Pie $50; Sweet Potato Mousse (Chocolate Ganache, Swiss Meringue, Gluten Free!) $50; and Latkes by the Baker’s Dozen (with Sour Cream, Apple Sauce, Scallions) $30. Add-ons: Duck Confit $12 /leg; House-cured Salmon Gravlax $12/3oz; Salmon Caviar M/P; and American Sturgeon Caviar M/P. 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069; 323.782.1104

Patina is offering a three-course ($65), four-course ($85), or seven-course ($140) menu this Christmas Eve. Enjoy dishes like Maine Lobster Carpaccio with pomegranate, grana padano, and toasted pepitas or Butternut Squash Velouté with poached hen egg, bacon crisp, and pomegranate. Desserts include a Chocolate Bûche de Noël with Marcona almond and eggnog ice cream and a Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted caramel and ginger sorbet. Christmas Eve, 5 -8 pm; 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012; 213.972.3331

Ray’s and Stark Bar
On Christmas Eve, Ray’s will honor the heritage of Southern Italy’s La Vigilia– Feast of the Seven Fishes. Executive Chef Kris Morningstar will offer a special seven-course dinner ($55; $19/children 12 and under) with highlights including Marinated-smoked mussels, sword tip squid, garlic vinaigrette, parsley, fermented chile; Salt cod fritters, saffron aioli; and Prawns with pesto, olive oil, lemon zest. For dessert, there’s tiramisu made with marsala wine. Christmas Eve, 5-10 pm; 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.857.6180

Kendall’s Brasserie
Enjoy 3 or 4 courses ($55/3 courses; $65/4 courses; $19/children under 12) for Christmas including Chef’s selection of 6 Oysters on the half shell; Veal Sweet Bread with Vegetable-Truffle Risotto and Port Wine Glaze; and Roasted Rack of Lamb with Tomato Confit, Flageolet Beans and Garlic Flan. Christmas, 5– 7:30 pm; 213.972.7322

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Feast on 3 courses ($49; $19/children under 12) for Christmas including Roasted Chestnut Soup with Bacon & Sesame Crumble Cinnamon Crème; and Poached Pheasant with Celeriac Puree, Caramelized Endive, Roasted Chestnuts, and Bacon. Christmas, 5–8:30 pm; 213.680.0330

Café Pinot
For Christmas, they are serving up 3 or 4 courses ($65/3 courses; $78/4 courses; $19/children under 12) including Alsatian Onion Tart with Bloomsdale Spinach Salad, Pickled Red Onions, and Red Wine-Honey Vinaigrette; and Lobster Risotto with Arborio Rice, Lobster, and Parmesan Cheese. Christmas, 5–8 pm;  700 W 5th St., Los Angeles, 90071; 213.239.6500

Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique
Celebrate Christmas Eve with a 4-course menu ($150) designed by Executive Chef Giselle Wellman that captures the essence of Petrossian caviar. Dishes include Petrossian Caviar Flight; Cauliflower Soup with White Truffle, Leeks, and Brioche; Seafood Risotto with Lobster, Clams, Mussels, Iranian Imported Saffron, Tomato and White Wine; Roasted Venison with Cranberry Jus, Celery Root, Savory Granola; and Persimmon Cake with Carrot, Ginger, and Pistachios. Christmas Eve, 5 pm-close; 321 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 90048; 310.271.6300

WP24 Restaurant
Celebrate on the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton with a tasting menus highlighting the restaurant’s signature modern Chinese cuisine. They will feature a “Holiday Dim Sum Dinner” ($70) for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

LA Market Restaurant at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Enjoy a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day prix fixe menu ($65) including offerings like Sweet Potato Gnocchi featuring apple smoked bacon and truffle cream; Prime Rib of Beef with Bloomsdale spinach, pop over, porcini butter, and tricolor cauliflower; and Chocolate Yule Log featuring a gingerbread sponge, eggnog crème brûlée, and chocolate sauce.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a menu ($65) by Executive Chef Chuck Abair including dishes like House Cured Salmon crème fraiche, orange gastrique, basil & fennel salad; Dungeness Crab Cake grapefruit, piquillo pepper purée, arugula, cilantro; and Sweet Potato Gnocchi roasted squash, baby kale, thyme. Second Course includes Chicken chestnut puree, mushrooms, corn bread, frisee, chicken jus; Shortrib crispy harissa potato, broccolini, red wine jus; and Lobster Stew. Desserts include Milk & Cookies and Chocolate Pot de Crème butterscotch, marshmallow, graham cracker. Christmas Eve, 5-11:30 pm; 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 90292; 310.823.6395

Hotel Casa del Mar
Celebrate Christmas Eve ($75) and Christmas Day ($80) at Catch with three-course, prix fixe menus on each day. Christmas Eve highlights include Mustard-Marinated California Black Cod with roasted cauliflower, asparagus, and red wine reduction and Sticky Date Pudding, served with toffee sauce and Devonshire cream. On Christmas Day, enjoy dishes like Seared Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with artichokes, salsify, and black truffle or Maple Glazed Poussin with wild rice and chestnuts. Christmas Eve, 5:30-9 pm; Christmas Day, 11 am-9 pm; 910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.581.5533




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