Can you believe Christmas Eve is just 10 days away?
Fortunately, a number of Laguna Beach restaurants are ahead of the curve with a variety of take out/delivery options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This article lists seven participating restaurants, but more are on their way.
Check out my Restaurant Directory for Added Holiday Feast Listings
As other Laguna chefs chime in this week, I’ll be updating this “Holiday Feast” list in my Laguna Beach Restaurant Directory – just click on the directory and check the “Holiday Offers” box for your options. (Don’t just wait for the holidays. You can also search all restaurant updates on daily menus and hours as we all support our restaurants in this “to go” mode.)
This time, I’m ordering the entries in the order they were received:
Christmas Mix & Match. Chef Lindsay Smith will be offering a cornucopia of options for your Christmas feast in her online to-go menu. Choose your own brunch items or lunch/dinner feast items from a variety of proteins, vegetables, sides and desserts. Consider, as example, Filet Mignon cooked to your liking, Basil Aioli Roasted Salmon or Herb Grilled Whole “Loup de Mer” Sea Bass. Throw in cocktails or wines by the bottle, too. Create your own menu for two people or more.
Available for Ordering: Now through Tuesday, Dec. 22nd at midnight.
To order: Order online at NirvanaGrille.com
Price: Varies according to your order
Pick up: Schedule your pick up time for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th.
P.S. New Year’s Eve drink kits, appetizers and dinner to go will be offered if ordered by Dec. 29th at midnight.
4-Course Prix Fixe Menus. Brussels offers three 4-course options this holiday season. The appetizer across all three options is a 16-piece “appetizer-verrine” – 4 smoked salmon. 4 crab claws, 4 shrimp and 4 pork belly. All provide for 3-4 people.
Option #1 – Christmas Turkey Slices (Turkey Breast) and Gravy is joined with Apples & Cranberry Sauce, Gratin Dauphinois and Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans.
Option #2 – Roasted Salmon and Spinach in Puff Pastry, Fresh Spinach, Mashed Potatoes.
Option #3 – Beef Wellington (Filet of beef wrapped in phyllo pastry) with Beef Reduction Sauce, Fingerling Potatoes and Green Beans.
The dessert across all options finishes beautifully with four fresh-baked apple tarts.
Brussels Bistro Available for Ordering: Now through Tuesday, Dec. 22nd.
To order: Order online at BrusselsBistro.com (Christmas Dinners cannot be shipped.)
Christmas Turkey option #1 is $80 + tax and gratuity
Roasted Salmon in Puff Pastry option #2 is $120 + tax and gratuity
Filet of Beef Wellington option #3 is $160 +tax and gratuity
Pick up: December 24th between 10 am and noon.
Broadway by Amar Santana
6-Course Prix Fixe Menu. Chef Amar has created a feast that allows you to choose from two proteins at two price points. Each meal serves four.
Option #1: Roasted Australian Wagyu Beef Rib Eye (3 lbs.)
Option #2: Frenched Pork Roast (3 lbs.)
Each option comes with Charcuterie and Cheese Platter, Glazed Cured Ham (2 lbs.), Yukon Gold Potato Gratin, Roasted Winter Veggies, Chef’s Salad and Dessert Buche de Noel (Christmas Log) for dessert.
You also have an option to add additional Pork Roast or Ribeye if you sense a hungrier crowd.
Broadway Available for Ordering: Now through Monday, Dec. 21st
To order: Order online at BroadwaybyAmarSantana.com
Australian Wagyu option #1 is $395 + tax and gratuity
Frenched Pork Roast option #2 is $325 + tax and gratuity
Pick up: Schedule your pick up time for Wed, Dec. 23rd.
P.S. Add Broadway’s signature eggnog, a 16-ounce bottle for $18 serves two. it’s made up of quite a heady blend of Cognac, Spiced Rum, Pineapple and Toasted Pecan.
4-Course Prix Fixe Menu. Chef Chris Mahler is offering The Oak Holiday Feast for 4 people.
The “Main Event” offers 2 Roasted Cornish Game Hens with fig glaze and wild rice and chestnut stuffing. His best-selling Beet Salad serves up arugula, goat cheese, candied walnuts and pomegranate. And sides consist of Cauliflower Au Gratin and Green Bean Casserole. Finish with Maple Pecan Pie (yum).
Oak Laguna Available for Ordering: Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 22nd
To order: Call Chef Chris direct at (949) 433-6233
Price: $170 (feeds four) + tax and gratuity
Pick up or delivery: Occurs on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th.
Christmas A La Carte
Co-Owner Francesca is still devising a number of festive dishes for your holiday feast. While some items have already been posted, she plans on having the entirety posted this week.
One specialty you might strongly consider: Sea Bass with Mashed Potatoes on a Spinach Bed. Otherwise, choose from a variety of proteins, sides, vegetables, desserts and cocktails, too.
GG’s Bistro Cafe Available for Ordering: This week through early Christmas Eve.
To order: Order online at GGsCafeBistro.com
Price: Varies according to your order
Pick up: Schedule your curbside pick-up time for the 23rd, 24th or 25th between the hours of 11:30 am and 8 pm.
Lumberyard Laguna Beach
Christmas Eve Prime Rib
Owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn are back for their Christmas Eve tradition … well, in new classic take-out style … with their full menu and special Christmas Eve Prime Rib available through 7:30 pm. Go online to order here or call, (949) 715-3900.
Harley Laguna Beach
“Bring Harley to Your Table this Holiday”
Chef Greg Daniels might be the only one in this list of ardent providers who thought of Christmas MORNING, too, with a Take and Bake Christmas Morning Veggie and Egg Strata. It serves 3-4 people for $24.
But, he’s got plenty of pre-Christmas on his list, too, with an A La Carte menu that covers everything from his famed Chicken Pot Pie (I wrote about it weeks ago here), Butternut Squash Soup, White Bean Cassoulet, plenty of vegetable and mashed potato sides, and both Bourbon & Pecan Pie and Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert offerings. See the specific details in his Holiday Listing in the Restaurant Directory.
Harley’s Available for Ordering: Now through Monday, Dec. 21st.
To order: Order online at HarleyLagunaBeach.com
Price: Varies according to your order
Pick up: Wednesday, Dec. 23, after 3 pm
4-Course Prix Fixe Menu. Chef Rainer Schwarz’ Christmas-To-Go feeds 6-8 people.
He’s also offering two protein options as follows:
Option #1: Double R Ranch Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast with specific vegetable side of Grilled Jumbo Asparagus and Heirloom Carrots and au jus for the roast.
Option #2: Diestel Whole Roasted ChristmasTurkey has its specific sides of Green Beans and Heirloom Carrots and the always-necessary cranberry sauce and sherry-sage gravy.
Either option also comes with Parker House Rolls, Driftwood Winter Salad, and Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (with atomic horseradish sauce). Finish either meal with a Traditional Christmas Yule Log “Buche de Noel.”
Driftwood Kitchen Available for Ordering: Now through Tuesday, Dec. 22nd.
To order: Order online at DriftwoodKitchen.com
Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast option #1 is $340 + tax and gratuity
Whole Roasted Christmas Turkey option #2 is $285 + tax and gratuity
Pick up: Schedule your curbside pick-up time for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th, between 11 am and 3 pm
5-Course December Holiday Meal Box. The Sapphire team is offering this special through the entire month of December. The Holiday Box feeds four to six people. It includes two Grilled Bone-In Ribeye Steaks, four Grilled Salmon Filets, salad, mashed potatoes, farmer’s market vegetables and homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
The Holiday Box also includes a $20 gift card for future use. Three special promotional wines are also available. Sorry, no substitutions.
Sapphire Available for Ordering: Pre-order 24 hours in advance of desired pickup anytime in December.
To order: Order online at SapphireLagunaBeach.com
Price: $189 + tax and gratuity.
Pick up: 24 hours later during normal operating hours.