Restaurants Serving Christmas Day Dinner

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Did you cook up a big Thanksgiving dinner and just the thought of cooking a big meal for Christmas is stressing you out? Then you are in luck! Fabulous restaurants around the valley are cooking up amazing meals for Christmas dinner!

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elements at Sanctuary Resort

elements restaurant will feature a four-course dinner by executive chef and Food Network star Beau MacMillan. Served Dec. 25 from 5:30-10 p.m. ($90 per person excluding tax, gratuity and beverages), menu highlights include roasted parsnip soup with shallot confit, toasted pecans and maple cream; escargot ‘pot pie’ with hon shimeji mushrooms, spinach, candied fennel, and soy caramel; herb roasted guinea hen with braised cabbage, wild rice, celery root hash and natural jus; chilean sea bass with fennel chorizo broth, roasted cippolini onions, blistered tomato, and lobster; and moroccan spice lamb with roasted eggplant, harissa, and pistachio mint chimichurri. Dessert selections will include chocolate hazelnut roulade with chocolate sponge, nutella cream, orange, and candied hazelnuts; and vanilla semifreddo with citrus consommé, shortbread cookie, and basil. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.607.2300.

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 25, District American Kitchen and Wine Bar in Phoenix will offer a three course meal. First course is a choice of sweet potato bisque or chicory and local goat cheese salad. The second course is a choice of spiced Tenderbelly ham with citrus and rye, tomahawk ribeye with caramelized onion smashed potatoes or Cioppino which is clams, mussels, crab, shrimp and lobster tail in a spicy tomato broth. For dessert, District will serve salted caramel and hazelnut truffle tart with sweet cherry ice cream and hazelnut dust. Prices for Christmas Day dinner are $34 for adults, $17 for kids 12 years old and younger, and $16 for the wine pairing. Restaurant reservations are required. Call 602.817.5400 or visit districtrestaurant.com.

Tanzy Scottsdale

Enjoy a traditional ham dinner – with a twist! Tanzy is offering a maple glazed ham steak as the main course of their Christmas feast. Dinner is $35 per adult and $20 for children. Visit tanzyrestaurant.com for the full menu.

The Latilla at the Boulders

The Boulders’ signature Latilla restaurant hosts a delectable prix fixe four-course Christmas Day menu. Selected menu items include Maine Lobster Bisque, Roasted Free Range Turkey, Pan Seared Organic Salmon and Bacon Wrapped Black Angus Filet. This feast is $78.00 per person; children 6-11 years old $28.00. For more information, or to make a reservation please call 480.595.3496 or visit the website at theboulders.com.

Cafe ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Enjoy brunch from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. or dinner from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The regular menus will be offered, along with some festive holiday specials starting at 11 a.m., including Green Corn Tamales with red chile sauce and a poached egg ($13), Lobster Bisque with brioche croutons and chive crème fraiche ($8), Slow Roasted Herb Crusted Prime Rib with yukon gold mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, creamy horseradish and au jus ($32), Egg Nog Crème Brulee with raspberry and brandy coulis ($8), Pumpkin Cheesecake with cinnamon spiced whipped cream ($8), and a children’s special of ZuZu’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese with roast ham and buttered breadcrumbs ($12). Reservations can be made at HotelValleyHo.com or 480.421.7997.

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