Christmas and New Year dining 2017

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Looking for options this Christmas or New Years? The following are all the foodie events, specials and to go options we currently know of. Check back over the next week as we usually add a few more as restaurants finalize last minute menus and more!

Alamexo Cantina - plantain cakes with salsa ranchera
Alamexo Cantina – plantain cakes with salsa ranchera. Christmassy no?

Alamexo Cantina
New Years Eve
Regaular menu and specials

Chef/Owner Matt Lake is ringing in the new year at his new Alamexo Cantina in the 9th and 9th District with New Year’s Eve special offerings in addition to his all-day menu of regional Mexican specialties. Specials offered at Alamexo Cantina:

Molletes con Chorizo y Huevos
Toasted bread with chipotle black beans, queso Oaxaca, chorizo, and eggs. Garnished with pico de gallo, crema, cilantro, onion. $13.95

Queso Fundido con Langosta
Baked queso Chihuahua with Maine Lobster meat, rajas, cilantro & white onion served with warm corn tortillas. $16.95

A special cocktail will be offered, the “Peligroso” with Espolon reposado, fresh lime, ginger beer and a splash of creme de cassis. $12.00

Owner and Executive Chef Matt Lake, responsible for downtown’s award-winning Alamexo Mexican Kitchen, has long been planning this more casual, Mexican market-style cantina. He and his staff are excited to introduce his new neighborhood gathering place where everything is served family-style in a bright casual setting. Alamexo Cantina in the 9th and 9th District will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

1059 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 658-5859
alamexocantina.com

The Aerie @ Snowbird
Christmas Eve and Day
Four course meal 5-9 p.m. – menu
$59 per person

A special, four-course menu featuring lobster & scallop chowder, prime rib, fruitcake and more! The Aerie regular dinner menu is also available.

9320 Cliff Lodge Dr #088, Snowbird, UT 84092
(801) 933-2222
snowbird.com/dining/the-aerie/

Apex @ Montage Deer Valley
Christmas Day buffet
$110 adults, $50 for children ages 5-12

New Years Eve
Black-tie soiree
$350 per person

After skiing, join Montage for an elegant, multi-station buffet-style holiday meal for Christmas. Enjoy live music, plus a complimentary holiday gift. Then, for New Year’s Eve, join Montage for a delightful soiree. Black-tie attire is recommended. Enjoy an hour-long cocktail reception with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by an expertly crafted multi-course dinner complete with wine pairings. After dinner, dance the night away and ring in the New Year. Note: Non-alcoholic pairings are also available.

9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 604-1300
montagehotels.com/deervalley/en/dining/apex/

caffe niche exterior
Caffe Niche: exterior

Cafe Niche
New Years Eve, 5-9 p.m.
Four course meal
$45 per person

Hosting a special four-course New Year’s Eve dinner celebration from 5 until 9 p.m. chef Andy Morrison’s menu includes: an amuse bouche of chef’s specialty cheeses and crackers; iceberg wedge salad or baked potato bisque; entrée options of Niche nacho, “cheese steak” game burger; pecan crusted “fish sticks” or honey Sriracha airline chicken; and dessert selections of a double chocolate sundae or chef’s big strawberry cream puff.

Café Niche will open on New Year’s Eve for brunch from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. serving the regular menu. On New Year’s Day, Niche will be open for brunch from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., closed for dinner, and will be open again for regular business on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017.

On Christmas Eve Café Niche will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. serving their regular menu with specials from Chef Andy Morrison’s kitchen. Café Niche will be closed for Christmas Day all day to let their crew enjoy the holiday with their families, but open again for regular hours on the 26th.

779 East 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 433-3380
caffeniche.com

Cuisine Unlimited - full Turkey dinner catered and delivered
Cuisine Unlimited – full Turkey dinner catered and delivered

Cuisine Unlimited
Christmas at home – menu

Salt Lake’s best catering company is again offering to deliver Christmas right to your doorstep – no cooking required. Cuisine Unlimited’s Christmas menu offers everything from a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings down to just a simple butterscotch cream pie to go – and everything in between. Options for pickup or delivery will make your Christmas a cinch.

Orders will be accepted through Thursday, December 21st. You can find the whole mouth watering brochure here.

Current Oysters
Oysters at Current

Current Fish And Oyster
New Years Eve
Four course menu, 4-10 p.m.
$75 per person

Chef Alan Brines and his culinary team are excited for Current Fish & Oyster’s New Year’s Eve celebration. He’s featuring customer favorites, has added some holiday specials, and is offering the option of adding his famous seafood tower. His four-course menu is available from 4 until 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. Diners choose one selection from each course. First course options include Caputo’s burrata, crab cakes, clam chowder or oysters; Brines’ second course choices include Current’s signature house salad, apple fennel salad or a kale and beet salad. Main course selections include the unique whole branzino, lobster tail, prime rib, pan-roasted sea scallops or roasted cauliflower.

Current Fish & Oyster will be open for dinner Christmas Eve, from 4 until 8 p.m., serving the regular dinner menu plus some specials. Current will be closed on Christmas Day to allow their employees to enjoy the holidays with their families. Current will be open on New Year’s Day for dinner starting at 5 p.m.

279 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 326-3474
currentfishandoyster.com

Deer Valley Grocery Cafe
Christmas at home
Offering a range of items to go. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Dec. 20, and picked up by 7 p.m. Dec. 23.

Eating Establishment
Serving their regular menu with daily specials. Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

317 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8284
theeatingestablishment.net

Escala Provisions Company
Christmas Eve
Regular dinner service 5-10 p.m.

Christmas Day
Buffet 4-7 p.m.
$55 adults, $25 children 12 and under

New Year’s Eve
Prix fixe menu
$75 per person

3551 N Escala Ct, Park City, UT 84098
(435) 940-1234
parkcity.centric.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/escala-provisions-restaurant-and-bar.html

Firewood
New Years Eve, seating at 5.30, 6.00, 8.30 and 9 p.m.
Five course prix fixe
$150 per person

This destination for locally sourced seasonal food, cooked by wood-fire, is serving a sumptuous five-course prix fixe dinner for New Year’s. The meal includes a champagne cocktail, plus live music by Robyn Cage. Four seatings are available: 5:30, 6:00, 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. Please note, there is a $50 charge for cancellations within 48 hours of your seating.

306 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 252-9900
firewoodonmain.com

Goldener Hirsch Inn
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day normal a la carte menu

New Years Eve
Four course prix fixe
$169 per person

Goldener Hirsch will be serving its raved-about a la carte menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On New Year’s Eve, however, it will be serving a special four-course prix fixe. Start with a choice of risotto with peekytoe crab, sun chokes and lemon; foie gras torchon with poached pear, walnut bread and solara elixir; or pecorino gregoriano with cauliflower, black currants and hazelnuts. Then enjoy either porcini mushroom soup or a salad of baby lettuces, before an entrée of wagyu beef, Maine lobster or classic wiener schnitzel. For dessert, dig into a delectable apple strudel or black raspberry panna cotta.

7570 Royal St, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-7770
goldenerhirschinn.com

Grub Steak
Christmas Day
Three course prix fixe
$48.75 per guest

New Years Eve
Three course prix fixe
$79.75 per guest

Park City’s beloved steakhouse is serving a pair of sumptuous three-course dinners for the holidays. For Christmas Day, start with your choice of hearts of romaine Caesar salad, wild rice and mushroom soup, or Park City’s best salad bar, followed by an entrée of herb-roasted strip loin of angus beef Bernaise, plus chocolate crème brulee for dessert.

For New Year’s Eve, choose between the Caesar, wild rice and mushroom soup, or salad bar, followed by surf-and-turf of beef tenderloin wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon, served with roasted shallots and a Maine lobster tail. Dessert is a classic: chocolate lava cake with Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream and fresh berries.

2200 Sidewinder Dr, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8060
grubsteakrestaurant.com

Hoof And Vine
New years eve, 10 p.m. seating
Six course meal – menu
$100 without wine, $125 with wine

7680 S. Union Park Ave, Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 569-4645
hoofandvine.com

feldmans deli sloppy joe
Feldman’s Deli: Sloppy Joe. Credit: SL Food Quick and Dirty.

Feldmans’s Deli – Need a break from the turkey over the holidays? Head here and well – avoid the turkey sandwich – as good as it is 😉 Feldman’s will be open on the Saturday before Xmas for Breakfast and Lunch only. The business closes from Dec 24th thru Dec 27th and opens for breakfast and lunch on December 28th thru Dec 30th . Normal hours resume January 2nd.

2005 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
(801) 906-0369
feldmansdeli.com

Finca
New Years Eve, 5 p.m. – midnight
Six course meal – menu
$60 food, $35 wine pairings

327 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 487-0699
fincaslc.com

Franck’s
Christmas Eve, 5-8 p.m.
Four course meal – menu
$70 adults, children 12 and under $35

New Years Eve
Five course meal – menu
$90 per person

6263 Holladay Blvd E, Holladay, UT 84121
(801) 274-6264
francksfood.com

Lodge Bistro @ Snowbird
Christmas Day
A special, à la carte holiday menu

9260 E # 082, Lodge Rd, Snowbird, UT 84092
(801) 933-2222
snowbird.com/dining/the-lodge-bistro

Mariposa @ Deer Valley
New Years Eve
Seven course prix fixe
$150 per person with $65 optional wine pairing.

This premier fine-dining destination at Deer Valley Resort is serving a delectable seven-course prix fixe for New Year’s Eve. The evening starts with a selection of osetra caviar with charred shallot crème fraiche, buckwhete blini and Champagne espuma, followed by courses of Kusshi oysters, cold smoked Hamachi and kale and collards. Then enjoy charred Niman Ranch pork tenderloin, followed by wild Hawaiian venison rack, and a dessert of “crème de la crème” featuring house-made cream cheese cheesecake, caramelized whey and a hazelnut toffee crust.

7600 Royal St, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 645-6632
deervalley.com/dining/wheretoeat/mariposa

Oasis German Pancake 1024
Oasis Cafe – German Pancake

Oasis Cafe
New Years Eve
Four Course prix-fixe
$45 per person

Oasis Cafe will greet revelers this New Year’s Eve with a special four-course prix fixe menu from 5 p.m. Chef de cuisine Efren Benitez’s creative menu includes starter options of ahi bruschetta or his famous tour of grilled veggies; second course options of roasted beet and mandarin orange salad or shrimp bisque tempt diners while entrée selections of lobster bucatini, beef tenderloin, herb-crusted chicken breast and curried wild mushroom couscous round out the meal. Diners can cap off their New Year’s Eve meal with a choice of tuxedo cheesecake, poached saffron pear with vanilla cream or a delicate lemon strawberry roulade. Cost is $45 not including suggested wine pairings, tax or gratuity.

Breakfast and lunch will be served prior to 5 p.m. New Year’s Day brunch at Oasis Cafe is also a favorite with locals. It’s loaded with traditional breakfast dishes, soups, salads and sandwiches. Brunch is ala carte and will be served from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with lighter fare served from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Oasis Café will only be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Christmas Eve serving the regular brunch menu and then will be closed in the evening and on Christmas Day to allow their employees to enjoy the holidays with their families.

151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 322-0404
oasiscafeslc.com

Pago
New Years Eve, 5-10 p.m.
Five course meal – menu
$79 food, $49 wine pairings

878 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 532-0777
pagoslc.com

Powder @ Waldorf Astoria
Christmas Eve
Four course prix fixe – menu
$60 per person

Enjoy a delectable Christmas Eve sure to be a delicious start to the holidays. Start with a choice of foraged mushroom strudel or baby spinach salad, followed by white vegetable soup with roasted cauliflower, celery leaves and crispy carrots. Then dig into a main course of Niman Ranch filet or pan seared seabass, capped by a dessert of chocolate hazelnut mousse.

Christmas Day
Buffet
$69 buffet for adults, $34 for children

Enjoy breakfast staples like eggs benedict and French toast, plus charcuterie and cheese, slow-roasted prime rib, spice-crusted ahi tuna, peppermint fudge cake, shortbread pot de crème and a raw bar. In all, more than a dozen selections will be on offer. Salads and soups; seafood like smoked Utah trout, West Coast oysters, smoked salmon and poached jumbo prawns; baked pies, cakes, pastries and cookies; and traditional items like candied yams, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables and sautéed Brussels sprouts. A carving station will be serving grass-fed prime rib, roasted turkey and rosemary and garlic-crusted leg of lamb, and entrées of Kurobuta pork loin and miso-glazed sea bass will also be on offer.

New Years Eve
Four course prix fixe
$95 without wine, $125 with wine; $32 per child

Powder’s special New Year’s Eve dinner starts with a selection of lobster cocktail or Vertical Farms baby lettuces, followed by mushroom consommé. Then enjoy a succulent Niman Ranch lamb loin or turbo fillet, and a dessert of spiced pear tart. Children also get their own four-course meal, starting with an amuse bouche of almond butter and white-grape caviar, then opening courses of mini iceberg salad and tomato bisque with grilled cheese. For a main choice, pick between classic steak-frites or salmon, and, best of all, a vanilla ice cream sundae for dessert.

Frostwood Dr, Park City, UT 84098
(435) 647-5566
waldorfastoriaparkcity.com

Road House Grill and Wasatch Brew Pub
Christmas Eve closing early, New Years Eve Open for regular hours

These two locals-favorite destinations will close early at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve and will remain closed Christmas Day so employees can be with their families. However, they will be open for regular business hours both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, serving their full menus and delicious, hand-crafted, award winning beers.

1900 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84098 | (435) 649-9868 | squatters.com
250 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 | (435) 649-0900 | wasatchbeers.com

Stanza Pea Angnolotti
Stanza: pea angnolotti

Stanza
New Years Eve
Four course menu, 5-10 p.m.
$75 per person

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar’s chef Jonathan LeBlanc is excited to welcome diners for his first holiday season. His special four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve will be served from 5 until 10 p.m. The cost is $75 per person and does not include alcoholic beverages, tax or gratuity.

Stanza’s New Year’s Eve menu includes choices of wild game carpaccio, wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork polpette or grilled oysters. Salad course selections include spinach, salad midi or a classic Caesar. Entrée and pasta choices from Chef LeBlanc’s kitchen include a mouthwatering lobster and shrimp agnolotti, seafood diavolo, Red Bird Farms chicken farfalle, pepper crusted rack of lamb, or a Black Canyon filet. Desserts by Salt Lake’s favorite pastry chef Amber Billingsly include tiramisu, citrus semifreddo or a delicate hazelnut cake. Hillary Merrill’s knowledgeable service staff will guide diners through the best wine and craft cocktail pairings for each course. Stanza will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day to allow their employees to be with their families.

454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 746-4441
stanzaslc.com

Sugar House BBQ - smoked platter with two sides

Sugar House BBQ
Christmas at home
Offering smoked turkeys and hams to go. Last orders, December 18th. more on Facebook.

880 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 893-5409
sugarhousebbq.com

Trestle Tavern
New Years Eve, 5-10 p.m.
Four course meal – menu
$40 food, $25 wine pairings

1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 532-3372
trestletavern.com

Amy Eldredge
Amy Eldredge of Under Current Bar

Under Current Bar
New Years Eve
General admission party

Managing Partner Amy Eldredge is excited to greet revelers on New Year’s Eve with specially concocted sparking wine cocktails. Fruit de Mer and other seafood delicacies are on board from Chef Alan Brines’ kitchen at Current Fish & Oyster. The Will Baxter Band will play from 9:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Under Current Bar will also be open on Christmas Eve until 8 p.m., closed Christmas Day and open all day New Year’s Day, regular hours.

279 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 574-2556
undercurrentbar.com

Versante Hearth & Bar
Christmas Eve normal business hours
Christmas Day open for breakfast; serving special a la carte menu for dinner
New Years Eve open for breakfast and dinner; celebrating with late-night party and DJ in the bar area starting at 10.30 p.m.

Join Versante for a special Christmas Day dinner. Start with a choice of soup du jour or holiday salad, followed by classic entrée selections of slow-roasted prime rib, grilled salmon and roast turkey breast. A kid’s dinner, plus range of family-style sides will also be on offer, including cornbred stuffing, roasted baby potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamed Brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower, and chef’s risotto. Versante will also be open for breakfast and dinner on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, join Versante in ringing in the 2018 with a DJ in the bar area from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover charge, and $5 champagne, drafts and wells.

2346 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 604-4012
parkcitypeaks.com

Windy Ride Bakery
Christmas at home
Offering pies, cakes, quiche and baked goods to go, last orders December 18th – full menu

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Al, let me know who I missed and happy to add them. These were all the companies and restaurants offering Christmas and NYE specials I could find with time to get to press. More will likely be added over the next week, some places only announce info at the very last minute. Yes, some of these companies listed are our Local Partners, these do represent some of the best businesses in Utah regardless though; we turn down plenty of invitations to take new LPs on board. Safe to say, if they’re a Local Partner, they get my personal thumbs up.

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