Instead of making yourself a wreck in the kitchen this holiday, make reservations for these Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners and brunches at the Valley’s finest restaurants.
Tanzy at Scottsdale Quarter will be presenting an amazing chef-prepared Christmas prix fixe menu which offers all the favorites of a home-cooked holiday affair. The three courses include apricot-glazed roasted turkey breast, mixed greens salad, red velvet bread pudding and more. www.tanzyrestaurant.com.
Phoenix’s Arizona Biltmore offers a plethora of dining experiences on both Christmas and Christmas Eve. On the 24th or 25th, enjoy a five-course dinner at Wright’s at The Biltmore or a three-course feast at Frank & Albert’s. The Biltmore also hosts story time with Mrs. Claus on Christmas Eve. http://arizonabiltmore.com/.
Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5 to 10 p.m., J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician will be offering its full a la carte menu in addition to a special prix fixe menu of sea scallops, filet mignon, buche de noel and more. http://www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com/.
The signature Latilla Restaurant at the Boulders Resort in Carefree will be offering a prix fixe, four-course meal on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Think free-range turkey, filet of sole, chocolate-mascarpone Christmas log and more. http://theboulders.com/.
The Phoenician’s Christmas brunch will feature a carving station of prime rib and honey-glazed ham; entrees of sea scallops and grilled lamb chops; a sushi and raw bar; a selection of house-made breakfast pastries and desserts; and much more. To drink, unlimited sparkling wine. http://thephoenician.com/.
Carefree Station’s bar and dining room will be open on Christmas Day from noon to 8 p.m. Choose from an extensive wine, beer and spirits list, in addition to seasonal cocktails. The complete dinner menu will be offered from 3 p.m. to close. http://carefreestation.com/.
Four Valley RA Sushi locations will be open Christmas Day from 5 to 11 p.m.; the sushi spot will be offering all-day happy hour. www.rasushi.com.
Dining guests at T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa can indulge in a prix fixe experience this Christmas Eve and Day, choosing an appetizer, entree and dessert from a selection of holiday favorites. Try the hand-carved turkey dinner served with brioche stuffing, whipped potatoes, candied yams and giblet gravy. http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/.
Champagne plus an extensive feast of fresh fruits, salads, cheeses, an omelet station, roast turkey, sugar-glazed ham, roast prime rib, seafood, holiday desserts and more are on the Christmas Day buffer menu at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. Brunch is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. http://www.thescottsdaleresort.com/.
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliff’s Different Pointe of View and Pointe In Tyme will offer elegant holiday buffets. Different Pointe of View will feature a decadent selection from five stations of specialty dishes, including cherrywood-smoked pork loin and whipped mascarpone potatoes, from noon to 7 p.m. Pointe in Tyme’s buffet will include maple-glazed ham and herb-crusted prime rib, from noon to 6 p.m. http://www.tapatiocliffshilton.com/.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak’s Hole-in-the-Wall’s family feast will be the perfect way to celebrate with corn bread muffins, roast chicken, corn on the cob, baby back ribs and pumpkin pie. The holiday feast is from noon to 10 p.m. http://www.squawpeakhilton.com/.
ZuZu at Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho will feature a few holiday specials like herb-crusted prime rib and egg nog crème brulee, along with the regular menus. Breakfast is served from 6 to 9 a.m., brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is offered from 4 to 9 p.m. www.hotelvalleyho.com.