On Friday, we tempted your taste buds with seven Valley restaurants that are offering up luxe holiday feasts. Here are eight more local dining destinations that are sure to make you rub your belly–like a bowl full of jelly–this Christmas weekend. Be sure to reserve your spot now! (Note most prices do not include tax and gratuity; special prices may be available for children and seniors.)
Latilla The restaurant at The Boulders resort is serving up a traditional holiday spread via its prix fix menu. Dishes include roasted butternut squash soup, roasted black bass, roasted free-range turkey with traditional garnishes and more. $78 per adult. http://www.theboulders.com/.
Eddie’s House Old Town’s Eddie’s House is serving up a family-style feast for the holidays. On the menu: grilled T-bone steak with truffle mashed potatoes and bacon broccoli or grilled free-range chicken paired with pasta with ginger pear sesame cranberry. Prices vary per entree. http://www.eddieshouseaz.com/.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess The Scottsdale resort’s high-end eateries, La Hacienda, The Grill at TPC Scottsdale and Bourbon Steak, are all dishing out festive holiday meals–some with traditional holiday offerings, others with more out-of-the-box offerings. Hungry guests also have the chance to dine at the Christmas brunch at the Princess Falls Waterfalls. Prices vary per restaurant. http://www.scottsdaleprincess.com/.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa The Phoenix resort’s trio of restaurants will each offer special holiday spreads. Tuscany will be serving a three-course prix fixe dinner; Meritage Steakhouse will be serving a classic family-style Christmas dinner; and Blue Sage will be offering a Christmas dinner buffet. Prices vary per restaurant. http://www.jwdesertridgeresort.com/.
T. Cook’s Stop by the romantic restaurant at Phoenix’s Royal Palms Resort & Spa for a divine Christmas meal. The three-course spread includes oven-roasted turkey or glazed ham from the fireplace, pan-roasted sole, grilled beef tenderloin, pan-roasted duck breast, slow-roasted lamb, seared Irish salmon and, for vegetarians, a roasted local farm vegetable pot pie. $70 per adult. http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/.
Phoenix City Grille The cozy Phoenix tavern is doling out such top-tier eats as rosemary-roasted prime rib with a red chile jus, creamy horseradish, yukon gold mashed and french green beans and a pan-roasted sea bass with sunchoke mash, meyer lemon-Champagne butter sauce and almond-crusted asparagus spears. Prices vary per dish. http://phoenixcitygrille.com/.
elements On Christmas Day, a four-course meal at elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort awaits. Dishes include cinnamon-spiced duck breast, escargot wild mushroom strudel and a Black Forest dessert, perfect for chocolate lovers, among many other delicious dishes. $65 per adult. http://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/content/index.html.
The Phoenician The Phoenix resort’s newly renovated Camelback Ballroom is set to host a traditional Christmas brunch. In addition to sparkling wine, guests can look forward to carved turkey breast with foie gras gravy, apple and chestnut stuffing; New York strip steak; potato gnocchi; paninis’ eggs Benedict; malted sweet potato waffles; caviar; sushi; antipasti and a selection of breakfast pastries and desserts. http://thephoenician.com/.
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