If you will be spending several days cooking for relatives, good for you (and best of luck on that), but for the rest of us slackers, here's an early round-up of which restaurants will be open, what you'll be eating and how much it will cost you:
Menu Highlights: squash soup with foie gras; pork tenderloin with bacon sweet potato hash and cranberry jam; confit
turkey thigh with braised carrots and rosemary walnut stuffing; braised
short ribs with horseradish potato puree ($95 per person).
Cecconi's at Soho House
Menu Highlights: raviolini del plin with parmesan fonduta and black truffles; roasted lamb shoulder with lentils, brussel sprouts and fingerling potatoes; grilled lobster tail with asparagus and celery root puree; dolce panettone with warm zabaione ($85 per person).
Menu Highlights: roasted chestnut soup with smoked Applewood bacon and candied ginger; Virginia honey glazed ham with truffled mashed potato, green bean gratin, sweet potato, pineapple-whiskey compote and corn bread bacon stuffing; bourbon pecan pie with eggnog anglaise and ginger ice cream ($55 per person).
Edge, Steak & Bar
Menu Highlights: winter pumpkin bisque; spiny lobster with spiced Chantilly and chervil; crispy pork belly with candied chestnut puree, Loxahatchee mint and cipollini; duck confit and foraged mushroom strudel with Valencia orange braised endive and truffle essence; stuffed breast of turkey, sweet potato brûlée, haricot verts, cranberry and chestnut puree; eggnog soufflé with cinnamon anglaise ($85 per person).
Menu Highlights: seared venison loin with pumpkin custard, huckleberries and roasted sunchokes; roast prime rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding; gingerbread tart with cranberry-apple and eggnog ice cream ($12 - $38).
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
capon salad with crispy pancetta, red cabbage and quail eggs;
prosciutto and veal tortellini in rich beef broth; champagne risotto
with scampi and Osetra caviar; a trio of traditional beef stew,
cotechino and veal meatloaf served with a pairing of Piemontese sauces
(à la carte pricing, $18 - $48).
Menu Highlights: braised short ribs with
vegetable and farro risotto;
diver sea scallops
with chestnuts, broccoli & chanterelle mushrooms;
21-day aged sirloin of beef with
fingerling potatoes, preserved truffles and creamed spinach; Amedei chocolate cake
with toasted almond gelato and salted caramel sauce ($75 per person).
seared foie gras with basil, spicy brazil nuts, toasted marshmallow and
a molten boniato croquette; wagyu and cashew stuffed Peruvian turkey
roulade with brown buttered gingered collards and sansho-rosemary glace;
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and kurisumasu keki, a Japanese christmas cake with yamamomo berries (à
la carte pricing, $10 - $28).
Stay tuned for more holiday infused menu offerings next week!