Don’t want to slave over Christmas dinner, but the idea of getting your whole family dressed up and out the door for a prix fixe at a restaurant has you stressed out too? Then order in! These New York City restaurants are offering everything from festive main dishes to traditional holiday desserts to-go. By Sarah Shaker.
Want a whole Christmas meal prepared for you? Order Holiday Feast Party Pans from Buca di Beppo in Midtown. These trays include Turkey and Gravy, Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, available through December 31, starting at $150 for 10 people. The restaurant requires a 48-hour notice when ordering. Buca di Beppo will open at 11:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to pick up your orders.
OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
OddFellows Ice Cream Co. is introducing a limited edition Gingerbread Holiday Ice Cream Cake for your family dinner and party pleasure. The special order ice cream cake features a spiced gingerbread ice cream, layered with orange and olive oil cake, spiced cherries, and ginger crumbs, then sprayed with chocolate and garnished with gingerbread men cookies. The cake is for in-store pick up only from Sunday, December 15 through Tuesday, December 24, 2013.
Good Enough to Eat
This holiday season, for the first time in more than 30 years, Good Enough to Eat on the Upper West Side will be serving Christmas dinner and offering a complete holiday take out menu. Dine on all your favorites like Schatzie’s Herb Roasted Fresh Turkey, Baked Salmon with Mustard Sauce and Scalloped Sweet Potatoes from the comfort of your home. Pickups must be made by December 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Épicerie Boulud is offering a full Christmas Catering Menu of traditional French-American holiday dishes such as Black Truffle Roasted Capon with Brandied Chestnuts, Grass-Fed Beef Wellington with Sauce Périgueux and Dover Sole Newburg stuffed with Lobster, Mushrooms and Leeks. Épicerie also offers an assortment of holiday BÛCHE DE NOËL including Marrons Et Poire, Noisette Et Chocolat and other holiday treats like gingerbread and holiday gift boxes.
Raymi’s Christmas-To-Go for eight to ten is $300 for a family-style dinner including a 14-16 pound suckling pig or a 16-pound turkey for $200. The suckling pig is marinated in a special blend of vegetables and spices for extraordinary flavor and will be ready with all the fixin’s and sides, including Roast Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, packaged for simply re-heating before serving with easy to follow instruction from Chef Ramirez. Pick-up for meal will be Tuesday, December 24 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.