Christmas 2012: Miami Restaurant Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Guide
The Place: Sugarcane
The Vittles: Dishes include pan-seared foie gras cinnamon apple brioche, swiss chard with cranberry grastrique, duroc pork belly porchetta with polenta and melting pan vegetables. For dessert, candy cane parfait with frozen hot chocolate and peppermint marshmallows.
The Details: Sugarcane will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For reservations or more info, call 786-369-0353.
The Price: A la carte, dishes range from $9-$32.
The Place: Sushi Samba
The Vittles: Chose from options like braised lamb belly with blood orange compote and candied shishimi pecans, Hudson Valley duck tataki with botija olive, palmito, shiso crema, crispy duck skin, and wasabi cress. For dessert, matcha pear millefeuille with caramelized pear, matcha castella and satsuma sorbet.
The Details: Sushi Samba will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For reservations, call 305-673-5337.
The Price: Prices range from $10-$13 per dish.
The Place: Cascata Grill at the Turnberry
The Vittles: For Christmas Eve, lobster bisque, stuffed squid or meatballs, seafood bouillabaisse, steak frite. For Christmas Day, creations include forest mushroom bisque, shrimp napoleon, coffee and chili crusted beef carpaccio, roast Cornish game hen, herb & horseradish crusted prime rib of beef, and apple cardamom almond cake.
The Details: Prix fixe Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner from 5p.m. to close. Call 786-279-6800 for reservations.
The Price: $48 per person.
The Place: Veranda at the Turnberry
The Vittles: Buffet selections include a seafood and antipasto display, carving stations, butternut squash ravioli and a wide variety of desserts.
The Details: Christmas Day seatings between noon and 7 p.m. Call 305-933--6570 for reservations.
The Price: $65 per person, $32.50 for kids.
The Place: Area 31
The Vittles: Christmas buffet includes sparkling, red and white wine and features decadent offerings such as curried steak salad, roast suckling pig, and grilled dayboat swordfish.
The Details: Buffet will be served on Christmas Day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.. For reservations, call 305-424-5234.
The Price: $65 per person.
The Place: Josh's Deli
The Vittles: Who said you can't spend Christmas at a Jewish deli? Christmas specials include porchetta sandwiches, and roast duck sandwiches, kreplach or matzo soups. Perfect way to load up before hitting the Matzo Ball at LIV.
The Details: Josh's Deli will be open all day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Price: All dishes will be under $15.
The Place: Asia de Cuba at Mondrian
The Vittles: Prix-fixe menu items include Salt Cod Croquette salad of tomato, Mojo Marinated Shoulder of Pork Caja China moros y christianos, roast plantain mashed potatoes, napa cabbage with chicharrones, shisho and thai basil chimichurri.
The Details: Dinner is available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Call 305-514-1940 for reservations.
The Price: $52 per person.
The Place: Serendipity 3 Miami Beach
The Vittles: Choose from either your traditional Christmas dinner of Glazed Ham, Potatoes Au Gratin, Roasted Chestnut Soup, Honey Glazed Carrots and Cranberry Sauce or if you want something a little differnt the Chinese Christmas menu which includes Chicken Stir Fry and Rice and a Spring Roll. Each dinner comes with a Peppermint Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, which comes regular for the kiddies or "Spiked" for the adults.
The Details: Make reservations for dinner at 305-403-2210.
The Price: $19.95 per person for Dinner, Holiday Cocktails $12, Holiday Desserts $14
The Place: Villa Azur
The Vittles: Offering a 6-course dinner with Champagne. Menu items include French favorites such as Truffled Foie Gras, Beef Wellington Filet and the traditional Bŭche De Noël.
The Details: Make sure to make your reservations in advance by calling 305-763-8688.
The Price: $145/per person and includes one glass of champagne.
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