Celebrate Christmas Eve with modern Mexican cuisine and cocktails at Tamayo on historic Larimer Square (1400 Larimer Street). Join them for a special $30 holiday menu until 9:00 p.m. that includes a grilled 8oz. baseball cut filet mignon with truffled-mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, chile-morita demi glaze and Oaxaca cheese or order off of the regular menu. Call 720.946.1433 for reservations.
Indulge this Christmas Eve with a three-course tasting menu prepared by Chef Scott Parker at Session Kitchen (1518 S. Pearl St.), in the historic Platte Park neighborhood. Start with a Shrimp Bisque with popcorn grits, enjoy the Entrecôte of Beef Wellington as an entrée and finish with sweet Chocolate Beignets. Cost is $35/guest with optional wine pairing for $15. An a la carte menu will also be available.Call 720.763.3387 for reservations.
This Christmas Eve celebrate with a traditional Family Style Paella & Caesar Salad dinner followed by milk and cookies at Lola (1575 Boulder St). From 5 pm to 9 pm on December 24th, the cost is $16/per person and $13/for each additional person. The will also be offering 1/2 priced bottles of wine. The regular dinner and happy hour menu will also be available. Call 720.570.8686 for reservations.
Enjoy Feast of the Seven Fishes at Jax Fish House at (123 N. College Avenue), before Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. This candlelit traditional Italian meal will feature several different kinds of seafood, served family style. Wine is included and a kid’s feast is also available. Call 970.682.2275 for reservations.
Starting at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, stop in to Argyll Whisky Beer (1035 E 17th Ave) for a $35 prix fixe 3-course meal – think flavors such as butternut soup with chorizo apple compote, mussels with saffron broth, traditional roast, cauliflower curry. Polish it off with Sticky Toffee Pudding or a proper English Trifle, and wash it down with a fine wine, a draft of a European beer, or a selection from one of Argyll’s 250+ whiskies. A limited selection of regular menu items will be available in addition to special menu, and the bar is open for you until 2 a.m. Call 303.847.0850 for reservations.
On Christmas Eve, Humboldt Farm, Fish & Wine (1700 Humboldt Street) will be serving regular menu items in addition to large-scale “Fresh Sheet” specials – think along the lines of rack of lamb, prime rib and duck. Wine specials will be in the offing, or you might like to enjoy a newly minted Humboldt Martini (Breckinridge vodka, dry vermouth, gorgonzola stuffed olive, and truffle salt rim) to get you in the holiday mood. Call 303.813.1700 for reservations.
Spend Christmas Day dining with Kachina Southwestern Grill (10600 Westminster Boulevard). Open from 11:30am-9pm, Kachina is serving a “Pioneer Christmas Menu.” The four course menu honors the pioneer spirit of Colorado with small plates, stews and greens, mains, sides, and sweets. Each course is inspired by a different Western pioneer value: courage, adventure, independence, or passion. Dishes include Traditional Pork Posole, Chicken Tinga Tostadas, Smoked Ham, Herb Crested Prime Rib, and Tres Leches Cake. The menu is served family style, offering choices of all ages. A featured cocktail and wine menu will accompany the dinner. The menu is $45 for adults and $15 for children. Reservations can be made by calling 303.410.5813.
Paying homage to A Christmas Story, The Corner Office will serve a “Chinese Christmas” menu for Christmas dinner from 12pm until 9pm. The restaurant’s regular menu will also be available. The Chinese menu includes Beef and Broccoli, Shrimp Toast, Kung Pao Chicken, and Pork Fried Rice. Reservations can be made by calling 303.825.6500.