As Christmas draws near, more people are posting on Facebook asking which restaurants are doing Christmas day dinner specials on 25th. As you will see listed below there are quite a few options and you can see previously mentioned ones (Gem Restaurant, El Divino, Blue Water Grill, and Red Ginger) in the More December Events post. Since there are a few delicious choices for Christmas Eve dinner, the 24th is also listed below.
A word of advice: be prepared to have a plan B or C choice for your Christmas dinner – places are booking up fast, so get your reservations in asap.
December 25 – Christmas Evening Dinner Options
Hidden Treasure Restaurant & Lounge
This beautiful “best-kept secret” will be open their regular hours (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM) and have menu option as well as a four-course Christmas special. You will also be treated to live music by Orvin Jones of Punta Gorda. Reservation is mandatory, call 226-4111 to make one.
Pier 366 Seafood House
Enjoy a tropical dinner under the stars 5:00 PM to Midnight.
Hors d’ oeuvres: Cheese puff pastry, focaccia bread, and pigs-in-a-blanket.
Appetizers: Smoked salmon or Italian prosciutto crostini and tender shrimp or chicken risotto croquettes; served with gouda atop a mixed green salad and a strawberry vinaigrette topped with apple and blue cheese gratins.
Main EntrÃ©e: Turkey and honey baked ham served with bacon cheddar mashed potatoes and grilled vegetable medley – $65 BZD, OR Lobster grilled with garlic butter served with the same sides – $80 BZD.
Sweet Course/Dessert: Christmas yule log with chocolate and fresh strawberries.
Reservations are recommended. Email: email@example.com with preferred time or call 226-2565
Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace
This aerial view option offers partial menu items & Chef Hugo’s delicious Christmas specials.
Surf & Turf: 8 oz. Tenderloin wrapped in bacon with pear beurre blanc; served with grilled lobster tail, Brussels sprouts, green beans, and mash potatoes. Now that is special 🙂
For those that want a Traditional Belizean Christmas Dinner, look no further: maple & pineapple glazed ham, slow-roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans & cranberry currents.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 226-4000 to secure your spot. Tables are held for 15 minutes after the reservation time. Please note – A deposit is required for parties of over 10 people and on December 24th, 25th, & 31st.
Christmas Eve Feast Options
Since Christmas has always been a great reason to celebrate with food, some restaurants are doing the night before option.
Dine Artfully on Christmas Eve with this delicious 5-course flavor explosion: Baked Brie, Beets and Blue (cheese) Lobster Bisque, Roasted Duck Breast and finishing off with Poached Pear.
Dinner is from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM and they will also serve from their regular menu. Reservations are recommended. 226-4443
The French Touch – lounge bar & restaurant
Two seatings at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Celebrate Christmas Eve “French-style” with a 5-course dinner to remember.
1st course: Terrine de foie gras, a traditional French duck terrine served with a toasted point.
2nd course: Bisque de langouste also known as lobster bisque.
3rd course: Vol au vent de coquilles St Jacques, delicious veloutÃ© (sauce) with scallop and mushrooms delicately prepared in a puff pastry.
4th course: Filet de boeuf Wellington au Porto, succulent beef prepared in a puff pastry with a port wine reduction.
5th course: Croustade de pommes, a delicious way to end a great dinner warm apple in phyllo dough.
Seating is limited, reservations are required asap. Call 631-2600 or send a message on the French Touch Facebook page.
After Dinner Activity
No matter which night you go out to celebrate, take a leisurely after-dinner walk or drive and enjoy the spirit of Christmas in decorations around town and the fact that you are not freezing your @ss off to do it.