Looking for the ultimate Christmas dining experience? Why not go all out and choose a destination from this stellar selection of two and three Michelin star restaurants.
You know you’ll be guaranteed exquisite food and wine in wonderful surroundings. And let's face it, if you're going to trust anyone to deliver on one of the biggest lunches of the year, why not let it be some of the most acclaimed chefs at the top of their game.
First up is David Chang's New York restaurant Lucky Peach, or Momofuku Ko:
1) Momofuku Ko, New York
Join rockstar chef, David Chang and his team at beloved two Michelin starred Momofuku Ko, New York, where they'll enter into two days of festivities. On both Christmas eve and Christmas day an eight course menu will be served for both lunch and dinner with seatings from 1pm-6:30pm each day. The eight course Christmas menu comes in a t $225 per person (not including beverage, tax and gratuity) with an optional beverage pairing: $175 per person. They haven't revealed the menu yet, but it's sure to be fittingly creative.
8 extra place new york, New York, 10003Website
2) Restaurant Le Meurice, Paris
If you want to go all out, try a dinner on Christmas eve at Alain Ducasse's Parisian restaurant located inside Hotel Le Meurice. A seven course menu will set you back 650 Euros and includes scallops, seabass. blue lobster and more. Click here for the full menu.
Restaurant Le Meurice
228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, FranceWebsite
3) Sixteen, Chicago, USA
Take your pick between Christmas brunch and Christmas dinner at Trump Tower's 16 restaurant. A festive spread will be served in the stunning dining room at lunchtime along with visits from Santa's reindeers and a string trio spreading some Christmas cheer. The Christmas Day Holiday brunch is $158 per person excluding drinks and the multi-course tasting menu Christmas Dinner served from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m is $190.
401 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611Website
4) Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
Discover this year’s festive menu from Executive Chef Jocelyn Herland at the three Michelin star Park Lane restaurant. The menu includes, lentil velouté with smoked eel and caviar; “Jaune des Landes” capon, truffled chicken “caillettes” and cranberries finishing with a yule log. Places are £295 per person for seven courses with wine pairings. For the full menu click here.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA, UKwebsite
5) Manoir Aux Quatre Saisons, Oxford, UK
You'll be in safe hands at Raymond Blanc's country hotel and restaurant with an extensive festive menu with a traditional focus including family favourites like roast goose, Christmas pudding and poached pears. To participate will cost £260 per person. Click here for the full menu.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford, OX44 7PD, UKwebsite
6) Marcus, London
Marcus Wareing has created a wonderful Christmas menu to celebrate the season in style at his two Michelin starred London restaurant. The special tasting menu of six courses is £375 per guest including fantastic wines chosen by the sommelier to match the menu. Click here to see the full Christmas Menu.
Marcus at The Berkeley
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL, UKWebsite
7) Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London
Have yourself a merry merry Christmas at one of London's most traditional hotels. Acclaimed French chef Hélène Darroze will take guests through a six course menu including luxury favourites such as oysters, foie gras, lobster, scallops and capon. And the price? £215 per head. Click here for the full menu.
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2ALWebsite
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