If you’re traveling to Park City for a holiday ski vacation, or live here and simply don’t feel like cooking, there are plenty of options for dining out Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So while everyone else is concerned about getting home from the slopes in time to prepare their traditional feasts, let someone else worry about that.
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J & G Grill at the St. Regis Deer Valley
What: Special menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Find them here. The Christmas Eve prix fixe menu is $145 per person and includes such options as crispy black pepper crab dumplings and Wagyu New York strop. On Christmas Day, the prix fixe menu is $125 per person and offers dishes such as Candy Cane beet salad to start and a Bouche De Noel for dessert.
Apex at Montage Deer Valley
What: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day four-course prix fixe menus, $135 per guest, $45 for children 5-12.
The Brass Tag
What: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will offer three-course prix fixe menus, $75 per guest with a $50 optional wine pairing. Dinner opens with baby iceberg wedges served with toasted hazelnuts, honey lardons, Port Reyes blue cheese, roasted cherry tomatoes and buttermilk dressing. Then choose between braised agave glazed short rib with roasted parsnips and carrots, saffron whipped potatoes and natural jus, or chicken saltimbocca with creminelli prosciutto cotto, Heber Valley juustoleipa cheese, sage, roasted sweet potato wedges and caramelized onion ragu. Dessert is pumpkin crème brulee with berries and caramel tuile.
Escala Provisions Company at Hyatt Centric Park City
What: A Christmas Eve buffet for $55 per guest, $19 for children 12 and younger. This buffet features more than a dozen selections including chopped Caesar salad; mixed greens with roasted butternut squash and candied pecans; and sweet potato soup with spicy walnuts. Then enjoy main selections like cider-brined pork loin; maple-glazed turkey breast; herb-crusted salmon; cornbread stuffing; roasted vegetables, apples and fingerling potatoes; and Brussels sprouts with chestnuts. A range of pies, cakes and brownies will be available for dessert.
What: A Christmas Eve three-course prix fixe for$42.75 per guest. Start with your choice of hearts of romaine Caesar salad, wild rice and mushroom soup, or a salad bar, followed by roasted pork loin with dried cranberry relish, and, for dessert, warm chocolate pecan pie and vanilla bean Haagen Dazs ice cream.
Riverhorse on Main
What: Christmas Eve will offer three special menu items, in addition to its regular award-winning menu.
What: Find a $75 five-course tasting menus with $55 optional wine pairing both Christmas Eve and Christmas day (they are also offering brunch!). A la carte selections from the restaurant’s regular menu are also available. Both menus have a decidedly Southern take on the holidays. On Christmas Eve, the meal starts with sliced cobia, blood orange, maple bitters, fennel fronds and pickled chilies, followed by smoked venison carpaccio with pickled beets, blackberry jam and a bacon fat cracker. Then enjoy roasted bass with Carolina polenta, bread-and-butter squash, and epselette butter; and whiskey-glazed pork cheeks with parsnip puree, green apple and rosemary crumbs. Dessert is an apple confit with sour apple sorbet and salted caramel. On Christmas Day, the menu starts with a deviled egg with crème fraiche and osetra caviar, followed by cauliflower soup with shaved winter truffle and duck fat pistachios, then pan-roasted diver scallop with squash caponata, bone broth and smoked soy, and coffee crusted rib steak with baked beans, passion fruit and red eye jus. For dessert enjoy poached pear with salted caramel vanilla ice cream.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
What: The Christmas Day buffer is $69 buffet for adults and $25 for children 3-11. Enjoy breakfast staples like eggs with potatoes, bacon, turkey sausage, chorizo hash and more; a range of fruits, cheeses, salads and soups; seafood like smoked Utah trout, West Coast oysters, smoked salmon and poached jumbo prawns; baked pies, cakes, pastries and cookies; and traditional items like candied yams, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables and sautéed Brussels sprouts. A carving station will be serving grass-fed prime rib, roasted turkey and rosemary and garlic-crusted leg of lamb, and entrées of Kurobuta pork loin and miso-glazed sea bass will also be on offer.