Let San Diego’s Top Chefs Do the Cooking This Christmas
Some of San Diego’s most popular dining destinations are serving up exceptional holiday meals for stress-free Christmas celebrations this year. The city’s top chefs are cooking up everything from unique dishes to Christmas classics, giving each and every person something to “jingle all the way home” about!
Enjoy the holidays with family and friends at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. The festively decorated hotel serves as the perfect backdrop as you and your loved ones enjoy a refined four-course dinner in the Westgate Room or indulge in a Christmas Day Holiday Buffet. The menu in the Westgate Room will be served at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and beginning at 11 a.m. on Christmas morning for $69. The buffet will be served in the Le Fontainebleau Room on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $85. Tax and gratuity are additional.
Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged.
The Westgate Hotel
1055 2nd Avenue
San Diego, CA
Let Chef Anthony Sinsay do the cooking for you this year! Enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner at Jsix with some of Sinsay’s Filipino-inspired holiday favorites.
The three-course Christmas menu includes dishes such as Stir-fried Rice Noodles with local vegetables, soy and Kalamansi lime, and Red Kuri Squash Soup with hazelnut crème fraîche and tarragon pesto. The dinner will also feature specials such as Herb Butter Roasted Turkey and Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes. Satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts like Warm Cranberry Cake served with vanilla ice cream or Kabocha Pie served with Nutmeg Chantilly and pomegranate reduction to top off the night.
The cost is $65 per person and reservations are recommended.
616 J Street
San Diego, CA
Play slots, poker and table games this year at Barona Resort & Casino while you indulge in a three-course meal at one of Barona’s award-winning restaurants. Barona Oaks Steakhouse will serve a $50 multi-course meal with entrè choices of Pepper-Crusted Ribeye or Chilean Sea Bass. For $40, The Italian Cucina will pair Braised Duck Ragu or Hearth-Roasted Salmon with seared sea scallops and spicy sausage, and the Sage Cafè will cook up Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Seared Sea Bass with starters such as walnut-crusted cream cheese for $33. For an even larger selection, Barona’s Seasons Fresh Buffet will feature holiday classics including Roasted Butternut Squash, Carved Prime Rib, and Bourbon-Glazed Ham for $37.95 per person.
Barona Oaks Steakhouse will be open from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Christmas Eve and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, and Italian Cucina will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Sage Cafè will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both days, and Seasons Fresh Buffet will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Barona Resort & Casino
1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
This popular Hillcrest eatery has introduced Trust Kitchen Catering just in time for the holiday season. Chef Brad Wise’s menu offers a variety of service options—from a casual lunch to tray passed hor’doeuvres, a buffet with interactive stations, or a plated meal. Seasonal dishes include Roast Butternut Squash Soup, Rapini Stuffed Pork Loin, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding and much more. Known for his wood-fired cookery, Wise is also offering up a Santa Maria Style BBQ spread.
3752 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92103
Enjoy Christmas dinner at Decoy Dockside Dining, complete with a three-course holiday meal and beautiful views of Lake San Marcos. The lakefront restaurant is offering a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Family Feast on December 24 and 25 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The three-course meal will be served family-style for $65 and for just $20 more, guests can choose from Decoy’s selection of fine wines to pair with their Christmas dinner. Dinners are available for children 12 & under for $30.
Decoy is also spreading the joy by donating $5 from every adult meal and ticket to local charity Casa de Amparo, an organization that treats and prevents child abuse in San Diego. For more information on Casa de Amparo, visit http://www.casadeamparo.org.
Tickets and reservations can be found on our website.
Decoy Dockside Dining
1035 La Bonita Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
Christmas dinner made easy this year when you order from Giuseppe’s 2016 Holiday Menu. This extensive selection features appetizers such as Farmer’s Market Seasonal Vegetable Crudites and Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, with entrees ranging from Roasted New York Strip Steak served with Tarragon horseradish to Chilled Maple-Rosemary Salmon. Classic holiday desserts like Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie are available to order, as well as Dark Chocolate-Walnut Brownies and Giuseppe’s Signature Carrot Cake.
Please find a full menu on the Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering website. Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, December 22 at 12 p.m.
Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA