Looking to make the holidays bright, safe and stress-free in 2020? Stay home and let someone else do the cooking! Here’s my roundup of some fantastic restaurants and hotels offering delicious feasts for holiday dining to go in Orlando.
If you’re looking to dine out, check out this list of the Top Hotels for Christmas Dining in Orlando.
The popular Spanish restaurant in Winter Park always knows how to make a festive gathering. Just say “Boo-ya!” Their Cochinillo Holiday Meal To-Go is available all month until December 31st, excluding 12/25. Order Half Cochinillo $199 (serves 6 to 8 guests) or Whole Cochinillo $380 (Serves 12-16 guests) Served with “Patatas Panaderas” and delicious tapas add ons. Order 5 days prior. Website.
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Christmas and New Year’s tasting menu is available from December 24th through the 31st. Enjoy 3-course menu for only $39 offering dishes like Chorizo Sliders, Pork Belly Gua Bao, Pibil Style Cauliflower Tacos, and Eggnog Cheesecake Bites. A la carte menu is also available.
Canvas Restaurant & Market
The Lake Nona favorite restaurant will have a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day special designed for two, including Ember Roasted King Crab Legs, 24-oz. Porterhouse and Chocolate Ganache Cake. Optional wine pairings and cocktails and additional family meals are also available. Pricing: $110 per couple. Website.
The Capital Grille
Through Dec. 30, this famous eatery’s location at The Mall at Millenia is offering Holiday Butcher Box Sets, including Surf & Turf (with four 10-ounce filets and four lobster tails) and Porcini Rubbed Ribeye (with four steaks). Gift card and wine specials are also available. Pricing: $170 per set; $50 to add four lobster tails to the Porcini set. Website.
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
Part of Lake Nona’s acclaimed dining lineup, this eatery will have Peking Duck ($45), Braised Wagyu Beef Cheeks ($29) and American Wagyu Beef Tenderloin ($41) as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials with optional wine pairings and cocktails to go. For Christmas Eve, order Braised Wagyu Beef for 4 with Whipped Potatoes, Wild Mushrooms, Josper Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Kale and Quinoa Salad for $90. For Christmas Day, order Family Meal for 4 with everything you need for the perfect holiday lunch or dinner. Lobster Bisque (lobster crème fraiche, chives), Charcoal Roasted Beef Tenderloin (32ounces, cabernet and fig demi-glace, maple-mustard glazed heirloom carrots, roasted Brussels sprouts and Fungi Jon mushrooms, tangerine zest and fresh pomegranate, confetti potatoes with rosemary, smoked sea salt and parsnip oil) and Butterscotch Bread Pudding (caramel, vanilla ice cream) for $200. Website.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle
Enjoy a lovely Christmas meal at home with Del Frisco’s Prime Rib Dinner to-go. Pre-orders must be placed by December 23rd. Dinner includes 1/2 Prime Rib and Full Prime Rib available, Served with Holiday Salad or Caesar Salad, Au Jus and Horseradish Cream, Chateau Potatoes, Haricot Vert with Garlic Butter, and Whole Pecan Pie and Chantilly Cream. Website.
Knife & Spoon at Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
The brand-new restaurant by award-winning chef John Tesar at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando – nominated for best new restaurant in the United States by USA Today, will offer a Christmas-to-Go package for four to six guests. Featuring Knife & Spoon 60-Day Aged Prime Rib, salad, sides and dessert, the meal must be ordered before Dec. 22, and will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Dec. 25. $450 (Christmas-to-Go). Website.
La Femme Du Fromage
Orlando’s top cheese shop run by the queen of cheese herself, Tonda Corrente will make any party cheese-tastic! Get your cheese and charcuterie boards and grazing boxes to go. Available in small, medium, and large sizes. They feature a rotating selection of premium artisan cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruit, seasonal jam or honey, and French macarons from local Choulala Winter Park. Website.
Place your cheese & charcuterie board inquiries, individual orders and corporate orders anytime via email: email@example.com or call the shop at 407.571.9947, today to order!
Luke’s Kitchen + Bar
Let Executive Chef Jason Campbell cook for you this holiday season! Check out the amazing feast available for pick up. For more information visit website.
Mia’s Italian Kitchen
Mia’s Christmas to-go package allows patrons to bring the warm flavorful Italian dishes to their family dinner table. For $119 for a serving of 4 or just $69 for 2, this To-Go package includes 5 dishes served cold with reheating instructions. Families will enjoy options like the Pane Al Formaggio, Braised Short Italian Rib Lasagna, and Classic Tiramisu while watching Christmas movie classics at home. Pre-orders can be made directly online at MiasItalian.com by December 21 or by phone at 407.601.7130. Orders will be available for pickup on December 24 or December 25th from 12-6 pm.
Pig Floyds Urban Barbakoa
If you’re craving BBQ for the holidays, Pig Floyds is the answer. Choose A La Carte from smoked turkey breast, Oakwood smoked brisket, smoked brown sugar & honey spiral glazed ham. Sides include green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes as well as their fantastic maduros, jasmin rice and Cuban black beans. Family Spread for 4 available for $54.99. Call 1.833.PIG.LOVE. Order by Monday 12/21. Website.
Order “Dinner on The Go & In The Box” at Seasons 52. Each box is freshly and naturally prepared and under 595 calories per serving.
Perfect for dining with family and friends at home or give as a gift.
Every Green Box comes with six complimentary Mini Indulgences.
Each box is prepared, then chilled and ready for you to warm and serve at your convenience. Website.
Sixty Vines Winter Park
Wine lovers check out Sixty Vines wine country drive thru! Choose one of the below packages and contact them to schedule a “drive through” event at Sixty Vines, pick up or delivery for your team, your squad, or your family.
$50 4pk of wine (187ml bottles), salumi & cheese board, and Basque Cheesecake w/ luxardo cherries
$70 for the above + $25 gift card
$90 for the above + $50 gift card
Soco Thornton Park
Let chef Greg Richie do the cooking this Christmas. Choose from package for 2 or four with main course option of Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs with jus reduction, Cinnamon Honey Basted Ham,or Brined Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy. Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes, Candied Glazed Carrots, Country Ham wrapped Asparagus with Parmesan and Cauliflower Gratin come on the side. Choose one dessert Sweet Potato Pie with Cranberry Compote or Chocolate Pepper Yule Log. Call 407849-1800. Place order by Sunday 12/20. Pick up on Thursday 12/24 between 3pm-8pm.
Orlando favorite Spanish restaurant Tapa Toro has been offering fantastic At Home experiences and this holiday season is no different. Order The Family Paella Special for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. $149 plus tax, serves 4-6 people. Includes Appetizers: Beef Empanadas, Artichoke Dip, Salad: Iberian Caesar Salad, Choice of Paella: Seafood, Chicken & Chorizo, Vegetable, Dessert: Seasonal Dessert plus 1/2 Gallon of Sangria: Choice of Red or White. Curbside Pickup Available between 12pm and 5pm. Website.
Orlando’s favorite Greek restaurant knows how to party. This year, they package it all up for you to enjoy Opa At Home! Celebrate the holidays in Mediterranean style. Their special Greek feast includes First course: Tzatziki, Hummus, Dolmades, Horiatiki. Second course: Spanakopita
Calamari, Keftedes. Third course: Meat platter with chicken kebob, beef kebob, oak-grilled pork loin, and sliced gyro. YiaYia’s veggies
Lemon potatoes, Soft drinks included. Website.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Acclaimed local BBQ favorite, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is offering custom packages for traditional and smaller gatherings via 4 Rivers Holiday Catering. Packages feature a variety of expertly smoked meats, homestyle sides and Sweet Shop pies. “We’re excited to offer our most extensive list of holiday products ever this year for people to enjoy themselves, or give as gifts. From classic favorites like smoked whole turkeys and signature angus brisket to the new e-gift cards and Goldbelly, there is something for everyone this holiday season.” says owner chef John Rivers. Available for pickup or full-service catering, options include a variety of festive food and drink options for parties of all sizes. To learn more about 4 Rivers holiday catering click here.
Whether you’re dining out or dining at home, I wish you the happiest of holidays. In a year like no other, more than ever we need to #MakeSomedayHappen and celebrate each day with family and friends one delicious bite, sip and socially distanced trip!