For those of you who thought last week’s roundup of scrumptious Christmas dinner deals wasn’t festive enough, here are even more holiday meals to fill your belly with yuletide warmth.
Piro: You won’t find a more postcard Christmas Eve dinner than at Piro, where they’ll be serving all the classics, including roast turkey, holiday ham, eggnog, and traditional desserts. There’ll be two seatings: one at 6pm and one at 8:30. And they’re selling out fast so book now at (021)-5403-8513 or 136-8190-9415.
500RMB for all-you-can-eat/drink (100RMB for kids) // 6pm and 8:30pm // Piro // 91 Changshu Lu, near Changle Lu (常熟路91号, 近长乐路).
Mercato: On both December 24th and 25th, Mercato is throwing a “Sharing Joy, Sharing Feast” with kingfish carpaccio with crushed olives and dill, burrata cheese with clementine jam, warm seafood salad with avocado, lemon and parsley; three-cheese black truffle pizza, panettone bread pudding with mandarin gelato and more.
498RMB // 5:30pm-11pm // Mercato // Three on the Bund, 6/F, 17 Guangdong Lu,
near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路17号, 外滩三号6楼, 近中山东一路).
Jean Georges: And if that’s not Jean Georges-y enough for you, than head up Jean Georges on either Christmas Eve (24th) or Christmas Day (25th) or both for a French Christmas feast. Festive foods include toasted egg yolk with caviar, chilled scallop sashimi with citrus snow and kombu aioli, foie gras and passion fruit marshmallow brulee with fresh passion fruit seeds and thyme, roast lobster, caramelized beef tenderloin and crunchy potato gratin, and more. There’ll be three distinct set menus: a 4-course lunch set menu for 498RMB, 4 course Festive Prix Fixe Christmas menu for 888RMB, and a 6-course Christmas classic tasting menu for 1288RMB.
498RMB lunch, 888RMB Festive Prix Fixe, 1288 for Christmas classic tasting menu // 6-6:45pm Festive Prix Fixe, 8:15-10pm Christmas classic tasting menu // Jean Georges // Three on the Bund, 4/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路17号, 外滩三号4楼, 近中山东一路).
Vue: Two of my favorite things about winter, Christmas and hotpot, come together at Vue on December 24th, where chef Kevin Kong is offering hotpot with panache. The typical rubbery squid and freezer-burned fish make way for sparklingly fresh grouper and turbot, and juicy Angus beef sirloin, Angus beef short rib, and lamb loin replace the traditional dubious meat strips.
888RMB (438RMB for kids 6-12 years old) // 6-10pm // Vue // Hyatt on the Bund // Hyatt on the Bund, 31/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu (黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店31楼, 近武昌路).
El Willy: From December 24-25th, El Willy is putting on its annual Sexy Christmas Dinner with salacious offerings like 5J Iberico ham, Gillardeau oysters, wagyu entrana with sunchokes, rice with morels and artichokes and more. Reserve at [email protected] or by phone at (0)21-5404-5757.
488RMB // El Willy // South Bund 22, 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Xinyong’an Lu (中山东路22号5楼, 近新永安路).
elEfante: El Willy’s Christmas spirit is too big for one restaurant, so he’s also throwing holiday bashes on December 24th and 25th at elEfante, where they’ll be serving a 6-course Mediterranean spread with pork cheeks with polenta, lobster and saffron ravioli, oxtail consomme with tomatoes and truffles and more.
388RMB // elEfante // 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Lu (东湖路20号, 近淮海路).
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].