Catered Feasts for Home
Baldor Specialty Foods, Great Performances and Parcelle Wines
Baldor Specialty Foods has partnered with Great Performances and Parcelle Wines to create a Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner to remember. With a delivery minimum of $150, you can order any number of Great Performance’s dinner packages and à la carte options. If your image of the holiday tends towards the classic, the roasted chicken holiday dinner has your name on it, with cider-glazed Brussels sprouts; potato, red beet, turnip and Gruyère gratin; and a spiced citrus cake with brown-butter glaze and candied orange zest. You can also create a bespoke feast from options like chestnut and green apple soup or a holiday salad, with mains like roast pork or wine-braised short ribs. With dishes like these, there’s no need to cook! Your beverage choices have been curated, too, by Parcelle’s team of sommeliers and come in three-packs to mix-and-match if you wish. Perfect for one of the heartier meals, you might choose an earthy trio of Cabernet Franc, Barolo and Côtes Du Rhône, or go sparkly with Champagne, prosecco or sparkling rosé. Order through Baldor Specialty Foods.
Elegant Affairs Caterers
For a riff on the Christmas Eve “Feast of Seven Fishes”, Elegant Affairs Caterers has a one-and-done meal kit. You’ll celebrate the more than 220-year-old tradition with small courses including baked clams oreganata, lemon calamari, shrimp seafood salad, jumbo shrimp cocktail and mini crab cakes; and entrees such as herb-crusted sea bass, roasted salmon, pesto-crusted salmon, shrimp scampi and shrimp Française. If you prefer to customize your own Christmas and Christmas Eve meals with non-seafood items as well, Elegant Affairs has more than 56 holiday dishes to choose from, from cheeses to desserts including a decadent flourless chocolate cake and cookies for Santa.
Planning a party instead of a formal dinner? Order Elegant Affairs’ “Holiday Cocktail Party in a Box.” You’ll have everything you need to entertain your bubble, except for the drinks. The menu is one of the best I’ve seen: individual antipasto and crudité bowls, guacamole parfaits and shrimp cocktails are designed for safe, contactless dining. Similarly, the mains are portioned for one, with mini filet mignon and turkey croissants, fennel sausage focaccia pizza, Kobe beef franks and sirloin sliders. Individual holiday parfaits with chocolate mousse and peppermint add a sweet finish.
Little Ram Oyster Company and Chronicle Wines
Oyster lovers, this one’s for you. Two women-only purveyors have assembled the ingredients for a DIY oyster-centric “Feast of Seven Fishes.” The North Fork’s Little Ram Oyster Company and Chronicle Wines bring you a meal kit with wine pairings, all with locally sourced ingredients and vintages. The included recipe book will help you compose each dish. Oysters come shucked, although a shucking knife is included as a back-up. Each course is paired with a wine from The Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Kit’s Saltbird Cellars, Brooklyn Oenology and As If Wines vineyards. Get ready for an oyster indulgence: your dinner menu includes oysters on the half shell, fluke crudo, clam chowder latkes, Shinnecock sea scallops, oyster and garlic linguine, grilled shrimp, all with appropriate sauces and accompaniments. The finishing touch? Oyster ice cream, of course.
Want to create your dinner entirely your way? Ottomanelli & Sons will deliver a fabulous steak assortment package to your door.
Ed’s Lobster Bar, Sag Harbor
If anyone knows what to prepare for a Feast of Seven Fishes, it’s Ed’s Lobster Bar from New York City. The four-course Sag Harbor rendition includes seafood salad, crab-stuffed mushrooms, baked clams, squid ink seafood pasta, lobster ravioli and baked cod. Dessert is a holiday fruit tart or chocolate mousse. Call 631-725-1131 for delivery.
Kissaki, Water Mill
Kissaki’s take on the Feast of Seven Fishes is a Japanese presentation of raw fish. Available for delivery on both Christmas Eve and Christmas, several configurations of the “chef’s choice” omakase menu are offered with futomaki (fat rolled sushi), special nigiri, miso soup and edamame. The sushiya’s matcha red bean, blueberry Earl Grey, and vanilla dulce de leche chiffon cakes make a festive dessert option.
You can order delivery from popular Manhattan import, T-Bar, for both Christmas and Christmas Eve. Start light with a thin-crust pizza, the restaurant’s famous meatballs, or a Caesar salad. Your second course might be a tiger shrimp cocktail, seared Spanish octopus or the signature yellowfin tuna tartare. For your main, T-Bar goes seafood traditional with Chilean sea bass or a chopped salad with add-on shrimp or salmon. Chicken and steakhouse choices include sweet & sour chicken Milanese, roasted free-range chicken, prime-aged Angus burger, Filet Mignon, NY strip or porterhouse for two. A variety of sides and desserts include the must-have tiramisu.
Calissa, Water Mill
East End favorite for their homestyle Greek menu and outdoor gyro truck, Calissa has created a Mediterranean-style dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You’ll receive mezze plates including chicories with fennel, orange and Ricotta Salata; and burrata with grilled bread. A pasta course of tortellini in brodo and tagliatelle Bolognese precedes an entree of either suckling pig porchetta or grilled Spanish branzino, both with sides of fingerling potatoes and broccoli.