Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas and New Year Eve's Prix Fixe

With the recent prix fixe success at Jimmy Bean’s and Lalime’s, a couple more K2 eateries are offering prix fixe Christmas Eve early dinners.

Who: T-Rex
Where: 1300 10th Street at Gilman, Berkeley, 510-527-0099
When: Dec. 24, 4 to 8 p.m.
What: $38 for holiday buffet featuring carving, salad, sides and dessert stations and glass of sparkling wine. Menu lacks ribs but includes suckling pig (with BBQ sauce), smoked turkey and salmon. Sides include beet salad, Cobb salad, Cesar salad, cornbread, brussel sprouts, mac & cheese, baked beans & sausage. For dessert, there’s carrot cake and chocolate bread pudding.

Sea Salt
2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, (510) 883-1720
Dec. 24, 3 to 8 p.m.
$25, 3-course San Francisco classic of chicory salad, cioppino, dessert and a glass of Brut.

If you don’t yet have New Year’s Eve plans, try celebrating at a few local restaurants.

Early seating ($80) and late ($95) for 4-course Venetian menu: starter, pasta, main and dessert.

Early seating ($90) and late ($125) for family-style dinner, likely including wood-fired Dungeness crabs, and drinks. Live music & dancing.

2200 Oxford St., Berkeley, 510-859-9180
Closes at 10 p.m. $65 4-course prix fixe, including vegan options.

Lake Chalet
1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, 510-208-5253
$75 murder mystery dinner. Solve a whodunit while enjoying a 3-course dinner at sparkling wine toast.

Ozumo Oakland
2251 Broadway, Oakland, 510-286-9866
Closes at 11 p.m. $65 6-course prix fixe with complimentary celebratory toast and entertainment by DJ Ed.

Zut! On Fourth
1820 Fourth St., Berkeley, 510-644-0444
Early seating ($70) and late ($90), 4-course prix fixe plus $30 for wine pairing. Live music and complimentary midnight toast

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