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Christmas Eve Dining in Today's Eater's Digest

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Christmas Eve Dinner
The in-law are in town, you still have presents to wrap, and your fridge is busy de-thawing it's second turkey of the year.  There is no way you are cooking on Christmas eve.  Let the professionals do the cooking and the cleaning while you enjoy quality time with the family. Hurry up though --- word on the street is that reservations are filling up quickly.

Make your way over to the Arizona Biltmore Resort for a unique three-course meal at Frank & Albert's featuring winter potato chowder, spiced leg of lamb and white chocolate cranberry bread pudding. The Christmas Eve menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.. $45++ for adults and $21++ for kids 12 and under. The real little ones (5 and under) eat free. Call 602-381-7632 for reservations.

The Latilla Restaurant at The Boulders Resort and Spa in beautiful Carefree will also be hosting a special Christmas Eve dinner. The four-course prix-fixe menu will include butternut squash soup, seared foie gras with granola, pan seared diver scallops, free-range turkey, and roasted black bass. $76 ++ per person. Click here to view the full menu.

If you are looking for something a little more relaxed, BLT Steak at the Camelback Inn will be open Christmas Eve and will be serving their regular menu as well as Cafe Zuzu at the Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Or enjoy a meal and a night of chance at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler. Shula's Steakhouse will offer a three-course meal starting with your choice of lobster bisque or salad followed by prime rib and and apple cobbler for $50++ per person. Call 520-796-1972 for reservation.

Check back tomorrow for Christmas dinner ideas.