Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve Dinner: Let chef Lorenzo Morales and the staff at Old Main do the cooking this Christmas Eve. Two seatings are available with three courses of San Anto fare. Stop in for pierogi with truffled potato, buttered onions and crema; Christmas duck, with heirloom carrots, turnips, potatoes and polenta; and a Big Ass Ranger cookie with sweetened milk. $35 per person, 6 and 8 pm, 2512 N. Main Ave., (210) 562-3440, facebook.com/theoldmainassoc.
Christmas Eve at NAO: The newly reinvigorated Nao Latin Gastro Bar will host a prix-fixe menu with and without wine pairings. The three-course menu created by chef Zach Garza includes a "Trio Latino" with a Venezuelan arepa, Colombian patacones and Peruvian anticuchos; choice of grilled beef sirloin, roasted gulf fish and roasted whole pumpkin with vegetables; and cazuelita de chocolate with caramelized plantains. $45 or $55 with wine pairings, 5-10pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 554-6484, naorestaurant.com.
Dinner at Zinc: Visit Robbie Nowlin for a three-course menu at Zinc, which will feature French onion soup with black winter truffle gratin crostini; dry-aged duck breast with carnaroli rice risotto, grilled asparagus and sour cherry demi glace; and Zinc brioche bread pudding with salted caramel and toffee ice cream. $25, 11am-midnight, 207 N. Presa St., (210) 224-2900, zincwine.com. The menu will also be available Christmas Day from 3pm to midnight.
Boiler House Christmas: Chef Jeff White will include special holiday dishes such as braised pork shank with goat cheese potato mousaline and salsa verde; black truffle caviar risotto and egg, and faro with quinoa salad and seascape cheese and pumpkin vinaigrette. The seasonal winter menu featuring roasted cod and cast-iron duck mole will also be available. Prices vary, 11am-10pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 354-4644, boilerhousesa.com.
Friday, December 25
Christmas Day Brunch: Las Canarias celebrates Christmas morning with a classic breakfast buffet featuring made-to-order eggs and omelets, applewood smoked bacon, country sausage, waffles, classic quiche Lorraine, cinnamon apple blintzes and fresh melons and citrus from the Rio Grande Valley. The menu will also include a variety of starters, market-style salads, seafood and chef-carved meats. $72, 10am-6pm, 112 College St., (210) 518-1063.
Christmas Dinner: End Christmas on an excellent note with three delicious courses at Ostra inside the Mokara Hotel & Spa. Choose from seafood gumbo shrimp, blackened Texas redfish and more. $70, 5-10pm, 212 W. Crockett St., (210) 396-5817.
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