Christmas Eve Eve at Thistle & Leek

Thistle & Leek

Before Christmas there’s Christmas Eve, and before that it’s Christmas Eve Eve. And while that’s not a nationally recognized holiday, it’s still the perfect excuse to keep your kitchen clean and head to Thistle & Leek in Newton Centre for a special prix fixe menu of some of chefs Kate and Trevor Smith’s inspired gastropub fare. The sumptuous three-course menu includes snacks for the table, your choice of two starters (think: poached shrimp with pommes puree, saffron sauce and persillade; or mushroom tart with puff pastry and crème fraîche), and a main course like roast duck breast with duck confit, garnet yam hash and pomegranate jus. Finish the night with chocolate cake, bergamot posset or a plate of cheese, all for $90 per person, and you can add a pint of something seasonal or a bottle of wine a la carte. Check out the full menu below and grab your spot here between 5:00 and 8:30pm. Thistle & Leek has a limited amount of space so book ASAP if you’re interested, and check out their IG for updates on their Christmas takeout package and New Year’s celebration.

Christmas Eve Eve Menu

snacks: for the table
(add caviar $20)
steak tartare, shallot, caper, potato crisps
chickpea panisse, whipped feta, marjoram
potato rosti, clam dip

starters: choose two (per person)
pastrami cured sea trout, pumpernickel, sunchokes*
foie gras terrine, pain d’epice, cranberry glaze, herb salade ($10 supplement)
poached shrimp, pommes puree, saffron sauce, persillade
mushroom tart, puff pastry, crème fraîche
charred cabbage rarebit, black trumpet mushrooms, hazelnuts
lamb meatballs, tomato & ginger curry, garlic flatbread

main course: choose one (per person)
(add truffles $20)
roast duck breast, duck confit and garnet yam hash, pomegranate jus
cod a la plancha, chestnut mojo, melted leek, fingerling potatoes
tortellini en brodo, matsutake pumpkin broth, cauliflower, parmigiano reggiano

puds: choose one (per person)
bergamot posset, cardamom shortbread
chocolate cake, coffee, cream, candied hazelnut
cheese, spiced chutney, digestive biscuits

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