Takeout for Christmas? These Twin Cities restaurants are cooking for the holidays. – Minneapolis Star Tribune



Benedict’s Morning Heroes

Chef/owner Mike Rakun and his crew are preparing Christmas brunch. The menu includes an egg bake (ham-Gruyère or roasted red pepper-spinach), spinach-bacon-goat cheese salad with champagne vinaigrette, cream cheese-infused hash browns, fresh fruit and monkey bread. Serves four, $100. Order by Dec. 17, pick up Dec. 24.

845 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-923-1903, benedictswayzata.com

Blue Plate Restaurant Co.

Six of the company’s restaurants are offering a package that includes roasted turkey with turkey gravy, brown sugar-glazed ham, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green bean hot dish and an arugula-spinach salad with dried cranberries, candied walnuts and an herb vinaigrette. Serves four, $75. Order by Dec. 21, pick up Dec. 24.

Available at Edina Grill (5028 France Av. S., Edina, 952-927-7933, edinagrill.com), the Freehouse (701 Washington Av. N., Mpls., 612-339-7011, freehousempls.com), Highland Grill (771 Cleveland Av. S., St. Paul, 651-690-1173, highlandgrill.com), Longfellow Grill (2990 W. River Pkwy., Mpls., 612-721-2711, longfellowgrill.com), the Lowry (2112 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-341-2112, thelowryuptown.com) and 3 Squares (12690 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. N., Maple Grove, 763-425-3330, 3squaresrestaurant.com)


Dinner includes mustard- and cider-glazed smoked ham, rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, spinach-cranberry salad, cornbread, collard greens with smoked chicken and butterscotch pudding. Serves two, $62.50; serves four, $125. Pick up Dec. 23.

620 E. Hennepin Av. (Brasa Commissary Kitchen), Mpls., brasa.us

France 44 Cheese Shop and St. Paul Meat Shop

The a la carte selections include prime rib with horseradish sauce, beef tenderloin, house-smoked ham, scalloped potatoes, garlic crostini, cheese trays, charcuterie platters, baked brie, pumpkin pie, eggnog cake and more. Order by Dec. 18, pick up Dec. 23 and Dec. 24.

4351 France Av. S., Mpls., 612-278-4422, france44cheeseshop.com, and 1674 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-698-2536, stpaulmeatshop.com

The Grocer’s Table

The a la carte selection includes spiced honey-glazed bone-in hickory smoked ham, and ready-to-roast prime rib, spatchcocked chicken and stuffed pork loin. Other options include foie gras Swedish meatballs, cheese and charcuterie boards, shrimp cocktail, caviar-topped deviled eggs, lobster bisque, roasted Brussels sprouts, dinner rolls, sticky toffee pudding cake, bûche de Noël, cocktail mixes, brunch items and more. Order by Dec. 17, pick up Dec. 23 and 24.

326 Broadway Av. S., Wayzata, 952-466-6100,thegrocerstablemn.com


Owner Heather Asbury is preparing an a la carte selection that includes salmon with dill sauce, beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce, orange-glazed ham, an oven-ready brined turkey, green beans with shallots, roasted carrots, mashed potatoes, wild rice salad, smoked whitefish mousse, charcuterie boards, holiday cookie boxes and more.

5201 Chicago Av. S., Mpls., 612-445-8822, heathersmpls.com

The Mad Hatter

This Anoka landmark is celebrating its 22nd annual Christmas tea with a pair of options: enjoy it on the charming premises, or order a takeout version that includes chicken wild rice hot dish, scones with orange …….

Source: https://www.startribune.com/takeout-for-christmas-these-twin-cities-restaurants-are-cooking-for-the-holidays/600124311/