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I Need a Christmas Dinner Miracle

SpellMan Dec 20, 2010 07:41 AM

Our traditional family Christmas dinner just went kaput...for a very good cause. A sick relative has requested that we spend Christmas dinner with her in her retirement home dining room.

So no home-cooked turkey, cranberries or wonderful homestyle fare this year. So I was hoping that I might find a Montreal restaurant that might just offer a traditional turkey dinner just after Christmas. Does anyone know of something like this?

Thanks for the thoughts..and merry Christmas to all.


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  1. hala RE: SpellMan Dec 20, 2010 08:40 AM

    Le tour du chef had an interesting holiday menu, but I don't remember If they are offering a turkey option this year. You might want to give them a call.

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      SpellMan RE: hala Jan 7, 2011 06:58 AM

      A belated thank you for your idea. We will be doing our traditional dinner in February. Happy feasting in 2011!

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      Moosemeat RE: SpellMan Dec 20, 2010 06:53 PM

      I can't recommend anywhere specific, but most hotel restaurants offer a "traditional" meal on Christmas.

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      1. re: Moosemeat
        SpellMan RE: Moosemeat Jan 7, 2011 06:59 AM

        Thanks for your kind thoughts. We are going to do a turkey dinner in february.
        Happy feasting in 2011!

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        lagatta RE: SpellMan Dec 21, 2010 05:41 AM

        I agree with your choice to give this lady what might be her last Christmas gift, but why can't you do the traditional Christmas Eve/Christmas Day dinner split? Or have your family meal on Boxing Day?

        I can't think of anywhere that does the meal after Christmas. If you are too tired to cook, you could buy a smoked turkey, a duck, or other festive birds fully-cooked.

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          SpellMan RE: lagatta Jan 7, 2011 07:00 AM

          Thank you lagatta for your thoughts. We'll be doing Turkey in February. Happy feasting in 2011

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          bakersdelight RE: SpellMan Dec 21, 2010 06:53 PM

          i feel your pain, SpellMan.
          Given that most retirement homes serve dinner early, at around 5, why not spend time with your relative, and go have your Christmas dinner after, or opt for a brunch, such as the one on offer at the Beaver Club in The Queen Elizabeth Hotel? Dinner service runs 'til 9. A splurge, perhaps, but gosh you sound like you need cheering up:

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            bakersdelight RE: bakersdelight Dec 21, 2010 06:56 PM

            ooh, and Le Montrealais in the same hotel serves 'til 10:30 and is less expensive:

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              SpellMan RE: bakersdelight Jan 7, 2011 07:01 AM

              What a great idea. This is exactly what I should have done. But we plan to have a family turkey dinner in feb. happy feasting in 2011.

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