Planning a Christmas dinner party can be a challenge, but hosts and hostesses can leave the dinner menu to one of several gourmet food distributors offering complete and à la carte holiday meals this season. Rather than spend the holidays packed into a busy restaurant, gourmet meals delivered directly to door-steps allow families to enjoy a traditional holiday meal in the comfort of their home.
Gourmet Holiday Dinners Delivered From Impromptu Gourmet
Impromptu Gourmet gives customers the option of customizing a holiday meal for up to ten guests with their “Design Your Own Gourmet Meal” option ($199.95). Individuals chose an appetizer, entree, two sides, dessert and dinner music from amongst the offerings. Entrees include a spiral ham or fully-cooked Cajun style turkey with sides ranging from wild rice pilaf to maple glazed carrots.
Diners seeking a traditional Christmas duck will appreciate the slow roasted whole duck ($44.95) served with a sweet Asian char sui sauce. Honey-orange duck breast ($22.95), serving two, is also available for couples seeking an intimate Christmas dinner experience. Impromptu Gourmet ships across the U.S including Alaska and Hawaii.
Christmas Goose, Duck and Pheasant Delivered From iGourmet
Online food retailer iGourmet offers gourmands a selection of free-range poultry items. Whole uncooked Christmas goose ($124.99), weighs 8-10 pounds and has been grain fed on Amish and Mennonite farms. Fresh, free-range pheasant ($69.99) and Muscovy duck ($64.99), both 3-5 pounds, can also be shipped. Delivery is available Tuesday through Friday in the contiguous U.S as well as in Alaska, Hawaii, U.S islands and P.O boxes for an additional surcharge.
Dean & DeLuca Seasonal Holiday Dinner Entrees
This holiday season, New York based Dean and DeLuca offers a bone-in prime rib roast ($290). This ten pound fresh or frozen bone-in rib roast features grass-fed and dry aged prime beef, enough to serve a party of ten dinner guests. Also available for delivery is a maple-cured Berkshire ham ($75), cured in maple syrup and brown sugar, or a Berkshire Pork Loin ($95), both serving four to six.
To complete the holiday dinner, side dishes such as twice baked Yukon Gold potatoes, cheesy brussel sprouts, balsamic glazed roast shallots and mushroom stuffing are available separately. All perishable items require next day or express shipping, available anywhere in the continuous U.S and limited service to Alaska and Hawaii.
Tips for Ordering Holiday Dinners Online
Before purchasing a holiday meal online, several considerations need to be made. Poultry items, like whole turkey or duck, are often shipped frozen so adequate time must be allowed to thaw the main course. Several distributors also require next-day shipping for fresh or pre-cooked dishes, so sufficient refrigeration or freezer space must be made available if the meal is delivered in advance.
Utilizing gourmet holiday dinner delivery can help ease holiday stress while still allowing hosts and hostesses nationwide the opportunity to provide a delightful meal to their guests.