Top 5 Restaurants to ring in your 2023 Christmas Feast, with wine recommendations!

As the festive season rolls in, it's time to swap the apron for a cosy seat at one of the finest dining spots in town. Whether you're a culinary adventurer or someone who savours the joy of a perfectly cooked Christmas meal, these five restaurants are set to make your 2023 Christmas dinner unforgettable. And the cherry on top? We’ve listed out wines you must try at these places!

Natalina Italian Kitchen
Our first stop: Natalina Italian Kitchen. Drop over here for An Evening in Roma with their diverse Italian Menu, featuring dishes like Linguine Al Pesto Con Salmone Affumicato, Risotto Del Giorno or Gamberi Grigliati! Their Christmas menu starts on the 1st of December all the way to New Year’s Eve, so be sure to keep an eye out for it!

Wines we recommend: 

  1. Natalina’s House Pours: From their Prosecco di Prosecco to their statement Malbec, we recommend going for their list of house pours if you can’t decide on what to drink. It never disappoints and appeals to many!Image Source: Eat Drink KL

Table & Apron
Table & Apron is known for many things, but one thing they're definitely known for, is their Christmas Menus. This holiday season, Table & Apron brings forth a fresh Christmas dinner menu available until January 1, 2023. The menu comprises hearty dishes such as the Pork Chop with Watercress, Buckwheat Fried Chicken & Casarecce Pasta Al Ragu contributing to their delightful Christmas spread. For those with a sweet tooth and an eye for desserts, their Bailey’s Chocolate Pie is a slightly more expensive but incredibly decadent choice, filled with rich milk chocolate, Baileys, and whipped cream. Or, if you prefer, try their Sweet Corn Tart— it’s to die for. 

Wines we recommend: 

  1. Inviniti Sauvignon Blanc: An aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, citrus and freshly chopped herbs. The palate is crisp and dry with concentrated fruit characters making it the ideal, refreshing glass of wine.
    Want to try it in advance? Get it here: Inviniti Sauvignon Blanc!

  2. Artuke Tinto: A thoroughly modern Tempranillo, but a juicy and elegant one. Fragrant nose with blueberries and violet aromas. An explosion of fresh fruit; expressive, juicy and well made. One of the best wines in the carbonic maceration category. Grapes were picked before the heavy rainfall that marked the 2021 vintage in Rioja. From Spain, with Love!
    Want to try it in advance? Get it here: Artuke TintoImage Source: Table & Apron

Don’t quiver in the cold, just Quivo’ on over to Quivo, where their menu will wrap you up like a nice warm blanket. For Christmas, Quivo presents diners with delightful Christmas specials crafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients like Italian Alba truffle and Norwegian wild salmon. A standout on the menu is the crispy Moroccan-spiced Roast Chicken, marinated with Ras el Hanout – a fragrant blend of over a dozen spices including cardamom and cumin. It comes with a luscious mushroom sauce, roasted potatoes, and broccoli florets.

Seafood enthusiasts can savour their Risotto De Marisco, Pesto Soft Shell Crab, or  Halibut A La Plancha. 

Wines we recommend: 

  1. Yalumba Y Series: Be sure to try both Y Series offered at Quivo: Yalumba Y Series Merlot and Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc. And if you’re looking to try Yalumba to get a feel of how they groove, you can check out a bottle here ahead of time: Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé.
    Image Source: Eat Drink KL

La Boca Malaysia
Want a Christmas dinner but don’t want a traditional Christmas dinner? We’ve got your back. Here’s a pick that will allow you to have dinner for Christmas just the way you want it, and we’re bringing Tango to the table. 

La Boca is the liveliest spot in town for quality time with friends and family. With dishes inspired by South American cuisines, they bring flavours from countries like Argentina, Spain, Guatemala, Jamaica, and more, which we are sure will turn your Christmas dinner into an unforgettable one. 

Bebidas (drinks) we recommend: 

  1. Cocktails: At La Boca, forget the bottles and go for their cocktails, like their Margarita, Sangria or Guarapita. The best part? They come in jugs, so you can enjoy it with your friends and family!
    Image Source: La Boca Malaysia

Picha Eats
Couch potatoes, we hear you. The holiday season can definitely tire one out, so maybe a nice Christmas dinner at home is what you need. For this? Let Picha Eats be your bestie. 

Starting from 22nd November 2023, Picha Eats is offering you the best Christmas Meals at different price ranges with delivery to your doorstep! From Sleigh Bells Rings to Winter Wonderlamb, they’ve got the whole range covered ➡️

But what about the wine? Fret not, here’s where Vyne Wine comes in, also delivering right to your doorstep. 

Here’s what we recommend to pair with your Picha Festive Eats: 

  1. Roscato Rosso Dolce: Light ruby-red semi-sparkling wine with intense blackberry, violet and berry aromas; crisp, lively palate with persistent aftertaste, fruit and deliciously smooth.
  2. Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Bianco: Occhipinti SP68 Bianco is a dry, natural white wine made with the Albanello and Moscato de Alejandría varieties and produced by Arianna Occhipinti, in Sicily, Italy. It's effortlessly elegant to sip on, it's a wine that kisses your cheeks and warms the soul. Perfect for daytime brunch or an evening aperitif.
  3. Beyond The Glass Ruby Rosé: A Grenache-Syrah blend from Heathcote in Victoria. Ciaran leaves both on skins for 8 hours after a bit of stomping. A little savoury, a little bit of gusto and eye-catching colour. Delightfully delish! This Rosé is every bit summer soulful like watermelon Sundays. Peppered with zest, with a white cherry on top.
    Image Source: Picha Eats