Eat, Drink and be Merry with These Gainesville Holiday Specials
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry in Gainesville. Whether you’re looking for a seasonal cocktail to get the night started, an elegant celebratory dinner or a holiday blend at your local cafe, Gainesville has no shortage of specials that will cater to all of your festive cravings.
Who said Christmas Eve had to be spent in the kitchen? The upscale, quaint and elegant Paramount Grill is hosting a Christmas three course meal.
Chef and owner Clif Nelson will be serving up delectable dishes like shrimp cocktail, seared Moroccan spiced tuna steak, veal meatloaf and a fresh berry walnut tart.
Dec. 24; $20 for children under 10, $55 for adults; Paramount Grill is located at 12 SW 1st Ave, Downtown Gainesville; their Christmas Eve dinner menu can be found here.
Nothing pairs quite as well as the holiday season and a piping hot drink in a cozy cafe.
At Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate, they’ve taken a unique approach to holiday drinks and food. Trade in your typical peppermint mocha or pumpkin spice latte for Volta’s Winter Solstice tea.
This black tea bursts with flavors of peppermint, clove and cinnamon. Pair it with a seasonal chocolate Santa or a Pistachio and raspberry Xmas bar and it is sure to be a holiday delight.
Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate is located at 48 SW 2nd St, Gainesville.
Paramount Grill is not the only restaurant in Gainesville hosting a classy holiday bash. Leonardo’s 706 will be full of mouth-watering pairings on New Years Eve.
The five course meal will start at 7 pm on Dec. 31st and will be an elegant way to ring in the new year. This event will also include a wine tasting, featuring five different wines to go with each course. Caviar, filet mignon, grouper and chocolate soufflé are are featured on this festive menu, along with several other options.
Dec. 31, 7 pm; Reservations are priced at $100 per person.
Leonardo’s 706 is located at 706 W University Ave, Gainesville; the full menu for the event can be found here.
When you’re looking for a boozy holiday drink, Fishhawk Spirits has got you covered. Known for selling bottles of high quality farm to table spirits, Fishhawk offers a fine selection of hand-crafted drinks.
Fishhawk will be featuring a holiday inspired mixed drink using a tangerine spirit (Marion Black 106), simple syrup and apple bitters with a cinnamon sugar rim. Another merry addition to your holiday shenanigans is spiked eggnog.
Fishhawk’s website also features the recipes for some of their signature drinks; so whether it’s a fun night out with friends or just a quick stop to pick up a bottle for that holiday party, your holidays are sure to be spirited in more ways than one.
Fishhawk Spirits is located at 21 SW 2nd St, Gainesville.