A festive dinner featuring mouthwatering meats and seafood, with a full selection of side dishes, or traditional Italian favorites prepared how you would make them, if you had the time.
Brunch with sweet spiral cut ham and quiche with herbs and vegetables. A gathering with family and friends with a buffet of appetizers and desserts.
Here is our guide to celebrating Christmas at any time of day:
For your holiday dinner, select from Italian main courses with traditional flavors, made in our kitchen, and all topped with our own marinara sauce. Serve up a 4-pound Lasagna with layers of sausage and cheese, Stuffed Shells filled with ricotta, mozzarella, and spices, or Eggplant Parmesan, with fresh mozzarella. Or make your own pasta dish and add our kitchen’s signature large meatballs.
In our meat department, find antibiotic & hormone-free meats for the centerpiece of your holiday meal. Pair a tender, slow-roasted Niman Ranch Semi Boneless Rib Roast with our fresh-made horseradish cream sauce for a kick. Or serve a Plainville Farms Whole Turkey, roasted, brined, or smoked.
Complement your meat with a salty taste of the sea. Oysters on the half shell make an elegant starter, and salmon fillet makes a beautiful main dish with rosemary sprigs & lemon wedges.
At holiday dinners, it’s the spectacular side dishes, of course, that keep everyone coming back for seconds.
Made from scratch in our kitchen, find classics alongside these contemporary recipes, each one waiting to become your new holiday signature:
- Honey-Glazed Red & Golden Beets, like stained glass on the plate!
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts, ready to pair with meat or fish.
- Sweet Potatoes, stuffed with sweet and gooey toasted marshmallows.
- Butternut Squash with Spinach & Craisins.
- Braised escarole with garlic and lemon, refreshing, hearty and bright on the plate.
Christmas Day Brunch
Invite your whole family over for brunch on Christmas Day.
Bring home an antibiotic and hormone free Niman Ranch Spiral Sliced Ham. Glaze it with maple syrup and cinnamon or brown sugar and honey. On the side, serve something green from our kitchen, such as asparagus with lemon zest, green beans with mushrooms or roasted broccoli with parmesan cheese.
Add some other tempting breakfast items to the menu, including a baked French toast casserole pairing fresh Cheryl Ann’s Challah bread with layers of mascarpone and sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg or an assortment of fresh pastries from our bakery.
And choose from three varieties of quiche: Lorraine with bacon and cheese, leek and black truffle or spinach tomato.
Appetizers and dessert
Host a fun open house party for extended family and friends with a full selection of appetizers and desserts. Offer your guests flavorful dips, including zesty sundried tomato, sweet caramelized onion, spinach & artichoke, and spicy pimento, with our own potato chips, made fresh in store.
Or serve up a local Vermont Cheese Board and a platter of deviled eggs. Select from stuffed Arancini rice balls with butternut squash or asiago, and three kinds of cocktail meatballs: traditional Italian ground turkey or buffalo chicken.
Visit our bakery for all sorts of treats, from scratch-baked cookies and brownies to pastries to cupcakes. Select pies in seasonal flavors and an all-natural Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, made with Madagascar vanilla beans and an Amoretti cookie crust. And don’t forget the coffee! We proudly brew Armeno’s from Northborough in our cafes, and offer it by the pound for you to brew to keep all of your guests merry and bright.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Brothers Marketplace!