‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

The last present is wrapped and the last cookie is frosted. Before the early excitement of Christmas morning, treat yourself to a leisurely and delicious Christmas Eve dinner at Sel de la Terre. Check the special holiday menus at all three SDLTs below.


This five course tasting menu integrates hearty game proteins with seasonal flavors and local ingredients—the perfect blend of tradition and innovation.

Amuse Bouche
Peppered candied bacon

First Course
Rabbit and leek pot pie with seared foie gras and mustard demi glace

Second Course
Warm potato salad of duck confit and frisée

Main Course
Roasted venison loin with dried fruit, potato truffle gratin and caramelized Brussel sprouts

Dessert or Cheese course
Chocolate mousse cake with scotch ice cream or Local Massachusetts cheese with poached apricots and walnuts

$58 per guest, $35 wine pairing available. Regular dinner menu also available.


The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American tradition honoring Christmas Eve, or La Vigilia. The meal typically consists of seven fish dishes, stemming from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat on holy days. This Christmas Eve, Sel de la Terre Back Bay will present the Feast of the Seven Fishes in three courses featuring the natural bounty of New England waters.

First Course
Fried Island Creek oyster, seared Yellowfin tuna, gravlox; grapefruit emulsion

Main Course
Bouillabaisse: Maine shrimp, Georges Bank scallop, red fish, littleneck clams; saffron rouille, grilled baguette

Brioche bread pudding with quince and vanilla star anise crème anglaise; Swedish fish

$45 per guest, regular dinner menu available as well.


In addition to the regular dinner menu, Natick will offer these mouth-watering specials a la carte.

First course
Duck rillette with cranberry chutney and fried camembert

Main course
Roasted rack of lamb with gruyere and onion popover and mint pesto

Bosc pear clafoutis

Make your reservations today!


~ by saltnews on December 17, 2009.

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