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RVC: French Christmas at Aperitif

Customers lunch at Aperitif, a French bistro in

Customers lunch at Aperitif, a French bistro in Rockville Centre that specializes in small dishes and wines. (October 15, 2010) Credit: Danny Ghitis

Casting about for a restaurant serving dinner on Christmas Day? Here's a choice with a French accent:  Aperitif Bistro Lounge Wine Bar in Rockville Centre, offers both Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners at $34.95 a person, as well as its regular menu. The restaurant will be serving Dec. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. and Dec. 25 from  2 to 8 p.m.

Here are the prix-fixe options:

*Chestnut Soup
With porcini and foie gras crouton
*Mixed Greens Salad
With apples, Roquefort cheese, cranberry, and candied walnuts in a Champagne vinaigrette
*Goat Cheese Strudel
Served with pear and figs chutney drizzle with port wine reduction

Stuffed with butternut squash and goat cheese in a sage brown butter sauce

*Stuffed Turkey Breast
With dried fruits, pignoli nuts, caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese, mashed potatoes and roasted baby vegetables
*Pan Roasted Chicken Breast
With cranberry wild rice, butternut squash puree, string beans and porcini truffle sauce
*Rack of Lamb
Crusted with pistachio nuts served with risotto cake, sauteed spinach and apple cinnamon au jus
*Filet Mignon Wellington
Over creamy leeks and red wine mushroom sauce
*Baked Salmon Filet
Served with zucchini pancake and dill yogurt sauce

*Mini Trio of Pies
Pecan, apple and pumpkin
*Flourless Chocolate Cake
With vanilla ice cream
*Crème Brûlée
Made with cinnamon spicy pumpkin

Aperitif Bistro Lounge Wine Bar is at 240-242 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, 516-594-3404.


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