How to Be the Hostess with the Most-est (with Help from DMP)

The holidays are a time to get together with the people you care about most—usually over an ornately decorated table, some really good food, and a few strong cocktails. If you’re the hostess of your friend group, chances are, these gatherings mean hours spent in the kitchen putting together the ultimate dinner spread.

While you may not mind spending so much time in the kitchen, there’s an easier way to make a night in with your friends and/or family super special—and Del Mar Plaza can help.

Instead of doing it all yourself, enlist one of Del Mar Plaza’s award-winning restaurants to serve up the delicious dishes on your holiday table. They’ll take care of the work in the kitchen, so all you have to do is create a warm and merry atmosphere back at home for your loved ones. Here are some mouth-watering options that’ll be sure to impress your holiday guests.

Del Mar Rendezvous

The award-winning Del Mar Rendezvous serves a wide variety of dishes that will please everyone—including vegetarians, vegans, and those who follow a gluten-free diet. The restaurant even offers delivery services (through DoorDash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats), so you don’t even have to leave the house while you’re getting ready.

Il Fornaio Del Mar and Enoteca del Fornaio

If you’re hosting a larger get together, then Il Fornaio Del Mar or Enoteca del Fornaio has you covered. The restaurants offer catering menus (for pick-up and delivery) that’ll feed everyone on your guest list. All you need is a few bottles of wine to compliment the authentic Italian cuisine and you’re set.

Pacifica Del Mar

The mouthwateringly delicious coastal cuisine at Pacifica Del Mar would likely be best if you’re hosting a smaller group. You can order some fresh, raw oysters to start off with, then mix and match entrees to create a surf and turf menu for guests.

Shimbashi Izakaya

Looking to mix things up this holiday season? The specialty rolls, sushi, and sashimi from Shimbashi Izakaya are a little different from the “traditional” holiday fare, but they’re perfect for sharing. The restaurant also has fried, grilled, and baked options for guests who might be wary of raw dishes.

Want to make it even easier on yourself this holiday season? Visit Del Mar Plaza online and make a reservation at one of our restaurants instead, that way all you have to do is show up and enjoy your night—stress (and clean-up) free.