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Pasadena’s Mi Piace is a Must-Eat Holiday Destination

Spend this Christmas Eve at Old Town Pasadena’s Mi Piace and celebrate with a big Italian family feast!

Executive Chef Gil Saulnier is preparing a special Christmas Eve Specials Menu available from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and this will feature Italian treats and seasonal specials to satisfy every guest at the table.

Mi Piace:

Christmas Eve:

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Begin this year’s holiday feast with the Pasta e Fagioli Soup made with organic red and white Cannellini kidney beans, pasta, escarole lettuce, carrots, celery, and Maui onions in a San Marzano tomato broth;

the luscious Roasted Bone Marrow served with Cowboy bacon shallot jam and toasted ciabatta, or guests can share the decadent Oyster & Seafood Platter featuring Malpeque P.E.I Mussels, Kusshi B.C. Oysters, an Alaskan King Crab Leg, half Maine Lobster, and jumbo shrimp, served with a mignonette, cocktail sauce, and tartar sauce with fresh lemon.



Those on Santa’s nice list are invited to savor Mi Piace Entrées such as the Prime Delmonico New York, a bone-in 18 oz. steak with fresh shitake mushrooms, Napa Cabernet demi glaze, and Chef Saulnier’s special potatoes;

the Colorado Slow Braised Lamb Shank in a red wine reduction with braised Japanese eggplant, salsify, rutabaga, and turnips, or the Chilean Sea Bass served with a creamy Reggiano risotto topped with French black truffle.

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Even those on Santa’s naughty list can indulge in Mi Piace’s decadent Desserts which are a big part of the Christmas Eve celebration at Mi Piace, so do not miss any delectable delights such as the Almond Rocha Cake made of layers of almond gateaux layered between chocolate ganache, covered in milk chocolate and topped with caramelized almonds, or the Midnight Fantasy, a chocolate cake with Swiss bittersweet chocolate fudge and raspberry purée.


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Guests craving any of Mi Piace’s classic dishes can enjoy the Italian eatery’s traditional Lunch Menu which will be offered from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the Mi Piace Classic Dinner Menu which will also be offered from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Accompany this Christmas Eve gathering by pairing these delicious dishes with any one of Mi Piace’s award-winning wines, or try one of Bar Manager Nikos Baltas’s Christmas Cocktails such as the Naughty or Spice made with Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Bailey’s, espresso, a house-made cinnamon and nutmeg syrup, topped with house-made whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg, so be prepared to have a very Merry Christmas Eve at Mi Piace!

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Mi Piace will be open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 and they will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. Mi Piacewill offer their traditional Lunch Menu on Christmas Eve from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and they will also be offering their Classic Dinner Menu from 4:00 pm to 11;00 pm, along with  a special Christmas Eve Specials Menu from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm; 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131;

Maria Seville
Maria Sevilla is a Waukesha, WI native. She moved west to study media at UCLA. Her husband is a sports freak, while she prefers mimosas an anywhere her puppy is allowed on the patio. Right now she's writing a romance thriller and excited to attend her next concert!
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