Restaurant Scene: Festive food happenings on menu

2012-12-14T00:00:00Z Restaurant Scene: Festive food happenings on menuEloise Marie Valadez Eloise.Valadez@nwi.com, (219) 933-3365 nwitimes.com

If you're looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate the holidays, check out the festive meal at Theatre at the Center tonight.

A "Holiday Buffet" will take place at 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with the seasonal show "Plaid Tidings."  Cost for the combined meal and theater ticket is $56. For more information, visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

Don't forget Breakfast with Santa

Star Plaza continues its celebration of the holidays with a "Santa Brunch" on Sunday. The event, held in the Celebrity Ballroom, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville, will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors open at 10:15 a.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be special guests at the festive meal. The event is a benefit for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Meal highlights include: a carving station; made-to-order omelets; waffles and French toast; breakfast pastries; three-cheese pasta; crispy chicken tenderloins; various sweets and a chocolate fountain.

Pictures with Santa will also be available for purchase and all children will receive a holiday take-home gift. Guests may enter a drawing for an overnight stay at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.

Tickets for the brunch are $23, including tax and gratuity. (Advance purchase tickets only). Children six months old and younger are free. To make reservations, visit StarPlaza.com and click on "Special Events."

Holiday Open House

Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience, 2130 45th St., in Porte De L'eau Plaza, in Highland, will present an Open House event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Guests will see demos and get recipes for various holiday appetizers and desserts. Also, patrons can get their kitchen knives sharpened. Cost is $2 per knife. Proceeds will benefit Home Sweet Home Forever Pet Assistance Food Pantry.

If you bring an unopened bag or six cans of cat or dog food, you'll also receive a special treat. FYI: (219) 922-4534 or mrsdornbergers.com

Christmas Day Buffet

Blue Chip Casino's Options buffet will present its Christmas Day Buffet on Dec. 25. Cost is $26.99 plus tax per person. FYI: bluechipcasino.com

The opinions expressed are solely the writer's. Reach her at (219) 933-3365 or eloise.valadez@nwi.com.

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