Whatever the occasion, this time of year should feel cozy and cheerful. From festive feasts at home to art-filled stays with the Yellow Penguins – here’s how you can brighten your holiday season this year.
All about holiday feasting
Food brings us together, which is what the holiday season is all about! You can’t go wrong with a seasonally inspired dish and a house-made cocktail at Metropole (open daily for dinner). The arched windows and historic architectural details of the dining room alone make it the perfect space to gather and get cozy around food. From savory seafood to comforting pasta dishes, Executive Chef Vanessa Miller’s menu will bring you warmth, even in the coldest of months.
But that’s not all, Chef and her team have been working hard to find ways to bring the holiday cheer from our kitchen to your home with Feast by Metropole. Whether you are planning to enjoy for yourself or give to someone special – here’s what you should look forward to in the coming months if you live in or around the Queen City and love to eat:
Cook with us. Learn the how’s and why’s of cooking with Chef Vanessa with monthly Needs More Salt Cooking Classes. New to cooking? No worries – Chef will guide you through the basics with virtual classes from our kitchen. The best part… you get to skip the grocery store. All classes include a supply box with the freshest ingredients. And there’s wine. Join the Wine Club when you sign up and also receive one of Chef’s favorite wines to pair with your meal. Know someone who needs some help in the kitchen or just loves to cook? Stock their tree with Need’s More Salt!
Pro-tip: These classes book up quickly so you’ll want to act fast! Make sure you don’t miss out on new class offerings and sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date throughout the year.
From our kitchen to your table. Rather have someone else do the cooking for you? Leave the hard work to Chef Vanessa and her team this year with a fuss-free Christmas Feast. We do all the prep work so all you have to do is heat, eat and plate.
Let us help you ring in the start of 2022 in style with champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Each NYE Feast includes everything you need to celebrate the new year from the comfort of your own home – a high end meal before a night out on the town. Also, maybe, a no-pants-night-in? You decide, we won’t judge. Feeling extra nice? Treat someone on your list to a baller NYE meal at home or Caviar & Champagne and give them the Gift of Feast.
Avoid the kitchen all together and dine with Metropole on Christmas Eve from 5-9pm or New Year’s Eve from 5-10:45pm. Visit Metropole’s website to book a table.
Stay fancy. Don’t leave the fancy at the door in 2021 – bring it with you in the new year and treat yourself to Truffle Week. We’re talking all things truffle – a seated dinner, a Need’s More Salt class, and of course a truffle feast. There’s no shortage of ways to participate in the month’s most exciting week.
Festive, fun-filled stay
Show your love for Cincinnati this holiday season. Planning to see A Christmas Carol at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park or a show at the Aronoff? Support our local arts community this holiday season and book our Showstopper Package which includes a seasonal pre-fixe dinner for two at Metropole, turndown treat and a $10 donation to Cincinnati Arts Association. Light up your holiday with the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo or brave the ice at Fountain Square Ice Skating Rink. Here’s your guide to spending the holidays in Cincinnati. Pottery, plants and everything in between — shop one-of-a-kind gifts for the one-of-kind people in your life with our Community Holiday Gift Guide.
Tis’ the season for self-care. Last, but certainly not least, be sure to pamper yourself this holiday season. We know this year was no 2020, but it was no cake walk either. Show yourself some love with self-care. Visit the Spa at 21c Cincinnati and let us take care of you.