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$50  + Tax & Tip
7:45 PM


DAY 2: Christmakwanzakkah Party Series

It's that time of year again... holiday party season! And we've got you covered with the holiday party of all holiday parties with, of course, Chef Jason Marcus! At last year's Christmakwanzakkah Party, Chef Marcus put on a truly unforgettable show for us at his other restaurant, Traif. So, we thought it was only fair to give him the stage at Xixa this year. Xixa, the NY Times Critics' Pick and 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand, is where Chef Marcus focuses his culinary genius — and obsession with foie gras — on Mexican cuisine. The format for this event series will be the same as last year: a mix of cocktail party and seated dinner. The evening will kick off with a plethora of inventive canapés as you drink and mingle. Then, we'll be moving into the seated portion of the party that will feature a confit short rib and smoked pork belly, as well as an assortment of delectable side dishes. Lastly, we'll wrap up the night with a selection of Chef Marcus's favorite desserts. For those of you that haven't attended any of our past events at Xixa, you can read up on Chef Marcus's background below. It is by no means an exaggeration to say he's a virtuoso talent in the kitchen!

About the Host:

Jason Marcus

Executive Chef & Owner

Prior to opening Xixa and his other restaurant, Traif, Chef Marcus honed his craft working in the kitchens of Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin.

The Lineup

Some items be served as passed canapés, some will be served family-style, and some will be individually plated. See FAQs at the bottom of this page for allergy/restriction accommodations and additional info.

  1. Foie Gras al Pastor

    with french toast, roasted pineapple, and achiote

  2. Spicy Blue Crab Sopes

    with sriracha aioli, nori, sesame, and sweet soy

  3. "Tortilla-Less" Soup

    sherry-braised onion soup with creamy and crispy vidalia onion and chipotle

  4. Arctic Char Tostada

    with snow peas, corn, puffed rice, soy, sesame

  5. Buffalo-Style Baby Corn

    with lime aioli and blue cheese

  6. Winter Guacamole

    with toasted corn and various chips

  7. Fried Brussels Sprouts Bravas

    with almond-guajillo romesco

  8. Grilled Carrots Elote

    with feta, dill, and coriander

  9. Fundido of Muenster Cheese

    with green chorizo and buckwheat flour tortillas

  10. Refried Garlic Butter Lentils

  11. Toasted Saffron Rice Pilaf

  12. Spicy Pineapple Salad

    with peanut and toasted chile

  13. Confit Short Rib

    with green pumpkinseed mole, pickled celery, and pear-tomatillo pico

  14. Smoked Pork Belly

    with black mole bbq, curried pickled carrot, and tomato-strawberry pico

  15. Buckwheat Churros

    with passion fruit and mexican chocolate

  16. Gingerbread Tres Leches Cake

    with whipped cream cheese frosting


241 S 4th St.

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring your ID as well as cash if you plan on purchasing beverages.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend?
Yes. ID is required and you must be 21+ to attend.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for first-time emergency requests, we allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests must be emailed to us prior to the event and the guest ticket surcharge of $25 must be paid prior to the event. Guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $70 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, adjustments cannot be made to specific dishes. However, there will be SO MANY dishes served, that guests with allegies/restrictions will get to enjoy more than enough food to feel good and full! Gluten free tortillas will be available to those of you with gluten allergies. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.

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