Monday we offered a list of Top Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners in the North Bay. Today we’d like to focus on one special place in Sonoma – Sante Restaurant at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa.

Table With a View at Sante

From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day, Sante Restaurant presents a 2010 Christmas Buffet Menu. This exquisite, sumptuous buffet features a collection of stunning choices too vast to cover in one blog posting. Click here to view the full menu.

Sante’s Christmas Day dinner begins with appetizers including Maine Lobster Bisque, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, local and imported cheeses, House Made Pate de Campagne with Country Pork Terrine wrapped in Hobbs Applewood Smoked Bacon Cornichons, and many more delicious appetizers.

Guests will find an array of salads at the Michelin Star receiving Sante Restaurant. Choose from a Classic Caesar Salad, Marinated Heirloom Beet Salad, Hearts of Palm Salad, Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with King Richard Leeks and Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette, and of course, more delectable salads.

An Elegant Table at Sante

The Carving Stations, my personal favorite parts of this special buffet, will offer two incredible dishes – Roasted All Natural Goose served with Spiced Cranberry, Apple and Raisin Relish and Natural Jus; and Painted Hills Ranch Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce and Assorted Mustards.

The selection of entrees further displays the talent of Executive Chef Andrew Cain at this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant. Only the best ingredients will be used to create Roasted Organic Chicken Breast with Sun-dried Tomato and Marinated Olive Ragout, Coq au Vin featuring All Natural Red Wine Braised Fulton Valley Chicken, Organic Artichoke Ravioli with Preserved Meyer Lemon Cream Sauce, Glazed Berkshire Ham, and Loch Duart Salmon with Sorrel Beurre Blanc Sauce.

Sante at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Spa

The dishes above will also be served with a wide selection of vegetables and side dishes, plus an assortment of Organic Wood-Fired Baked Artisanal Breads.

This unbelievable Christmas Buffet ends with a wonderfully surprising selection of numerous decadent desserts. Finish your visit with Buche de Noel, Black Forest Cake with Brandied Griottines Cherries, Chocolate Praline Cheesecake, Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, Rasberry Milk Chocolate Mousse, a Tiramisu Martini, Valrhona Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Tartlette, or any of the other sweet treats.

Complete your exceptional Christmas celebration by reserving the chauffeured vehicle of your choice from Pure Luxury. Your private chauffeur can meet your group in one location or make as many stops as you need to make sure your friends and family share a very special day with you.