A Very Kelly Christmas


If your company’s holiday party — remember those? — is long gone, Rockland’s best-known chef, Peter X. Kelly, and his family have another tradition to share: Xaviars Christmas Dinner and Holiday Cabaret at X20 Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers.

This year’s 25th annual cabaret evenings — titled “We Need A Little Christmas … Now!” — will once again be a feast for all senses: Passed hors d’ouevres start things off, with eggnog and cocktails before a four-course sit-down dinner. After dinner, the chef’s brother, designer Ned Kelly of Congers —

—holds forth piano-side with Mary Lou Shriber and another Kelly brother, Paul, accompanied by Paul Trueblood on piano.

Details: At  7 p.m., Dec. 17 and 18, 1 and 7 p.m., Dec.19. Evenings, $150; matinees, $100. 914-965-1111. X20, 71 Water Grant St., Yonkers. 914-965-1111. www.xaviars.com.

— Peter D. Kramer


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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  1. Xaviars’ Christmas Dinner and Holiday Celebration is a highlight of the season. My family and friends enjoyed last year’s festivities and will be going again this year. The hors d’ouevres are scrumptious and a top shelf bevy of beverages line the open bar. The entertainment puts everyone in a holiday mood.


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