Celebrate Special Occasions with Take-out From Michelin-starred Restaurants

Despite the odd times we are living through, milestones continue to happen and we shouldn’t forget about celebrating them. Maybe it’s a birthday, an anniversary or a graduation and in an ideal world, we would be gathering with friends and family to commemorate.

There are still ways to celebrate and keep special traditions alive even if they look a little different this year. Thanks to relaxed laws on to-go cocktails, you can celebrate your special occasion with fantastic food and spirits at home. Enjoy a Michelin-recommended meal to help make your special day memorable while staying safe:

North California:

Allora has put its wine-centric menu into a family-style meal for two or four people. Family dinners are four-course meals focused on seafood dishes with Italian fare and paired with Italian-inspired wines. Pick up will only be available from Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. (Sacramento)

International Smoke has partnered with DoorDash and UberEats to deliver comfort meals to your home. In addition to their extensive menu, they have added family feasts and pantry packs to spice up the ordinary dinner. These kits are designed with fun geographical themes in mind like Tokyo Night that includes a sushi platter or the Birthday Spectacular that includes a slice of cake and a bottle of prosecco. Phone orders will receive 10 percent off and recent bar and restaurant industry employees will receive 20 percent off. (Del Mar and San Francisco)

Saison Smokehouse’s full menu is available for pick up and delivery including classic barbecue focused menu items like wood oven-smoked meats and sides. Alcoholic beverages are available to order with meals. (San Francisco)

Spruce has put together a new menu specifically for takeout. The condensed menu highlights family dishes along with its renowned entrees, including duck breast, New York strip steak and beignets. Call-ins, walk-ins and DoorDash orders are welcomed daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open hours include the Spruce Wine Shop. (San Francisco)

The Sardine Factory is offering an extensive discounted three-course prix fixe meal starting at $39 per person, an a la carte menu and specially priced selections of local wines. Items from the prix-fixe menu include seared salmon, scampi rigatoni and prime short rib. Orders must be placed one day in advance. (Monterey)

Southern California:

Cloak & Petal’s takeout menu is limited but includes the authentic Japanese essentials items for which it’s known. You can expect your favorite starters, specialty sushi rolls and sake cocktails to go! (San Diego)

Hinoki and The Bird has a limited menu with American cuisine featuring Japanese ingredients for online ordering. Customer favorites like Kaiseki Bento Box and the Butter Lobster Ramen remain on the menu. You can order ready-to-drink cocktails and bottles of wine with your meal. Hinoki and The Bird is participating in #ThanksHealthHeroes giving its customers the option to donate a dumpling box to a frontline health worker for $8.50. (Los Angeles)

Juniper & Ivy’s To-Go will be available every Wednesday through the end of the week. Each Sunday, it will post a new menu on its website and social media channels. There will be three or more options with at least one vegetarian option, accompanied by a bottle of wine, beer or cocktail recommendations starting at $25 per person. (San Diego)

Nobu’s traditional Japanese menu is available for takeout, including their sushi maki, Japanese Wagyu, and its signature cocktails. Nobu offers takeout starting on Wednesday to Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. (Los Angeles, Malibu and Newport Beach)

Osteria La Buca is offering its full menu that includes family meals for two, four and six people, bottled cocktails for two, and their classic Italian entrees of pasta and pizza. Osteria La Buca has partnered with multiple third-party food delivery platforms to bring the traditional Italian osteria to your home. (Los Angeles)

Rossoblu has partnered with food delivery app Toast Takeout to bring your favorite Bolognese-inspired pasta dishes to you. Its extensive menu now includes fun additions like a cocktail making kit. Orders can be placed between 5 and 8:30 p.m. (Los Angeles)