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A dessert tasting menu, a feast of fishes, a roasted goose, and more.

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Only one of the five courses is savory (and it’s small); the rest of pastry chef Sarah Kosikowski’s dessert tasting menu is devoted to sweets like roasted apple cake with mulled red wine-poached apples and cranberry meringue and Manjari chocolate creme with Morello cherry compote and creme fraiche. 5:30-10:30 PM, Sixteen, 401 N. Wabash, 312-588-8030, $75.

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On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, chef Didier Durand creates a prix fixe holiday menu with choices like an appetizer plate of duck rillettes, country paté, and chicken liver mousse; ratatouille; grilled swordfish; and a roasted goose with chestnut stuffing. Dessert is a bûche de Noë l. Fri-Sat 12/24-12/25, 4-9 PM, Cyrano’s Bistrot & Wine Bar, 546 N. Wells, 312-467-0546, $37.50.

Chef Takashi Yagihashi’s five-course Christmas Eve dinner consists of dishes like seared foie gras with quince and huckleberries, roasted pheasant with roasted chestnuts and Jerusalem artichokes, and chocolate macadamia nut cake. 5:30-10 PM, Takashi, 1952 N. Damen, 773-772-6170, $58, $88 with wine pairing.

Piccolo Sogno’s Feast of Fishes menu, served a la carte and based on a Southern Italian holiday tradition, includes zuppa di mare and insalata di mare, grilled sardines, salt-crusted Mediterranean bass, and risotto with lobster, tarragon, and brandy. Reservations are suggested. 5:30-11 PM, Piccolo Sogno, 464 N. Halsted, 312-421-0077.

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