November 13, 2006 "“ TORONTO, ON "“ This Christmas, Le Royal Méridien King Edward is once again liberating reluctant holiday cooks from the confines of their kitchens with the ultimate gift: take-out Christmas Dinner. Rather than spending the day slaving in the kitchen or serving guests an odd assortment of holiday pot-luck, revellers across the GTA can now enjoy a delicious slow-roasted turkey with all the fixings available for pick-up at the Le Royal Méridien King Edward hotel.

"Our team of award-winning chefs will be working on Christmas Day so you don't have to," says Robbie Bishop, Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Le Royal Méridien King Edward. "This year, give yourself or an over-worked loved one the gift of a leisurely, relaxed Christmas spent enjoying the company of friends and family."

Executive Chef Daniel Schick has created a yuletide menu sure to impress even the most discerning mother-in-law. The menu serves 10 to 12 people at the price of $350 and includes:

Butternut Squash Soup


Slow Roasted Turkey

Apple Celery Dressing

Herb Roasted New Potatoes

Festive Vegetable Medley

Cranberry Sauce

Turkey Sage Jus

Ace Bakery Bread Rolls


Eggnog Tiramisu

Festive Cookies

For those who prefer beef, the turkey and stuffing can be substituted with Beef Wellington and red wine sauce for $450. Heating instructions are included with both menu options. Home-chefs should allow at least one hour to re-heat the meal (Beef Wellington requires more cooking time as it will not be pre-cooked).

Between noon and 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Day, customers can pull-up to the front doors of the hotel, leave their vehicles with the doormen and pick-up their warm turkey dinner in the lobby. Orders must be placed prior to December 20, 2006 by calling our Festive Desk at 416-863-3248 (if necessary, alternate pick-up times can be arranged).

For those who prefer to avoid the kitchen all together on Christmas Day, The King Edward also serves its renowned Christmas Dinner with all the classic trimmings in the historic and newly renovated Sovereign Ballroom.

Christmas Dinner has been a tradition at the "King Eddy" for more than 100 years, you need to book early "“ for more information or to receive our Festive Brochure which outlines our whole Festive Programme call 416-863-3248.

Throughout its more than 100 year history, Le Royal Méridien King Edward has continued to set the standard for luxury hotels in Canada. Located in the heart of Toronto, the hotel is Toronto's oldest luxury hotel and has a long been the choice of Toronto society, club members, convention goers, tourists, political figures and business travelers. With 296 spacious guest rooms and suites that boast old-world, turn of the century charm combined with sophisticated comforts. Relish exquisitely comfortable beds, elegant décor in homage to a proud history, and luxurious bathrooms featuring powerful showers and soothing bath facilities.

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