Don’t Want to Cook This Holiday Season? Dine at the Biltmore Bistro Instead!

by Larry Waight

Once upon a time, admitting to being reluctant to prepare family Christmas dinners was tantamount to being anti-holiday! But society has changed dramatically over the past few years—even saying, “Sorry, but I’m not making Christmas dinner this year” has become perfectly acceptable, and even understandable.

Recently, Leslie Wu, food and lifestyle contributor at Forbes magazine, authored one of a growing number of articles focused on avoiding cooking Christmas dinner this year, and she makes no apologies. This is great news if you dread the approaching year-end festivities. It’s become okay to say, “I’ve got enough on my plate with work stress, gift shopping, wrapping, and social gatherings in December.” Bottom line: Just say no if you have to!

Not convinced? Here are three great reasons to make alternative plans:

  • Letting a professional take care of your Christmas dinner not only gives culinary artists opportunities to show off their cooking skills, but they enjoy all the prep, service, and cleanup associated with this meal.
  • Going out to eat for Christmas dinner helps support the economy—-especially if you’re a generous tipper who understands that an outstanding Yuletide meal is well worth the gratuities added to the tab.
  • Skip town! If you’re not around to host a holiday dinner, family members and friends will just have to find alternatives. You don’t have to give up your title of Annual Christmas Dinner Cook. You can always reinstate invitations on your terms next year!

The Best Idea of All? Trade That Stove Heat for Sunshine in Belize

The Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Not many people know that the phrase, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen” was first uttered by President Harry Truman, rather than a well-quoted grandma whose witticisms managed to go viral. If you insist on Christmas heat, though, the very best place to bask in it happens to be Belize, the Caribbean nation that takes only a few hours by plane to reach.

Belize at Christmas is a wonderland, as visitors flock south to enjoy an annual multi-cultural celebration that borrows from diverse cultures calling Belize home. From sacred church services to festivals, Belize’s holiday season celebrations are diverse, colorful, and meaningful.

Make the Biltmore Your Headquarters for the Best Christmas Ever

The Belize Biltmore Plaza is the ideal place to settle in for a holiday escape that is guaranteed to delight. Set just 15 minutes away from the international airport, the Biltmore offers all the amenities you’d expect from a world-class property. Plus, with immersive tours that allow guests to explore the best of Belize, it’s the perfect stay for anyone seeking a holiday stay that’s filled with adventure. 


This festive season, enjoy a tasty Christmas dinner at the onsite Biltmore Bistro. Whether you’re looking for the traditional Christmas ham and turkey or the local flavors of Belize, both you and your tastebuds are in for a treat. Beyond just a holiday dinner, the Biltmore Bistro offers a wide selection of weekly buffets ranging from Caribbean cuisine to Belizean brunch. 

Enjoy weekly themed buffets at the Biltmore. Photos courtesy of property.


Dining at the Biltmore during your Christmas getaway will do more for your spirit than you imagine. That’s especially true if you’re looking to get away from the cold and the stressors of home. This year, skip cooking Christmas dinner. Instead, make reservations. Book your stay now. And, don’t worry about leaving home behind. You can always leave a forwarding address for Santa!

Photos courtesy of the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza

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