What’s cooking for Thanksgiving? Perhaps its time to kick up your feet and let these celebrity chefs do what they do best. Grab the family and spend a weekend together! Enjoy one of these finest hotel restaurant Thanksgiving meals and you certainly won’t regret skipping the roasting, chopping, baking and tossing that usually accompanies this foodie-centric holiday.
An Italian in LA
“This dish is great for sharing tableside, and it’s easy enough to pass around the table with friends and family. That being said, it’s also a great addition to traditional dinner because it takes a classic Thanksgiving ingredient (turkey) and offers a new and unusual spin… It infuses overall Italian spirit with the traditional thought of a classic American Thanksgiving.” Executive Chef Mirko Paderno
Spend Thanksgiving with a side of Italian at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Executive Chef Mirko Paderno of Oliviero will be preparing a five course set menu including soul food like lasagna with smoked mozzarella as well as reinventing Thanksgiving classics in new, delicious presentations like the Porchetta style Turkey pictured above. The luxury hotel is in the heart of Beverly Hills with nights starting at $199/night.
A smattering of Portuguese on Thanksgiving in Rhode Island
“Our signature Chorizo and Cornbread stuffing is a twist on an American Classic. The chorizo represents the heavy Portuguese population we have here in this part of Southern New England. The cornbread is a Native American classic that dates back to the first celebrations of the Autumn Harvest. Both together make for a sweet, salty and savory addition that pairs so well with Turkey.” Executive Chef Kevin Thiele
If you’re thinking a Newport Thanksgiving is a good idea, we couldn’t agree more. Executive Chef Kevin Thiele of One Bellevue Restaurant at The Hotel Viking will be cooking up a storm, including his classically delicious Chorizo and Cornbread stuffing. Follow in the footsteps of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, the Astors, and the Vanderbilts by spending the weekend at the historic Bellevue Avenue property starting at $119/night.
Antelope in Arizona
“Our Antelope is from Broken Arrow Ranch in Texas and is completely wild, no antibiotics, no growth hormones and no man made feed! We serve it in two different ways…we braise some of it for 48 hours so that it’s very tender and then we sear the loin so that our guests can have a true taste of Antelope. It’s served with Smoked Potato Croquettes, Sunflower Seed Risotto, Grilled Torpedo Onions and finished with Honeycomb.” Executive Chef Paul McCabe
Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ has a spectacular game-based thanksgiving menu at their in house restaurant T.Cook’s. Included is Executive Chef Paul McCabe’s signature dish, an exotic antelope main course. This romantic resort is the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving weekend with rooms starting at $198/night.
Simply delicious in Nashville
“For many families in the South, Thanksgiving is filled with many traditions…Last year our team had the opportunity to cook a New Southern Thanksgiving at the James Beard House in NYC, and we decided to create some new traditions as we were all away from our families, and so…the galantine was born. We wanted to remain true to many of our guests traditions but through in that unexpected twist that so many people experience in our restaurant in Nashville.” Executive Chef Brandon Frohne
The South is known for its comfort food and Executive Chef Brandon Frohne of Mason’s Restaurant at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville will provide nothing less for the 2014 feast. Chef Brandon is taking a French spin on classic Appalachian cuisine, creating the Heritage Turkey Galantine. The soothing space and local music scene make the Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville a great getaway at $229/night.
End on a sweet note in Tampa
“It was inspired by my own family traditions. Being that dessert has always been important in my house, a twist on a traditional classic seemed fitting. Thanksgiving is never boring, and neither should be your desserts!” Executive Pastry Chef Kim Yelvington
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Executive Pastry Chef Kim Yelvington of Chocolate Pi at The Epicurean in Tampa is baking you a surprise: her Granny Smith Apple Pie is served in individual portions to ensure there is no fighting over the last slice. With rooms at the Epicurean starting at $209/night, this delectable little tart will be the perfect end to the Élevage Thanksgiving dinner.
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