Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us will be toiling in the kitchen, cooking Turkey Day dinner at home. However, if you’d prefer to let someone else do the cooking and cleanup, there are a lot of good restaurant choices for dining out on Thanksgiving, as well as a number of take-home options. Here are some restaurants that provided me with detailed information on Thanksgiving dining.
At Laurel Brasserie & Bar in The Grand America, Thanksgiving dinner is already sold out, as is the Little America Thanksgiving buffet. However, Laurel is also offering Thanksgiving takeout dinners which include Butter Lettuce Salad, Maple-Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast, Slow-Cooked Brown Sugar Ham, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Grand America Bread Pudding, and Chocolate Yule Log.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill can help make Thanksgiving easy, with no messy dishes, pots or pans to clean up. With Tucanos famous Churrasco all-you-can-eat dinner or lunch, guests get the full Churrasco meal plus baked turkey, fried turkey, grilled turkey, center-cut sirloin, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, seasoned stuffing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and chocolate cake or pumpkin pie. $34.95/adults; $14.95 for kids 7-12. Tucanos is also offering their popular Thanksgiving Feast To-Go for pick-up. Dinner to 2/$99; Dinner for 4/$189; Dinner for 8/$369.
At Log Haven up in beautiful Millcreek Canyon, Chef Dave Jones and his crew will present a 3-course plated luncheon on Thanksgiving, with reservations from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The first course is a choice of Wild Mushroom Soup with toasted panko and chives or Savoy Spinach with maple vinaigrette, smoked bacon, walnuts and dried cranberries. For an entree, guests will choose between Citrus-Herb Brined Turkey, Maple-Orange Glazed Salmon, Hy-Plains Filet, or Butternut Squash Risotto. All entrees come with selected side dishes. Dessert is a choice of Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream, Pecan Pie, or Maple Panna Cotta. $83/adults; $49/children ages 3 to 12. This is one of Utah’s most popular spots for Thanksgiving so don’t even think of arriving without a reservation.
Eight Settlers Distillery will host a Thanksgiving Buffet with Herb Roasted Turkey, Whiskey & Pineapple Glazed Ham, Classic Gravy, Cranberry Orange Sauce, Apple Cinnamon Sauce, Mushroom Stuffing, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Whipped Potatoes, Savory Sweet Potato Pie, Squash and Spinach Salad, Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Apple Croissant Bread Pudding. Adults/$60; Children/$25.
Tuscany is offering guests their traditional Thanksgiving Feast this year, from 12:30 to 7 p.m. The Feast includes a choice of Butternut Squash Soup or Mixed Green Salad, followed by Herb-Roasted Turkey and Glazed Duroc Ham with sage & dried cranberry stuffing, sweet potato gratin, garlic whipped potatoes, and roasted herb root vegetables. There is also a vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan option and house-made seasonal pies for dessert. $85/adults; $40/children 12 & under.
At Emigration Cafe, Thanksgiving Meal Kits are back by popular demand. Let Pago Restaurant Group Executive Chef Phelix Gardner do the cooking for you this holiday. Meal kits are prepped, cooked and ready for a simple reheat to make your holiday plans low-stress and top chef quality. Meal Kits include Honey & Sage Roasted Turkey Breast, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sourdough Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, and Cranberry & Orange Chutney. Pick-up Wednesday, November 23rd, between 2 & 6 p.m. $90 (2 servings per meal kit/$45 per person).
Franck’s Thanksgiving Day menu kicks off with an amuse followed by a 4-course dinner featuring Porcini-Maple Emulsion; Pumpkin Miso Charred Hawaiian Walu; Four-Day Brined Young Turkey with fixings; and Brown Butter-Root Beer Cobbler for dessert. $95/adults; $50/children 12 & under.
A number of Park City restaurants are offering Thanksgiving dining options. Here is a rundown of the ones I have information on:
The Bill White Restaurant Group in Park City is now accepting Thanksgiving pre-orders for takeout holiday meals, available for pickup on Nov. 23 at Windy Ridge Bakery & Cafe. Available items from Windy Ridge Cafe for your Thanksgiving feast include a full turkey dinner with sauteed green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes with candied pecans. At Windy Ridge Bakery, you can order pecan pie, Mile High apple pie, ham & Swiss quiche, Key Lime pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate decadence, and tomato & spinach quiche.
Take-away items to complement your Thanksgiving dinner at Deer Valley Grocery-Cafe include lemon thyme sauce, cranberry chutney, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green bean au gratin, and wild mushroom stuffing. Pie selections include pumpkin, pecan, country apple, blueberry and cherry. Deer Valley cookies, carrot cake, apple brown sugar coffee cake and rolls are also available. Place orders by 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, and pick up orders on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Place orders by calling 435-615-2400.
Yuta restaurant at The Lodge at Blue Sky will host an intimate gathering with friends and family with a Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by newly hired Executive Chef Jason Franey. Reservation required. $75++/adults; $45+ for wine pairing; $40++/children 10 and under.
Enjoy a full Thanksgiving menu from 2 to 7:45 p.m. at The Grub Steak with wild rice and mushroom soup, Caesar or house salad, carved roasted tom turkey, autumn harvest dressing, gravy, green beans, mashers, citrus cranberry relish, pumpkin pie, or spiced apple bread pudding. $41.75/adults; $21.75/children 12 and under.
At Park City Mountain Resort, indulge in a Thanksgiving Day buffet at the Grand Summit Hotel from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Start with charcuterie, roasted beets, or shrimp cocktail, and choose from wild rice & shitake mushroom soup, butternut squash sage bisque, winter greens salad, or the fall farro salad. Entrees include prime rib, turkey, ham, salmon, kid’s pizza and chicken tenders. Dive into sides of chive mashed potatoes, stuffing, and roasted winter vegetables, before a variety of dessert options. $75/adults; $50/children 12 and under; children 2 and under are free.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with an expertly crafted traditional feast at KITA in The Pendry with classic sliced turkey breast & confit thigh, perfectly accompanied by traditional mashed potatoes, orange cranberry chutney, cornbread stuffing, and sautéed green beans. Finish with house made warm apple pie or pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream. $75/per person.
Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature live music and an abundant spread of holiday favorites along with the regular Troll Hallen menu. $135/adults; $45/kids 5 to 12. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
How about a FREE Thanksgiving dinner? Open Thanksgiving from 11 a.m.to 1 a.m. No Name Saloon offers their annual Free Turkey Dinner beginning at 2 p.m. until the buffet runs dry. The full regular menu will also be available all day.
Pick up dinner for eight at Hill’s Kitchen Cafe & Catering, including Half Mary’s organic turkey, house brined ham, rosemary sage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, brussels sprouts with bacon and cranberry, cranberry sauce, cheddar biscuits, truffle mac and cheese, refuel salad, Caesar salad, and charred onion dip and potato dip. Don’t forget Pastry Chef Jessie Rae’s house roasted pumpkin, double crust apple, and pecan pies. Orders are available for pickup on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Call 435-800-2870 to place orders.
Have Thanksgiving delivered the day before or on Thanksgiving morning from Red Maple Catering, and just pop it in the oven before the guests arrive. Menus include 48-hour cider brined organic turkey, roasted apple pan gravy, French bean casserole, ciabatta and sage stuffing, house made cranberry orange sauce, and pumpkin pie. Mixed fall garden salad and Yukon gold potatoes on Thursday’s menu only. Additional sides include buttermilk biscuits, white cheddar mac and cheese, and sweet potato casserole. Morning breakfast of Hatch green chile breakfast burritos and fruit is also available. Orders are delivered cold with cooking instructions, four-person minimum. To place orders, call 801-742-1932 or email email@example.com.
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Butcher’s Chop House with the family from 2 p.m.. to 10 p.m. Two courses include a heap of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, garlic green beans, candied yams, cranberry sauce, and choice of pecan or pumpkin pie. $55/adults; $38/kids, before tax and gratuity. The full regular menu will also be available.
Save time in the kitchen, order ahead, and pick up Thanksgiving dinner at Salt Box Eatery & Catering this year. Start with a meat and cheese platter or butternut squash soup, indulge in roasted turkey, honey baked ham or overnight lamb leg, joined by sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, focaccia bread, asparagus, brussels sprouts with bacon and dates, mac and cheese, pomegranate cranberry jam, house made gravy, and finish with a pecan or pumpkin pie. Orders are available for pickup Nov. 21 to 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Culinary quote of the week: “I celebrated Thanksgiving the old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” – Jon Stewart
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
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