Friday, October 29, 2010

Don't Feel Like Cooking on Thanksgivng? Check Out These Boston Options!

I know...we're all putting the final touches on our Halloween costumes, and buying replacement bags of candy for the impending waves of trick or treater's, but that next big holiday is right around the corner!  Thanksgiving is just four weeks away and now is the time to start planning out those menus, or to say "never mind" to roasting the bird at home and make reservations to partake in a Thanksgiving meal prepared by the pros.  If you do decide to keep your holiday dish free at home, here are a few options for Thanksgiving at some great local restaurants!

The Beehive, located at 541 Tremont Street in the South End is featuring an a la carte menu for the day set to the musical stylings of CeCe Kim, Tammy Scheffer and Marsha Lubin.  The festivities kick off at 12:00 pm, end at 2:30 am, and they will be serving up their special menu until 10:00pm.  Call 617-423-0069 for reservations.

Seafood Raw Bar Selection
Oysters, Shrimp, Tuna Tartare, Lobster    Mrkt Price

Cream of Exotic & Wild Mushroom Soup  11
Waldorf Salad, Fresh Lettuces, Apples, Great Hill Blue, Walnuts 11
Candied Baby Back Ribs  12
Truffled Potato & Cheese Perogies, Caramelized Onions, Sour Cream 10
Antipasto Platter, Cured Meats, Cheeses, Olives, Salads 15
Mezze Platter, Hummus, Salads, Whipped Feta, Olives, Pickles 14
Classic Caesar Salad 11
Steamed Mussels with Lager, Tomato & Old Bay  14


Roast Farm Raised Turkey   28
Mushroom Brioche Stuffing, Parsnip Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Cranberry Chutney, Mustard Gravy

Roast Prime Rib of Beef  30
Mushroom Brioche Stuffing, Parsnip Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Chutney, Mustard Gravy

Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon 28
Sage Brown Butter Sauce, Wild Rice, Creamed Corn Pudding

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Plate  23

Moroccan Couscous
With Chicken & Lamb 24     Vegetarian 21

Little Pilgrim’s
Kids Turkey Dinner  12
Mac & Cheese  8
Crispy Chicken Dinosaurs with Rice  8

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Apple Crisp with Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

Menu Subject To Change

 If the old world charm of Beacon Hill screams Thanksgiving to you, then Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro has a menu to swoon over. This multi course prix fixe meal, incorporates all of those great flavors and feel of a home cooked treat, with a little finesse of course!  They will be serving from 1:00 pm until 9:00pm on November 25th for the cost of $55.00 per person.  Please call 617-723-7575 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Day Menu
November 25, 2010

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Native Butternut Squash Soup
Duck Confit, Apples and Pumpkin Seed Oil

Island Creek Oyster Stew 
Leeks, Champagne, and Bacon

Boston Bibb Lettuce
Poached Pears, Bailey Hazen Blue Cheese, Spiced Walnuts

Turkey Liver Mousse and Turkey Rillette,
Cranberry Chutney and Traditional Accompaniments

House Cured Salt Cod Brandade Gallette
Parsley Root Puree, Parsley Salad, Picholine Olives and Walnuts

NV Nino Franco Prosecco (Valdobbieadene, Italy)
or  2008 Huber, Gruner Veltliner « Obere Steigen » (Triasental, Austria)

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Roasted Local Turkey Breast and Thigh
Sausage Apple Pecan Stuffing, Green Beans, Bacon, Roasted Onions, and Turkey Gravy

Red Wine Braised Wolfe's Neck Farm Beef Shanks
Mashed Green Mountain Potatoes, Pearl Onions, Carrots and Parsnips

Smoked Tamworth Ham
Bacon Braised Cabbage, Apples and Pickled Ramps

New England Shellfish Stew (Clams, Mussels, and Scallops)
Hominy, Potatoes, Smoked Tomatoes and "Ritz" Crackers

Roasted Buttercup Squash
Heirloom Grits Spoonbread, Wilted Spinach, Roasted Carrots and Cider Sauce

2007 Château Moncontour Vouvray (Loire Valley, France)
or 2007 Château Semonlon, Haut Médoc, (Bordeaux, France)

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Selection of Our
Pies and Tarts or Local Farmstead Cheese

2008 Domaine de Fenouillet, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise (Rhôône Valley, France)

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Holiday Accompaniments for Two
$6 each

Roasted Garlic Creamed Spinach • Roasted Buttered Squash • Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Green Mountain Potatoes and Turkey Gravy • Green Beans, Roasted Onions and Bacon

$55 per person
Optional Wine Pairing For An Additional $27.00
A 20% Gratuity Will Be Automatically Added To Your Bill

 The Langham Hotel is mixing things up a bit and has several options to satisfy your turkey and gravy loving selves.  They are hosting both a Thanksgiving Brunch, with reservations available for 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12.00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m, cost is $65 per person for adults and $30 for children.  

They are also hosting a full Thanksgiving Dinner in BOND, their on site restaurant including New England Lobster Stew then enjoy Cider Glazed Herb Roasted Turkey, Sage Sausage, Exotic Mushroom and Date Dressing, Maple Butternut Squash, Buttery Whipped Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, and Giblet Gravy.  Cost is $50.00 per person.

However even more unique The LanghamLangham through November 23rd, and all will be ready to be picked up and enjoyed between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on the 25th.

Thanksgiving-to-Go Menu
Serves 8 to 10 people - $275 plus tax
22 to 24 Pound Vermont Turkey, Herb Scent and Cider Glazed
1 Pint of House Made Whole Berry Cape Cranberry Sauce
2 Quarts of Maple Scented Native Butternut Squash Puree
2 Quarts of Buttery Organic Northeast Whipped Potatoes
1 Quart of Giblet Gravy
Fresh Cranberry Nut and Country Rolls
2 Quarts of Sage Sausage, Wild Mushroom and Date Dressing
2 Quarts of Harvest Vegetable Ragout
1 Pumpkin Pie  and 1 Apple Streusel Pie

Orders and reservations can be made by calling 617-451-1900, extension 7125.

And now- back to those mini snickers and twix bars- I mean you probably wont get THAT many Trick or Treater's right?

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