23 Nov Dining Out for Thanksgiving 2015
As enjoyable and deliciously satisfying the herb-glazed roasted turkey, three cheese garlic scalloped potatoes, and caramelized Brussels sprouts during the Thanksgiving feast are, hosting the event can be quite stressful—so stressful, we forget what we’re really celebrating.
Retire from the kitchen duties this holiday and enjoy the season of gratitude wholeheartedly at one these Florida hot spots.
Kick off the holiday weekend at LILT Lounge on Thanksgiving Eve for a specially priced happy hour menu including social plates such as the charcuterie boar and lobster cocktail, a $1 oyster selection and an extensive selection of wines and craft cocktails running from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. After nibbling on lite bites and sipping on fine champagne cocktails, guests are invited to stay for the live music and Brazilian samba show by Rose Max at 9 p.m.
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On Thanksgiving Day, head over to Area 31, a premiere dining location perched on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami, for a pre-fixe menu comprised of holiday-inspired dished by chef Wolfgang Birk.
From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests can relish in Thanksgiving favorites including:
- Traditional turkey or fancy fried turkey,
- Roasted butternut squash soup with pumpkin seeds and pancetta
- Mashed potatoes with a black garlic swirl
- Upland Cress salad with sweet potato, avocado, and pecan
- Herb-crusted prime rib drizzled with horseradish crema and bordelaise
- Brussels sprouts with pork belly and moonshine raisins
- Caramelized maple yams
- Desserts will include an array of mouthwatering traditional treats from Pumpkin pie to Key Lime pie.
In addition, Area 31 will have their outstanding wine and champagne selection available including extensive wines from Iberian Whites to Cool Italian Reds to Bubbles, by the glass, half bottle, and bottle.
Price: $65 for adults; $30 for children.
For more information, or to make a reservation visit, http://www.area31restaurant.com/menus/food-drinks.htm
If you’re looking for an intimate holiday getaway, travel to Cobalt located at Vero Beach Hotel, recently named one of the best hotels in Florida by readers in Conde Nast Traveller. Just steps away from the sand, Cobalt is a prime Vero Beach dining destination offering a three-course delectable and daring cuisine by chef Rachel Bourdon.
Guests will be able to enjoy incredible views of the blue Atlantic Ocean and Cobalt’s Thanksgiving offering at one of the three seatings at noon, 2:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day menu highlights include:
- Fall all harvest salad with roasted beets, figs, walnuts, arugula, goat cheese, and banyuls vinaigrette
- Traditional free range turkey with brioche stuffing, aligot potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and sage gravy
- Pan seared grouper with parsnip puree, quinoa, kale, and mushroom buerre blanc.
- Divine dessert options include a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust and pecan brittle, and a deconstructed apple pie with cinnamon sugar dough cookies topped with caramel ice cream.
Price: $55 per person
For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.cobaltrestaurant.com/promotions/thanksgiving.htm