No hours-long prep. No five foot high pile of dishes that everyone, but everyone, tries to avoid. No preparing an assortment of different dishes to satisfy the culinary taste of each and every one of your crazy relatives.
Come dine with us at North Square on the big day. We've got something for everyone, and you won't have to peel a potato, wash a platter, or, even better, argue with your sister about whose pecan pie is the family gold standard.
FOR THE PURIST: Lovers of the traditional turkey feast (here!) will love the free range Hudson Valley turkey with seven grain stuffing, paired with cranberry relish and a choice of garlic mashed potatoes or pumpkin and sweet potato puree. Start with a roasted butternut squash soup with fennel cream, toasted pumpkin seeds and dill.
FOR THE "I HATE TURKEY" BRIGADE: Open the meal with grilled marinated quail with cauliflower mash, brussels sprouts and a balsamic glaze. Follow up with a roasted venison loin with creamy polenta and roasted root vegetables in an orange and herb au jus.
FOR THE PESCATARIAN: Tuna tartare with ginger cured vegetables and avocado in a lemon/lime vinaigrette. Next course? A spice-crusted salmon with Jerusalem artichokes and spaghetti squash in kaffir lime beurre blanc. (Seriously, where else would you find this on Turkey Day?)
FOR THE VEGETARIAN THAT STILL REALLY LOVES THANKSGIVING (JUST WITHOUT THE BIRD): Roasted honeynut squash filled with Thanksgiving stuffing and lentils, topped with mushroom gravy and served with cranberry relish.
FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT YOUR IMPOSSIBLY PICKY COUSIN JOE (BUT HE'S A LOST CAUSE ANYWAY): Pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream, bourbon sauce and caramelized pumpkin seeds; chocolate mousse cake with bitter chocolate ice cream, chocolate/caramel sauce and a chopped Heath bar; pecan pie with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce.
Yeah, we're pretty sure that pie will be better than both yours and your sister's!
The dinner is a three-course, $70 prix-fixe affair and you can make reservations here.
Let us spoil you this Thanksgiving!
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