For those who aren’t cooking, the following restaurants have let the Register know what they will be serving Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday. It’s not the complete list of restaurants open on Nov. 23, however.
Michelin star chef Ken Frank at La Toque has planned an elegant, four-course meal for his 20th annual Thanksgiving Feast at his landmark restaurant at the Westin Verasa Napa. The menu includes sunchoke bisque with Burgundy truffle, warm Dungeness crab salad with winter squash and apples, wild mushroom ravioli with stinging nettle and Reggiano Parmesan, and slow-roasted Willie Bird turkey with wild mushroom roasted garlic gravy.
As a special parting gift, Frank sends his guests home with one of his turkey sandwich “Leftovers.”
The dinner is offered with seatings from 1-5 p.m. for $78 per person, with a three-course wine pairing available for an additional $42. Children 10 and under are offered a three-course menu for $42 per child. For reservations, call 707-257-5157 or visit latoque.com.
Farm at Carneros Resort and Spa
Farm will be open from 1-7 p.m. Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli ‘s three-course dinner of classic Thanksgiving dishes and seasonal desserts is $89 per adult, and $42 per child up to 12 years old.
The menu includes sunchoke soup and mixed chicory salad with fall fruits, caveman blue cheese, candied walnuts and apple cider vinaigrette, sliced turkey breast and confit of turkey leg include potato puree, roasted mixed brassicas with vadouvan, currant and pine nut soffritto, and roasted baby garnet yams with candied pecans among others. The meal concludes with bourbon pecan pie and the fall classic pumpkin pie.
Reservations can be made by calling 707-299-4880, or visiting www.farmatcarneros.com.
The Meritage Resort and Spa
The Meritage in Napa serves Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $85, and $33 for children 4-12. It’s free for ages 0-3. For reservations, call (855) 318-1768
Acacia House at Las Alcobas
Chef Chris Cosentino will be offering a special three-course menu, with the first course and dessert plated and family-style main courses. The menu features dishes including family-style turkey breast with confit roulades of legs, sausage oyster stuffing, giblet gravy, Joël Robuchon mashed potatoes, rutabaga meuniere, duck fat-roasted carrots and orange cranberry jelly, and caramel apple persimmon pudding. The cost is $95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and $49 for beverage pairings. Seating is limited and reservations can be made via Tock. Acacia House will be open regular dinner hours on Thanksgiving Day from 5-10 p.m.
Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Guests can order from a selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts with a glass of complimentary bubbles for $68. Seatings at noon, 1:45 and 3:45 p.m.
Silverado Resort and Spa
The Thanksgiving buffet is served in The Grand Ballroom from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The menu includes honey-brined Diestel turkey, prime rib and Alaskan halibut. The cost is $69 for adults, $30 ages 9 and under, 3 and under free. Make a reservation at 257-5495.
The Resort also serves Thanksgiving dinner in The Grill from 1-9 p.m. It’s $48 for adults, $24 for ages 9 and under, and free for children 3 and under free. Reservations, 257-5400.
Tarla Mediterranean Grill
Tarla in Napa will serve a three-course Thanksgiving meal for $49 per person from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. A limited regular menu will also be available, 707-255-5599.
Harvest Table by Charlie Palmer
Harvest Table is offering a three-course menu with several choices for each course, including crispy pork belly, wild mushroom risotto, braised beef short rib, pumpkin tartlette, and more. Seatings are 2 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $65, $35 under 12.
One last idea
Whether you’re cooking at home, not cooking at all and going somewhere else, Flowers.com provided a reminder that they’ll be delivering Thanksgiving arrangements all week.
In addition to arrangements of autumn’s blossoms, their Perfectly Paired collection matches their flowers with gourmet treats from Shari’s Berries.
The online floral retailer is offering fresh hand-picked table top gifts starting at $29.99.
Flowers can also be ordered from FTD, whose centerpieces and bouquets can be hand-delivered by your local florist the same day you order from the site.