This Eat This, Drink That Thanksgiving Edition is for those that are interested in eating out on Thanksgiving. Leave the cooking and the cleaning to these restaurants, all you need to do is bring the family, some friends and enjoy a great meal. For all the details please call the restaurants or click on their website links.
Different Pointe of View will give you a decadent Thanksgiving feast overlooking the city skyline and sparkling city lights. Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be served buffet-style on Thursday, November 26, from 12 to 7 p.m. Enjoy signature housemade soups and salads and chilled seafood towers with Pacific Gulf shrimp, snow crab claws, marinated Penn Cove mussels and little neck clams. There will be fresh from the oven favorites like sweet potato mousse with white truffle marshmallows, mascarpone herb caramelized shallot whipped potatoes and sweet Italian sausage and sage brioche stuffing. On the carving board, Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro will be slicing Four Peaks 8th Street Ale-brined and basted slow roasted turkey breast, slow-roasted Cedar River Farms prime rib, and applewood-smoked pork loin. For dessert, a selection of housemade seasonal desserts. Thanksgiving Dinner at Different Pointe of View is available for $64.95 per adult and $34.95 for children ages 10 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602-866-6350, ext.7200. For more information, visit http://www.tapatiocliffshilton.com/different-pointe-of-view-restaurant.
For a more casual holiday dining experience, Pointe In Tyme will have their Thanksgiving Day buffet offered on Thursday, November 26, from 12 to 6 p.m. Soups, salads and chilled displays will include roasted pumpkin soup, Tuscan kale salad, chilled seafood and antipasti. Warm from the oven entrees and sides will include brown sugar-braised beef short ribs, whipped potatoes, grilled asparagus and broccolini and cornbread stuffing. From the carving board, enjoy herb-crusted prime rib, roasted leg of lamb, and brined and roasted turkey. For dessert, assorted cakes, pies, mousses, and more. Thanksgiving Dinner at Pointe In Tyme is available for $51.95 for adults, $41.95 for seniors and $21.95 for children ages 10 and under. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 602-866-6348, ext. 7900. For more information, visit http://www.tapatiocliffshilton.com/pointe-in-tyme-restaurant.
Rico’s American Grill will offer Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the garden-inspired neighborhood restaurant on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Salads, chilled items including charcuterie and cheese, dips and marinated and pickled vegetables are available. As will warm and savory dishes including seared corvina with lemon-caper butter and wilted spinach, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, green chile-roasted sweet potatoes, roasted fall vegetables and cornbread stuffing. From the carving station, sage-roasted turkey breast with gravy and peppercorn-crusted New York strip loin. For dessert, traditional pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and caramel apple bread. Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Rico’s is available for $49 per adult and $24 for children ages 10 and under, with no charge for children under three. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 602-997 -5850. For more information, visit http://www.squawpeakhilton.com/dining-en.html.
Round up the family for a casual, family-style Thanksgiving Dinner at the Western themed Hole-in-the-Wall BBQ restaurant. Served on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 12 to 10 p.m., dinner begins with a harvest salad, warm rolls with butter and will be followed by family-style offerings of cider-brined turkey breast, smoked prime rib, and choice of sides from green chile cornbread stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and harvest green beans with bacon. For dessert, a sampling of sweet fall treats including pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cinnamon apple crumble, and chocolate flourless cake. Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Hole-in-the-Wall is available for $39 for adults, $35 for seniors and $19 for kids 10 and under. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 602-906-3840. For more information, visit http://www.squawpeakhilton.com/dining-en.html.
Families can enjoy the tradition of gathering together to give thanks in luxury at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, where award-winning chefs and an expert staff attend to every detail for brunch, a delectable dinner or a weekend getaway. Here’s all the options for Thanksgiving dining at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess this year.
Four dynamic restaurants and five talented chefs come together for one spectacular Thanksgiving feast held in the Palomino Ballroom. Chefs from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Ironwood American Kitchen and Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar each bring their culinary talents to the brunch so every member of the family can enjoy their favorites. Selections include carved turkey breast, build-your-own mac and cheese, cowboy benedict, brioche French toast and malted Belgian waffles, pescado al la talla, slow smoked and roasted prime beef brisket, sushi rolls, freshly squeezed juices and fine meats, cheeses and accoutrements. The Pastry Shop will present 14 different desserts such as chocolate ganache banana tart, dulce de leche cheese cake, chocolate chip pecan pie, passion fruit pineapple tiramisu cups and traditional pumpkin pie.
Kids and families will have fun from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with arts and crafts, giant tee pee decorating, bingo for prizes, hula hooping games, giant bubble making and a special appearance by Gobbles the Turkey. Thanksgiving Day Brunch welcomes hotel guests and Valley residents alike with seatings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, November 26. The price is $95 for adults, $40 for children ages 6 – 12 and children 5 and under dine for free with the purchase of an adult brunch. Tax and gratuities are additional. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-585-2694.
Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak – By Chef Jeremy McMillan will offer a choice of their regular a la carte menu or a three-course prix fixe menu: For starters, a butternut squash soup ($15), an entrée of Heritage turkey roulade featuring turkey breast with chestnut stuffing, sweet potato galette, roasted Brussels sprouts and sage gravy ($40) and a pumpkin dessert with fall spices ($10). Dinner hours are 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval – By Chef Forest Hamrick is offering a special Thanksgiving dish of Pavo en Mole Rojo featuring roasted turkey breast in traditional mole with sweet corn tamal casserole, crema mashed potatoes and braised green beans ($36). Thanksgiving dinner hours are 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. In addition to the special entree, the regular dining menu will also be available.
Ironwood American Kitchen – By Chef William Schultz will offer a limited a la carte dinner menu along with three tantalizing entrée specials: salt crusted prime rib (8 oz. $20 / 16 oz. $30), beer battered fish and chips ($19) and chicken pot pie ($18). Dinner hours are 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar by Richard Sandoval – By Chef Forest Hamrick offers its regular dinner menu along with a holiday entrée of adobo turkey roulade with Peruvian stuffing, pumpkin puree and haricots verts with toasted almonds ($36). Dinner hours are 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. For dinner or room reservations, dial (480) 585-4848, toll-free (866) 540-4495 or for more information, please visit scottsdaleprincess.com.
The retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale is celebrating Thanksgiving with two delicious dining options. Enjoy an à la carte dinner in ZuZu or a full buffet in the ballroom. The ZuZu Thanksgiving Dinner will feature the restaurant’s seasonal menu from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. along with some festive specials from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Savor dishes including Butternut Squash Soup with sage crème fraiche, Slow Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings, and pecan and pumpkin pie. Pricing is à la carte.
The Valley Ho Thanksgiving Buffet will be served in SoHo Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy live music and a full buffet including Slow Roasted Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, an array of salads and savory side dishes, and desserts like Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon whipped cream and Sweet Potato Cheesecake with maple cream. The buffet is $59 per person or $19 for children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity, not including alcohol. Reservations for both dinners are recommended and can be made at 480.421.7997. See the full menus at HotelValleyHo.com.
For a twist on Thanksgiving with family and friends, Executive Chef Joey Maggiore’s creative breakfast and bar concept, The Hash Kitchen will be open for brunch. The Hash Kitchen will be open on from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 and is located at 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale at The Shops at Gainey Village and can be reached at (480) 947-3214 for Thanksgiving reservations.
Phoenix culinary legend, Tomaso Maggiore will host a prix-fixe Thanksgiving lunch and dinner at his original Italian concept, Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant on Nov. 26 from 12 to 9 p.m. With the menu planning done at Tomaso’s, guests will have more time to relax with expertly paired Italian wine and enjoy the holiday with each course. Tomaso’s prix-fixe Italian-inspired Thanksgiving feast is $42 per person and $18 for children 12 and under. Call (602) 956-0836 for reservations.
Phoenix culinary legend, Tomaso Maggiore will host a prix-fixe Thanksgiving lunch and dinner at his latest concept, Vivo! Ristorante on Nov. 26 from 12 to 9 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy the modernized Italian atmosphere while pairing wine or beer with each carefully selected course. Vivo! Ristorante’s prix-fixe Italian-inspired Thanksgiving feast is $48 per person. Call (480) 699-9081 for reservations.
Thanksgiving diners can enjoy a gourmet, chef-crafted 3-course Turkey Day feast at J&G Steakhouse. J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort is whipping up a special Thanksgiving Day menu offered exclusively on Thursday, November 26, 2015 for $65 pp ++. Here you can enjoy a decadently creamy, earthy Butternut Squash soup with oysters mushrooms. And of course, enjoy a traditional slow roasted turkey served with a medley of timeless sides, but all given a gourmet twist, such as stuffing made with mushrooms, chestnuts and truffles. Be sure to save room for the deliciously exotic Kabocha pumpkin cheesecake.
Roka Akor Reinvents Thanksgiving with Robatayaki. For the first time ever, Roka Akor Scottsdale is remaining open for the Thanksgiving holiday. Executive Chef Jason Alford takes the techniques and preparations Roka Akor has perfected to present a special menu which offers a Japanese spin on the traditional turkey-centric feast. Mouthwatering dishes on the “open charcoal” robata grill include Whole Turkey Leg with wild mushroom medley, cranberry glaze, and togarashi (Japanese chili peppers), Grilled Muscovy Duck Breast with Oregon huckleberry glaze, roasted celery root puree, and marinated golden beets, and Braised Oxtail Kamameshi with Swiss chard, Vidalia onion, and daikon radish confit. In addition to these holiday-themed dishes, the restaurant will also offer the full menu, including the restaurant’s staple premium steaks, seafood, and sushi. This unprecedented Thanksgiving meal will be served from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m.. Reservations are not required but recommended, and can be made by calling the restaurant at 480-306-8800.
This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to T. Cook’s, the renowned restaurant at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, and enjoy two dining opportunities with a buffet or specialty menu from Executive Chef Todd Allison. Guests of T. Cook’s have the opportunity to choose from a prix-fixe menu or holiday buffet featuring Carved Slow Roasted Heritage Turkey and other Thanksgiving dishes.
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu at T. Cook’s Thursday, November 26, 2015 Available from 11:00am to 8:00pm Prix-fixe menu with your choice of three courses including Roasted Free Range Diestel Turkey, Muscovy Duck Confit, Loch Duart Salmon, Braised Natural Beef Short ribs, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tart, T. Cook’s Pumpkin pie and more. $88 per person, $29 for children ages 6-12 years old, gratis 5 years or younger. Does not include tax or gratuity. Reservations are required.
Thanksgiving Palmera Holiday Buffet Thursday, November 26, 2015 Available from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Specialty Holiday Buffet with carving stations will include Roasted Beet Salad, Slow Roasted Heritage Turkey, Chilled Poached Shrimp, Oysters and Crab Claws, Carved Herb Crusted NY Strip, Organic Apple Galettes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and more. $75 per person, $26 for children ages 6-12 years old, gratis 5 years or younger. Does not include tax or gratuity. Reservations are required. To book a reservation, visit www.royalpalmshotel.com or call 602-808-0766.
Taggia Thanksgiving Day Buffet will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Last reservations at 3:30PM) ($55 per person Kids 12 and under $26) (a la carte Thanksgiving dishes will be offered after 5 p.m.) Call for reservations 480-424-6095 www.taggiascottsdale.com
The Wigwam is hosting this year. Thanksgiving Day Buffet Thursday, November 26 from noon – 4 p.m. Enjoy the splendor of Thanksgiving at The Wigwam’s annual buffet featuring carved meat stations, scrumptious side dishes and a splendid array of holiday desserts. Highlights of the buffet include Roasted Butternut Squash Soup to Roasted Prime Rib and topped off with Ginger Rubbed Pork Loin. $48 adults and $20 kids ages 3-12. Ages 2 and under complimentary. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 623-935-3811.
Or you can opt for Thanksgiving Day Dining at Litchfield’s Thursday, November 26 from 3 – 7 p.m. Gather around the table with family and friends for a delicious three-course menu of traditional Thanksgiving favorites including Pilgrim Salad with fresh cheese curd and corn bread croutons tossed in cranberry balsamic, Roasted Suckling Pig with spicy sausage, grilled corn grits, savoy cabbage, sour blueberries and ale honey complete with decadent desserts including Upside Down Pumpkin Pie with graham cracker crust and cinnamon whipped cream. $54 adults and $20 kids ages 3-12. Ages 2 and under complimentary. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 623-935-3811.
If you are looking to treat your friends and family to a different kind of Thanksgiving meal, then Sushi Roku in Scottsdale has you covered. This Thanksgiving Day they will offer an exclusive menu on Thursday, November 26, 2015 for $42 per person. Enjoy Red Kuri Squash Soup and Pork Belly to get your meal started, before savoring Brussels sprouts and Radicchio Salad with shallots, candied walnuts, dried figs and grana padano. For the entrée, Sushi Roku is serving up Sous Vide Diestel Turkey with country bread stuffing, sweet potato puree, roasted haricot verts and maple pecan cranberry relish. And leave your guests feeling extra grateful with one of Sushi Roku’s signature desserts to finish off your Thanksgiving meal. Sushi Roku’s 2015 Thanksgiving Menu 42 per person ++