Dining

Thanksgiving 2021 Looks Yummier Than Ever

October 1, 2021

A few of our fave in-Vancouver food options to make Thanksgiving 2021 easier to cook (or not cook at all) and yummier to eat than ever! —Vita Daily

straight and marrow. This Thanksgiving, chef Chris Lam will be featuring a special item, available on October 8-10: turkey roulade, Brussels sprouts with lardons, foie gravy and mashed potatoes for $29. Bar manager Chad Rivard will be featuring an Autumn Shower Sour with five-spice infused brandy, pumpkin seed orgeat, absinthe, unsweetened cranberry juice and charred egg whites. straightandmarrow.com

fanny bay oysters. The restaurant will be offering a $99 set menu for two for the Thanksgiving weekend (October 8-11): six fresh west coast oysters, the hot seafood platter with some special Thanksgiving-inspired sides (roasted veggie, mushrooms and Brussels sprouts) and to finish a pumpkin-spice brûlée! For takeout, the shellfish market is offering a raw bar tapas box for $59 (a dozen oysters, a shucking knife, lemon mignonette, prawn cocktail, geoduck sashimi, marinated octopus, tuna tartare, smoked mussels) and a seafood box for two for $88 (a dozen oysters, shucking knife, lemon, mignonette, half a Dungeness crab, a mixed mussel and clam steamer kit, cold smoked scallops, spring salmon lox). fannybayoysters.com

feast, the neighborhood table. Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner this Thanksgiving at Feast. Roasted turkey dinner with breast and leg, comes with house-made stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, lemon and parmesan brussel sprouts, gravy and cranberry sauce for $32. This feature is available October 8-10. Or pre-order for takeout (before October 6) or pickup (during Thanksgiving weekend, Friday to Sunday) a turkey dinner with breast and leg with house-made stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, gravy and cranberry sauce, plus pumpkin cheesecake for four to 12 people. feastdining.ca

honey salt. Enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving Dinner served family style for $49 per person this holiday. Start with fresh baked corn bread and honey butter and watercress and endive salad as an appetizer, a herb-roasted Rossdown Farms Turkey with crispy Brussels sprouts, whipped potatoes, heirloom carrots, pan gravy and cranberry sauce, then finish with fresh pumpkin pie with butter crust and vanilla whip. Honey Salt is also featuring a special cocktail this Thanksgiving: Rump-Kin Smash with dark rum, baileys, Demerara and pumpkin spice ($14). parqvancouver.com

fable diner. On October 10 Fable Diner will be offering a special Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations are available online and via phone, $25 per person: free-range turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts, gravy, cranberry sauce all served with house-baked scones, with an option to add pumpkin pie for an extra $5. fablediner.com

the teahouse. This year’s Thanksgiving dinner menu will include a delicious array of festive autumnal feature dishes. To start, tuck into a creamy butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seed purée and a harvest salad with roasted red beets, roasted carrots, baby kale, crumbled feta, candied seeds and an orange vinaigrette dressing. A classic oven-roasted turkey main course will be accompanied by mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, Brussel sprouts, roasted carrots and parsnips, classic gravy and cranberry sauce. To conclude the meal: a rich Dulce de Leche Apple Pie served with vanilla ice cream. vancouverdine.com

seasons in the park. The restaurant’s signature Thanksgiving dinner menu will include two starter course options: a butternut squash soup with crème fraiche and thyme and a rustic harvest salad of beets, kale, dried cranberries, goat cheese and candied pecans tossed in a sherry vinaigrette. This year’s main event will be an oven-roasted turkey served with garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry herb stuffing, Brussel sprouts, honey glazed carrots, cranberry sauce and pan jus. Pumpkin cheesecake topped with berry compote and caramel sauce is sure to end the night on a sweet note. vancouverdine.com

the sandbar. The holiday lineup includes butternut squash soup with cardamom cream and roasted pumpkin seeds; a fall salad of quinoa, beets, apples, dried cranberries, goat cheese and honey chive dressing; oven-roasted turkey with garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, Brussel sprouts, candied carrots, sage au jus and cranberry sauce; and a classic pumpkin pie dessert topped with caramel sauce and chantilly whip. vancouverdine.com

cardero’s restaurant. Begin with a butternut squash soup and spiced apple chutney and a kale rustico salad featuring olive oil oil Dijon massaged kale, grated Romano, olive oil breadcrumbs and house pickled red onions. Turkey will be served alongside buttery mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, autumn vegetables, cognac pan jus and traditional cranberry orange sauce. For a sweet finish, Cardero’s will be serving a delicate pumpkin cheesecake with chantilly cream and caramel drizzle. vancouverdine.com

pacific institute of culinary arts. Blue Hat Bakery-Cafe at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts is offering an impressive Thanksgiving Feast this year with all the traditional trimmings. Think apple and thyme brined roasted turkey breast, buttermilk mash, herb stuffing with cranberries, Brussel sprouts with Concord grapes, roasted and glazed brown sugar-cinnamon baby carrots, beets with shaved fennel and orange, brioche buns and pumpkin and apple pie with crème anglaise. Pre-order before October 6, $98, serves two. picachef.com

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