Looking for someone else to cook your meal? Need a few sides, or even just some inspiration to spice up your bird? These local favorites are willing to host, help and inspire.
Serving the Thanksgiving meal from 12pm-6pm $65 and Christmas Eve 5pm-9pm $75, all five dining rooms will be available with roaring fires, a few private rooms can also be reserved for parties of twelve or more. Feast on the traditional bird with all the sides or go rogue with filet of beef, pumpkin pan roasted snapper, or salmon. The three course meal also includes a dessert, choose from pumpkin pie, salted caramel ice cream, or apple cider Napoleon. The property will be all dressed up for the holiday with pumpkins, hay bales and gourds.
195 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan; 203-966-4541
Fear not, though they’ll be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the good folks at Rowayton Seafood will not leave you to fend for yourself. Pick up some delicious seafood to add a new twist to your holiday meal. On offer, seafood lasagna, seafood stew, lobster potpie, and, of course, oyster stuffing. Be sure to call in advance and place your order.
89 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton; 203-866-4488
If you are good with the bird but could use a little help with appetizers, sides and desserts, Rosie’s is the place to go. Offering favorites like mashed potatoes and cornbread stuffing in addition to cider-glazed brussels sprouts and bourbon sweet potato puree. Be sure to order one of their delicious desserts, choose from pecan, apple and pumpkin pie, cheesecake, pumpkin cake and carrot cake. Place an order in advance and pick up between 1pm and 6pm on November 27.
27 Elm Street, New Canaan; 203-966-8998
At loose ends about your meal? You get the house ready and Aux Delices will do the rest. They are offering a prix fixe menu which includes everything and then some, from the bird, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, haricot verts, creamed onions, cranberry relish, cornbread, and more. Not sure if you should make it all when just a few family members are making it home this year? Fear not, Aux Delices also has a la carte offerings of all the sides and desserts.
25 Old Kings Highway North, Darien; 203-662-1136
Chef/Owner Nick Martschenko, a Gramercy Tavern alum, is taking some well-deserved time off on Thanksgiving but in the weeks leading up to turkey day he’ll be serving up his take on the traditional meal. Stop in for dinner and leave with some ideas for your own celebration. A few of the items on the menu are fois gras stuffed quail with braised Sport Hill Farm cabbage, maple pumpkin panne cotta, and sweet potato and pecan pie.
36 Pine Street, New Canaan; 203-966-5200