Giving us one more thing to be thankful for, the below Miami venues take away the stress of cooking by preparing the perfect Thanksgiving feasts and new holiday-inspired dishes.
Coco Bambu takes turkey prep into their own hands by offering guests a Honey Orange Glazed Turkey ($79), topped with peaches and tomatoes. The 5 person dish is accompanied by an Apple Cake with cinnamon, caramelized apples and vanilla ice cream and is available for takeout.
Skip the preparation at home and celebrate at Nautilus South Beach’s Midcentury-style beachside hotel eatery, the Nautilus Cabana Club. Priced at $55 per person, the Mediterranean hotspot will prepare a Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet from 11:30am-6pm, featuring appetizers of Seafood Ceviche, Roasted Corn and Quinoa Salad, Little Gem Salad, Kale Salad, Roasted Beet Salad, Orzo and Sundried Tomato Salad, and Butternut Squash Soup, Mezee & Antipasto such as Humus Dip, Eggplant Dip, Tzatziki, Pickled Vegetables, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Cold Cuts and Assorted Cheese, a Carving Station featuring Roast Turkey with wild mushrooms stuffing, preserve cranberry and rosemary au jus, Atlantic Salmon with brown butter sauce and Prime Rib topped with roasted garlic and rosemary au jus, and to finish, a Desserts Station with Pumpkin Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake, Dark Chocolate Walnut Caramel Pie, Cranberry and Blueberry Tart, Tres Leches, Tiramisu and Assorted Mini Fruit Tarts.
In addition to their regular A la Carte menu, Seaspice prepared a "Thanksgiving A La Carte Specials” menu, which includes delicious fall-inspired dishes such as the Autumn Soup, Fall Harvest Salad, Seared Foie, Turkey Roulade and Sweet Potato Mousse.
Villa Azur celebrates Mediterranean style at its famed Thursday Dinner party, with its new dish Thanksgiving dish the Roasted Whole Maine Lobster ($42), which features sweet corn ragout, caramelized pumpkin and Black Sea salt.
Two Michelin Star Chef Mellino channels the sophisticated simplicity of Italian fine dining and slow food culture to create a $75pp 3 course Thanksgiving Brunch experience. The meal begins with a Bronze Table Antipasti Bar, which features typical ingredients of a traditional Italian antipasto including Marinated Artichokes, Stuffed Zucchini, Stuffed Red Peppers, Stuffed Red Tomatoes, Italian caracheters: prosiutto, mortadella, bresaola, salami station, Selection of Cheeses, Eggplant Parmesan, Nicolse Salad, Organic Farmed Lettuces with selection of house dressing, Mediterranean Style Grilled Organic Vegetables, Heirloom Tomato & Basil Salad, and Homemade Bread Experience.
The culinary journey continues with a choice of Organic Egg French Omelet with homemade toasted bread and choice of cheese, ham, mushroom, onion, fine herbs, Linguine "alla Nerano" with zucchini and parmesan, Pumpkin Homemade Ravioli, Traditional Oven Baked Stuffed Turkey with organic pumpkin with onion, sausage, organic cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes, or Fresh Catch of the Day with vegetable tempura.
End the feast with the Dessert Buffet Style, which features Organic fruit crostata, vanilla crème brûlee, chocolate profiteroles, apple pie, chocolate cake, Neapolitan Donuts, Traditional Pumpkin Cake, Honey Onyx Pistachio Gelato for the table (+15), and a Selection of Seasonal Fruit.
Via Emilia 9 is offering to remove the hassle of spending hours preparing a turkey, and preparing them in-house for families of four or more, guaranteeing a savory, flavorful turkey to wow your guests (at just $15 per guest!). The restaurant is also offering to take care of the whole Thanksgiving headache and cook the entire meal for you, upon request. To order, please call Via Emilia 9 at (786) 216-7150.
Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena Miami Beach will be serving a limited a la carte menu with items including Wood Oven Empanadas, Roasted “Lechon,” Local Lane Snapper, and Seafood “Parrillada.” They will also have a special pre-fixe menu which begins with Fennel in three Styles, then a Hanging Turkey Salad, followed by Cordero “7 horas,” and topped off with an Apple Tatin.
Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach will have a similar format – limited a la carte menu which includes Chef Qui’s favorites – Kinilaw, Grilled Greens, and East Side King Fried Chicken, among others, as well as a pre fixe menu beginning with a Roasted Squash Salad and Aged Cheddar Veloute, followed by guests choice of Deep Fried Turkey or Roasted Pork Shoulder, finished with a Cashew Pie.
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Information provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.