SOUTH FLORIDA RESTAURANTS TO SERVE SPECIAL THANKSGIVING OFFERINGS
Meat Market, Lincoln Road’s sizzling-hot steak house, will offer several à la carte Thanksgiving dinner specials on Thursday, November 27. Acclaimed chef Sean Brasel’s sophisticated menu will feature holiday-inspired favorites; a Bell and Evans fresh turkey leg roulade stuffed with black rye, walnut, chorizo, fennel with fresh cranberry gastric, cranberry and peach chutney, duck fat fried doughnut and crispy kale ($32); a wood-grilled Bell and Evans bourbon and vanilla marinated sous vide turkey breast with sweet potato aji Amarillo puree, braised kale and sweet tomato marmalade ($35); and a Mixed Grill of 3, which will allow diners to sample the turkey leg and sous vide breast, along with Australian lamb loins crusted with apricot mustard, brioche mint crumbs, toasted wild grain, kale salad and Laura Chenel goat cheese ($42). A seasonal Jack Daniels caramel pecan tartlet with candied pumpkin ice cream and vanilla crema ($12) will be available for dessert. Thanksgiving specials will also be available at Meat Market Palm Beach. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 532-0088 or book online at Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800 or book online at http://www.opentable.com/meat-market-palm-beach.
Devon Seafood + Steak, South Florida’s suburban hotspot serving prime meats and fresh ocean fare, will offer an all-day Thanksgiving buffet on Thursday, November 27, from 11 am – 7 pm. Priced at $36 per person for adults and $18 for children 12 and under (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity; kids under 3 eat free), the spread will feature a carving station with roasted turkey; maple glazed ham with honey wine sauce; and slow-roasted prime rib with horseradish cream. Guests can also enjoy a cold seafood display featuring oysters on the half shell; assorted smoked fish and cocktail shrimp with traditional garnishes. A wide selection of classic side dishes will include baked butternut squash casserole; whipped sweet potatoes; French green beans; and roasted beet salad. All items are accompanied by cornbread andsausage dressing; giblet gravy; and cranberry and orange relish. An array of decadent desserts will satisfy even the pickiest sweet tooth, featuring pies (pumpkin, pecan); cakes (carrot, chocolate truffle); assorted tarts; and heaps of cookies. Devon Seafood + Steak is located at 11715 Sherri Lane in Kendall. For reservations, please call (305) 275-0226 or book online at http://www.opentable.com/devon-seafood-and-steak-miami.
The Dutch will offer a home style Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner on Thursday, November 27, from noon – 9 p.m., with a specialty menu created by Chef de Cuisine Conor Hanlon. Priced at $55 per person and served individually or family style (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity), the meal will feature roasted turducken, confit turkey leg stuffing, spiced butternut squash, cranberry-walnut chutney and classic gravy. No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without dessert, so save room forpumpkin pie with cinnamon cream and cranberry sorbet; or warm apple crumb pie with caramel sauce and rum raisin ice cream. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online athttp://www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is offering a range of cuisine on Thanksgiving this year at STRIPSTEAK, Scarpetta, Michael Mina 74 and Vida. Ideal for those who prefer to dine earlier, STRIPSTEAK – the hotel’s newest restaurant – is offering a Thanksgiving brunch from 12-4 p.m. for $65 per person as well as a prix fix dinner for $75 per person. Scarpetta, the hotel’s acclaimed Italian eatery will offer a four-course prix fixe dinner for $75 per person from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy Smoked Foie Gras with roasted celery, pickled squash and barberries followed by Braised Rabbit Cavatelli with carrot, porcini and aged goat cheese. For the Piatti course, diners have their choice between Seared Diver Sea Scallops with braised endive, creamy polenta, baby fennel and blood orange jus or Roasted Turkey Leg porchetta with focaccia stuffing and cranberry sage dressing. Dessert will feature a Pear Crostata with spiced caramel, toasted almond and house-made vanilla gelato.
Michael Mina 74 will offer a three-course prix fixe menu at $75 per person from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The autumnal offerings begin with a Pumpkin Risotto appetizer featuring Carnaroli risotto superfino, aged Parmesan cheese, pumpkin seed and white truffle whip. For the entrée, diners will be served a traditional Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey featuring a chestnut and mortadella stuffed turkey leg, sweet potato gratin, cranberry relish and honey cardamom jus. To finish off the meal, guests can savor a Pumpkin Panna Cotta with espresso cake, cranberry sauce and cinnamon ice cream.
For a more casual yet equally delicious celebration, try Vida, the hotel’s American brasserie, prix-fixe dinner available from 5-10 p.m. for $45 per person. For reservations, please call (877) 326-7412. www.fontainebleau.com
BLT Prime at Trump National Doral Miami® will offer the Thanksgiving Blackboard plus à la carte menu from 3 pm to close. Blackboard menu, below: Celery Root Soup, Honey Crisp Apples / Chestnuts / Sage, Kabocha Squash Risotto, Saffron / Pumpkin Seeds / Pecorino, Gem Salad, Parsnip / Squash / Cider Vinaigrette, Roasted Turkey Chestnut- Sausage Stuffing / Cranberry-Grenadine Sauce/ Rosemary Gravy, Dry Aged Roasted Prime Rib, Confit Garlic Jus / Caramelized Onion Bread Pudding
Striped Bass Brussels / Kohlrabi / Cranberry. Chestnut-Sausage Stuffing (*Vegetarian stuffing available) Brussels Sprouts / Cippolini / Bacon / Honey Creamed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Gratin, Cranberry Spiced Bread Pudding
Walnuts / Cranberry Coulis. Pumpkin Tart, Maple Ice Cream, Velvet Chocolate Rocky Road, Vanilla Anglaise / Hazelnuts
BLT Prime is located at Trump National Doral Miami, 4400 NW 87th Avenue. For reservations, please call(305) 591-6606; www.bltprimemiami.com.
3030 Ocean, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most elegant oceanfront restaurants, will offer a special Thanksgiving Day menu on Thursday, November 27, from 5 – 10 p.m.Priced at $50 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity), the three-course meal will begin with Kabocha Squash Soup with Maple Chive Cream, followed by acclaimed chef Paula DaSilva’s Turkey Breast and Confit Leg complete with mushroom bread stuffing, Yukon purée, fall vegetables and cranberry sauce. For dessert, DaSilva will serve Pecan Bars topped with cranberry and caramel and a scoop of salted caramel ice cream. Diners can also enjoy wine pairings with the Thanksgiving dinner for an additional $11 per person. An à la carte menu will be available and will include the featured dishes. 3030 Ocean is located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at 3030 Holiday Drive in Fort Lauderdale. For reservations, please call (954) 765-3030; www.3030ocean.com.
Lure Fishbar Executive Chef John Latrellis of Miami Beach’s seafood hotspot, Lure Fishbar, will be serving a delectable pre-fixe menu for $75 per person (excluding gratuity). Starters include a choice of pumpkin bisque, roasted blue point oysters, or pan seared crab cakes and a Redland mixed green salad with blood orange dressing. For the entrée, guests can enjoy roasted Carolina turkey with all of the fixings served family-style including maple roasted yams, asparagus with sundried blueberries and Italian sausage stuffing. Dessert will be served family-style and includes pumpkin panna cotta, pecan squares and pumpkin pie short bread. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1600 Collins Avenue. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6 p.m. Valet parking is available. Telephone: (305) 695-4550; www.lurefishbar.com
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, Miami Beach’s go-to dining destination for authentic Northern Italian cuisine, will offer a three-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu for lunch and dinner on Thursday, November 27. Priced at $65 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity), the meal will begin with a choice of antipasti; crispy pancetta salad with baby Boston lettuce, grape tomatoes, candied walnuts and Blu del Moncenisio dressing or fontina fondue with quail egg and Altamura bread crostini. For the main course, guests can choose between braised turkey breast stuffed with focaccia, Italian sausage and pistachio and served with sage mashed potatoes, multicolor cauliflower gratin and homemade gravy; or T-bone of lamb with pumpkin mashed potatoes and Beech mushroom demiglaze. Guests can end the meal withpumpkin tart, topped with dry fruit marmalade and nougat gelato. Quattro is the perfect place for people-watching along Lincoln Road while enjoying the seasonal flavors of holiday-inspired dishes. Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Thanksgiving day hours of operation are 4 pm – 11 pm. Regular menu will also be available. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or book online at http://www.opentable.com/quattro-south-beach.
Seagrape Just in time for the holidays, guests can celebrate Thanksgiving at Seagrape, opening on Friday, November 21, at the brand new Thompson Miami Beach. The restaurant will be offering a special pre-fixe menu for $65 per person (excluding gratuity). The feast begins with a salad of baby Swank greens, shaved persimmon, candied pecans and pecorino ribbons, dressed with a cider vinaigrette. Served family-style, guests can enjoy turkey with all the trimmings, potato purée, haricot vert, clementine cranberry sauce, brioche stuffing and pan gravy. For dessert indulge in pumpkin pie panna cotta with roasted butternut squash, torched marshmallows, cranberry-grape jam, graham streusel and creme fraiche Chantilly. Thompson Miami Beach is located at 4041 Collins Avenue. Valet available; locals who experience the property will be validated at a discounted rate of $5 per car. Telephone: (305) 397-8309; www.thompsonmiamibeach.com.