Don’t Know How To Cook Turkey? Celebrate Thanksgiving At These Boca, Delray Spots
We’re not sure how it happened, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and 2017 is knocking on the door.
Whether you’re looking to take a break from the kitchen or in search of a festive event perfect for the family, here are some places to celebrate Turkey Day in Boca Raton and Delray Beach.
Enjoy a stretchy pants-worthy feast with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to executive chef Joe Bonavita Jr., guests at this popular Delray spot can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner, including dishes such as pumpkin bisque; roasted turkey; cornbread stuffing with pancetta, apples and mushrooms; bourbon Brussels sprouts; sweet potato gnocchi; pumpkin cake; and more. Toast to family and friends with 50 Ocean’s Rum Fashioned. A limited dinner menu will also be offered. Reservations recommended.
Nov. 24, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; 50 Ocean in Delray Beach; $39 per person
Treat yourself to a fabulous Thanksgiving buffet spread accompanied by live music and, of course, cocktails. Dine on appetizers including jumbo lump crab cakes and domestic cheeses before heading to carving stations featuring oven-roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, plus honey-baked spiral ham. There will be activities for the children, who will have the option of feasting on mac and cheese and chicken fingers. Desserts include mini pies, seasonal fruits and a chef’s selections of assorted sweets. Reservations strongly recommended by calling 561.372.0568.
Nov. 24, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; The Addison in Boca Raton; $89.95 per person (children under 12 are half price)
Celebrate Turkey Day right with a three-course prix fixe menu by chef Matthew Mixon. Starter options include lobster bisque and sauteed acorn squash, followed by your choice of slow braised short rib, grilled salmon, roasted turkey, or pork chops. End dinner on a sweet note with a pecan tart, pumpkin cheese cake praline gelato or deconstructed pumpkin pie. Add wine pairings to your meal for $20. (Yes, it’s worth it.) Reservations required at 561.226.3022.
Nov. 24, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Boca Landing at Waterstone in Boca Raton; $60 per person, $20 per child
Get ready to dive into all your Thanksgiving favorites at one of the Boca Raton Resort’s many dining options. Whether you head to the Grand Ballroom for a buffet featuring artisan cheeses, turkey, ham, prime rib, and a spread of holiday pies, or reserve a table at the Tuscan holiday buffet at Lucca, there’s sure to be something to satisfy every palate. Make reservations by Nov. 22 by calling 561.447.3500. To cap off the evening, the property is inviting guests to the Beach Club for a family beach bonfire complete with live music and s’mores.
Nov. 24; Boca Raton Resort; prices and times vary
Hit the streets of Delray Beach to walk off those extra-but-totally-worth-it holiday calories. More than 200 artists will set up along Fourth Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, for a weekend display of paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry and more. Chances are you’ll find a perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Prices of items range from $25 to $30,000.
Nov. 26-27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Intersection of Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach; free admission
Eat, drink and be thankful for a decadent dinner at Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen. Guests can choose from butternut squash bisque to quinoa and kale salad, followed by turkey, glazed ham, salmon or roasted cauliflower steak. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert. Pumpkin pie or an apple brown betty await. Better yet, select wines are $25 per bottle with a Thanksgiving meal. Reservations recommended.
Nov. 24, noon to 9 p.m.; Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen in Boca or Delray; $39.95 per adult, $19.95 per child
Give thanks while enjoying delicious entrees at Henry’s. This year, the restaurant’s culinary team is whipping up scrumptious appetizers and desserts for a three-course prix fixe menu. The star of the show is the free range roast turkey, which will be served with wild mushroom-chestnut stuffing, sweet potato puree, pistachio green beans, Brussels sprouts, rosemary gravy and more. More of an a la carte person? No worries. Guests are welcome to choose from other options including crab cake, fried calamari, rigatoni, risotto, NY strip steak and more.
Nov. 24, noon to 9 p.m.; Henry’s in Boca Raton; $54 per person (prix fixe menu)
Get down to business with a feast you won’t forget anytime soon. Diners can choose to start with a roasted lobster and squash bisque topped with pretzel croutons, or a salad topped with kale, raisins, goat cheese, pecans, radish and more. The star of the meal is roasted turkey with apple chestnut stuffing, cranberry compote, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Or, if you please, swap the bird for cola-glazed ham accompanied by sweet potato mash, Brussels sprouts hash and natural jus. Dessert options are pumpkin pie or apple brown betty.
Nov. 24, noon to 9 p.m.; Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern in Boca or Delray; $39.95 adult, $19.95 child
Leave the cooking to the pros, and enjoy a four-course dinner at Tanzy. Enjoy acorn squash bisque topped with crispy bacon, followed by an autumn salad of local mixed greens and poached pears. The main course is a succulent roasted turkey breast served alongside chestnut stuffing, caramelized Brussels sprouts, gravy, mashed potatoes and rolls. Before you head home to prep for your impending food coma, indulge in a three-layer silken pumpkin pie.
Nov. 24; Tanzy Restaurant in Boca Raton; $45 per person, $20 for children