As usual a number of Portland area restaurants plan on serving a Thanksgiving dinner. Here are the ones I know about so far. I’ll update the list as more info comes in:
- Eves at the Garden, $42 for adults, $21 for children
- Five Fifty-Five, 2 – 8, 4-course dinner, $75; wine pairings and children’s menus available
- Harraseeket Inn, noon – 4:30, $60 for adults, $30 for children
- Holiday Inn by the Bay, noon – 5, buffet, $26 for adults and $13.50 for children
- Inn on Peaks Island, 12-4, buffet, $18 for adults and $9 for children
- Old Port Tavern is serving dinner on Thanksgiving
- Rosie’s is serving a Thanksgiving dinner
- Sable Oaks Marriott, $30 for adults, $14 for children
- Saltwater Grille, buffet, noon – 4, $36.99 for adults, $12.99 for children
- Sea Glass Restaurant at the Inn by the Sea, 3-course, noon – 9, $62 per person
- Season’s Grille, 11 – 4, $23 for adults, $18 for seniors, $11.50 for children
- Twenty Milk Street, noon – 7
- Zackery’s, noon – 4, buffet, $24 for adults, $18 for children
- And if you just want to slip away from the family and go out for a drink, Maine Today reports that Gritty’s, Brian Boru and Ruski’s will be open
For those of you hosting your own meal at home:
- You can pre-order your free-range turkeys from Aurora Provisions or Rosemont Market. Between the two of them you can source also the pies, rolls, quick breads, side dishes and just about other item you might need for your Thanksgiving dinner.
- Standard Baking, Scratch Baking, and many of the other bakeries in the area are good sources for pies, breads, etc. Cranberry Island Kitchen is selling turkey-shaped whoopie pies.
- The Blueberry Files has once again assembled a turkey buying guide, and the Maine Sunday Telegram has published an article about local turkey prices.
- From Away has published recipes for 8 Thanksgiving dishes.
- Mister Meatball has published advice on how to have a very meatbally Thanksgiving.
- Checkout these dessert recipes from the pastry chefs at Grace and the Sea Glass restaurant.
- Learn how to put together a holiday cheese plate from cheese expert Shannon Tallman.
- The Wayside Food Programs is serving a free Thanksgiving community dinner to an estimated 400+ people. They have enough volunteer for Thanksgiving day but are still in need of help to prep on the day before, and with donations of food. Call (207) 775-4939 for more information.
Wine and Beer Buying Advice:
- Wine Wise is teaching a class on Thanksgiving wine pairings on November 14.
- Wines; Tasted! has posted his suggestions for Thanksgiving.
- Dispatch has published their guidance on Thanksgiving beer pairing.
- Listen to this interview with authors David Buchanan, Sandy Oliver and Michael Sanders about the traditions of Thanksgiving Dinner.
Is there a local restaurant, market, bakery, or Thanksgiving event that’s missing? Post a comment with the info and I’ll add them to the list.