Thanksgiving Meals Made Simple


The countdown to Thanksgiving has officially started and the smells of roasted turkeys and savory stuffing will soon be in the air. If the thought of cooking all day makes you sick, why not dine out? This year, some of your favorite neighborhood locales will be whipping up decadent feasts so you don’t have to. Be sure to consider 1789, which is having a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner for $54. A la carte options like butternut squash soup, roasted beet salads, racks of lamb and maple glazed ham are also sure to delight.

The Grill Room at the Capella Hotel will have a six-course family style brunch and dinner for $95 per person. Guests can feast on parsnip soap, corn bread stuffed quail, roasted heritage turkey and apple wood smoked mashed potatoes along with cobblers and pies in the hotel’s elegant dining room.

Just down M Street, the Four Seasons’ acclaimed Bourbon Steak restaurant will be serving up traditional Thanksgiving dishes from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with a three-course $110 fixed price menu. Their sister restaurant, Seasons will have a brunch buffet, also for $110, that will feature a variety of foods, from omelets to seafood and carving stations.
Just outside of Georgetown, the acclaimed French restaurant, Plume, at the Jefferson Hotel is having a three-course prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving for $98 per person and $45 for kids under twelve.

If you want to keep things simple this year without sacrificing the comforts of home, there’s no better destination than Whole Foods. The Wisconsin Avenue location has menu options that can be ordered both online and in store, with the option to have food delivered to your home. Best yet, Whole Foods’ fresh turkeys have no added hormones or antibiotics. One of the most popular menu options is the Oven Ready Turkey, which is uncooked but ready to roast. It’s prepared in its own cooking pan with butter, veggies and herbs. Another go-to is the Whole Foods Organic Thanksgiving Dinner, which includes a fully cooked organic turkey with ample sides for $129.99. Simply heat it up and enjoy your turkey alongside mushroom gravy, green bean casserole, country-mashed potatoes and more.

On your next visit to Dean & Deluca, ask for their Thanksgiving menu and explore the wide variety of dishes you can order ahead for your holiday at home. They‘ll also have a selection of traditional Thanksgiving foods in their prepared showcases.

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