Three Reasons Thanksgiving Day Rules at Epicurean Hotel

Epicurean Thanksgiving DinnerThanksgiving is HERE and it’s your turn to host. The prepping, cooking, cleaning sounds downright exhausting and this year you’d like to just relax and spend more quality time with your family and friends instead of stressing about the turkey and perfecting granny’s pumpkin pie recipe.

Epicurean Hotel and Élevage to the rescue! We’re giving you three reasons Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Hotel in Florida has devised an appealing solution for the entire family — making it your best Thanksgiving ever!

Reason One: The prix-fixe menu features three delicious courses from northern traditional to the soulful south. Two-time James Beard Foundation Best Chef South semi-finalist, Chef Chad Johnson has crafted a bountiful menu with apropos sides and desserts to properly elevate the experience. Are you ready to dig in?

First Course
Choice of:

Autumn Squash Bisque – smoked turkey leg, brown butter, crème fraiche
Butter Lettuce Salad – walnuts, goat cheese, dried cranberry, croutons, poppy seed dressing
Country Ham Plate – chive biscuit, pimento cheese, maple apple jam, coffee aioli
Chestnut & Rock Shrimp Risotto – thyme, butternut squash, lemon, mascarpone

Smoked TurkeySecond Course
Choice of: 
Butter Basted Turkey Breast – cornbread stuffing, potato croquette, haricot vert, cranberry jam, sage gravy
Bourbon Glazed Ham – truffle & white cheddar mac n’ cheese, brussels sprouts, red eye gravy
Crispy Duck Confit- sweet potato pave, baby kale, madeira pear marmalade, sage duck jus
Braised Short Rib – parsley dumplings, roasted root vegetables, mushrooms, red wine reduction

Third Course
Choice of:
Pumpkin Cheesecake – cranberry honey, cinnamon whipped cream
Pecan Praline Bar – salted caramel, spiced pecans
Chocolate Custard Pie – scorched meringue, vanilla bean anglaise, bourbon fig jam
Artisanal Cheese Plate – sweet & sticky garnishes

All meals served with sour cream cornbread, wheat rolls and yeast rolls.
Cost per person: $45

Reason Two: Mini turkeys are invited! Bring the kiddos to this epic feast. Petit Epicureans (12 and under) have their very own “pilgrim-approved” menu with their choice of turkey or ham, stuffing and gravy for $15 per person.

Reason Three: Make the quality time with your family and friends more memorable than ever! Leave the prepping, cooking and cleaning to the Élevage team this year. With just a quick call to 813.999.8726 or a simple online reservation through OpenTable (Hours: 11am–10pm), this Thanksgiving you can prepare to Awaken Appetites Unknown.

Insider Tips:
Spots fill up fast, so please make your reservation today!

Have your family shop together and purchase an unwrapped toy for Epicurean Hotel’s Toy Drive and bring it with you on Thanksgiving Day. You will be donating a gift to The Spring of Tampa Bay — the only certified Domestic Violence Center in Hillsborough County. Giving back never felt (or tasted!) so good.