Thanksgiving 2020 … Dine In or To Go and Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
After a year like 2020, it’s time to unwind and Tis the Season with great meals and relaxation. Check out this list of Dine In and Dine Out options for your Thanksgiving celebration and check into the Ame Spa for a well deserved Holiday Rejuvenation.
Âme, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa’s full-service spa and wellness center has a well-timed offer to help people de-stress this holiday season. For the entire month of November, the spa is offering a special Thanksgiving HOLIDAY REJUVENATION package which features a customized massage and holiday-inspired body scrub. Eighty minutes of bliss can be yours for $195. For more information or to book a treatment, go to amewellness.com or call 305-933-6930. Âme is located at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 Country Club Drive in Aventura. www.jwturnberry.com
Dine-in and To Go
This Thanksgiving, Coconut Grove eatery Ariete is offering a special Thanksgiving family-style menu available for dine-in and carryout. Guests who choose to do Thanksgiving at home can pick up To Go Kits with ingredients and instructions to prepare an Ariete Thanksgiving at home. Priced at $85 per person for takeout and $75 per person for dine-in, the festive menu feeds families of 4 and 8. Dishes include an 8-12 lb turkey with croqueta stuffing and gravy; pastelitos filled with turkey fricassee; whipped mashed potatoes; a cheese ball with candied walnuts & pecans; heirloom tomato and Bibb lettuce salad; Green bean casserole; Cranberry jelly; Parker House rolls with whipped honey butter; cornbread stuffing; and pumpkin pie. Available at an additional cost are the truffle mac and cheese; roasted Brussels sprouts; charcuterie & cheese and more. Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Monday, November 16th for pickup on Wednesday, November 25th. To place an order and reserve a pickup time, or to make a reservation for dine-in, call the restaurant at (305) 640-5862 or email email@example.com
BOURBON STEAK, Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning steakhouse inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, will be offering a three-course prix fixe for Thanksgiving. Priced at $105 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests will have a choice of an appetizer, entree accompanied by a trio of farm fresh side dishes and a dessert from the restaurant’s coveted daily menu. Special on the menu in celebration of the holiday, a Wood-Grilled Free Range Turkey with cornbread-foie gras stuffing, tangerine cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, cider glazed yams and black truffle gravy. Other menu favorites include prime cuts of beef such as ‘Reuben’ Style Bone-in Short Rib, Filet Mignon and Veal Chop; Ice Cold Shellfish Tower with oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab; and Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups with Thai chili & basil, sweet chili sauce and crunchy rice. For dessert, a seasonal Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon marshmallow, walnut crumble and maple ice cream has been added to the menu. Dinner will be offered from 6PM until 10PM. Reservations are highly recommended. BOURBON STEAK is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura. Reservations can be made online at www.bourbonsteakmia.com or by calling (786) 279-6600.
CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar
Dine-in and To Go
A contemporary American eatery, CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar has reopened just in time for the holidays. The Aventura restaurant located inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa overlooking the golf courses, will be offering a three-course family-style Thanksgiving menu. Available for dine-in from 12PM until 8PM and priced at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the prix-fixe gives guests the choice of an appetizer, followed by Thanksgiving dinner for the table and an indulgent dessert platter. Appetizer options include Roasted Pumpkin Bisque with dried pears, cinnamon cream, sage and toasted pine nuts; Salad of Fall Leaves with roasted beets, caramelized apples, pecans, blue cheese and maple dressing; and Prosciutto & Figs with compressed melons, feta, baby arugula and balsamic dressing. For the table, guests will enjoy Roasted Turkey Breast & Sliced Roasted Beef Tenderloin served with dark meat confit, stuffing, sweet potato gratin, buttermilk mash, green beans, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. Desserts will include an assortment of seasonal fall pies. For those who prefer to celebrate the holiday at home, CORSAIR will be offering the same menu in a Thanksgiving To-Go format. Dinner for 8 people will be priced at $250 and will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 25 from 3PM-5PM and Thursday, November 26 from 9AM-11AM. The restaurant will also be open at 8AM on Thanksgiving Day and serving a la carte breakfast until 11:30AM, followed by a lite bites bar menu until 6PM. CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura. Reservations can be made online through OpenTable or by calling (786) 279-6800.
Fireman Derek’s Bakeshop
Say goodbye to pre-made pie dough and hello to the Magic City’s favorite pie emporium. Fireman Derek’s is officially your one-stop shop for all the Thanksgiving treats! Sweet seekers can choose from seasonal favorites such as Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Salted Caramel Pie, Pecan Pie, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Pecan Pie and more. Preordering will open up online Sunday, November 1 and close Sunday, November 22 on the bakery’s website; here, pie purchasers can specify the preferred day/time for pick-up at either the Wynwood or Coconut Grove storefronts. Both shops will also have a limited number of pies available for last-minute purchase through Wednesday, November 25. Both Fireman Derek’s outposts will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2818 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623; Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. Follow Fireman Derek’s on social media: @fdpies. To order online, firemandereks.com
Those seeking a Thanksgiving Day feast can indulge in a 3-course meal at Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. Served family style and priced at $99 per adult and $39 per child (ages 5 to 12), guests will be offered assorted dinner rolls with sweet cream butter and Beginnings to start including Late Harvest Greens with heirloom carrots, sun dried cranberries, seasonal radish, checre, candied walnut and shallot vinaigrette; and Butternut Squash Ravioli with pumpkin seeds, pecorino cheese and basil. Main Course offerings include Carved Joyce Farms Free-Range Turkey and Keez Beez Honey Glazed Ham served with traditional gravy and cranberry sauce. Black Grouper Escabeche is available as a Main Course substitute. Festive Compliments on offer include Sourdough and Sage Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole with gingersnap crumble and marshmallows, Maple and Lime Roasted Brussel Sprouts with parsnip and beets, and Herb Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes. To finish, guests can indulge in delightful Desserts including Mini Pumpkin Pie, Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding and Guava Lime Cheesecake. For $125 per adult, guests will have the added Beverage Package which includes wine, sparkling wine and beer in addition to the feast. On Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day seatings will be from 12:30PM to 4PM and 5PM to 8PM. Reservations required, with outdoor seating and 50% seating indoors per Miami-Dade guidelines, and can be made by calling (305) 365-4186 or by email at LKDiningReservations@
Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar
Those looking to break free from a traditional Thanksgiving dinner can delight in contemporary Cuban cuisine at Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar, located in the heart of Calle Ocho. On offer will be Executive Chef Alejandro Porben’s inventive dishes such as Confit Smoked Pork Belly with black bean puree, maduro chimichurri, and avocado mousse; Sous Vide Lobster Tail with butter, paprika, and sofrito; Cornish Hen with carrot puree, tomato, baby carrot and sautéed potato; and the fresh catch of the day, among others.
Desserts run the gamut from Condensed Milk Mousse to Chocolate Tiramisu, and the not-to-be-missed light but delicious Coconut Tart. Diners can also enjoy live music and vibrant gin & tonic cocktails from the tableside bar service. Sala’o will be open on Thanksgiving from 5PM to 11:30PM. Sala’o is located at 1642 SW 8th Street in Miami. Telephone: (305) 642-8989; www.salaorestaurant.com
SOBEWFF x Constellation Culinary Group
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) is teaming up with Constellation Culinary Group to offer a one stop, no shop Thanksgiving Table To-Go this holiday season. Impress guests with one of three conveniently prepared dinner packages specially curated by the SOBEWFF® team in collaboration with Constellation Culinary Group Executive Chef Aaron Janus. All dishes come fully cooked with reheating instructions, and include the option to purchase a festive flower arrangement from Anthology Co. for an additional $60. In line with SOBEWFF® and its mission to give back, 100 percent of the net proceeds will benefit the Festival’s efforts to aid the local hospitality industry during the continued regrowth and recovery phase. In addition, for every 25 packages sold, SOBEWFF® will donate a holiday family meal to a local member of the United States Bartenders’ Guild impacted by the pandemic. Each Thanksgiving dinner package includes entrée(s), two salads, a choice of three side dishes, bread, accompaniments, two dessert(s), wine from La Crema, Aqua Panna® Natural Spring Water, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, and a canister of illy Classico Ground Drip Coffee. Additionally, à la carte dishes are available for purchase. Orders will be available for purchase beginning Thursday, November 5 through Friday, November 20 at www.sobewff.org/thanksgiving. SGWS Wynwood (2105 N. Miami Avenue) will serve as the drive-thru contactless pick-up location on Wednesday, November 25 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, November 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. The pick-up location will also serve as a drop-off point for the FIU Food Pantry, where purchasers of the SOBEWFF® Thanksgiving Table To-Go are encouraged to drop-off pantry and toiletry items for FIU students facing food insecurities.
See pricing and further details below:
- SOBEWFF® Thanksgiving Table To-Go Option #1 (2 guests) | $150
- Entrée: Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast
- SOBEWFF® Thanksgiving Table To-Go Option #2 (4-6 guests) | $375
- Entrée: 20-Pound Herb-Roasted Turkey
- SOBEWFF® Thanksgiving Table To-Go Option #3 (8-10 guests) | $675
- Entrée: 20-Pound Herb-Roasted Turkey and Braised Short Ribs
StripSteak by Michael Mina
StripSteak by Michael Mina, the acclaimed modern American steakhouse located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is serving up a Thanksgiving feast for $75++ per person, excluding tax and gratuity, from 5PM – 11PM. Guests can start with an appetizer option of Pumpkin & Goat Cheese Fig Tartlet or Roasted Squash and Jamon Salad. Family style entree options include Herb Brined Turkey Breast with crispy leg confit or Roast Porchetta with baby carrots, cranberry glaze and sage. Sides include homestyle gravy; whipped golden mashed potatoes; chestnut and black truffle stuffing; green bean casserole with miso mushroom duxelle; jalapeno cornbread with citrus crème fraiche; and spiced cranberry relish with pearl onions and orange zest. Ask about special selections from their very own Wine Cellar. StripSteak is located at Fontainebleau Miami beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, FL. Reservations required with 50% seating capacity per Miami-Dade guidelines. For reservations, please visit OpenTable Reservations or fontainebleau.com/thanksgiving or call (877) 326-7412.
Toro Toro, Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed Pan-Latin steakhouse inside the InterContinental Miami, is celebrating Thanksgiving by offering a Pan-Latin Autumn Fusion Feast, priced at $59 per person. The four-course meal, available on Thanksgiving from 12PM to 10PM and served with a complimentary glass of champagne, begins with First Course offerings, Corvina Ceviche with bonita chips and rocotto leche de tigre or Baby Beets & Farro Salad with candy pecans, goat cheese, orange segments and chile lime vinaigrette. For the Second Course, guests may choose between Grilled Octopus with cilantro sauce, yucca and salsa criolla or Pork Belly with chipotle dates au jus, acorn squash fritters and chicharrons. The Main Course offers a selection between Roulade Stuffed Turkey served with Boursin mashed potatoes, roasted baby carrots and Turkey guajillo jus; Porchetta served with sweet potato au gratin, caramelized onions and Brussels sprouts; or Blue Salmon served with huancaina sauce, kabocha squash risotto and ponzu beech mushrooms. For an additional $75, guests may add a bone marrow crusted 32oz. Tomahawk Steak served with wedges of boniato fries and creamy broccolini smoked cheddar casserole, to share. Decadent desserts on offer include Butter Pecan Layer Cake with chocolate hot fudge or Sweet Corn Crack Pie with an oat crust and white chocolate whipped cream. For an additional $20, guests can also share Toro Toro’s Traditional La Bomba for dessert. For children ages 10 and under, Toro Toro will offer a select menu, priced at $29 per child. Advanced reservations are required; please visit https://www.opentable.com/
Vida at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
For a more casual celebration, try Vida‘s expansive family style Thanksgiving day feast. Available from 1PM – 9PM, traditional and seasonal favorites are priced at $59++ per person and $29.50++ per child under 12. Guests will enjoy warm herb biscuits and cornbread with family style salads for the table. The main course includes sliced turkey breast and stuffed leg quarter, buttermilk mashed potatoes, country bread stuffing, cranberry-pear relish and smokey giblet gravy for the table with a choice of seasonal alternatives and sides like crushed candied yams, wild rice pilaf or roasted Brussels sprouts. To wrap up, diners will have a choice of Pumpkin Pie with milk chocolate Chantilly and candied pecans or Caramel Apple Pie with cream cheese Bavarian and cinnamon crumble. Reservations required with 50% seating capacity per Miami-Dade guidelines. For reservations, please call (305) 535-3228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Vida is located at Fontainebleau Miami Beach at 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, FL. www.fontainebleau.com
Wahler & Sons Quality Foods
Home cooks seeking top-notch ingredients for their homemade Thanksgiving feasts should look no further than Wahler & Sons Quality Foods. Known as one of South Florida’s top new virtual gourmet emporiums, Wahler & Sons is offering a limited amount of farm-raised fresh turkeys. Weighing approximately 12 pounds each and priced at $8 per pound, the fresh never frozen birds are perfect for the smaller gatherings expected this Thanksgiving or as one of several proteins gracing the table. For delivery (South Miami to Boynton Beach) on Wednesday, November 25, all orders must be placed by Sunday, November 22 at 11PM, for holiday turkey and anything else needed for Thanksgiving, such as spice rubs. For the ultimate in service, chef/owner Josh Wahler makes himself available for customers seeking a cooking consult – phone, text or ZOOM all welcome – and has promised that any turkeys not sold will be donated to a local food bank. To view the full menu or to place an order, visit www.wahlerandsons.com.
Meal and Market
Wild Fork, South Florida’s premier meat and seafood market, offers a Thanksgiving menu that will make holiday preparation easy and stress free. Home chefs need only cook the turkey; the rest of the meal can be simply heated and served. Priced at approximately $55, depending on the weight of the turkey, Wild Fork’s Thanksgiving Menu for 4 offers the brand’s signature high quality products at an affordable price. Follow the suggested menu and enjoy spanakopita, porcini mushroom bites, boneless turkey breast with poultry seasoning and mushroom marsala sauce, simple potato puree, honey glazed carrots, and French dinner rolls and a variety of desserts that include key lime cheesecake, chocolate mousse, hot chocolate souffle and creme brulee. Of course, you can add a dish or two or swap for other selections among the more than 50 a la carte Thanksgiving-themed items on sale for the holiday. Same day delivery or in-store pick up available for those who order online; or shop in-store at one of South Florida’s 8 locations – Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Doral, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and West Kendall. Stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Please visit www.wildforkfoods.com for more information.