Wondering where to get turkey and all the fixings in Vancouver this Thanksgiving? These five restaurants promise diners Thanksgiving bliss without having to spend all day in the kitchen.
- West: Traditional holiday flavours meet contemporary West Coast cuisine at this Vancouver fine dining institution. The Turkey Tasting Menu is a five-course feast that can be accompanied by wine pairings. Start with a Lytton pear salad with Farmhouse Castle blue cheese. Then move onto the spiced turkey consomme, followed by braised turkey leg cannelloni with black truffles. The main course is butter poached turkey breast with Yukon Gold potato puree. And top it all off with pumpkin flan, caramelized pears and orange chiffon. Oct. 5-Oct. 8; $68.
- Bacchus: The swanky dining room at downtown’s Wedgewood Hotel is famous for its lavish Thanksgiving spread. The three-course Thanksgiving Dinner Menu offers up the best of the local harvest. Start with roasted corn and lobster veloute or organic arugula and baby spinach salad with poached pear and crumbled blue cheese. The main course is roast free-run turkey with cranberry compote, apple and chestnut stuffing and chive-whipped potatoes. For dessert, save room for the spiced pumpkin tart with cinnamon ice cream. Oct. 7-Oct. 8; $55.
- Yew: Comforting fall flavours are on the menu at Yew, the acclaimed restaurant at the Four Seasons. The three-course Thanksgiving Dinner menu starts with choice of roasted parsnip soup or apple and fennel salad. Then it’s on to slow-cooked free range turkey with stuffing, brussel sprouts and buttermilk mashed potatoes (or, if you’re not crazy about turkey, you can opt for arctic char with balsamic marinated mushrooms). Finish off with pumpkin pie with Nutella ice cream or a slice of red velvet cake with bourbon gelato. Oct. 5-Oct. 8; $41.
- Seasons in the Park: For some turkey with a gorgeous view, head to Seasons in Queen Elizabeth Park. The three-course menu (with optional wine pairings) starts with a harvest salad of roasted beets, crumbled goat cheese and mixed greens. Then dig into oven roasted turkey served with all the classic fixings. And be sure to save room for the pumpkin brulee. Oct. 7-Oct. 8; $32.
- Heron’s: The restaurant at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel offers up a Traditional Turkey Dinner with savoury brioche stuffing, bacon glazed brussel sprouts, roasted carrots and whipped Yukon Gold potatoes. Oct. 7-Oct. 8; $39. Or take a non-traditional route and opt for the Thanksgiving-inspired Brunch Buffet, a lavish spread that included roast Pemberton turkey, roasted sirloin, chilled crab claws, miso-marinated cod loin, roast butternut squash soup, eggs Benedict, pumpkin pie, dim sum and just about anything else you can think of. Oct. 7; $69.
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