7 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Orlando

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Hosting folks from out of town, or just looking for a holiday from cooking? From a posh prix fixe to turkey-to-go, Orlando’s chefs have got you covered for Thanksgiving 2017.

1921 by Norman Van Aken
11:30pm-5:30pm
$65 per person
Choose from turkey roulade stuffed with foie gras and chestnuts or brown sugar glazed smoked ham along with smothered green beans, sweet potato casserole, choice of seasonal pie and more. Reserve online or by calling (352) 385-1921.

Hamilton’s Kitchen at The Alfond Inn
Seatings at 1pm and 4pm
$69 per adult; $29 ages 5-12: free for kids 4 and under
This year’s bountiful buffet will feature an array of entrees including Wagyu beef short ribs, shrimp and grits, Faroe Island salmon, ham and–of course–turkey. Salads, cheeses, classic sides and desserts are also included. Reserve online.

Urban Tide at Hyatt Regency Orlando
11:30pm-5:30pm
$60 per person
Enjoy three courses including a Lake Meadow Naturals turkey pie or Maine diver scallops with bone marrow and black-garlic brown butter. Reserve by calling (407) 345-4570.

MEALS TO GO
Snag a ready-to-eat feast from one of these local spots:

Swine & Sons
Order your bird brined and ready to roast at home or fully smoked and ready to serve; Bell & Evans turkeys are humanely raised on a vegetarian diet, weigh 14-16 pounds uncooked and serve 10-12 guests ($135 per bird). Sides such as farro pilaf with roasted mushrooms, marinated kale with roasted Brussels sprouts and white cheddar, or smoked cauliflower and carrots serve 4-6 ($14-20); add a pint or two of sauce and a pie or two to round out the feast. Call (407) 636-3664 to order by November 19; pickup is from November 20-22.

Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine & Events
Mix and match to create a complete, freshly prepared Thanksgiving feast including elevated classics like ready-to-roast turkey ($6.25/pound), Yukon gold mashed potatoes, roasted beets with grapefruit or sweet potato hash with goat cheese and duck confit. Place your order by calling (407) 975-8763 by November 10 for either pickup or delivery.

JUST THE (LOCAL) BIRD, PLEASE

Orlando Meats
Orlando’s newest source for locally raised meat is offering pasture-raised Heritage White turkeys from Wholesome Conversions in nearby Weirsdale. $7.50/pound; place your order by calling (407) 598-0700 by November 10 for either pickup on November 22.

Lake Meadow Naturals
Choose from Double Breasted Bronze or White Midgets at this Ocoee outpost for all things homegrown and delicious. Call (321) 206-6262 for prices and pickup info.

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