Thanksgiving with a Global Twist
Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres
Chef Jose Andres mixes Spanish whimsy with his turkey dinner for Thanksgiving at the Sahara. Ferran Adrià olives, liquid gems born at the now-shuttered El Bulli in Spain, kick off the somewhat traditional meal. Follow them with turkey-béchamel fritters, Lucia’s endive Caesar salad, and shrimp & crab cocktail with pineapple cocktail sauce, and you’ll be in the mood for some holiday excitement. For the main event, guests select either Sonora California’s Diestel Family Ranch Heritage Turkey sous vide breast and confit leg with gravy or a Josper-roasted turbot from Spain. A selection of traditional sides with Bazaar Meat’s quintessential twists are served family-style including green bean casserole, Delmonico potatoes, spiced cranberries with confit mandarins and cinnamon, and butifarra cornbread stuffing. Finish with pecan pie, pumpkin tart or a roasted apple puff pastry. Takeout is available as well.
French dishes mix with Americana on Chef Thomas Keller’s special Thanksgiving menu at Bouchon at The Venetian Resort. But don’t worry, turkey is still the star of the show, with traditional trimmings included. You can also choose butternut squash soup, Boeuf Bourguignon, and Coquilles St. Jacques (pan-seared scallops with roasted winter risotto) for an international flair.
A favorite for BBQ, Virgil’s at the LINQ Promenade extends their expertise in American cuisine with a Thanksgiving menu available for in-restaurant dining or takeout. You’ll enjoy smoked turkey, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, candied Brussels sprouts with pecans, homemade cranberry sauce, cornbread, sausage and pecan stuffing, mashed potatoes and more. Desserts are as American as they can be with apple or pumpkin pie.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Another American charmer, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at the Venetian Resort offers a Southern Thanksgiving dinner adding dishes from The Carolinas and more. The hearty comfort and charm of a Southern Thanksgiving dinner is unbeatable. Turkey is the star including even a Turkey Leg cocktail made with Wild Turkey 81 bourbon and cranberry puree. The feast at the Venetian Resort begins with an herb-roasted Yardbird turkey dinner with Mama’s mash, green bean casserole, cranberry compote and giblet gravy. The tour around the South also includes Charleston she-crab soup, lobster mac ‘n cheese, Mama’s biscuit stuffing, classic pecan pie with bourbon ice cream, spiced pumpkin pie with toasted meringue and peanut brittle, and strawberry peach cobbler with baked-to-order brown sugar oat crumble. Thanksgiving revelers can choose to dine in or take it to go.
Also at the Venetian, Smith & Wollensky invites you to reserve a table in one of its large, socially distanced dining rooms, or outdoors for their three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving feast. To start, you’ll enjoy butternut squash soup served or an iceberg wedge salad topped with bacon lardons and bleu cheese. The featured main course is, of course, the restaurant’s iconic herb-roasted turkey breast served with sausage and cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish and giblet gravy. Tempting trimmings include Brussels sprouts with bacon shallots, potatoes au gratin and duck fat-roasted root vegetables. Desserts are American classics with pumpkin pie, pecan pie or apple tart. Not feeling the in-restaurant vibe? Take it home. The meal is already prepared so you just have to heat and serve. Add a wine choice of either sauvignon blanc or proprietary red with a bottle to go.
Top of the World
Thanksgiving with a view is the name of the game at the STRAT Hotel’s rotating Top of the World. Plan to come hungry because the elaborate, seasonally influenced meal includes roasted pumpkin soup, butternut squash ravioli with sage butter or shrimp scampi au gratin, and the main course of free-range turkey breast served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes, haricots verts, cranberry sauce, cornbread and Andouille sausage stuffing. The meal will conclude with a pumpkin tart, a fantasy of layers of caramel pecan served with pumpkin mousse, butterscotch crème anglaise, Chantilly cream and dark chocolate shavings.
If your Thanksgiving tradition is to enjoy something a bit non-traditional and something less formal, Slater’s 50/50 is your go-to for the holiday. Still over-the-top and appropriate for the holiday’s indulgence theme, the sports bar’s Thanksgiving burger stacks all of the holiday’s best dishes in one handheld, “moveable feast” with a turkey patty, brioche stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, and garlic & sage aioli on a honey wheat bun. And what goes better with a burger? A milkshake, of course. Slater’s 50/50 knows that, so they’ve introduced their Pumpkin Pie Milkshake just for the holiday. It’s pure milkshake indulgence with vanilla ice cream, pumpkin puree and crumbled graham cracker crust stacked with whipped cream, caramel, cinnamon and of course, your own SLICE of fresh Pumpkin Pie on top!