Blue is carving up delicious Hunter Valley free-range turkeys for Thanksgiving and all the way up to Christmas. The turkey comes with all the tasty trimmings, including mashed potato, homemade pork stuffing, chorizo Brussels sprouts, gravy and cranberry sauce as well as sweet potato pie and cinnamon whipped cream for dessert. Make sure you order your turkey 48 hours in advance if you want delivery and a homemade feast. $1,880 (full turkey), $980 (half). Nov 24-Dec 30.
This year, Common Room is serving a turkey roulade stuffed with foie gras and wild mushrooms. Sets come with a choice of side, which round-up the usual suspects like creamed corn, sautéed spinach and mashed sweet potato with marshmallows. The set concludes with a perfectly spiced pumpkin pie and can be washed down with a warm glass of mulled wine ($95). Come hungry as Common Room claims to be serving ‘American portions’. Stretchy pants it is. $168 per person. Nov 24.
Jimmy’s Kitchen is dishing up a four course menu that’s sure to stuff you like a turkey this Thanksgiving. Start with a Cobb salad of roasted chicken, avocado, bacon, boiled egg and cheese, and a cream of pumpkin soup. The centrepiece is the classic bird served with a classic stuffing, mashed potatoes, grilled sweet corn, garden peas, maple-roasted yams and cranberry sauce, all doused in Jimmy’s gravy. Make sure you leave room for the sweet and crunchy pecan pie with creamy vanilla ice cream. $388 per person. Nov 24.
Lily & Bloom’s family feast feeds five to six hungry mouths. Available for dine-in or takeaway, choose from turkey, bone-in honey glazed ham with maple-honey or whole roast USDA tenderloin for your choice of meat. Sides include the mighty and meaty sausage and sage stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, decadent truffle mashed potato, creamed spinach and mashed maple sweet potato. There’s also a choice of pumpkin, spiced pecan or apple pie to tip you over the edge. $2,650 (dine in), $2,200 (take away). Nov 21-Dec 4.
Executive Chef Russell Doctrove has created a special Thanksgiving menu with a twist on the traditional. Instead of the whole turkey, Doctrove has prepared a Hunter Valley turkey roulade – to be shared among four or five diners – served alongaside creamed sprouts and chestnuts, salted maple roasted parsnips and spiced braised red cabbage. Save some room for the dessert, a yummy pear and dried cherry crumble pie with golden crust and accompanied by house-made mascarpone ice cream. $980. Until December 30.
Celebrate Thanksgiving New Orleans style at The Parish. Start with a soup or salad and save plenty of room, as next up comes the awesome Cajun spice rubbed deep fried turkey. Sides include a hearty cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, bourbon spiked sweet potato puree, bacon maple glazed brussels sprouts and a rich giblet gravy, all of which should have you overindulged to the max. Cram in some homemade apple or pumpkin pie with cinnamon Chantilly cream and roll on home if you can still manage to walk after all that. $398 per person. Nov 23-24.
You can give thanks this year in front of a spectacular view at The Peak Lookout. Start with a light crab and avocado salad with a mesclun, pommery and orange vinaigrette and a chestnut soup topped with crispy parma ham. Tuck into a roasted turkey roulade with a rich duck mousse, gammon ham, roasted yams and turkey sauce before rounding it all off with pumpkin pie served alongside a brilliant bourbon ice cream. $468 per person. Nov 24.