By Sabrina Sucato and Norma Brickner
So you’ve decided to host Thanksgiving at your place. Congrats! Are you ready for all the cooking that goes along with it?
If the stress of cooking dampens the prospect of hosting for family and friends this holiday season, don’t let that get you down. Avoid any kitchen disasters and bring the best of the Hudson Valley home by shopping local eateries for traditional dishes. Whether you need turkey for 10 or pie for just the two of you, you’ll find everything you need to fill your tablescape on Turkey Day.
Bia offers a modern take on classic Irish cuisine through its Thanksgiving menu this year. The Rhinebeck eatery tempts with free range turkeys, sweet potato and sherry bisque, truffled chicken liver mousse, turkey and Irish whiskey gravy, and a choice of cranberry or orange marmalade made in-house. Top off this delicious holiday meal with gooey bourbon pumpkin pecan pie or a classic apple pie.
Order by November 18; pick-up 4-7 p.m. November 25
The Saugerties catering company delivers this Thanksgiving with everything from artful hors d’oeuvres platters and hearty mains to sweet side dishes and picture-perfect pies. No matter how large or small your party is, treat them to at least one of Suzie’s appetizer samplers. The Hudson Valley cheese platter, for instance, comes with homemade fruit and nut crackers, crostini, roasted nuts, olives, and preserves. Pair it with too-cute pretzel bites, green beans almondine, herb-roasted turkey breast, and a sliver or two of the Hudson Valley apple or pumpkin pies made with a flaky, all-butter crust for a lunch or dinner that is sure to delight.
Order by November 22 at 6 p.m.; pick-up or delivery on November 25 from 12-6 p.m.
Rotisserie chicken, who? Chef Richard is heading to @bluecashewkitchen Friday, November 2nd to teach how to make Poulet-rôti Grand Mère or roast chicken grandma style! Creamy mashed potatoes and classic garnishes like lardons and pearl onions will abound in this 2-hour hands on workshop where you’ll learn to roast and carve the perfect bird. Limited seats available, call 845-514-2300 to reserve your spot.
Kingston’s Blue Mountain Bistro is a dream for home diners who crave comfort food without the kitchen hassle. Treat guests from start to finish with pumpkin cider bisque, mini pumpkin sage risotto cakes, roasted root vegetables, and hormone-free local turkey. For $37.50 apiece, the catering business also offers individual Thanksgiving dinners, which come with your choice of stuffing, potatoes, gravy, two vegetables, cranberry raspberry orange relish, and a slice of pie. Said pie, we might add, comes in the form of apple, pecan, pumpkin, and even pumpkin cheesecake.
Order by November 21; pick-up on November 25 12-6 p.m., November 26 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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This upscale Cantonese restaurant brings Asian-inspired cuisine to your Hudson Valley home this Thanksgiving. The Tarrytown House Estate restaurant offers a three-course prix-fixe menu, and choices vary from slow-roasted Goffle Farms turkey breast with butter and roasted garlic to non-traditional holiday dishes like spaghetti with shrimp. Order some delicious apple and sourdough stuffing to upgrade your meal and, for your final course, choose a dessert of apple pie, pumpkin pie, or cinnamon crumble topped with vanilla ice cream.
Order by November 20; pick-up on November 26 from 3-5 p.m.
With the Choose Your Own Chopped Salad we can create a salad to your taste and add a bit of flair. Just pick up a form and start making choices. And we have a lot to choose from—blackened chicken, avocado, beets, candied walnuts, etc. Etc. And of course we have our house dressings to bring it all together. All of our proteins from the hanger steak to the roasted seitan are prepared in house, and all of the veggies are chopped/roasted/portioned in house as well, making this an incredibly fresh and versatile meal option. #cleaneating #freshandlocal #designyourown #choppedsalad #eatyourgreens #eatyourveggies #hudsonvalleyrestaurant #localmeetup #vegetarian #omnivore #healthyish #healthyanddelicious #lunch #dinner #delicious #hudsonvalley #newpaltz #housemadedressing #crispynoodles #crunchysalad #avocado #salad
Its emphasis on farm-to-table flavors makes Main Course a top pick for creating a Hudson Valley Thanksgiving at home. With a number of vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free dishes, the catering company’s holiday menu is ideal for parties that cater to individuals with food allergies or restrictions. Mix and match with options like soft mushroom pate and garlic crostini, whole roasted natural turkey, fall vegetable lasagna, roasted acorn squash, and cornbread stuffing. For smaller groups or formal dinners, consider the prix fixe Turkey Day package instead. For $28/person, diners get a choice of soup or salad, plus white and dark meat turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and a choice of two trimmings. Tack on an order of chocolate bread pudding or coconut rice pudding for a sweet conclusion to a farm-fresh meal.
New Paltz, 845.255.2600
Order by November 20
McKinney & Doyle brings its upscale comfort food aesthetic to its Thanksgiving menu through dishes that tempt even the most discerning of palates. Lean into the cozy elegance of the occasion with appetizers like asparagus Stilton pastries, roasted chestnut stuffing, and cranberry walnut sauce. Keep it light for the main course with sweet corn chowder and harvest vegetables, plus a serving of pumpkin pound cake and sweet butter rolls on the side. To end the evening, treat guests to one of the bakery’s signature sweets. The sour cream apple pie is a fun take on the classic, while the carrot cake is a fall-friendly alternative that everyone will love.
Order by 12 p.m. November 19; pick-up November 24-25
ðŸ¥—Already missing Rossi’s now that I’m away from #poughkeepsieny ðŸ˜¢ My last meal from this amazing deli was a House Salad with the best sundried ðŸ…tomatoes and grilled eggplant slices ðŸ† I’ve ever had in my life ðŸ˜ . . . . . . . #rossisdeli #rossisdelipoughkeepsie #deli #housesalad #sundriedtomato #sundriedtomatoes #sundriedtomatos #grilledeggplant #eggplant #saladtoppings #salad #saladspiration #salads #saladideas #delisalad #foodie #ilovesalads #veggieoverload #saladoverload
With its Italian-inspired Thanksgiving menu, Rossi’s is a saving grace for families who want Mediterranean classics sans the long cooking times. In its Thanksgiving feast packages, the smallest of which serves four and the largest of which serves 16, the Poughkeepsie eatery offers a choice of turkey or ham, along with lasagna, herb roasted potatoes, roasted vegetables, stuffing, herbed gravy, and apple oatmeal crumb pie. Upgrade the menu with one of the deli’s signature antipasto platters to get the party started, then add on a delectable order of tiramisu for dessert. The only thing you’ll have left to do on the day is to prepare a pot of coffee to pair with the featherlight confection.
First come, first served basis; pick-up on November 21
Terrapin won’t make your turkey, but it will whip up everything else you could need for a gourmet Thanksgiving at home. Vegetarians can eat happy with wild mushroom bisque, chestnut stuffing, and veggies galore. Omnivores don’t fare too badly, either, thanks to hearty dishes like cornbread sausage stuffing and brioche rolls. Terrapin will even give you the turkey gravy and cranberry relish if you do decide to attempt a turkey at home.
Order by November 19; pick-up November 25 from 2-6 p.m.