Thanksgiving Dinner Out in Carlsbadistan

by The Editors on November 25, 2009

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The warm November days in Carlsbadistan often mean that come holiday time, those inland relatives are quick to make the trek to the beach. If hosting isn’t your thing, do what we’re doing this year and go out. No cooking. No cleaning. No problems.

While you can always head on over to Don’s Country Kitchen, Tip Top Meats, or The Claim Jumper for an old fashioned Turkey dinner, take a look at the list of restaurants offering a special Thanksgiving Day menu (Thursday, November 26, 2009) if you’d like to step it up a notch and let someone else do the cooking.

Giving thanks with family and friends this year just got a whole lot easier. Follow the jump for all the details:

Paon LogoPaon Restaurant & Wine Bar

Paon, the Village of Carlsbad’s newest fine dining restaurant is presenting a special, traditional three-course Thanksgiving Day meal featuring a first course of Butternut Squash Soup, Wild Mushrooms, Chantilly Crème and Pumpkin seed Oil Oor Comice Pear Salad, Arugula, Frisee, Endive, Stilton Cheese and Sherry Vinaigrette an entree choice of Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Haricot Verts, Carrots, Potato Puree and Brioche Stuffing or Brioche Stuffed Pan Roasted Quail with Glazed Root Vegetable, Fingerling Potato and Madeira Sauce or Pan Seared Maine Diver Scallops with Ragout of Organic Vegetables, Maine Lobster and Potato Puree or Colorado Rack of Lamb with spinach, Organic Wild Mushrooms, Dried Prunes and Celery Root Puree or (yes there are more delicious choices) Pan Roasted Flat Iron Pork with Swiss Chard, Turnips, Caramelized Apple and Spätzele, and last but not least, Certified Angus Filet Mignon with Roasted Shallot Fondue, Potato Gratin and Bordelaise Sauce. And for desert? Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Whip Crème and Crème Brulee.

1 – 7 pm
Price range $39 – $55 per person (does not include tax and service charge)
560 Carlsbad Village Dr. @ Roosevelt
Carlsbad, Ca. 92008
760-729-7377

Twenty20Logo-1Twenty/20 Grill & Wine Bar at the Sheraton


Twenty/20 is offering a special a la cart Thanksgiving Day menu. The plate of Brined Organic Turkey Breast with Cranberry Glaze, Whipped Golden Potatoes, Haricot Verts and Rosemary-Turkey Gravy will set you back $24. If you want the spiced pumpkin pie with Chocalate Ganache and Cinnamon Whipped Cream bring another $12.

11 am – 8 pm
Click here for sample menu
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-827-2500

Legends Logo-1Legends Bistro at LaCosta Resort & Spa

LaCosta’s all-day brunch features a variety of seafood, meat, and vegetarian options and will be served in the casual, indoor/outdoor Legend’s Bistro.

11am – 4pm
Adults: $58.00
Kids (5-12): $25
Kids under 5: Free
(does not include tax and service charge)
Click here for sample menu
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
800-854-5000

Bluefire Logo-1BlueFire Grill at LaCosta Resort and Spa
A full-service, three course Prix Fixe meal is being offered at LaCosta’s Bluefire Grill.

5pm – 10pm
$40 per person (does not include tax and service charge)
Click here for sample menu
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
800-854-5000

Argyle Steakhouse at Four Seasons Aviara

The Four Seasons has two restaurants serving Thanksgiving Day brunch. The Argyle Steakhouse overlooks the 18th green and offers easy access to the Batiquitos Lagoon walking trail. Shuttle service is available from the main lobby of the Four Seasons resort.

10:30am — 7pm
$85 per person (does not include tax and service charge)
7447 Batiquitos Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-603-6800

California Bistro at Four Seasons Aviara

The California Bistro will be offering the same menu as the Argyle Steakhouse for Thanksgiving Day brunch. Selections include an iced seafood display, smoked fish platter, house-made pâté, Sushi; a Cold, hot, and desert buffet; breakfast omelets until 2 pm, and, of course, carving stations featuring slow-roasted young turkey.

10:30am — 7pm
$85 per person (does not include tax and service charge)
7100 Four Season’s Point
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-603-6800

Vivace at Four Seasons Aviara

The Four Seasons’ signature Italian restaurant will offer a three-course, prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving dinner.

$75 per person (does not include tax and service charge)
7100 Four Season’s Point
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-603-6800

And if you’d like to stay home, but let someone else do the cooking then here is a great solution:

Prontos Gourmet Market

Prontos Gourmet Market will prepare a custom Thanksgiving feast featuring Harvest winter squash with pumpkin, apples, wild rice soup, garden salad with fresh vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, ranch – Gorgonzola walnut with cranberries, balsamic dressing and fresh whole roasted or deep fried turkey with gravy. In fact, they have a dinner for two featuring roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed sweet and white potatoes, cranberry and gravy for $18.95.

Orders must be made before November 23, 2009.
Click here for more information
2812 Roosevelt Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 434-2644

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