No dish Thanksgiving!

Let’s face it.  Thanksgiving feasts are awesome and doing endless amounts of dishes afterwards is not.  So get dolled up and give thanks that some of the best chefs in Louisville are creating fine Thanksgiving meals.  Here’s some options:

Proof on Main.  2-8pm.

Let Chef Paley work his magic with a special featuring all the Thanksgiving classics. If turkey is not your thing, peruse the menu and select from your Proof dinner favorites.  For dinner reservations call 502.217.6360

Why? Because the 2010 menu included turkey & foie gras sausage and a pumpkin tart. Delish.

Belle of Louisville. 12:30-3pm.

It’s always a great time on the historic Belle of Louisville! Come on board for a dockside event and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Day feast (advance reservations are required). It’s a chance to enjoy the holiday in a unique way, and you can leave the dining preparations to us.  Call 502-574-2992 or (toll-free) 866-832-0011 for information, to make a reservation, or to check the status of the cruise.

Why? Because you can wear a nautical themed Pashmina afghan.

Churchill Downs. 11:30-4:30pm.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Churchill Downs. On Thursday November 24th, Churchill Downs presents the annual tradition of celebrating a day of great racing with a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Choose from a variety of seats and bring your family and friends to the racetrack to enjoy the holiday together.

Why? Because on Thanksgiving you don’t have to be a millionaire to dine on Millionaire’s row.

Derby Dinner Playhouse.  Matinee show available on Thanksgiving.

Experience the holidays with the Sanders Family Singers! Nothing speaks of Christmas more than a family gathering filled with festive holiday songs, vintage hymns, and hilarious, yuletide stories. A sure way to usher in the holiday spirit!  Songs featured: “Angels We Have Heard On High”, “I Wonder As I Wander”, “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”, “Go Tell It On The Mountain”, “Away In A Manger”, and many more!

Why? Because your football team is already out of the playoffs.

Lynn’s Paradise Cafe. 11-4pm.

Let Lynn’s do the cooking for this year’s Turkey Day. We’ll have a pre fixe menu which includes food, soft beverage, dessert, leftovers for later, tax and gratuity. This year we’ll have some breakfast specials along with our traditional turkey dinner and a vegetarian dinner. Call for reservations.

Why? Because you’ve never been to Lynn’s anytime but breakfast and you want to prove to the servers you brush your hair.

Blu Italian Grill. 12-5pm.

Leave the kitchen behind this year and enjoy a 5-course dinner, featuring pumpkin bisque, carved turkey with cranberry-tangerine fondue, sliced tenderloin with a bacon-mushroom ragout, pecan pie and more! Reservations recommended. Complimentary self-parking.

Why? 5 courses for $35 a person. You can’t beat that with a drumstick.

Bristol Bar & Grille. 11-4pm.

Why? Thanksgiving. Buffet. Enough said.

Captain’s Quarters. 2-5pm.

Join us for a Thanksgiving Day Cruise Buffet.  Featuring roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, grilled salmon with passion fruit sauce, roast porkloin with sweet tomato chutney, candied yams, sautéed fresh green geans and tomatoes, fresh mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, chef’s choice seasonal vegetables, yeast rolls, pumpkin pie, derby pie, chocolate torte, and New York Style cheesecake.

Why? Because you haven’t been on a cruise since Spring Break.

The Oak Room.  Brunch through dinner.

We are open on all major holidays and serve pre fixe meals on Thanksgiving, including Organic Rosemary and Sage Brined Turkey with Caramelized Yams, Harvest Vegetables, Cornbread Stuffing, Roast Drippings Gravy and Cranberry Orange Relish. Even Thanksgiving brunch.  Even Thanksgiving brunch.

Why? Because you have fancy pants.

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2 thoughts on “No dish Thanksgiving!

  1. Kate says:

    “Why? Because you can wear a nautical themed Pashmina afghan.” hahaha YES 🙂

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