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November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving To Go & Turkeys, 2018

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You’ve got a full house but just can’t face myriad trips to the supermarket and days slaving over the stove. You don’t have to! Get your full-on feast from any of the following:

La Cuisine: This location has everything you need for a stress-free, delicious, and fresh Thanksgiving. All-natural turkeys are brined in their secret concoction, massaged with butter and ready for your oven on a bed of herbs and vegetables. Also popular is the Beast of a Feast, which includes everything you need for Thanksgiving, including all natural turkey, herb and apple stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, cranberry orange chutney, dinner rolls, and your choice of a house-made apple of pumpkin pie. All pies are made in-house, with butter!  Online ordering now available.

A la Carte Menus by Gourmet Galley: Thanksgiving dinner made easy by Gourmet Galley Catering. Serve the Thanksgiving dinner your family & friends will rave about. All your favorite dishes, homemade by our expert chefs so all you have to do is order, pick up (or they can deliver) and enjoy! All of our turkeys come from local farm favorite, Gozzi’s Turkey Farm and are brined, seasoned and cooked to perfection. No more dry turkey meat for you or your guests.

Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market: Offers you two kinds available for pre-order; D’Artagnan Organic and Gozzi. They do not carry turkeys, these turkeys are by special orders only and all orders must be placed by 11/16. Any questions please call 203-453-2338. And don’t forget their pies and sides (love their no-sugar-added pies!)

The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center: This hybrid grocery-café-caterer is offering up four kinds of turkeys: free-range Willie Birds, Bell, and Evans, Plainville or Gozzi’s. Gluten-avoiders will be happy to find gluten-free sausage and mushroom stuffing and gluten-free gravy here, and vegans can feast on Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash with Braised Kale and Roasted Root Vegetables. Classics like creamed onions and brussels sprouts with bacon are on their extensive Thanksgiving menu, too.

Flanders Fish Market: No Fuss For You fully cooked Thanksgiving dinner (just reheat & serve!). It’s a full dinner, inclusive of appetizers and desserts, that serves 8-10 people for $210. Call today for menus, packages & more information. 860.739.8866

Walt’s Food Market: Something is done right at this shoreline institution where over 1,000 pounds of Walt’s housemade gravy is sold each year. Yup, you read that right. Available for pre-order every year are Waybest turkeys between 10-28 pounds. Not inclined to roast a whole bird? Order any combination of parts or even complete dinners, with comforting sides you’d expect like Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread Stuffing, and Whole Cranberry Sauce, Butternut Squash with Marsala Wine or Butternut and Acorn Squash Medley with Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar. 860.388.3308

Cooking Company: Offers turkey, gravy, apple bread stuffing, and cranberry sauce, but you can augment with classic sides like creamed onions and herbed green beans, cider roasted autumn veggies, and of course, a variety of potatoes. The Cooking Company is well known for their bakery, and they’re offering up everything from classic pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie to cranberry blueberry lattice and marbled pumpkin cheesecake in a gingersnap crust (yum!).

Coffee’s Country Market: Provides a Thanksgiving dinner that includes an 18lb Brined & Herb Rubbed Turkey, with 2 Quarts of homemade Turkey Gravy, 2 Jars of Cranberry Walnut Chutney, 3 Quarts of Butternut Bisque Soup, your Choice of Four Sides, your Choice of Stuffing, a Mile High Apple Pie & a Pumpkin Pie. Or skip the pre-Thanksgiving baking marathon and just order a pie (we’re fans of theirs!): choose from pumpkin, ginger sweet potato, apple cranberry, pecan and more.

Mystic Market: Two options serve either 12 to 16 ($160) or 16 to 20 ($210) and include the basics: an oven-roasted Gozzi’s Turkey with Sage and Vegetable Stuffing, pan gravy, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Next, choose your sides a la carte from a long menu of classics like green bean casserole to fresh tastes like mashed cauliflower with cream and parmesan. Oven-ready Gozzi’s turkeys are available here, too, plus plenty of pies and take-out turkey dinners for two.

Dough on Main: Offers a full menu available from appetizers to soups (Butternut Crab Bisque!) to scrumptious sides like Quinoa with Cranberries, Sweet Potatoes, and Pecans. All pre-Thanksgiving pickups
must be pre-ordered no later than Saturday, November 17 (5 pm).

Savour Cafe: This beautiful cafe will cover your appetizers with Rosemary & Lemon Marinated Olives, Brie En Croute with Caramelized Onions & Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. Enjoy a enjoy choice of Turkey Roulade filled with Pecan and Cranberry studded Stuffing or a Thanksgiving En Croute, Puff Pastry filled with Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, & Cheddar Cheese. Orders now being accepted through Saturday, November 17th.

Simon’s Marketplace:This location will handle everything but the turkey – with sides (Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Farro, Dried Cranberries, Scallions, Mint, Lime, Roasted Coriander), pies, appetizers, and don’t forget — Salt Baguettes!

Elizabeth’s Cafe: Whether you’re looking for take-out for two ($35 per individual dinner with all the fixings) or just the roasted bird, you’ll find it here, plus brown-buttered gravy, three kinds of stuffing, and all the traditional and not-so-traditional sides (Puree of Celery Root and Apple, Roasted Cauliflower au Gratin) plus classic pies and their famous XL sized cupcakes. Vegetarians in your party will happily tuck into Elizabeth’s famous Three Cheese Mac and Cheese.

Pasta Vita: More than just turkey on their Thanksgiving menu! Stock up on the usual favorites (seven choices of lasagna, eggplant rollatini) and be prepared for the post-holiday weekend or choose from spiraled ham, roast turkey breast and traditional sides, platters, quiches, soups for the holiday. Order by Nov 17.

Turkeys

Grass and Bone: Eat farm-fresh this Thanksgiving with a turkey from Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm in Moosup, CT! Ekonk turkeys are raised in open pastures, free of growth hormones, stimulants, antibiotics, additives and preservatives.

CT Farm Fresh: delivers Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm: Pasture-raised and processed on Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm in Sterling, CT without the use of growth stimulants, these turkeys live outside on free-range with full access to grass, bugs, and sunshine. Delivered by CT Farm Fresh.

Gozzis: Is famous for their Day-Glo dyed turkeys though some of us find the display at the farm a little disconcerting. Nevertheless, their prized broad-breasted Gozzi Whites have been a favorite on the Shoreline for generations. Call 203.453.2771 to reserve your bird.

Shoreline Prime: has Turduckens (deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, stuffed into a deboned turkey) for your feast this year.  Orders must be placed by Fri, Nov 17. (203) 208-1579

Cliff’s Quality Meats in Essex provides an all-natural bird. Order it up oven ready with their signature sausage and bread crumb stuffing and a quart of house gravy or surprise your family with one of Cliff’s smoked turkey breasts and skip the cooking altogether. 88 Plains Road  Essex  (860) 767-1539

Walt’s has Waybest Turkeys this year, in addition to all of the yummy sides and gravy above.

Dessert

If you’re covered with the cooking, but just need a few desserts, here are our go-tos for this year.

Ashlawn Farm Coffee is turning out homemade pies! Classic Pumpkin, Lemon Meringue, Apple, Bourbon Chocolate Pecan. The deadline for pie order is Tuesday 11/20. Call 860-339-5663

Bishop’s Orchards: Enjoy the convenience of our Grab N’ Go Fruit, Nut, Cream and No Sugar Added Pies! Bishop’s Orchards strives to make your holidays easier with the convenience of everything already done! Pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee our customers that their specifics wants will be in-stock.

White Gate Farm: Scratch made 9″ pies and/or crisp may be pre-ordered to collect either November 17 or 21.  Choose from pumpkin, apple, and bourbon pecan. Any can be made gluten-free.

Hen + Heifer: is accepting cake orders are being accepted now through Friday, November 16th on a limited basis.

“Pumpkin Cheesecake” The cake is composed of an almond dacquoise base, a hazelnut crisp layer, a spiced pumpkin jam layer, all surrounded by a pumpkin mascarpone mousse and a vivid, glossy white chocolate glaze naturally tinted with carrot juice. Gilded pumpkin seeds finish the top. Please see picture below:

“Paris Brest” Based on the French classic inspired by the bike race between Paris and Brest, our interpretation is unconventional in design yet is true to the flavors of the original. Please see picture below:

Sift Bakery: Offers a variety of holiday desserts such as Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake, Apple and Chestnut Mont Blanc, Pumpkin Tart, and many more. All orders must be placed by Sunday, November 18th.

Savour Cafe: Enjoy a variety of baked goods, dinner sides, and pies such as the Bourbon Spiced Pumpkin Pie Topped with a Pecan Streusel. Orders now being accepted through Saturday, November 17th. Please plan to pick up your order prior to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21st. Call 860-662-4438 for orders.

Pursuit of Pastry: serves a variety of specialty pastries, bread, pies, and cookies.

Dagmar’s Desserts: Offers holiday favorite Stollen plus a wide variety of pies, cakes, and cookies for your guests.

Zest Fresh Pastry: Has all the holiday classics such as Pumpkin Meringue, Pumpkin Spice, Spiced Bourbon Pecan, and more.


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