Thanksgiving a few days away, and I’m sure some of you are already dreaming about the endless amounts of turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, green bean casserole (okay, so maybe that’s just my thing)…followed by pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie…oh my! And then you wake up and ask “How in the world will all this cooking and baking get done when the day will be spent on the mountain skiing?” Well, fall back into that gentle sleep knowing who is going to prepare all of these amazing items. We’ve got them right here just for you, because we are THANKFUL for you, our readers, and want you to have the most memorable day on the mountain, as well as on your palette.
APEX AT MONTAGE DEER VALLEY (Reservations Required)
$85 for adults, $40 for children; noon to 8 p.m.
This year, Apex at Montage Deer Valley is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet. Offering all of your Thanksgiving favorites, the buffet will include herb-roasted turkey, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin, citrus-apple glazed cedar plank salmon, yams with roasted marshmallows, apple-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, and honey mustard glazed Brussels sprouts to name (just) a few. And save room for dessert – there will be more than a dozen to choose from!
THE BRASS TAG AT DEER VALLEY RESORT
$48 for two; 5:30-9:00 p.m., bar open 4 to 9 p.m.
Brass Tag at Deer Valley Resort will be serving a classic three-course Thanksgiving for two. Menu items to include a choice of miso pumpkin soup or grilled romaine salad, an entrée of herb-rubbed oven-roasted chicken, oven-roasted prime rib or butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin crème brulee or apple cheddar pie for dessert. A la carte options are also available.
ESCALA AT HYATT CENTRIC PARK CITY
$28 per person, two-person minimum (family-style available with 48-hour notice); 5 to 10 p.m.
Escala will host a classic prix-fixe dinner with the option to enjoy it family-style. Offerings will include French Onion soup, cranberry and spinach salad molasses-brined turkey with apple and pecan stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted veggies, buttermilk mashed potatoes and black pepper gravy. Top your meal off with pies and cobblers for dessert. An a la carte menu is also available. Unable to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on actual Thanksgiving? Escala will serve its Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday as well.
GLITRETIND AT STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE (Unfortunately there is already a pretty substantial waitlist); $75 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Glitretind, located in Stein Eriksen Lodge, is again serving its giant, five-star Thanksgiving buffet. Buffet selections to include six salads, a selection of steamed shellfish, roasted Utah turkey, Wagyu chuck roast, lamb T-bone, maple bourbon glazed ham, wild salmon, buffalo short ribs, stuffed portabella mushrooms, parsley-butter fall vegetables, mashed potatoes, roasted yams and sweet potatoes, a kids buffet, and Steins’ Grand Dessert Display, with gingered pear and walnut cobbler, chocolate-cranberry-almond bread pudding, and caramel-apple crepes.
Prix-fixe$30.75 for adults, $15.75 for children 12 and younger; 2 to 8 p.m.
Park City’s favorite local steakhouse, Grub Steak, is serving a classic three-course Thanksgiving dinner done right. Enjoy potato leek soup with gold creek cheddar, baby Romaine heart Caesar salad or Park City’s best salad bar. Then dig into a roasted tom turkey with savory herb stuffing with traditional gravy, green beans almondine, homemade creamy mashers, fresh cirrus cranberry relish, oat-and-barley beer bread and sourdough baguette. Then choose between pumpkin pie with vanilla bean whipped cream or spiced apple bread pudding with High West bourbon sauce.
POWDER AT THE WALDORF-ASTORIA
$55 per person; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This sumptuous buffet at Powder features an array of classic Thanksgiving selections: entrees like roasted turkey, honey clove glazed ham, herb-crusted prime beef tenderloin, braised beef short ribs, cedar-planked king salmon; sides such as candied yams, wild boar and apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, and sautéed Brussels sprouts; plus selections of seafood, soups, salads, cheeses, charcuterie and berries for starters, and a delicious assortment of baked pies, cakes, pastries and cookies for dessert.
Regular menu with special chef additions; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m
ZOOM will be serving its acclaimed regular menu for dinner on Thanksgiving. The chef will also be making some special Thanksgiving additions to the menu, too.