Give yourself a treat this Thanksgiving… dine in the world-class restaurants of New Orleans!

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner…for many that means good times with family, fun, and FOOD! Food that you have to prepare for everyone else. If you (or your significant other) dread slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end, it may be time to switch things up this holiday! Pack-up the family and leave the food & fun to New Orleans this Thanksgiving; with its scrumptious Creole cuisine, endless shops, and the best in lodging, New Orleans is the perfect Thanksgiving getaway.

Let’s face it: nobody likes to wash dishes all weekend long at home…so save yourself the trouble and plan to feast at any of these popular New Orleans establishments-read on for some mouthwatering Turkey Day treats- and don’t worry, the only thing you’ll wash is your favorite holiday clothes to put in your suitcase!

A few suggestions from among more than 49 restaurants offering Holiday fare during Thanksgiving:

1. MiLa: Known for their fresh seasonal menu & French inspired creations, MiLa puts the casual cool in downtown New Orleans.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Prix Fixe: $35

First Course:

Autumn Chicory Salad: Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese, Satsuma Vinaigrette

or

Spiced Pumpkin Soup: Seared Scallop, Porcini Marmalade, Crème Fraiche.

Second Course:

Roasted Turkey Breast: Cornbread Dressing, Brussel Sprouts, Cranberry Sauce, Shiitake Gravy

or

Braised Beef Shortribs: Buttermilk Potato Puree, Autumn Root Vegetables, Red Win Jus.

or

Redfish a la Meuniere: Haricot Verts, Cauliflower Puree, Lobster Sauce.

Third Course:

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding: Brandy Soaked Dried Fruits, Fresh Mint

or

Red Velvet Cake: Cream Cheese Ice Cream, Pecan Praline.

Open 11:00 am- 4:00 pm Thanksgiving Day. 

Ralph’s on The Park: Come enjoy highly acclaimed Contemporary Creole cuisine right in City Park!

Entrée price includes choice of appetizer & dessert:

Choose: Turtle Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, City Park Salad, Pulled Pork Spring Rolls, Oyster Vol-au-Vents, Crab Beignets, Shrimp Remoulade with Heirloom Tomatoes.

Entrée:

Roasted Duck, $42: Pecan wild rice, kumquat chutney, baby green beans.

Roasted Turkey, $38: Oyster dressing, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy.

BBQ Gulf Shrimp & Grits, $36: Butter, black pepper, housemade Worcestershire, stone ground grits.

Double Cut Pork Chops, $40: Smoked and grilled, bean & bacon ragout, molasses cornbread dressing, red onion marmalade.

Blacked Gulf Fish, $44: Shrimp & mirliton cake, blue crab butter sauce.

Grilled Filet Mignon, $52: Roasted & mashed sweet potatoes, asparagus, foie gras demi glace.

Veal with Crabmeat, $45: Herb panned, jumbo lump crabmeat, roasted garlic, farmer’s market cauliflower, blue cheese pan sauce.

Dessert:

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding, Chocolate Cake, Cherries, Meyer Lemon Tart, Crème Brulee, Vanilla Ice Cream, Satsuma Sorbet.

Call 504-488-1000 for reservations.

But that’s not all…Here is a list of local eateries pulling out all the stops to make your Thanksgiving positively yummy!

-Commander’s Palace (An Avenue Inn favorite!): special Thanksgiving menu. 1403 Washington Ave. 504-899-8221.

-Muriel’s: offering a special menu- three courses, $38. 801 Chartres, 568-1885. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

-Red Fish Grill: buffet. 115 Bourbon, 598-1200. Noon-8 p.m.

-La Provence: offering a special menu: four courses, $45. 25020 US 190, Lacombe.  985-626-7662.

-Bourbon House: special menu. 144 Bourbon, 522-0111. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

-Cafe Adelaide: special menu, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.?CBD: 300 Poydras Street. 504-595-3305.

-La Famiglia: special menu, about $30 for three courses. Metairie: 541 Oaklawn. 504-833-8877.

-Maple Street Café: Special menu, a three-course prix-fixe with many selections in each for about $30. 7623 Maple, 314-9003.

-Monteleone Hotel Le Café: buffet style. 214 Royal, French Quarter. 523-3341. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

-Tujague’s: Traditional table d’hote menu, $38 for adults, $9 children.? 823 Decatur. 525-8676. 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

-Latil’s Landing, In Houmas House Plantation: buffet style, $55 adults, $25 children under 10. 225-473-9380.

The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located steps from the French Quarter (and many of the aforementioned restaurants) and we would love to make your Thanksgiving memorable. Don’t hesitate, book your Thanksgiving getaway today and experience Turkey Day in the Big Easy.   1-800-490-8542

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