If you aren’t creating your own Thanksgiving day feast and gathering with family, the next best thing is to enjoy a luxurious meal out on the town. And not just any meal, a meal at one of our favorite local eateries…
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy turkey day with your choice of natural turkey, slow-roasted prime rib or sole meuniere with butter brown sauce. Of course your turkey delight will come with all the fixtures — stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and maple yams. Last but not least guests will enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie. Reservations required. $59 for adults; $29 for children 3-12.
2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602.952.2424. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Phoenix/Dining/Bistro24/Default.htm.
Where better to over-indulge than at the famous local BLT Steak. The prix fixe dinner features celery root, chestnut and apple soup and main course choices like roasted turkey with garlic mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts; dry-aged roasted prime rib with caramelized onion and bacon popover; and bacon-wrapped wild salmon with cabbage fondue and caviar. You will be served McIntosh apple cake and hazelnut-pumpkin pie for dessert. Reservations required. $85.
Marriott’s Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club and Spa 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. 480.905.7979.
Maggiano’s Little Italy:
10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday in Italian-style with delicious Italian comfort food. The day’s menu includes traditional roast turkey, country-style ham, mashed potatoes and pumpkin praline cheesecake. $37.95; $17.95 for ages 5-12. 16405 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480.333.4100. www.maggianos.com.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Head to the beautiful Palmera Salon at Royal Palms Resort and Spa for a fabulous high-style buffet. Plus all participants will enjoy live Spanish guitar music! Starters include fruits, asparagus, salmon hummus and breads. There will be an omelet, soup and salad, and carving stations featuring oven-roasted turkey breast and pork tenderloin. Then head back to the buffet later for a decadent dessert. $55 for adults; $20 for children 5-12; free for children younger than 5.
5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602.840.3610. www.royalpalmshotel.com.