Holidays

Thanksgiving 2014: Guide to Restaurant Dinners in Miami

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15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar at the Viceroy Miami

A special Thanksgiving lunch and dinner are planned. The dinner, served family-style, includes a roasted beet and calabaza salad, jerk-roasted turkey roulade, boniato gnocchi, carnitas and Brussels sprouts, yuca mojo mash, mofongo dressing, Florida citrus compote, and cheesy biscuits. Desserts include pumpkin flan with mango coulis and apple pie with Devonshire sweet cream. Dinner costs $65 per person; lunch is $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 305-503-0373.

BLT Prime at Trump National Doral Miami

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a view of the greens. A three-course holiday brunch, served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is priced at $75 per person (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity). Offerings include celery root soup with Honeycrisp apples, chestnuts, and sage; kabocha squash risotto with pumpkin seeds, Pecorino, and saffron; or gem salad with parsnips, squash, and cider vinaigrette. Main-course selections include roast turkey with chestnut-sausage stuffing, cranberry-grenadine sauce, and rosemary gravy; dry-aged roast prime rib with confit garlic jus and caramelized onion bread pudding; or striped bass with Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and cranberry. For dessert there's cranberry spiced bread pudding with walnuts and cranberry coulis; pumpkin tart; maple ice cream; or velvet chocolate rocky road with vanilla anglaise and hazelnuts. For reservations, call 305-591-6606.

Bianca at Delano

Bianca will serve Thanksgiving dinner with an Italian twist. The three-course menu, created by chef Luciano Sautto, starts with your choice of fregola con vongole e cozze (fregola pasta, steamed clams and mussels, and saffron brodo) or roasted delicata squash with homemade ricotta, Italian greens, and toasted pumpkin seeds. For an entrée, there's boneless roasted organic turkey with Italian herbs, bourbon gravy, and candied sweet potato or bistecca alla fiorentina -- a 26-ounce T-bone steak that's marinated with garlic and herbs and served with roasted elephant garlic and truffle mashed potatoes. For dessert, there's pecan and pumpkin pie with fior di latte gelato. Dinner is served from 7 to 11 p.m. and costs $65 per person. For reservations, call 305-674-5752.

DB Bistro Moderne

Chef Jason Pringle will host a traditional three-course Thanksgiving dinner that includes roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, citrus cranberry marmalade, and all the trimmings. Plus, each guest will be sent home with a complimentary turkey sandwich to enjoy the following day. Served from noon to 8 p.m., dinner costs $60 for adults and $35 for kids 12 and younger (excluding tax and gratuity).

Devon Seafood + Steak

Kendall residents need not venture to the Beach when there's a lavish Thanksgiving buffet served right in their backyard. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Devon Seafood + Steak will offer a spread that includes a carving station with roast turkey; maple-glazed ham with honey wine sauce; slow-roasted prime rib with horseradish cream; cold seafood featuring oysters on the half-shell; assorted smoked fish and cocktail shrimp with traditional garnishes; baked butternut squash casserole; whipped sweet potatoes; French green beans; and roasted beet salad. All items are accompanied by cornbread and sausage dressing; giblet gravy; and cranberry and orange relish. Desserts include pumpkin and pecan pies, carrot cake, truffle cake, assorted tarts, and cookies. The special Thanksgiving buffet costs $36 for adults and $18 for kids 12 and younger; children under 3 eat free (tax, gratuity, and beverages are not included). Call 305-275-0226 for reservations.

The Dutch

Chef de cuisine Conor Hanlon will make the most awesome of holiday dishes: the turducken. The family-style meal will also include confit turkey leg stuffing, spiced butternut squash, cranberry-walnut chutney, and classic gravy. For dessert, choose pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream and cranberry sorbet or warm apple crumb pie with caramel sauce and rum-raisin ice cream. The turducken dinner is served from noon to 9 p.m. and costs $55 per person (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 305-938-3111.

Florida Cookery at James Royal Palm

Enjoy a Thanksgiving plate or buffet, each $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The plate includes smoked turkey breast and a turkey confit leg with sage gravy, cranberry relish, green beans, sausage stuffing, whipped potatoes, and goat's cheese and macaroni gratin. Of course, there'll be pumpkin pie à la mode for dessert. The buffet option includes a carving station, sides, and desserts. Kids can decorate their own cookies. Thanksgiving brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and reservations can be made by calling 305-276-0333.

Ikra Restaurant and Lounge

This Sunny Isles restaurant located at 16850 Collins Ave. will serve an international Thanksgiving feast with many options. For $75 per person, guests will enjoy appetizers of pumpkin soup in a bread bowl topped with pumpkin seeds, a cold cut platter that includes homemade ham and tongue, a duo of smoked salmon and gravlax, sautéed potatoes, caprese salad, pickled tomato & cucumber, herring Napoleon, arugula salad, and eggplant salad. Entrees include a sliced NY strip served with grilled vegetables and turkey with green bean casserole. There's pumpkin pie and a fruit platter for dessert. Each dinner comes with a complimentary Thanksgiving-themed cocktail, and the restaurant will feature live entertainment by Mischa Botsman and music by Johan throughout the night. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 305-974-0081.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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