Last year I attempted to make a Thanksgiving Turkey. Let’s just say it didn’t go so well. The bird was dry and I was kicking myself for not pre-ordering a meal as the stress that goes along with cooking Thanksgiving was enough to make me swear off ever wearing an apron ever again.
This year I am pre-planning and I wanted to share a take home Thanksgiving menu that is perfect for sharing. Lucca Cafe in Irvine has Thanksgiving 2 go. Lucca will roast while you host!
LUCCA’s Thanksgiving takeout dinner allows you to entertain 2 or 200 guests with ease and offers a special mouth-watering menu guaranteed to delight any budget and palate. Their traditional takeout dinners are capable of feeding up to 10 guests, and include a lavish spread featuring a Free-Range Turkey, stuffed and roasted to perfection, for $325 (add $32.50 per person for each additional guest). In addition, a complete meal for individual diners may be purchased for $32.50 each.
All meals must be ordered by Friday, November 21st for pick up on or before Thursday, November 27th at noon. Orders may be placed by calling (949) 725-1773.
LUCCA’s Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner:
LUCCA Free-Range Turkey (12-14 lbs for 10 people; larger turkeys available)
*Apple-Pork Sausage, Fennel and Sage Stuffing
* Rich Turkey Gravy
* Cranberry-Orange Chutney
* Mashed Yukon Potatoes and Parsnips with Parmesan Cheese
* Fire-in-the-Sky Yams with Candied Walnuts
* Farmer’s Market Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Fresh Oregano
* LUCCA Salad: Organic Mesclun Greens, Market Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers, Kalamata Olives and Balsamic Vinaigrette
* Assorted Silver-Dollar Dinner Rolls
* Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
LUCCA also offers Thanksgiving dinner items a la carte. For more information or to place orders, guests may call (949) 725-1773.
THANKSGIVING AT PROVENANCE
If you are interested in dining in, Provenance will host Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27th from 4-8 PM. They will offer traditional Free-Range Turkey Breast — or their wonderful Certified Angus Beef Tri Tip or Loch Duart Scottish Salmon. All three entree options are guaranteed to please.
November 27th from 4-8 PM
PRIX FIXE DINNER $42.5 PER GUEST
Basket of our Famous Biscuits & Honey Butter
Butternut Squash Bisque with Crème Fraiche
Clipped Garden Lettuces with Verjus Vinaigrette
OVEN-ROASTED MAINS (Choose One)
Diestel Free Range Turkey Breast and Rich Turkey Gravy
Certified Angus Beef Tri Tip, Horseradish Cream and Port Wine Reduction
Loch Duart Scottish Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze
All Mains come with these Traditional Sides:
Apple and Sausage Stuffing (no Pork available on demand), Caramelized Garlic Crushed Potatoes, Roasted Maple Yams, Green Beans, Cranberry Chutney
Full Dessert Bar with Mini Euro Pastries*All Dinners come with one Non Alcoholic Beverage: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Iced Tea or Lavazza Coffee
Full Bar and Wine List Available, sorry no outside wines allowed for this Dinner*Meals for our guests under 12: Diestel Free Range Turkey Breast and all the Sides 19.95
There will be limited seating for this dinner and reservations are mandatory. For more information or to secure a spot, guests may call (949) 718-0477.