Take a deep breath. Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be a marathon of shopping from store to store and days of preparation in the kitchen – especially Thursday morning. Once again, Citarella comes through with deliciously easy solutions to gourmet entertaining that will keep you out of the kitchen and in the dining room with your guests. It all starts with their Thanksgiving Menu available online at Citarella.com/seasonal-menus or at any of their markets.
Complete, Chef-Prepared Feasts
If not cooking one solitary item is your goal, then Citarella’s Thanksgiving Feast for four or eight people is the way to go. This spread incudes perfectly roasted free-range turkey, as well as velvety pumpkin bisque, and all your favorite holiday sides like their signature sausage stuffing, sautéed brussels sprouts, and cranberry conserve studded with butter-roasted pecans. Of course, their pastry chef treats you to handcrafted, freshly baked pies for your dessert display. What makes it all so special is the time and attention to detail each one of Citarella’s talented chefs devotes to the meal. Of course, it helps that the incredibly fresh ingredients are collected from their own markets. All you need to do is warm, sit back, and enjoy – and after all, that’s what you deserve.
Some Go À La Carte
If you’re in the mood to do some cooking – but not all of it – then you have your choice of à la carte specialties to complement the meal. Think Autumn Lasagna, a masterpiece of fresh sheets of spinach lasagna layered with seasonal pumpkin and mushrooms. Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, filled with the earthy notes of woodland mushrooms in a rich, creamy broth. Or their buttery, mashed sweet potatoes sprinkled with walnut praline topping for both sweetness and texture. The menu abounds with mouthwatering selections such as these, and of course turkey gravy prepared from homemade turkey stock and giblets.
Exceptional Ingredients for the Home Cook
You may also look to Citarella’s menu for a wonderful selection of fresh ingredients for your own creations. If your oven is ready for something glorious to roast from scratch, Citarella’s master butchers offer incomparable free-range turkeys, spiral hams, and a regal crown roast of pork for your consideration. You can even order house-made, loose sausage – Sweet Italian or Country – for your stuffings. Just don’t forget their gourmet stuffing mix or fresh corn bread and chef-prepared chicken bone broth to pull it all together. And what’s a celebration without Citarella’s famed seafood? Create a raw bar with their incomparable selection of plump, briny oysters and clams and you’re sure to have some very happy guests.
Check out the menu and be sure to order by November 18th to ensure a care-free Thanksgiving celebration.