Take off the apron, toss out the shopping list, and have one of these six gourmet eateries cater your holiday feast. Whether you’re celebrating virtually or with immediate family, Turkey Day should be a time to relax while the experts handle the rest.
If you’re looking to add some Eastern spice to your Thanksgiving meal, Raskia is at your service. Their $90 prix-fixe menu for two, prepared by Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam, includes mouth-watering dishes like tandoori turkey, masala corn bread stuffing, pumpkin halwa tart and maple pecan baklava. Pick up your meal at their Penn Quarter or West End location, or sit back and enjoy a cocktail while it’s delivered to your door. Multiple locations, 202.637.1222, raskiarestaurant.com
Dine in style this holiday season in Del Mar’s private igloos for $300. For parties of three to six, the restaurant will be serving their full al la carte menu on Nov. 26, including seasonal plates like a local roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, chestnut stuffing and caramelized cheesecake with pumpkin crema and spiced apple compote. 791 Wharf St. SW, 202.525.1402, delmardc.com
With all of the stress surrounding the holidays, few words sound sweeter than turkey to-go. Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and his culinary team are cooking up gourmet four-course meals for the holiday with all the traditional favorites like buttery parker house rolls, butternut squash bisque, slow roasted heritage turkey, sage and rosemary stuffing, and, of course, pumpkin and pecan pie. Place your order by noon, Nov. 22, and pick up your dinner Thanksgiving Day. 2401 M St. NW, 202.429.2400, fairmont.com
Many know James Beard Award nominee chef Amy Bradwein for her regional Italian recipes at Centrolina, but her Thanksgiving menu is not to be overlooked. From breakfast pastries to antipasti platters, main courses, dessert and cocktails, this restaurant has all of its bases covered. Pumpkin ravioli, roasted cauliflower and pear frangipane tarts are just a few plates on the inspired spread. Order before Nov. 23, and pick up on Nov. 25. 974 Palmer Alley NW, 202.898.2426, centrolinadc.com
Save yourself from the dreaded kitchen cleanup when you would rather be slipping into a turkey coma and eat at Kinship’s table this Turkey Day. Heavenly bites like herb-roasted turkey breast, english thyme bread pudding, yukon gold potato purée, green beans amandine, cranberry bavarois, parker house rolls and dark chocolate pecan pie are all on this year’s prix fixe menu for $95 per person. 1015 7th S. NW, 202.737.7700, kinshipdc.com
This year, the holidays will be intimate, so Fiola crafted a Thanksgiving harvest feast for two. Splurge on the $240 package with Michelin Star dishes like chestnut and turkey sausage stuffing, green bean casserole and, for dessert, gingersnap cake. Bonus: The restaurant is adding goodies like an apple cider kit and cider coffee cake to enjoy all weekend long. Get your order in by Nov. 22 for pick up on Nov. 25. 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.525.1402, fioladc.com
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