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THEBlvd Restaurant Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
On Nov. 16, the hotel is kicking off the holiday season in sync with the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Be sure to see the main attraction in the center of the lobby, house-made Valrhona chocolate polar bears and ornaments by chef Riccardo Menicucci and his talented team of culinary elves. On Thursday, Nov. 23, THEBlvd Restaurant is offering a tantalizing three-course menu by chef Dameon Evers. Reservations are from 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., to select a first choice of bigeye tuna tartare, red kuri squash velouté or a tomato salad. For the main course, choices include a 48-hour braised beef short rib; roasted turkey en brioche; a barbecue red beet or pan-seared Alaskan halibut. End the meal with chef Riccardo Menicucci’s signature Thanksgiving pumpkin cheesecake or apple pie. The price for the special Thanksgiving meal is $145 per adult, and $65 per child on Tock. exploretock.com/theblvd/. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., (310)385-3901.
ALK at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood Wine and Thanksgiving
On Nov. 17, experience an evening with chef Olivier as he prepares a special wine pairing dinner for $85 per person. Then on Nov. 23, all are welcome to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a festive meal for $65. Add a wine pairing with each course for an extra $24. The prix fixe menu includes three courses with a choice of an amuse bouche, an entrée and dessert. The slow cooked free-range turkey is served with sage-brioche stuffing, creamy red mashed potatoes, candied yam, baby vegetables, homemade cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. Desserts include apple pie, pumpkin spice cheesecake, chocolate bread pudding and pumpkin. This menu is $32 for children under 12 years old. Reservations are available on OpenTable. 1400 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (323)762-1000.
A.O.C. Thanksgiving side dishes to-go
Splurge and enjoy Suzanne Goin’s signature Thanksgiving sides on your holiday table this year, including sourdough stuffing with turkey sausage, almonds and dates. The sweet potatoes are enhanced with Sherry, romesco and roasted shallots. She also offers Brussels sprouts with balsamic and topped with pancetta, as well as classic mashed potatoes. Pre-orders must be made before Saturday, Nov. 18 for pickup or delivery on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 22. Each order serves four guests. Order at aocwinebar.com. Both locations of A.O.C. will be closed for Thanksgiving and reopen on Friday, Nov. 24, with regular hours. 8700 W. 3rd St., (310)859-9859.
Estérel at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Estérel with a prix fixe menu on Nov. 23, starting at 5 p.m. Highlights include the Delicata squash caprese, bourbon spiced brined turkey and a brown butter pumpkin tart. 8555 Beverly Blvd., (310)278-5444.
Holiday theme Lucifer’s Pizza
Pumpkin lovers will appreciate the flavors of Lucifer’s holiday theme pies. Founder and visionary, Adam Borich bakes a roast pumpkin and prosciutto pizza with roast garlic, spinach and melted mozzarella. He also is offering a distinctive Zucha pumpkin, olives, feta, zucchini, red bell pepper, spinach and mozzarella pizza pie. With five locations in greater Los Angeles and delivery services via Uber Eats, Door Dash, Grub Hub, and Postmates Lucifer is coming in hot! luciferspizza.com. 7123 Melrose Ave., (323)424-4230.
Thanksgiving at Spago
Chef Avanessian is making a mini pumpkin funnel cake with Kaluga caviar and chives to set the mood as an amuse bouche. Guests will then have a choice house cured maple glazed ham with biscuits, quince jam and a 63-degree egg as a first course, or a lobster pot pie or a Thai chicken salad. The entire table will then share a family style feast, including turkey stuffed with porcini, rosemary and sage gravy, cranberry compote, chicken apple sausage stuffing, green bean casserole, Gruyere and Fontina macaroni and cheese, Brussels sprouts, and yukon gold potato purée. Chef Della’s Pie and Pastry shop will display a spectacular collection of expertly crafted pumpkin, pecan and Pink Lady pies. This special meal is $198 per person. Children under the age of 8 years old are $95 per person. Reserve tickets on Sevenrooms at sevenrooms.com/experiences /spagobh. 176 N. Canon Drive, (310)385-0880.
Fairmont Century Plaza Thanksgiving at home
Enjoy a classic Thanksgiving dinner in the comfort of your own home thanks to Fairmont Century Plaza. Take a break from the kitchen while the talented chefs prepare a Thanksgiving feast to-go available for pick-up on the day before Thanksgiving or the day of the holiday. Thanksgiving classics include succulent roasted turkey, chestnut herb stuffing, creamy potato purée and pumpkin pie. Reserve your package that feeds four to six people for $375 on Eventbrite now. 2025 Avenue of the Stars, (310)424-3030.
Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at Culina
At the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Culina is offering a decadent brunch from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., on Thanksgiving Day. Traditional breakfast favorites include made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict and applewood smoked bacon. Stellar seafood options include Alaskan King crab legs, steamed mussels, clams, and oysters. Fresh sushi selections include nigiri, rolls and dim sum. There are Farmers market salads, artisan cheeses and Mexican favorites. Visit the live carving station for whole roasted turkey crown, “Buffalo style” hot turkey wings and fried turkey legs, cinnamon honey glazed ham and roasted prime rib. Artisanal pizzettas will be available as well as an extensive dessert selection. The price is $250 for adults and $125 for children ages 5 to 12 years old. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310)860-4000.
Descanso Gardens Enchanted Forest of Light opens
Opening night for the annual holiday Enchanted at Descanso Gardens is Nov.19. This year’s event features a new route through the Rose Garden, inviting guests to explore an array of captivating light displays, including the Rose Garden’s Labyrinth. This area has the mesmerizing HYBYCOZO’s 3-D geometric sculptures providing a unique and immersive experience. Visitors will revel in the enchanting beauty of a glowing “meadow grass” installation that sways gracefully amidst the rose bushes. Juliann Rooke, CEO of Descanso Gardens, expressed her enthusiasm for this year’s Enchanted, stated “We are beyond excited to welcome guests to Enchanted once again this year. With our new routes through the Rose Garden and the introduction of new installations, this season promises to be a truly magical experience that will delight and inspire visitors of all ages.” descansogardens.org. 1418 Descanso Drive, (818)949-4200.
Thanksgiving up at The Rooftop by JG at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
The three-course holiday menu includes a choice of a family-style starter, such as baby beets and pink lady apple; burrata with pomegranate and arugula; or tuna tartare with ginger marinade. Main dishes include winter mushroom parmesan risotto; pumpkin seed-crusted salmon; turkey with truffle chestnut stuffing; or beef tenderloin with crunchy potatoes. Save room for carrot cake, pumpkin pie or warm apple pie. $145 per person. waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com/dining/the-rooftop-by-jg. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., (310)860-6798.
Thanksgiving brunch at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
Thanksgiving lasts all weekend long at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. The premium Thanksgiving brunch will be offered through Nov. 26, following the holiday on Nov. 23. Enjoy breakfast and brunch classics along with premium beverages from 11 a.m. to the last seating at 2 p.m. Reserve on OpenTable. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., (310)246-2095.
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