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Not your typical Holiday Meal

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Compare this to 2008 Thanksgiving Menu / 2007 Menu


Huntington Beach Retreat to Offer Gourmet Food and Entertainment to Compliment Coastal Views. The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, located in the heart of Huntington Beach, California, has planned a Thanksgiving Day feast with festive entertainment in the resort’s ocean view Cielo Mare Ballroom on Thursday November 26, 2009.

  • Time: three seatings at 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

  • Location: Cielo Mare Ballroom.

  • Cost: $75 for adults and $12.95 for children, plus tax and gratuity

  • Reservations: (714) 845-8444.

Award-winning Executive Chef Jeff Littlefield will be serving a plentiful bounty with all the traditional fixings, plus some offerings to spice up the traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Appetizer offerings with include:

  • Artisan cheeses

  • olives and breads

  • Butternut squash soup with ginger, toasted almonds and thyme

  • Frissee salad with goat cheese

  • Winter beet salad with tangerines

  • roasted vegetables.

A variety of seafood options will be offered:

  • Alaskan crab legs with mango cocktail sauce

  • Jumbo shrimp cocktail

  • Oysters on the half shell

  • a Waterfront sushi selection

  • Shades crab cakes cooked on the buffet

  • Pan seared salmon

  • Lobster bisque

  • Ceviche salad with scallops, rock shrimp and calamari

Carving board

  • free range turkey with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce

  • Roasted prime rib with cabernet jus

  • Maple glazed pork loin; Sourdough stuffing with sage and Spanish sausage

  • Basil roasted lamb leg with Yukon gold potatoes

  • Stuffed Chicken breast with capicola and gruyere

  • Brussels’ sprouts with applewood smoked bacon and pearl onions

  • Buttermilk whipped potatoes

  • Sweet potato gratin with caramelized onions

Thanksgiving Day desserts

  • Pumpkin and Pecan pies

  • Dense chocolate mousse cake

  • Poached pears with vanilla bean and Riesling

  • Chocolate cupcakes with sweet cherries

  • Carrot cake

  • Mini fruit tarts

  • Chocolate éclairs

  • Cheesecakes with winter fruit sauces

  • Tiramisu cakes with amaretto

  • Tuxedo strawberries

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