Thanksgiving is the most anticipated and sometimes the most daunting meal of the year. But, in the end, it is all about food, friends and family. Depending on the number of guests in your party, there are several options for celebrating the holiday that don't involve slaving away in the kitchen for days. Here are a few resources for those who would prefer to get a little assistance. (Readers: If you know of other Thanksgiving catering resources, please add them.)
Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro will be open until noon on Thanksgiving day for pick up only. Our Thanksgiving Menu is available on our Web Site. All apps, soups & sides are fully cooked and have full reheat instructions. The turkeys are dressed, trussed and ready to roast with complete roasting instructions.
Rosie in New Canaan can handle all your Thanksgiving needs. A full menu of classic sides such as Rosie’s homemade herb gravy, haricots verts with shitakes, & celery root apple fennel soup. All orders must be picked up between 1-6 PM Wedesday, November 21st. Call (203) 966-8998.
Le Farm/ The Whelk will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will be offering Trout Dip and Chicken Liver Pate with bacon jam for purchase prior to the big day. Call to order: (203) 557-3701
BONDA: Many of you may be have fond memories of, Abbondanza Specialty Food - the gourmet prepared foods store and catering company Bonda owned in Westport for nearly 10 years. If you do, you certainly will remember their classic and delicious Thanksgiving offering. They're doing everything but the turkey! Call Bonda at 203 292 9555 for more information, or if you'd like to place an order, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This year BONDA will be donating 10% of its Thanksgiving Catering sales to the CT Food Bank's Hurricane Sandy Virtual Food Drive.
Sugar & Olives: Thanksgiving orders need to be in by Sunday the 18th for pick up Wednesday at either the Westport Farmer's Mkt or at the shop in Norwalk. We love the pecan and bourbon turkey glaze and the Brussels sprouts w/pomegranate molasses + duck bacon. Call for more information: (203) 454-3663
Festivities Party Express knows how to do catering right, because it's all they do. This year they have an extensive menu featuring dishes such as: Duck Trap Smoked Salmon Platter, Wild Mushroom Bisque, Free Range Turkey Breast, and Southern Comfort Baked Ham. For orders call 203-847-7774 OR email: email@example.com.
Bernard’s in Ridgefield will be open for dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 12-7Pm, but they are also offering a wonderful take-out menu. The Thanksgiving To Go Menu includes: Cassoulet in Crock, Pumpkin Sage Ravioli, Braised Short Ribs, Baby Pumpkin Gratin. Call to order: (203) 438-8282 or E-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk, (of Venezuelan culinary fame), is a great choice if you are looking for a catered meal that is just a little different this Thanksgiving. Michael will have the basics on his holiday menu, but you'll find some more interesting sides here. Don't forget to ask for his "green sauce." Call (203) 846-8009.
109 Cheese Market in Ridgefield has a special Thanksgiving Day cheese platter with a selection of cheeses, dried fruits and nuts that would be great to nibble on while you wait for the bird.
Sono Baking Company: John Baricelli and his team of bakers will be taking orders for pies, cakes, tea loaves, cookie platters and bread. Last day to order is November 19th. Call (203) 847-7666.
Scratch Baking in Milford is also taking holiday pie and cake orders. Info: 203.301.4396
Ross Breads in Ridgefield has some gorgeous breads, pies and general dessert items. Everything served at this local favorite is Organic and locally sourced.
Green Leaf Organic Bakery and Cafe in Wilton will be open Thanksgiving from 7am-2pm for Breakfast and Lunch with fully stocked baked goods. Advanced orders of pies, tarts, and breads will be available for pick up through Thanksgiving. Their Chocolate Pear Almond Tart as well as the Peach Raspberry Pie sound darn good. Call: 203-529-3888