It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to celebrate Thanksgiving than the Napa Valley. The foliage is turning to reds and golds. The musky smell of crush is in the air. Pumpkins are adorning front porches and plump persimmons hang heavily from the trees. Many of the valley’s best restaurants are in preparation for the Thanksgiving feast, and reservations are going fast for Thursday, November 26.

Boon Fly Café presents a three-course dinner of holiday classics with a regional twist, including a seasonally-inspired soup or salad to start, a plated entrée of Thanksgiving classics for the table to share, and a choice of three decadent dessert options. Boon Fly Café is open for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. $75 per adult and $32 per child (12 years and younger). A limited a la carte menu is also available.

Charlie Palmer Steak offers Thanksgiving, the Wine Country way with Executive Chef Francisco Lopez Jr.’s culinary creations. Chef will offer a special tasting menu on Thanksgiving Day featuring beef carpaccio with chicory, goat cheese espuma, winter citrus, and pistachio, as well as a classic roasted turkey with cranberry stuffing and sweet yam, and scallops served with smoked cauliflower and rapini. For dessert, Chef's spiced pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream takes center stage. The four-course tasting menu is priced at $85 per person and diners can also add a sommelier selection wine pairing for an additional $25. 

Michelin-starred La Toque within The Westin Verasa Napa will present their 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Feast, offering a selection of seasonal items and classic Thanksgiving dishes with a twist, including their infamous slow-roasted Willie Bird turkey and 10-layer pumpkin burnt honey cheesecake. Pricing for the four-course dinner is $85 per person with an additional $45 per person for optional wine pairings with the three savory courses. Children 10 and under can enjoy a three-course menu at $45 per child. The best part? You can take home leftovers! 

Bardessono's Lucy Restaurant will offer Thanksgiving dinner on from 1 pm – 9 pm. Executive Chef Jim Leiken’s thoughtfully created dishes offer an elevated variation on traditional favorites. With fresh, locally sourced ingredients, menu items include a rosemary and mustard crusted prime rib with garlic confit mashed potatoes, a traditional turkey dinner with sweet potato shepherds pie, sourdough stuffing, haricots vert, and wild mushroom gravy, and a dessert offering of pumpkin tart, Dutch apple pie, or vanilla poached pear. Reservations can be made by calling 707-204-6030.

Silverado Resort will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving feast at The Grill starting at 11:00 am. Enjoy a special three-course menu featuring delicious brined turkey with sourdough stuffing, classic homestyle holiday sides, and Bourbon Pecan Pie with Banana Dulce de Leche Ice Cream for dessert. The three-course meal is priced at $45 per person. For those looking for a holiday feast in the comfort of a private B&B or suite, Thanksgiving dinners that serve 6-8 people ($150) are also available to-go from The Grill. 

The Thanksgiving feast at Brix Restaurant & Gardens begins with roasted garlic & parmesan soup and winter greens salad. Traditionalists will love the roasted heritage turkey breast with fall herb gravy, mushroom and melted leek stuffing, while others can opt for braised short ribs, salmon, or wild mushroom vol au vent. Side dishes include brussels sprouts, squash gratin, garlic whipped potatoes, and green beans. The Thanksgiving menu at Brix also features mini desserts to share, including pecan tartlet, pumpkin cheesecake, and caramelized apple bread pudding. Dinner is $89 per person for adults, with an optional wine pairing available for $45 per person. Children 12 and under dine for $45 each, and children 3 years old and younger will dine for free. 

Thanksgiving Dinner at Carneros Resort and Spa is thoughtfully designed by FARM’s culinary team, with a multi-course family-style dining experience on the Carneros Courtyard—guests can expect to be surrounded by fall colors with dinner held in the resort’s spacious and heated event tent (socially distanced, of course). The menu will present classic Thanksgiving dishes with unique seasonal twists and ingredients from the resort’s own culinary garden. Thanksgiving dinner is offered on Thursday, November 26 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. $115 per adult and $42 for children ages 3-12. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing farm@carnerosresort.com or call 707-299-4880.

FARM at Carneros is also offering Turkeys To-Go meal kits ($350) for those that want to enjoy the resort’s holiday feast within the comfort and security of their hotel suite or B&B. The package serves groups of 4-6 people featuring classic hits with an elevated twist like brined and roasted turkey breast with sage and rosemary sea salt, Caggiano sausage and herb bread stuffing (vegetarian available on request), russet potato puree, turkey gravy, fall salad of mixed chicories with sliced Asian pear, two pies, and more. Preparation is as simple as warming the fully cooked dishes. To preorder, call the MARKET at 707-299-4820 or email Pauline Stanley at pstanley@carnerosresort.com.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!