There are so many great choices for dining out this Thanksgiving, it is hard to make a selection. Here are a few ideas for spending the day out at the Jersey Shore.
In Asbury Park, Dauphin Grille at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel is offering a four-course dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. for $28.95 per person. The menu offers a tantalizing twist on the traditional turkey - Caramelized Sweet Onion Soup Gratin or an Autumn Salad; Stuffing-filled Roast Breast of Teriyaki Turkey (option to turkey is Roasted Atlantic Char) served with mashed potatoes, yams, local cauliflower and Appalachian cornbread stuffing; haricots verts and cranberry sauce, and Autumn Holiday Risotto with wild mushrooms, roasted root vegetables and sautéed greens. The grand finale is a Dessert Platter with traditional Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie and Black Forest Bread Pudding. Reservations are required. Call 732-774-3474. Dauphin Grille is located at 1401 Ocean Avenue.
Kitschens Hospitality’s other restaurants Trinity and the Pope and Langosta Lounge will be closed on Thanksgiving. Langosta Lounge is hosting its annual Community Table for those who are alone or in need. To make the Community Table as successful as in the past, Langosta Lounge is currently accepting donations of hams, turkeys and other foods to complete the Thanksgiving table. For further information, call 732-455-3255.
At David Burke Fromagerie, Executive Chef Larry Baldwin and his team are preparing an inviting three-course, $65 per person prix fixe traditional Thanksgiving menu from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Some of the delicious dishes being prepared are: for Appetizers - Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Crispy Sunchokes and Sauce Vierge; Lobster Soup,
Shrimp & Lobster Dumplings, Enoki Mushrooms,] with Coconut Fennel Crème; Cider-Glazed Duck Leg with Local Cabbage, Apples and Whole Grain Mustard. Entrées include: “8 Hour” Turkey Roasted Breast & Ballantine Leg with Chestnut & Bacon Stuffing; Potato-Wrapped Atlantic Cod with Chanterelles, Bacon and Savoy Cabbage, and Braised Shortrib & Cavatelli with Truffle Mousse & Mushroom Chips. Crowning the glorious meal are dessert delicacies created by Pastry Chef Stuart Marx that include: Classic Pecan Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Bourbon Anglaise, Passion Fruit Crème Brulée with Macadamia Coconut Biscotti, and Caramelized Bread Pudding with Spice-poached Pears and Hazelnut Gelato.
Reservations are required. Call 732-842-8088. David Burke Fromagerie is at 26 Ridge Road, Rumson.
The Salt Creek Grille, with the Navesink River as its backdrop, is the perfect setting to share Thanksgiving Dinner with family and friends. The award-winning restaurant will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu from 12-7 p.m.