Sure, you could go to all the trouble to fight the crowds at the grocery store tonight only to find out they’re out of 14-pound turkeys and cranberry sauce. And don’t forget about all those dirty dishes and leftovers to find room for in the fridge. Make your day easy by booking a reservation at one of the restaurants at the Bellagio, each dishing out their own version of a feast fit for a pilgrim on Thanksgiving.
Osteria del Circo serves up Maccioni family Thanksgiving offerings such as braised salted cod, corn, semolina gnocchi, cannellini bean soup, black Tuscan kale, butternut squash dumplings, butter and sage with crunchy amaretto cookie and a turkey platter with traditional condiments and glazed chestnuts. Call 702.693.8150 for reservations.
At Le Cirque, Sirio Maccioni and family have prepared an Italian-inspired four-course menu filled with family favorites. The meal starts with “Le Cirque” lobster and avocado salad with black truffles followed by a second course of Paupiette of sea bass with crispy potatoes, braised leeks and Pinot Noir reduction. After a course of Chateauneuf-du-Pape marinated wild boar civet with blue cheese and chestnut mousseline, choose between the pumpkin souffle and cinnamon ice cream or traditional opera cake with blueberry ice cream. Make reservations at 702.693.8100.
Executive Chef Julian Serrano has a three-course meal planned at Picasso. Start with crème of butternut squash soup, poached oysters or Maine lobster salad. The second course features sauteed “A” steak of foie gras, roasted langoustines or sauteed filet of black bass. The meal rounds out with either sautéed center cut filet of swordfish or slow-roasted prime short rib. Reservations can be made at 1.866.259.7111.
Head to Todd English’s Olives for a Thanksgiving dinner that starts with creamy chestnut soup and red wine braised apple salad. Try out the confit turkey leg lasagna followed by the rack of lamb, slow-roasted prime rib or free range breast of turkey roulade. The meal ends with pumpkin spice cheesecake. For reservations, call 702.693.8255.
At Sensi, Chef Martin Heierling emphasizes his commitment to sustainably grown and naturally raised products with risotto, heirloom butternut squash, Guanciale, slow-roasted free range turkey, Niman Ranch natural glazed ham, a pumpkin dessert tasting and a pumpkin cheese “cake” pumpkin seed brittle. Make reservations at 702.693.8800.
Michael Mina plans to serve a tasting of free-range turkey, special sweet potatoes, bread stuffing and cranberry jus. For reservations, call 702.693.8255.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Prime will feature creamy butternut squash soup with glazed chestnuts, roasted free-range turkey, charred foie gras stuffing and warm pumpkin tart with caramelized pecans and bourbon ice cream. Make your reservations at 1.866.259.7111.
Get your Thanksgiving fix at Fix Restaurant & Bar, where the menu includes first course options of butternut squash soup, carpaccio and endive salad and second course choices of a better-than-Grandma’s organic turkey dinner, cedar plank salmon or perfectly cooked 12-ounce prime rib. You can finish with a trio of mini pies for dessert that includes all your favorite holiday flavors — pumpkin, apple and pecan. For reservations, call 702.693.8844.