Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your holiday celebration. This year, if you are looking to dine out, there are lots of fabulous options in town. One of Boston’s best brunches can be found at Aura at the Seaport Hotel complete with live jazz music from the Lance Houston Jazz Quartet and a spread that includes a raw bar along with breakfast offerings like eggs Benedict, leek and truffle quiche, and French toast as well as traditional turkey-day dishes like roast turkey breast with gravy, roasted honey ham, sweet potato & maple syrup casserole, cornbread stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and roasted Brussels sprouts. Be sure to save room for the dessert buffet that includes cakes, pies, mini pastries, and a chocolate fountain.
If you are looking for a modern twist on traditional dishes, head over to OAK Long Bar + Kitchen for a “Friendsgiving” celebration complete with parsnip and pear soup with almond oil or market greens with radish, roasted apples, and green goddess dressing and then move on to a sampling of heritage roasted turkey, chestnut and turkey sausage stuffing, cranberry and traditional pan gravy or a Maine lobster “pot pie” with baby vegetables and bisque as your second course. Finish it off with a slice of pumpkin pie with bourbon chantilly and pumpkin seed brittle of sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Here’s a look at five other fantastic offerings in town.