Use a combination of white, bronze, and gold to create a rich looking Thanksgiving table. Cover the table with an embroidered runner and mirrored place mats. On each setting, place a white plate and a gold napkin. Paint mini pumpkins with bronze paint, tie a pretty ribbon to the stem, and attach to a hand-written place card. Goblet-style wine glasses work for both white and red wine. A branch-like candelabra looks stunning on a nearby banquet. Copper votives glow with candles at the table. Lush, white bouquets add a touch of refined elegance.
At Thanksgiving, impress your foodie friends with a sophisticated cocktail. A blend of sweet and dry vermouths and bourbon, the perfect turkey is a seasonal variation of the classic Manhattan. The potent flavor of the whiskey will pair nicely with the rich appetizers. Prepare a pitcher, shake and serve as guests arrive.
A caramelized pumpkin trifle is the perfect finish to a foodie Thanksgiving. A seemingly simple dessert, a trifle is really quite complex. Before assembling you have to make the components. In this case, the flavors of classic pumpkin pie are layered to make an exciting new dish. Candied pumpkin, pumpkin bread, and cinnamon pudding come together to create the ultimate dessert. To look at the recipe that allows you to show off your trifle dish, read more
With rich flavors, luxe ingredients, and complex cooking techniques, this delicious Thanksgiving menu is sure to wow your foodie friends. Start with brioche toasts topped with foie gras, date purée, and pomegranate seeds. Caviar with cream cheese on peppered crackers is another hors d'oeuvres option that comes together easily with elements from a gourmet grocery store. A slow-smoked turkey with cane syrup-coffee glaze is a showstopping centerpiece to the main event. Before being smoked, the bird is braised in a mixture of coffee, apple cider vinegar, and cane syrup, so make sure you have a pot large enough to hold a whole turkey.
A decadent stuffing with bacon, sage, and fresh-shucked oysters is a delightful accompaniment to the smoked bird. Sweet potatoes reach new heights when served in souffle form stuffed inside a phyllo dough. To get these recipes for the more advanced home cook, read more
Thanksgiving is the biggest food holiday of the year; the entire celebration revolves around the meal. Thus, I'm planning a Thanksgiving dinner for foodies — those who love to cook and eat. From the invite to the decor I've got you covered. Take my ideas to make your own memorable and scrumptious Thanksgiving. Let's start by sending elegant, homemade invitations. To see how I made the invites shown here, read more