JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is offering holiday menus at three of its signature restaurants for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2010.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Tuscany
Tuscany features authentic Italian food, including hand-crafted pastas. On Thanksgiving Day, Tuscany will serve a prix fixe dinner from two menus — the light menu and the dark menu. Each menu is offered between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The light menu starts with Tuscan white bean soup followed by Panzanella with golden beet, buffalo mozzarella, and walnuts. The entree features a choice of rotisserie white turkey breast with carrots, whipped potatoes and sage gravy; sea bass with crab, cauliflower and linguini; or mushroom agnolloti with mascarpone and crispy shallot.
For the dark menu, dinner begins with an amuse bouche of red juri pumpkin soup, followed with wild arugula with red beets, and smoked mozzarella topped with cranberry vinaigrette. The entree choices are crispy fried dark turkey leg with confit ravioli and brussel sprouts in brown butter and sage; grilled rib eye with Vialone Nano risotto, black cherry, bresaola, and Parmigiano; or black garlic strozzapreti with lamb sausage, pecorino, and mint.
Desserts for both menus feature pumpkin pie with spiced creme fraiche, olive oil rosemary gelato, and Florentine cookie.
Thanksgiving dinner at Tuscany is $45 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call 480-293-3681.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Meritage Steakhouse
Meritage Steakhouse at Wildfire Golf Club offers a chance to enjoy the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu from the restaurant’s patio or dining room. The menu includes entree choices of Amish organic free-ranch turkey breast, cedar plank wild salmon, or house-smoked Brandt prime rib. Sides served family style include organic green beans, fried onions, sweet potato marshmallow gratin, and chestnut apple-sausage stuffing. Dessert features pumpkin spice bread pudding with chocolate-maple ice cream and sweet potato pie with pecan brittle.
The dinner will be served at Meritage Steakhouse on Thursday, November 25, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $55 for adults, $28 for kids 12 and under. Call 480-293-3681 for reservations.
Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner at Blue Sage
Blue Sage will serve a grand Thanksgiving buffet on Thanksgiving day from noon to 6 p.m. The buffet will feature Iowa ham with honey-mustard glaze; slow-roasted turkey with sage giblet gravy; or applewood-smoked prime rib. Other offerings include vegetable hash, mixed roasted vegetables, whipped sweet potatoes, baked potato bar, seafood, salads, artisanal meats, caviar, antipasto. The buffet is $58 for adults and $28 for children 12 and under. Reservations for either indoor or outdoor patio dining can be made by calling 480-293-3681.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E. Marriott Drive (just north of the 101 Freeway)
480-293-3681 (for dinner reservations)
480-293-5000 (for resort information and reservations)