Gourmet Thanks

Save the canned cranberry sauce for Christmas

If you haven’t yet lined up a posse for Thanksgiving dinner¯or if the idea of wrangling a turkey and planning a menu for many is a challenge you’d rather leave to others¯consider venturing east to Woodinville for a gourmet meal at Barking Frog Restaurant. Chef Bobby Moore’s menu promises traditional and regional cuisine. The entrees include roast organic turkey breast; Wagyu ribeye with sweet potato fries, cranberry pesto, and veal demi-glace; and a grilled Karobuta pork chop with pumpkin agnolotti, Swiss chard, and nutmeg brown butter. This is not your mama’s sit-down dinner, and such nostalgic holiday favorites as green bean casserole and marshmallow-topped yams will be absent. If it’s just you and your honey this holiday, you might want to stay the night: Travel + Leisure magazine named Willows Lodge one of the World’s Best Hotels and one of the 50 Most Romantic Getaways. Reservations required.

Thu., Nov. 22, 12:30-8 p.m., 2007

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