Maybe you don’t want to cook at home this Thanksgiving. Maybe you’re on vacation here in Orlando and want to find a way to have a Thanksgiving feast while you’re here.

Well, lucky for you, here is a list of Thanksgiving events going on in Central Florida this 2014:

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Taproom at Dubsdread in College Park
Thanksgiving Day features oven roasted herb crusted prime rib, roasted turkey with gravy, glazed ham, all the trimmings and desserts – Adults $31.95, Children under 10 $11.95. Reservations Required.
Here is the menu in pdf

Highland Manor in Apopka is also having a Thanksgiving Feast (it’s managed by the folks at Dubsdread). Same menu as Dubsdread it appears, but here is the menu in pdf.

Fogo De Chao on International Drive
This Thanksgiving, start an exciting new tradition for your family at Fogo de Chão. Along with succulent roasted turkey breast we’re serving up scrumptious pork chops, fresh sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, roasted veggies and more, all included as part of the full churrasco menu. So make your reservations now. You’ll be thankful you did.
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Norman’s Orlando at Ritz Carlton
From 5-9 p.m. a four-course menu featuring pan cooked fillet of gulf pompano, Lake Meadow farm turkey roulade, Mexican-style barbecued pork chop and aged New York strip. Cost is $110 adults, $45 children ages 12 and younger.

Taverna Opa Orlando will add a Grecian twist to Thanksgiving.
Forget the Turkey and indulge in lamb with a four-course meal for $25.

2014 Thanksgiving Menu - Taverna Opa

THE ALFOND INN THANKSGIVING 2014
November 27th, 2014
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
in our Park Avenue Ballroom

$69.00 per Person
$24.95 Children ages 3-12
Children under age 3 are free.

For reservations, please call (407) 645-6604.

DISPLAY OF ANTIPASTO AND TAPAS
Sundried Tomato Goat Cheese
Traditional Hummus
Spanish Tomato Bruschetta
Marinated Artichokes, Olives, Peppers
Vegetarian Tofu Pasta Salad
Oven Roasted Beets, House-made Ricotta Cheese
Grilled Marinated Garden Vegetables, Balsamic Reduction
Roasted Chicken Salad, Celery, Walnuts, Green Apple
Pumpkin and Pear Salad, Goat Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette
Caprese Salad, Pesto
Assorted Charcuterie Board, Bread Sticks
Cured Olives, Pickled Vegetables

SELECTION OF CHILLED SALADS AND FRUITS
Greenhouse Lettuce, Assorted Vegetables, House-made Dressings
Classic Caesar Salad
Boutique Cheeses, Fresh and Dried Fruits, Walnut Bread

HOT SOUP
Pumpkin, Cinnamon Crouton

FRESH SEAFOOD DISPLAY ON ICE
Shrimp, Oysters, Crab Claws, American and French Cocktail Sauces, Horseradish Cream
Vodka Lime Cream, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Green Apple Mignonette
California Roll, Pickled Ginger, Wasabi, Soy

HOT BUFFET

Seafood Ravioli, Lobster Creme Sauce
Grouper, Stir Fried Vegetables, Ginger-Lemongrass Sauce
Chef Bill’s Roasted Chicken, Natural Jus
Local Fall Vegetable Medley, Herbed Butter
Rosemary-Garlic Roasted Potatoes

CARVING STATIONS
Sea-Salt Herb Crusted Strip Loin, Chianti Glaze, Freshly Grated Horseradish
Puff Pastry Crusted Salmon, White Wine Sauce
Local Wild Mushroom and Truffle Oil Risotto
Carving of Local Turkey, Cranberry-Cumquat Sauce, Bread & Sausage Stuffing
Giblet-Sage Gravy, Roasted Sweet Potato Puree, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Whipped Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole
Honey-Lavender Roasted Ham, Pear Chutney

DESSERT STATION
House-made Traditional Thanksgiving Pies, Tarts and Roulade
Chef Ronnie’s Fruit Tarts
Classic Tiramisu
Eggnog Cheesecake
Lavender Crème Brulee
Ricotta Amaretto Cake
Crepe Station, Assorted Toppings

American Q – traditional Thanksgiving favorites with a Southern barbecue flair.
The rodizio-style restaurant presents a menu of updated seasonal classics including Chipotle Pumpkin Chorizo, Cider Brined Turkey Breast, and Spiced Acorn Squash during a weekend-long Thanksgiving buffet, all served on the flatbed of a ’51 Ford pickup. Thanksgiving Menu here


American Gymkhana (www.americangymkhana.com)

Available Thursday November 27 – Sunday November 30

Starter

Thanksgiving Chaat – sweet potato crisp, dried mango, spiced sweet potato, lime yogurt foam, cranberry mint chutney – $9

Entrees

Masala Stuffed Poussin – minced chicken, spiced collard greens, cranberry chutney, purple potato hash- $20

Tawa Butternut Squash– caramelized pistachios, cashew gravy- $16 (vegetarian)

Dessert

Pumpkin Samosa– cream cheese green chili ice cream, maple clove drizzle –  $9

Cocktail 

American Harvest Sour – $13
As an ode to the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving and the fall season, the American Harvest cocktail pairs perfectly with our holiday menu specials

Ingredients
2 Oz Kentucky Bourbon
1 Oz Apple Cider
3/4 Oz Lemon Juice
1/2 Oz homemade Cinnamon syrup

Method: shaken
Glassware: Rock or old fashioned
Garnish: Apple slice

Thanksgiving
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop Thanksgiving – http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/article/spend-thanksgiving-us-emerils-tchoup-chop
Emeril’s Orlando Thanksgiving – http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/article/spend-thanksgiving-us-emerils-orlando

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
For the first time, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood will be open for business, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., on Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant will feature its full, a la carte dinner menu as well as a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dish with all the seasonal sides and a special Pumpkin Pie dessert. Guests also will enjoy special pricing on Roederer Champagnes by the glass and bottle to help celebrate the occasion. Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dish (Special Entrée Option) – Sliced turkey, homestyle green beans with bacon, brioche stuffing, glazed acorn squash, pan gravy with Mirepoix Brunoise, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and turkey gravy on the side. Price per person: Adults: $32, Children (14 years & under): $15. Thanksgiving Dessert -Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream and praline sauce.- Price per person: $8

WHERE:
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
7488 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819

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Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille, known nationally for its dry aged, hand-carved steaks and extensive, award-winning wine list, will open on Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant will feature its full, a la carte dinner menu, as well as a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner entrée option with all the trimmings and a Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert. Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey – Slow Roasted Turkey with Brioche Stuffing, French Green Beans with Marcona Almonds, Sam’s Mashed Potatoes, and Cranberry Pear Chutney – Price per person: $36 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. Thanksgiving Dessert – Pumpkin Cheesecake – Price per person: $10

WHERE:
The Capital Grille
Millenia: 4200 Conroy Road Orlando, FL 32839
I-Drive: 9101 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

Seasons 52, the fresh grill and wine bar, will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
The restaurant will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, including Plainville Farms roasted turkey, traditional herb stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple-glazed butternut squash, French green beans, house-made cranberry relish and a signature pumpkin pie mini indulgence dessert for $26.95 per adult. A children’s portion, as well as the full dinner menu, will also be available. The restaurant will serve until 8 PM. Reservations are recommended.
WHERE:
Orlando: 7700 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL (407) 354-5212
Altamonte: 463 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL (407) 767-1252

Let Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant do the work this Thanksgiving! On Thursday, November 27th from 11:00am to 9:30pm, the restaurant will be serving a seasonally-inspired menu for lunch and dinner. The menu includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast featuring Slow Roasted Fresh Amish Turkey, Mary’s Potatoes, Pan Gravy, Herb Stuffing, House-made Cranberry Sauce and Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with Fresh Vanilla Whipped Crème. The dinner costs $24.99 for adults and $9.99 for children 12 and under. An optional Wine Flight featuring Cooper’s Hawk varietals, Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine, Riesling, Malbec and Cranberry Fruit wine will be available for $14.99. Reservations may be made by calling (407)956-3400 or (407)374-2464.

THE WESTIN ORLANDO UNIVERSAL BOULEVARD TO OFFER A HOLIDAY THANKSGIVING STAY PACKAGE AND FEAST IN FIORELLA’S CUCINA TOSCANA
Start a new Thanksgiving tradition with your family and friends. The AAA Four-Diamond Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard is now offering a holiday Thanksgiving package that includes a two-night stay in a one-bedroom suite and a mouth-watering Thanksgiving feast in Fiorella’s Cucina Toscana. Local guests who don’t wish to book the hotel’s stay package can still enjoy the endless buffet in hotel’s restaurant. Fiorella’s Cucina Toscana will be offering a Thanksgiving Day feast on Thursday, November 27 from 2:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. The menu will be featuring an antipasto station, made-to-order interactive entrée creations from the open kitchen, a carving station and decadent desserts prepared under the culinary direction of highly acclaimed Executive Chef Robert Mason. “Executive Chef Robert Mason has designed an incredible homemade Thanksgiving buffet at an affordable price for the entire family,” states Mike Magnelli, General Manager. “His Butternut Squash Bisque, Oven Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing and Garlic Mashed Potatoes will sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite.” The price is $29.95 for adults, $15.00 for children 4 – 12 and children under 4 eat free. Complimentary valet parking for restaurant patrons. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 407.233.2950.

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Celebrating its inaugural year, Holidays on Ice at Rosen Centre is Orlando’s only professionally produced poolside, outdoor, theatrical ice skating extravaganza. Nowhere else in Orlando – or perhaps the world – can guests sit outdoors next to a beautiful Olympic-size tropical swimming pool, surrounded by swaying palm trees, enjoying average December in Orlando highs of 72.9° F – all while watching an incredible ice skating and light show. This intimate and totally unique setting places guests as close as an arm’s length from a cast of six highly sought-after competitive and professional skaters, hand selected from around the United States especially for the Rosen Centre show. And bonus…if you enjoy Thanksgiving Buffet at Rosen Centre, admission to Holidays on Ice at Rosen Center is $5 (vs $25 regular price!)

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