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    Harvard Square Gives Thanks

    Harvard Square’s finest restaurants offer warmth and charm, grace and ease, and an abundance of fresh & delicious dining options for gathering friends and family around the table! Please let us know if we can assist you in making your Thanksgiving plans in Harvard Square.

    THE CHARLES HOTEL’S “TRIMMINGS & THANKS” PACKAGE

    Looking to get the family out of the house this year for Thanksgiving? The Charles Hotel offers the Trimmings & Thanks package, allowing you to get some peace and quiet, while providing your guests a luxurious room. Guests will also receive a pie made fresh from Henrietta's Table to bring to your Thanksgiving dinner—one less thing you need to worry about! Additionally, the hotel will give 10% of each booked package price to Partners in Health to assist the Haitian Hurricane victims. The Trimmings & Thanks package includes:

    · Overnight accommodations in a deluxe guestroom, featuring custom signature quilts with 316-count striped damask linens and sumptuous down duvets, DVD players and Bose Wave® radios.
    · Personal signed copy of Chef Peter Davis' cookbook, Fresh & Honest.
    · Choice of Apple, Pumpkin or Pecan pie made fresh from Henrietta's Table delivered to the guestroom and packaged to-go.
    · Breakfast for two at Henrietta's Table, including tax and gratuity (excluding Saturday and Sunday brunch).

    The Trimmings & Thanks Package starts at $279 per room, per night, based on double occupancy, not including taxes and gratuity. The package, valid seven nights a week, based on availability, starts on November 23 through November 30.

    The Charles Hotel
    One Bennett Street
    617-864-1200
    www.charleshotel.com


    Give Thanks at Grafton Street Pub & Grill!

    Executive Chef Matthew Richey hosts this year so you don’t have to
    WHAT: So multitasking and slaving long hours over the perfect Thanksgiving repast is not your strong suit. Well this year, you can be thankful that such a thing is Matthew Richey’s forte – the Grafton Street Executive Chef has put together a spirited a la carte menu full of traditional holiday offerings, including:

    LOCAL BLUE HUBBARD SQUASH SOUP
    goat cheese and spiced pepitas 5.95

    MIXED YOUNG LETTUCES
    vermont cheddar cheese, red wine vinaigrette 6.95
    *****

    WHOLE ROAST TURKEY
    apple and golden raisin stuffing, natural jus, cranberry jam 17.95

    SLOW ROASTED MEYER RANCH PRIME RIB
    truffled potato puree, green beans, sauce béarnaise 26.95

    MAPLE GLAZED VIRGINIA HAM
    sweet potato gratin, spicy collard greens, caramelized apple relish 16.95

    POACHED ATLANTIC SALMON
    yukon potato-leek hash, baby spinach, butternut squash coulis 18.95

    PUMPKIN RISOTTO
    dried cranberries, sage, pecorino romano15.95
    *****

    SIDES $4.00
    green beans with almonds
    mashed potatoes
    sweet potato gratin
    spicy collard greens

    SEATINGS: Open
    Reservations recommended. Please call 617-497-0400.
    Valet, garage and limited on-street parking available.

     Grafton Street Pub & Grill
    1230 Massachusetts Avenue
    617-497-0400
    www.graftonstreetcambridge.com

     

    Thanksgiving Day at the red house.

    Appetizer
    pan-seared bay scallops served “scampi style” over garlic crostini
    or baked squash medley with honey-balsamic dressing

    Soup or Salad
    oyster stew with smoked bacon & celery root
    or field green salad with toasted walnuts, marinated onions & herb vinaigrette
    or wild mushroom & tomato soup with sweet Italian sausage & vegetables

    Entrée
    traditional roast Tom turkey  with chestnut-cornbread stuffing & native cranberry orange relish
    or wild mushroom lasagna

    homemade pasta layered with local wild mushrooms, seasoned ricotta & béchamel
    or grilled venison loin chop with Nova Scotia lingonberry & port wine sauce

    Accompaniments
    (choice of three with entrée)
    home-style mashed potatoes, cauliflower in béchamel
    candied sweet potatoes, green beans & almonds, creamed pearl onions,
    pickled beets, brown sugar glazed carrots  

    Dessert
    home baked apple pie, pecan pie, & pumpkin pie

    prix fixe menu $45 per person, beverage, tax & gratuity not included

     the red house
    98 Winthrop Street
    617-576-0605
    www.theredhouse.com


    THANKSGIVING AT RIALTO

    November 27, 2007- $70 per person

    SOUP
    Roasted pumpkin soup with ginger cream and smoky pepitas

    FIRST
    Autumn greens in crisp parmesan wafer with red wine poached pears and hazelnuts,
    Warm crab tart with speck and celery
    Rabbit agnolotti with mushrooms, Marsala and chestnuts
    Red wine risotto with radicchio, figs and almond pesto

    SECOND
    Seared sea scallops with lobster, sunchokes and pickled peppers
    Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner - Roast turkey with herb-bread stuffing, maple blazed carrots with pecans, Brussel sprouts with house bacon, roasted baby onions and cranberry relish
    Spiced Moulard duck breast with roast Macomber turnip, apples and goose confit
    Roast tenderloin with beets, quince, and pomegranate

    DESSERT
    Pistachio ice cream with caramel and figs
    Pumpkin custard with ginger snap cookies
    Apple and quince crostada
    Pecan chocolate truffle tart with Wil