Best Vegan Restaurants. Thanksgiving Menus 2009.

You've already seen my Thanksgiving 2009 menu and hopefully you've been following my Thanksgiving series with recipes from appetizers to desserts. Complete series links here. Hopefully my recipes and menu has brought you a little inspiration.

Can I See a Menu?
I love perusing menus. Menus provide culinary inspiration for new ingredients, flavors and trends. Highlights from the menus below include dishes like: Porcini Dusted Tofu, Jerusalem Artichoke Butternut Squash with cinnamon foam, Grilled lemon-rosemary seitan and coconut yams. Yum! Want more? Check out the Thanksgiving 2009 vegan restaurant menu highlights, from all over the USA...

Restaurant Thanksgiving Menus 2009

Blossom Restaurant NYC
Thanksgiving Menu 2009
*Three courses, prixe fix.

First Course
*Candied Yam Ravioli, whipped maple-sage butter
*Roasted Salsify Soup, Rosemary croutons, Lemon oil
*Beet Salad, Mache, Baby Arugula, Blood Orange, Thyme

Second Course
*Pecan Crusted Seitan, Seasonal Greens, Homestyle Stuffing, Port – braised
Cranberries, Pan Gravy
*Butternut Risotto Croquettes, Sauteéd Bitter Greens, Golden Beet Relish, Toasted Almond Cream
*Porcini Dusted Tofu, Parsnip Puree, Roasted Baby Vegetables, truffle oil, micro greens

*Pumpkin Cheesecake
*Pecan Pie
*Chocolate Pear Mousse

Candle 79 NYC
Thanksgiving Menu 2009
*Three courses, prixe fix. $52.

*Jerusalem Artichoke Butternut Squash with cinnamon foam

*Risotto with mushrooms & butternut squash sauce
*Grilled Artichoke with trumpet royal mushrooms, celeriac puree & balsamic reduction *Yucca Cake with tofu cashew cheese, roasted shallots & red pepper coulis

*Arugula Salad with local pears, roasted baby turnips, almond-pumpkin cheese, pomegranate & cranberry dressing
*Wild Rice & Squash Salad with local lettuce, apples, toasted almonds, grilled fennel & ginger-pumpkin dressing

*Butternut Squash Ravioli with sautéed shallots, cashew cream, crispy sage & rosemary oil
*Rosemary Crusted Tempeh Cake with roasted maple dijon squash,
sautéed broccolini, cranberry-tart cherry relish & roasted vegetable gravy
*Pomegranate Grilled Tofu with cornbread stuffing, sweet potato purée, sautéed haricots verts amandine & roasted vegetable gravy
*Pumpkin Grilled Seitan with roasted shallot-potato mash, sautéed brussels sprouts, cranberry-tart cherry relish & marsala-pumpkin sauce
*Harvest Plate (choose 4) pomegranate grilled tofu · rosemary crusted tempeh sweet potato purée · broccollini · brussels sprouts · cornbread stuffing · haricots verts amandine roasted maple dijon squash · roasted shallot-potato mash (Harvest Plate served with cranberry-tart cherry relish & roasted vegetable gravy)

*PUMPKIN BUNDT CAKE with lavender frosting
*APPLE-CRANBERRY CRUMB PIE with vanilla ice cream
*PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE with vanilla cream
*SWEET POTATO PIE with cinnamon ice cream

Millennium, San Francisco
Thanksgiving Supper 2009
5 course prix fixe, $60/person, $30/child under 12

Last year's menu highlights:
house-made walnut bread, caramelized onion-pumpkin butter, roasted chestnuts, winter squash, maple-pecan sweet potato pie, cranberry-apple relish, barley-wild rice risotto, cranberry beans, exotic mushrooms, truffled potato custard, porcini mushroom gravy, pumpkin cream pie, gingerbread ice cream & butterscotch.

Madeleine Bistro
, Los Angeles
Thanksgiving Day Brunch 2009
4 course prix fixe, $50 per person.

First Course
Butternut squash bisque

Second Course
Classic Caesar salad with rustic biscuit

Main Course
Rustic mashed potatoes, pan gravy, coconut yams, pan-roasted vegetables, and cranberry sauce, served with the following:

Choice of:
Grilled lemon-rosemary seitan, chicken-fried seitan, or braised tempeh
Choice of: Sourdough-sage stuffing or wheat-free, quinoa & herb stuffing

Dessert Course
Holiday pie trio

Sublime Restaurant, Miami
Thanksgiving Dinner 2009
prix fixe, $45/pp, $25/child portion (under 12)

Roasted Acorn Squash Bisque, Waldorf Salad
Choice of: Gardein "Turkey" or Wild Mushroom Stroganoff

Pumpkin "Cheesecake."

GOBO Restauarant
Thanksgiving Specials 2009
Featuring "house-made stuffing wrapped in soy sheets, crisply baked with fresh thyme and accompanied by three-mushroom gravy and roasted autumn vegetables" and "gourmet vegan pumpkin-spiced ice cream, topped with crushed, candied walnuts"

Pure Food and Wine, One Lucky Duck Takeaway, NYC

Marinated Portabella and Wild Mushrooms (pint)
Pecan and Herb Stuffing (pint)
Cranberry Sauce (half pint)
Sauteed Brussel Sprouts (pint)
Celariac Mash (pint)

Whole Pumpkin Pie (9 inch)
Apple Crisp (9 inch)
Vanilla Cream (pint)
Vanilla Ice Cream (pint)

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