If you’re looking for a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner with Southern flavors, head to New York City this year.
The South Carolina influence can be found in everything from beverages — the “holiday helper” is made with Twelve 33 Distillery Jo-Jo gin, pear, cranberry and orange — to the hors d’oeuvres — pickled Murrells Inlet shrimp rémoulade with Cherokee purple tomato aspic — to the dinner — pan-seared Carolina trigger fish, country ham stew, country sausage dressing — to the desserts — a “cornucopia of South Carolina harvest sweets.”
Each dish is paired with a wine from Banfi Vintners. You can study the full menu on the James Beard Foundation’s website.
The best part is you don’t have to be a member of the James Beard Foundation to take part. Tickets are available to the general public for $180 and to foundation members for $140. Email Reservations@JamesBeard.org if you have questions about allergies or need more information.
While you’re in New York, you can work off that meal by going ice skating at The Rink at Rockefeller Center. A holiday tradition for many families, the rink is already open. You’ll have to extend your trip a few more days if you want to be there for the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree, however. The televised event doesn’t take place until Dec. 4.
Thanksgiving dinner at the James Beard House
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28
167 West 12th St., New York, NY 10011
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