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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to secure the perfect table for your group – big or small. Whether you are coming to Sun Valley to enjoy a great opening weekend on the mountain, or if you are lucky enough to live here year-round, one of Sun Valley’s fine restaurants will be the perfect spot to enjoy fabulous food and sumptuous surroundings.
In Sun Valley, Thanksgiving Day is also opening day for the skiing and riding season – two great reasons to celebrate! Even if you enjoy the snow all day, be sure to reserve your table at one of Sun Valley’s wonderful restaurants to also enjoy a wonderful feast.
If you prefer to spend first chair to last on Thanksgiving Day skiing and riding on Baldy or Dollar before enjoying a bountiful meal, then be sure to make your reservations at The Ram. They will begin serving their delicious Thanksgiving meal at 6 p.m. on the 26th, leaving the entire day free. Located in the Sun Valley Village, this charming spot will welcome you with cozy booths and live piano music, serving a meal that will appeal to everyone. Their five-course prix fixe dinner is a palate pleaser. Begin with an amuse bouche before moving on to an appetizer course of trout rillettes with house pickle relish and garlic croutons or crispy prosciutto with poached pear and chevre. The next course is a choice between a frisee salad or pumpkin bisque and then on to the main event: carved turkey breast with sage dressing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy or carved prime rib of beef with horseradish whipped Idaho potato soufflé, currant jus and winter greens. No Thanksgiving repast would be complete without a decadent dessert - Indulge in pumpkin pie with pecan brittle and ice cream or enjoy the Konditorei chocolate mousse. Decisions, decisions! This lovely and decadent no-cook, no cleanup affair is $75 for adults and $35 for children, 12 and younger. Tax and gratuity not included. Please call 208-622-2800 today to book your table or reserve at www.opentable.com.
The Ram at the Sun Valley Village is a charming restaurant and the perfect place to enjoy a fresh and delicious five-course Thanksgiving dinner.
Another very special spot offering Thanksgiving dinner is Trail Creek Cabin. Located just east of the Sun Valley Lodge, Trail Creek Cabin feels a million miles away. Originally a hunting cabin built in 1937, the log cabin welcomes diners with crackling fires, rustic charm, fresh and sophisticated food, a full bar and ambiance to spare. This year, their Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner is feast being served family-style with an abundant offering of hard spiced turkey, honey baked ham, turkey sage and giblet gravy, vanilla and port wine cranberry sauce, twice baked sweet potatoes with pecans and micro marshmallows, chorizo apple stuffing with sweet onions, garlic potato mash, roasted cauliflower gratin with goat cheese and, finally, a green bean casserole with forest mushrooms. Start your Thanksgiving feast with duck gumbo with shrimp or butternut salad with winter greens. Finish the it off with a pumpkin tart with vanilla Chantilly and sage and pumpkin seed brittle. There is no chance of leaving hungry! The cost for this delicious meal is $75 for adults and $35 for children, 12 and younger. Two seating times are available – the first one at 5 p.m. and second one at at 8 p.m. Please call 208-622-2019 today to secure a reservation. They are going fast!
The rustic yet sophisticated Trail Creek Cabin will offer an unforgettable setting for Thanksgiving this year.
Don’t forget the famous buffet at the Limelight Room at the Sun Valley Inn, as well. No matter the size of your party or their palate preferences, this buffet is sure to delight with traditional Thanksgiving offerings. The hearty meal will be offered from 4 to 8 p.m. and advance tickets are
$65 for adults and $33 for children, 12 and younger. If available, tickets will be available at the door for $85 for adults and $45 for children, 12 and younger. Tax not included. Please call 208-622-2800 for more information or to book a reservation.
And if you prefer to eat at home but don’t love to prepare all those delicious main courses and side dishes, let the Short Line Deli do the work for you. The pros will prepare a piping hot and ready-to-serve meal that includes turkey meat (white, dark, or both), creamy mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, mac ‘n’ cheese, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, a fresh green salad and, of course, your choice of pies. Pickup is on the hour on Thanksgiving Day starting at noon and the price is $40 per person before tax. Stop in to the Deli or the Konditorei in the Sun Valley Village or call 208-622-2060 by Sunday, November 22, to place your orders.
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for enjoying the holiday in Sun Valley style.
No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving, some things are universal: wonderful food, family, friends. Some things are specific to Sun Valley, like making first turns on Dollar or Baldy opening day, or a tradition of Thanksgiving dinner at the Inn, The Ram or Trail Creek Cabin. No matter what your holiday holds, let Sun Valley help you have a relaxing and delicious day. There is much to be thankful for.
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