Dig Into These 6 Dishes Before the Thanksgiving Feast
Let’s be real: this week is all about eating. From whipped mashed potatoes and herb-roasted turkey to a good ‘ol slice of pumpkin pie, this week is not the time to count calories. And while most people love to chef it up during the holidays, it’s also nice to take a break from chopping, mashing and simmering. So to get you out of the kitchen, we’ve rounded up six sensational dishes in Newport Beach that’ll give you something to truly be thankful for this season. Dig in!
Pumpkin Cream Morning Bun
Order at: Rye Goods
Kickstart your week of indulging with a trip to Rye Goods! This organic bakery and deli specializes in sourdough, wild yeast and freshly milled heritage grains and recently opened its first storefront in Lido Marina Village. Stop in for one of their fall pastries, like their decadent pumpkin cream morning bun that’s topped with toasted maple meringue. They also offer a variety of freshly-baked sourdough loaves—the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving feast!
Mini Shepherd’s Pie
Order at: Muldoon’s Irish Pub
Nobody does comfort food quite like the Irish. From stacked Reuben sandwiches and stews to corned beef and cabbage, the staples of Irish culture make for some cozy winter meals. And this month, you can savor all of the classics at Muldoon’s Irish Pub! Feast on their Mini Shepherd’s Pie made with savory meat and golden mashed potato crust. And don’t forget to order a creamy Irish coffee for dessert!
Known for its seasonal menus and farm-to-table cuisine, Lido Bottle Works in Lido Marina Village is the ideal spot for a cozy meal out. The restaurant sits on the harbor, offering stunning views of the boats passing by. Order the hummus winter squash with golden raisin vinaigrette and lavash to start, then dig into Chef Joel Gutierrez’s all-new Venison prepared with sunchoke puree and pomegranate sauce!
Suckling Pig and Petit Cassoulet
Situated on the beautiful coast of Newport Beach, Marché Moderne boasts an expansive menu of both modern and classic French cuisine that’ll take your tastebuds overseas. The restaurant offers a five-course tasting menu—perfect for those who’ve never properly experienced French dining. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, Marché Moderne’s Suckling Pig and Petit Cassoulet combo is to die for and is the ideal comfort meal during the chilly months.
CdM Pizza Al Pastor
Order at: CdM Restaurant
When most people think of pizza, toppings like pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and onions commonly come to mind. But if you’re looking to switch things up this season, grab a seat at CdM Restaurant and order their avant-garde CdM Pizza Al Pastor! This crispy creation is topped with seasoned pork, pineapple, ranchero sauce, queso Oaxaca and cilantro salad for a flavorful pie that’ll leave you wanting more.
Blue Corn Tortilla & Braised Green Enchiladas
Order at: Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
Before your family comes to town, squeeze in a romantic date at the beautiful Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens! This open-air restaurant sits on the lush grounds of Roger’s Gardens, boasting a serene and rustic setting, perfect for a leisurely afternoon lunch or night out. The newest addition to the menu includes the Blue Corn Tortilla & Braised Green Enchiladas. These delicious enchiladas are loaded with cauliflower bechamel, braised greens, caramelized onions, blue corn tortillas, guajillo sauce, white cheddar cheese, chorizo-spiced cauliflower rice, grilled corn, zucchini and squash, red bell peppers, red onions, green beans and cherry tomato avocado relish!
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger