Food And Drinks

Orlando area restaurants unveil Thanksgiving specials for take-away


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  • Photo courtesy Terralina

  • Apple pancetta filling from Terralina

Although we personally have trouble seeing last October as a concrete reality, local restaurants are starting to announce delicious Thanksgiving offerings for you and close family / friends (or alone, without judgment) to enjoy this year.

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The Italian travel destination Terralina in Disney Springs is open on Thanksgiving and cooks roast turkey with apple and pancetta filling (see picture above) and all the ingredients. Terralina’s on-site bar also serves seasonal cranberry mules – vodka, ginger beer, cranberry juice, lime juice and fresh cranberries. Reservations can be made through Terralina’s website.

The loyal paddlefish from Disney Springs foregoes seafood specialties and on this day serves classic Thanksgiving dishes with a “Traditional Turkey Dinner”, in which the title bird is combined with a Chouriço cornbread filling, cranberry relish and much more. Discounted wine bottles are available. Reservations can be made through the Paddlefish website.

Winter Park’s new standard, on the other hand, closes on Thanksgiving Day, but offers a take-away family platter, “Everything But the Turkey,” which can seat up to four people. The package contains six side dishes – mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and sauce, etc. – plus a pumpkin pie. Discounted wines are offered, as are Manhattan cocktail and mimosa kits (for lively political discussions, maybe?). The closing date for orders is the weekend before Thanksgiving. Visit the New Standard website for more information.

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Janet Smith