Ever wonder what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans ate at the first Thanksgiving dinner?
Did they have cranberry sauce that was perfectly shaped like a can? Did they put marshmallows in the yams? Oysters in the stuffing?
Well, no, but by all accounts it was a pretty good feast of turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash.
Of course turkey was the big popularity winner on that menu down through the years and even Alexander Hamilton—the guy on the $10 bill—proclaimed that “no citizen of the United States should refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.”
We here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa love being part of the Thanksgiving dinner tradition and unlike many restaurants that close for the day, Borgata Dining is open and serving up turkey dinners at our fine dining restaurants.
And we don’t skimp on dessert either. We don’t know if the Pilgrims baked those fruits and berries into pies, but we do know that Borgata Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois makes the best Thanksgiving pies.
That includes apple crumble, pumpkin, and cherry for $10 and pecan for $12. Order in person at Borgata Baking Co. and the pies will be available for pick-up starting at 11am Tuesday, November 24 through 6pm on Thanksgiving Day.
The pilgrims never had it so good.
Here’s a look:
Bobby Flay Steak
$29 per person
Maple Horseradish Glazed Turkey
Smoked Chile Gravy
Sweet Potato Gratin
Cornbread Wild Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing
Cranberry Fig and Pinot Noir Chutney
Pumpkin Cheesecake, Graham Cracker Crust, Cinnamon Cream
Wolfgang Puck American Grille
$39 per person
Pink Lady Apple Salad
Roasted Turkey Breast with Smoked Turkey Leg
Grilled Turkey Kielbasa, Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Compote, Sausage Stuffing, Natural Gravy
Warm Melting Chocolate Truffle Cake
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
15 layer Carrot Cake Ginger Gelato
Old Homestead Steakhouse
$29 per person
Apple Poppy and Calvados Stuffing
Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Marshmallows
Green Beans Almandine