Regular readers of this column have been digesting a lot of Thanksgiving dining options lately. With next Thursday's holiday earlier than usual, restaurants, markets, and caterers have been sharing their menus for the past few weeks. Here are a few last announcements for different take-home options. Pay attention to ordering deadlines, some of which are later on Thursday.
Share the Harvest
Thursday at 8 p.m. is the deadline to order Thanksgiving treats from Share the Harvest Farm online.
The stand has produce, flowers, pies, and traditional and unusual Thanksgiving side dishes to order online and pick up at the farm. Some of summer's favorite purveyors such as Aki's Kitchen, SweetHampton, the Lettuce Lady, and Springs Salt are ready to provide butternut squash soup, cranberry orange chutney, breakfast boxes of pastries, butternut squash galettes or focaccia, autumn harvest salads, cookies, and more. There are even Thanksgiving cards by Julia Nunez Designs and a Hamptons Harvest candle by Hamptons Handpoured.
Orders can be picked up on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the farm.
Want Pie With That?
Hampton Eats in East Hampton has dessert covered for Thanksgiving with pies, tarts, cakes, and cookie platters available to order in time for the holiday. Orders should be made at least a day ahead for pickup on or before Thanksgiving. Holiday hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Orders can be made on site or by calling 631-604-6600.
Bridgehampton's L&W Market will offer the Almond restaurant Thanksgiving experience to take home to your table. The catering menu has hors d'oeuvres such as a Thanksgiving cheese board, shrimp cocktail, and mezze. Appetizers are a beet salad with arugula and smoked feta, lobster pumpkin bisque, and wheat berry vegetable soup. Free-range heritage turkeys that are raw, brined, buttered, and trussed are available in both medium (serving six to eight) and large (serving 10 to 12) sizes. The traditional holiday side dishes are bountiful with Parker House rolls, cranberry sauce, croissant stuffing with or without sausage, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, Amagansett greens, brussels sprouts with pancetta, roasted squash, and gravy. Desserts are chocolate croissant bread pudding, pot de creme, and pumpkin or apple pies from Blue Duck Bakery.
Orders can be placed on the website and must be received by Monday at 6 p.m. Orders will be ready for pick up on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. or next Thursday between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Root to Glass
Fans and followers of Sagaponack Distillery who don't mind a bit of a road trip might enjoy a special Root to Glass dinner Thursday at Leon 1909 on Shelter Island with cocktails and dishes inspired by distillery selections. The four-course dinner includes smoked whitefish with creme fraiche and potato chips served with a potato chip martini, duck confit salad with a duck fat sazerac, saucisson (sausage) de Lyon with pistachio, Romanesco, and celery root gratin with an aquavit daiquiri, and a sweet potato cake with buttermilk Anglaise and walnut streusel with a sweet potato clarified milk punch. Reservations at 7:15 and 7:30 can be made on Resy.
East End Market Is Back
The East End Food Market, part of East End Food, has returned for the holidays in Riverhead with more than 40 vendors offering local produce, artisanal foods and beverages, and crafts. Every Saturday through year's end, the market will operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The market brings together some of the North and South Forks' favorite retailers all under one roof. North Fork Seafood, Sang Lee Farms, Aki's Kitchen, Catapano Dairy Farm, Milla's Puffs, Sweet Woodland Farm, and many others will be selling this year with a full list available on the East End Food website.
Tours of the new East End Food Hub, still under construction, can be reserved on the website.