This Thanksgiving (next Thursday), our friends at the Blue Duck Tavern invite you to take it easy, relax, sit back, unbuckle your belt and let the professionals do the kitchen labor for you.Â The award-winning restaurant will offer a three-course â€˜lunch into dinnerâ€™ service from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. The experience begins with an array of starters set throughout the inviting open kitchen, including salads, breads, artisan cheeses and meats, followed by a choice of plated entrÃ©es and side dishes showcasing produce from regional farms. Seasonal desserts, created by Pastry Chef Peter Brett and his team, on display in the Pastry Pantry, complete the Thanksgiving feast.
Menu highlights include Pumpkin Ravioli with sage and beurre blanc; Smoked Sea Salt Poached Halibut with clams, mussels, baby carrots and leeks; Braised Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Turkey Leg with Virginia Riesling gravy; Muscovy Duck Breast, confit of leg and pumpkin relish; Wood Oven Baked Beets with citrus salt; Corn Bread with oysters and chorizo stuffing; Red Wine Salsify with brown butter granola; Milk Chocolate Caramel Mousse; Butternut Squash CrÃ¨me BrulÃ©e; Pumpkin Walnut Bread; and Caramel Dipped Chestnut Cream Puffs. The holiday menu is priced at $95 per person for adults and $42 for children between six and 12. Children under six years of age are complimentary. Reservations can be made by calling +1 202 419 6755 or by visiting www.blueducktavern.com.
For those wanting a more leisurely experience, Park Hyatt Washingtonâ€™s Lounge is an ideal gathering place on this autumn holiday. On Thanksgiving night, the Lounge will open at 5:30 pm serving an a la carte seasonal menu with additional holiday selections. Guests are invited to indulge and relax with handcrafted cocktails, wines by-the-glass, and seasonal beers to complement their Thanksgiving meal. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Blue Duck Tavern is located in the Park Hyatt Washington DC at 25th & M Streets, NW.
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