#1 – A traditional meal revised for a large dinner party

Do you enjoy taking the time to cook for and welcome your guests into a home redolent with roast turkey and other small dishes made with love? Then this menu combining tradition and modernity was made for you!

Aperitif

For the aperitif, set the scene with a Fall Nectar cocktail. It’s so smooth and comforting, even guests suffering early from cold and flu season will be reinvigorated for the evening ahead!

Appetizer

Start the evening with a timeless classic. Easy to prepare yet decadent, Brie with Maple Syrup, Apples and Walnuts will satisfy everyone as they wait for the main course.

Main course

If Thanksgiving dinner for you means the first turkey of the season, we suggest trying Roast Turkey Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Wild Mushrooms. It’s the ideal dish for the holiday and highlights the wide variety of mushrooms currently available in markets.

Dessert

It would be impossible not to end a Thanksgiving meal without the traditional pie. Here, we suggest two versions: a classic Québécois Apple Pie and a Pumpkin Pie, a big hit with our American cousins. Enhance the experience with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and a nice glass of port, ice pear cider or even maple wine.

 

Suggested wine pairings

  1. Taste tag : Aromatic and supple
    Luigi Righetti Campolieti Valpolicella Ripasso Red wine | 750 ml Italy , Veneto
    $18.25
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#2 – Simplified menu, ideal for the chalet

Plan to take advantage of the seasonal colours and the long weekend to get re-energized at the chalet with friends? With this convivial meal full of Thanksgiving spirit, you can still entertain guests without abandoning the idea of enjoying the long weekend outdoors under the autumn sun.

Aperitif

Very easy to prepare, our Fall Chalet cocktail deserves its name, with flavours of cranberry, apple and cinnamon. It’s the ideal aperitif for sipping at the end of the day while admiring the blaze of fall colours from the deck!

Appetizer

To satisfy appetites after an afternoon spent outdoors, nothing is better than a Baguette with Quebec Cheese and Onion Confit. You can even make the onion confit in advance to simplify things even further—all that remains is to put everything together and put it in the oven!

Main course

Entertaining in style for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be complicated! With this recipe for Quebec Cheese and Ice Cider Fondue, featuring two local cheeses, you’ll be both chic and gracious without having to spend your afternoon slaving over a hot stove!

If, however, you enjoy cooking in good company over a glass or two, you could accompany the fondue with this Butternut Squash Risotto, a perfect marriage of flavours!

Dessert

Usually there is neither the time nor the equipment available for making a traditional Thanksgiving pie at the chalet. If this is the case, this recipe for Baked Apples with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cider Coulis will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. Finish off the evening sitting around the fire and sipping an Orchard Chai.

 

Suggested wine pairings

  1. Taste tag : Fruity and vibrant
    Pyrène Côtes de Gascogne Beau manseng White wine | 750 ml France , Sud-Ouest
    $14.95
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