GO HERE: Walking With the Turkeys -Where to Go for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is fast upon us, meaning it’s time to start planning the massive meal at home or deciding where you’re going to go for the U.S.’s greatest feast of the year. Several Rogue Valley restaurants have hosted Thanksgiving dinner to the public throughout the years, but here are a couple that excel at making it a meal never to forget—and a turkey farm if you want to meet your dinner first.
Larks in Ashland: Perhaps for the fanciest Thanksgiving dinner, Larks at Ashland Springs Hotel has created a truly delicious menu for this holiday. Begin the dinner with the featured cocktail, the Autumn Sparkler: mixed with prosecco, ginger, rose city vodka, and blood orange juice. Next is a choice between three different starter dishes, such as a mixed green salad or roasted celery root apple bisque. After stuffing yourself with the roasted turkey, short ribs, or house capellini-local roasted pumpkin, enjoy a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie. The menu suggests certain wines that pair well with the meal. as well. To make a reservation, call (541) 631-2015.
Larks at Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E Main St., Ashland.
Porters in Medford: If options are what you’re looking for on a menu for Thanksgiving dinner, Porters understands that well. Choose between an organic butternut squash bisque or a baby greens salad with lemon vinaigrette, local pears, dried cranberries, and crumbled cheese as your first course. From there, you have seven options for the main course, each one sounding tastier than the last. Between the classic roasted turkey, hazelnut encrusted steelhead fillet, winter squash primavera pasta, and the garlic rosemary prime rib or beef, Porters plans on working hard to make every diner’s Thanksgiving one to remember this year. Especially ending the meal with pecan or pumpkin pie, how can anyone forget this meal? To make a reservation, call (541) 857-1910. 147 N Front St., Medford
Joshua Heritage Poultry Farms: If you’re planning on spending Thanksgiving at home with family, consider purchasing your turkey locally. Joshua Heritage Poultry Farms in Williams breeds turkeys for Thanksgiving every year. Through a slower, more traditional breeding process, their turkeys are fed organic, non-GMO, and no soy foods. Because they practice more traditional breeding and raising methods, they have a limited supply for turkeys and require a reservation, which can be made at (541) 761-3619. 300 East Fork Rd., Williams