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One of a Kind Thanksgiving Dishes Hotels are Cooking Up this Holiday

Features & Advice | Patrick Clarke | November 20, 2015

One of a Kind Thanksgiving Dishes Hotels are Cooking Up this Holiday

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With millions of people set to travel this Thanksgiving, hotels are pulling out all the stops to attract holiday guests.

And considering Thanksgiving is a holiday synonymous with food, many are targeting travelers' appetite by offering rare twists on Turkey Day classics. 

Take a look. 

Turkey Waffle Sandwich

You can find this delectable creation at the Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach, Florida this Thanksgiving.

This holiday the hotel will offer a Thanksgiving Beachside Picnic Basket For Two that includes the turkey waffle sandwich. The brainchild of chef Louis Scaramuzzi, the sandwich is prepared with sage, apple and sausage-stuffed waffles.

The sandwich is topped with Grand Marnier cranberry compote and accompanied by roasted butternut squash, a Neuske bacon Brussel sprout salad and of course, a bottle of wine.

For dessert? Wash it all down with some chocolate sea salt truffles.

Caribbean Pumpkin Bisque

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino in the West Indies is where you'll find a Caribbean take on everyone's favorite creamy soup featuring a beloved November ingredient.

During this month's Thanksgiving feast and celebration, guests can head to the resort's Royal Ballroom to sample Caribbean pumpkin bisque. The soup will be served hot and the combination of flavors are sure to send your taste buds dancing. 

If you still haven't had your fill of pumpkin, pumpkin cheesecake will also be available for dessert.

But if pumpkin isn't your thing, don't worry, there are more traditional offerings including roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, a pasta station and an antipasta bar.

Cheese From Around the World

This Thanksgiving, Sarasota, Florida's Lido Beach Resort will serve a Mediterranean-inspired buffet for hungry guests. While the feast will include most of the traditional foods Americans come to expect at Thanksgiving, there'll also be an international cheese display.

Here, guests can whet their appetites by pairing different cheeses from around the world with artisan breads.

However unlike cheese displays you've sampled in the past, this one comes with a view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Cornbread Stuffing

Travelers looking for Thanksgiving dinner with a Southern influence will want to make reservations at 21C Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The hotel is home to The Hive, a restaurant serving up a four-course meal this Turkey Day that will include smoked turkey and homemade cornbread stuffing. So if it's something both comforting and different you're after this holiday, leave your apron at home and let chef Matthew McClure do the cooking.

Deep-Fried Turkey Po-Boy

If you're like me and an adamant supporter of Thanksgiving leftovers, Aspen, Colorado's Viceroy Snowmass Resort is where you'll want to be this Thanksgiving.

That's because on Nov. 27, Will Nolan, award-winning executive chef at Snowmass restaurant Eight K, will prepare a Louisiana-style deep-fried turkey po-boy for the Leftover Challenge at the annual Thanksjibbing Rail Jam. If you can't be in the Big Easy this Thanksgiving, Viceroy Smowmass Resort is certain to suffice. 


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