If your staying in LA for Thanksgiving and scrambling to put together a last minute dinner for family, or friends think about saving yourself the hassle. Who wants to me running through the aisles of Trader Joes at 8pm on Wednesday night? What about inviting your friends to a nice dinner out, where someone else can take care of the cooking and cleaning. Tart Restaurant nestled inside the iconic Farmer’s Daughter Hotel right across the street from The Farmers Market is hosting the ultimate care-free “Friendsgiving” feast.
Tart’s executve chef Keith Shutta has put together 6 different items that you can choose from on Thanksgiving. One of our favorites was the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including a Turkey Roulade with Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Candied yams, black-eyed peas, cranberry sauce and Tart’s Famous Biscuit.
Coming from a non-American background, my family has their own twist on all of the traditional holidays. It was my first time trying things like stuffing, candied yams, and cranberry sauce. Tart executed an appropriate setting for the occasion, comparable to being invited to someone’s family dinner. It allowed me to experience some exceptional American staples that I would probably never make on my own.
On the other hand, going out for Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you are obligated to have Turkey. The rest of the country will be filling the quota for you. The second highlight was a non traditional T-day meal. The Tart Burger comes with Blue Cheese, Bacon, Carmelized onions, mustard aioli, and fries. The patty was perfectly charred from the outside and balanced with the tartiness of the blue cheese and sweetness carmelized onions. Not only do you get great company, awesome ambiance but you can never go wrong with a good burger. Why step out of your comfort zone if you don’t have to?
The best part of the whole dinner is that you won’t be heading you home empty handed. Whats Thanksgiving without the leftovers! On your way out, don’t forget to order the “Moist- Maker” Turkey Sandwich. This Gourmet Turkey Sandwich features cranberry sauce and stuffing on a baguette with a side of gravy inspired by Ross Gellers favorite sandwich. Theres no way that you would have been able to make it better yourself.
If you are stuck with no plans, can’t find the proper ingredients, or just can’t be bothered whipping something up, head over to Tart and they will fix you up.