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Thanksgiving Alternatives for the Anti-Family, Part 2

In which Eater brings you yet more options for a family-free Thanksgiving, should you find yourself uninterested in cooking either turkeys or sides. Last week, it was all about Kenny Giambalvo's menu for Bruce Carey's Pearl District Bluehour. Today, Eater brings you a striking option: the Matt Christianson Thanksgiving Brunch at downtown The Nines hotel restaurant Urban Farmer, followed by a four-course prix fixe if wagyu beef brisket hash and fried chicken & waffles just aren't gonna cut it.

Where: Urban Farmer, The Nines
When: Thanksgiving Day
Cost: $49/adults, $29/children 11+under
RSVP: 503.222.4900

First course, served family style
House-made and artisanal charcuterie and cheese, pantry pickles and grilled country bread

Second Course
Classic Urban Farmer Caesar salad with white anchovies and brioche croutons
Roasted beet salad with goat cheese croquette and hazelnut
Warm blue cheese soufflé, poached pear, pomegranate syrup, walnut
Chicken noodle soup, rich consommé, truffle
Crispy crab cake, hearts of palm, carrot reduction, aioli

Third Course
Roasted Oregon turkey breast and confit of leg, giblet gravy
Grilled Sweet Briar Farms ham steak, pineapple, clove, bourbon maple
Brandt Beef prime natural New York steak 12 ounces, California
Roasted steelhead, braised cabbage and bacon, mustard seed relish
Roasted wild mushrooms, cauliflower agnolotti, salsify, lemon, thyme

Each table will receive the following sides, served family style
Buttery whipped Yukon Gold potato puree
Glazed sweet potatoes, marshmallow, bourbon
Green bean casserole, almond topping, shallots
Chestnut and cornbread stuffing, sage butter
House-made cranberry sauce, orange zest
Turkey giblet gravy

Apple pie with honey ice cream
Pecan pie with brown sugar ice cream
Pumpkin brûlée with winter fruit compote
Chocolate ganache cake with praline ice cream

Urban Farmer

525 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97204 503 222 4900 Visit Website

525 SW Morrison St, Portland OR 97204