With COVID closing beloved Denver metro area restaurants left and right – a great way to support local this holiday season is to order a fabulous meal for your family. Several local establishments have made it easy to leave the holiday meal planning to the pros! Find the right fixings for your family with this guide to the meal kits, takeout options, and more that local Denver restaurants’ seasonal menus have on offer.
When: November 17 – 26
Where: River Bear American Meats, 3821 Steele St., Denver
Cost: Varying prices
How to Order: River Bear American Meats is offering a selection of Holiday Meats. You can order a fresh turkey for $3.99 per pound, frozen turkeys for $2.99 per person, Nueske’s Spiral Sliced Ham for $8.99 per pound and River Bear pork sausages for $6.99 per pound. Order in advance by calling 720.738.7481.
Where: Arcana 909 Walnut St., Boulder
What’s Included: Order brined turkeys in various sizes or smaller capons (which serve 5 to 7 people, with leftovers); pints of cranberry sauce with Satsuma mandarin, cardamom, and ginger; pumpkin and pecan pies; batched or individual cocktails; and holiday wine packs in a variety of sizes. Order Online or call (303) 444-3885.
Let Chook Cook
Where: 1300 S. Pearl St. and 4340 E. 8th Ave.
What’s Included: Get a whole rotisserie chicken, three bigger sides, like stuffing or sweet potatoes, a large salad, plus your choice of pecan or pumpkin pies from Füdmil. You can also order party-sized side dishes from the regular menu, purchase containers of Chook’s fabulous gravy, rolls, and bottles of hot toddies and mulled wine. Don’t forget to snag some Chook Salt, for seasoning all of the above (except for maybe the pies).
Price: $59.95 for the meal, other prices vary. Available from November 23 through November 27
How to order: Online
The Fort Feast
Where: The Fort 19192 CO-8, Morrison
What’s Included: Honey-roasted turkey breast (15 slices); au jus; buttered mashed potatoes; sausage and apple stuffing; fire-roasted maple yams; green beans with almonds; two quarts of gravy; two cups of cranberry relish; one brandied pumpkin pie; and 12 pumpkin walnut muffins with butter. A family feast to be reckoned with, to say the least.
How to order: Call 303-697-4771; no deadline
Dinner with Gattara
Where: Gattara 1776 Grant St.
What’s Included: Enjoy herb and lemon olive oil roasted turkey breast and turkey leg ballotine; candied garnet yams; cauliflower, green bean, and mushroom casserole; garlic mashed potatoes; roasted butternut squash with apricot brown butter; and ciabatta bread stuffing. Save room for a pumpkin custard tart, vanilla bean crème chantilly, and Frangelico crème anglaise for dessert.
Price: $38 per person
How to order: Online; no deadline
We hope you found something on Denver restaurants’ seasonal menus that sounds like a delicious deviation from your holiday norm. With occupancy restrictions and limited business hours, our local restaurants could really use our help this year. And let’s be honest: One less thing to worry about during the holiday season sounds pretty good to us, anyway.