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Boston, Mass. – October 27, 2016 - The Ritz-Carlton, Boston invites guests to celebrate the start of the 2016 holiday season with a lavish Thanksgiving Day brunch in the hotel’s stunning ballroom which overlooks historic Boston Common.  With family-friendly food stations, scrumptious pastries, live music and dessert decorating for children, cherished times and new memories are sure to be bountiful this Thanksgiving for all who enjoy dining with Ritz-Carlton.

Thanksgiving Day Brunch will take place in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom on Thursday, November 24, with seatings from 12 Noon to 3pm.  The cost is $98 per adult and $48 per child.  Please call 617-574-7184 for reservations. The full Ballroom menu is shared below.

And, for a more casual experience, especially if guests haven’t had their fill of turkey and all of its trimmings on Thanksgiving, Artisan Bistro will offer a prix-fixe dinner from 5pm to 9pm in the restaurant only.  Executive Chef Frank Kassner’s prix-fixe menu includes Turkey Ballontine, Walnut Brioche Stuffing, Citrus Cranberry Jam, Sweet Potato Gratin and Roasted Root Vegetables.  Cost is $35 per person, and a delicious dessert sampler is $15 per person.  Reservations can be made by calling Artisan Bistro directly at 617-574-7176.

Ritz-Carlton, Boston Thanksgiving Day Ballroom Brunch Menu:

Seafood Display

Alaskan king crab legs, powder point oysters,
Jumbo shrimp, lobster cocktail
Cognac sauce, horseradish cocktail, mignonette, lemon

From the Pastry Shop

Muffin tops
Assorted danish
Snuggle buns, vanilla sauce

Soups

Potato truffle soup
Pancetta

Asian Station

Maki rolls and nigiri
Soy sauce, pickled ginger, wasabi

Dumplings, potstickers,
Spring rolls,  steamed buns,
Assorted dipping sauces
Lobster fried rice

Entrees

Chicken kiev, sweet potato casserole, marshmallows, pecans
Venison gulasch, sour cream
Local cod, crab imperial , roasted broccoli and cauliflower
Braised beef, parsnip puree, heirloom green beans
Maple glazed root vegetables, brussel sprouts

Salad Bar and Appetizers

Organic greens, baby kale, little gem
Cranberries, carrot curls, pickled red onion, spiced pecans, cucumber, grape tomato,
Pumpkin spiced goat cheese,  baby peppers

Roasted beets, goat cheese, pistachio, arugula
Smoked salmon, chive crème fraiche, pumpernickel
Butternut squash, quinoa, pine nuts

Tropical Fruit Display

Pineapple, honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe, mixed berries
Mango pineapple smoothie
Mixed berry smoothie

Breakfast Selections

Eggs Benedict with lobster hollandaise, pecan smoked bacon, turkey sausage,
Pumpkin pancakes, Vermont maple syrup, farmers quiche

Domestic and Imported Cheese Selection

Brie de meaux, fourme d ambert, cave aged cheddar, apreggio
Fruit paste, dried fruit, grapes, lavosh, crissini

Charcuterie Display

Serrano ham, soppressata, chorizo au sec, duck liver pate
Marinated olives, pickles, mustard
Artisanal bread, crackers, lavosh

Carving Stations

Slow cooked prime rib, horseradish cream, mashed potatoes, au jus, béarnaise
Roasted free range turkey, traditional stuffing, gravy, cranberry jam

Dessert Display

Dulce de leche profiterole
Meyer lemon yogurt panna cotta
White coffee crème brulee,
Devils chocolate layer cake
Classic apple pie
Ginger pear financier
Assorted macaroons

Pumpkin cheesecake beignet station

Pumpkin cheesecake filling
Espresso glaze
Gingerbread streusel crumble

Children’s Buffet

Individual vegetable crudité
Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches
Sliced fruit
Chicken tenders, honey mustard

Macaroni & cheese
Maple glazed carrots
Mini cheeseburgers

Rice krispies snacks, fruit jello, mini cookies, s’mores mousse

Kids Just Want to Have Fun

Cookie decorating
Turkey sugar cookies