In This Economy, Even Thanksgiving Dinner Has Shrunk to Bite-Size
We’re well aware that it’s a time-honored tradition for many to stir together all the Thanksgiving fixings into one plate of mashed madness. But still, chef Mark Payne of the Ritz-Carlton Chicago’s Café has taken the tactic to a whole new, well, weird level.
His “Thanksgiving Dinner in One Bite” is served this week (through Wednesday) and, just like it sounds, is basically a bite-size amuse that combines turkey rillette, roasted sweet potatoe puree, wild mushroom crumble, huckleberry chutney, crispy Brussels sprouts, and gravy. In other words, it melds all the traditional parts of a Thanksgiving dinner into one loaded forkful. Complimentary for all guests, it’s a nice festive nod if not a little bizarre.
And come Turkey Day, the hotel’s fancy Greenhouse restaurant will offer full-size servings of each at their Thanksgiving Day Brunch. Let’s hope the normal servings look more appetizing than this photo they sent us of the amuse.
[Image: Ritz-Carlton Chicago]