Monday, October 30, 2006


Looking for some help with the big feed on Nov. 23? Let executive chef Mark Monette of the Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder do the heavy work for you. He'll do the shopping and prep for a four-star Thanksgiving feast, then have it shipped overnight so you can have it ready to pop in the oven.
Orders must be placed by Nov.16, online at, or by calling the restaurant at 1-303-442-4640. Cost for the gourmet dinner for four is $188, plus overnight shipping and handling charges. All orders will be shipped fresh and by overnight delivery on Monday Nov. 20 to arrive beforeThanksgiving.

Here is Monette's Thanksgiving Dinner for Four—From Soup to Nuts

· Colorado-grown organic roasted butternut squash soup, gently seasoned with winter spices. Just heat and serve.
· Fresh organic free range turkey with Monette’s personally prepared seasoning pack, ready to roast. Allow about 2 ½ - 3 hours roasting time.
· To accentuate the turkey’s juices, Monette has included his specialty port wine sauce, which is an all natural veal reduction sauce that contains no additives or preservatives. Before shipping, this signature sauce goes through a 36-hour reduction process at the restaurant to give the sauce its beautiful sheen, flavor and texture. Just simmer and serve.
· A creamy gratin of thin-sliced Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes, layered and blended with nutmeg, tarragon and cream. Allow about 45 minutes warming time.
· Especially for the holiday, the Monette family is sharing its traditional dressing made from brioche bread and seasoned with sage, rosemary and thyme. Allow 45 minutes warming time.
· In place of traditional cranberry sauce, Monette’s dinner includes a unique tomato jelly made from a family recipe of fresh tomatoes, sugar, white wine vinegar, and cinnamon and clove-infused lemon rind. Ready to serve.
· The Flagstaff House’s dinner rolls complement the meal. Ready to heat and serve.
· Pumpkin Chai Cheesecake with macadamia nut crust.

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