With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s time to talk turkey… mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Don’t want the hassle this year? Plenty of places offer buffet or sit-down dinners.
Here’s a sampling:At Paramour in Wayne, try the chef’s special three-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner, featuring traditional dishes and more. Seatings begin at noon Thursday, Nov. 23, $65 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing. https://paramourwayne.com/events/thanksgiving/
Or savor a three-course meal at General Warren in Malvern from 12 to 8 p.m. Selections include traditional turkey, filet mignon and “vegan mignon.” Prices range from $34 to $52 for adults, $14 to $19 for children. http://www.generalwarren.com/news-and-events.php
At Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden in Exton, select a turkey dinner with all the fixings or something nontraditional like tofu pot pie, salmon or pork chop. Reservations available from 2 to 5 p.m., $40 per person or $15 for children 12 and under. http://www.suburbanbg.com/
Indulge in The Radnor Hotel’s Thanksgiving buffet with plenty of holiday favorites, plus a chocolate fountain from 12 to 6 p.m. It costs $39.95 or $17.50 for children ages 5 to 11. Under 5 are free. https://radnorhotel.com/thanksgiving/
Now let’s talk tacos
On Black Friday, Nov. 24, chef Jose Garces opens a second location of Buena Onda, meaning “good vibes,” in the King of Prussia Mall. Think Baja “culture, seafood, shacks and taquerías.” Fifty cents from every guacamole and bottled water purchase goes to the Garces Foundation. www.BuenaOndaTacos.com
Ring in the savings this holiday season on Black Friday and all weekend at Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford. Try a complimentary sample of spiced mulled wine and enjoy freebies with your purchase. http://www.pennswoodsevents.com/black-friday-festivities.html
Or head to Chaddsford Winery for another Thanksgiving weekend wine sale. Enjoy free tastings on Black Friday and discounts all weekend. https://www.chaddsford.com/pages/thanksgiving-wine-sale
Love to cook?
On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, stop by The Kitchen Workshop in Paoli from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for gift-certificate specials, plus participate in a free hands-on cooking class. https://www.kitchen-workshop.com/
“Dine with Grace” at The Inn at Grace Winery’s supper series, which continues Wednesday, Nov. 29 with a wild game dinner. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $95 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing. www.gracewinery.com
Nothing says “holiday” like an ugly sweater. Wear yours at Penns Woods Winery’s 7th annual Ugly Sweater Party Friday, Dec. 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The winner takes home three bottles of wine. Tickets: $35 in advance, $39 at the door. Wine Club members: $20. http://www.pennswoodsevents.com/ugly-holiday-sweater-party.html
Hosting your own holiday party? Learn how to make a mushroom appetizer during a free demonstration at The Woodlands at Phillips in Kennett Square Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. http://www.thewoodlandsatphillips.com/events/