Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thanksgiving at the Phoenix
We took my mom for a special TG dinner downtown at the lovely Phoenix--no longer open to the public as a restaurant on a regular basis. They still have a booming private-parties business as well as occasional wine dinners and occasions such as Thanksgiving.
We appreciated that it was menu service rather than an all-you-can-overeat buffet: butternut soup or a salad, turkey or prime rib, mashed sweet or regular potatoes, pumpkin or apple pie. As you can see, the portions were large enough (we took some turkey home, even).
One feature of the Phoenix that has not changed is their delightfully low markup on bottles of wine. We splurged on what would have been at least $45 on most lists, and enjoyed a beautiful bottle of Acacia Pinot Noir for a mere $29.
My husband said, we might make this an annual tradition. Sounds good to me!