Thursday, November 10, 2011

Taste of Thanksgiving TODAY!

Whole Foods is having an open to the public "Taste of Thanksgiving" event today (November 10th) from 5-8pm at all Portland-area Whole Foods Markets. At the Pearl location, just donate 2 cans of food and you're in (other locations it's $5 or $10, with all proceeds going to different local charities). A great deal to sample some holiday comfort foods.

Wild Mushroom Crostini

Made in house Provolone, Pesto and Portobello Salmon Roast

Pittman Farms Roasted Heritage Turkey (and butcher John)

Don't forget the sides (all vegan and gluten free):

Cashew Cream Mashed Potatoes 
 Wild Mushroom Gravy 
Wild Rice Stuffing
Green Beans and Spicy Nuts
Sweet Potatoes with dried apricots
Cranberry Sauce

Dessert includes:

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Vegan Whipped Cream (or the non vegan versions)

Cranberry Walnut Tartlet

Turtle Tartlet

Recommended wines:
Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut
Rasteau Les Peyrieres
(Both are from Whole Foods Top 10 Holiday Wines)

Go there now!


Sippity Sup said...

Cashew cream mashed potatoes! I may have to attempt that one. GREG

Anonymous said...

Wow.All the wild mushrooms thing.And that provolone..mouthwatering:)Great job;)

JustinM said...

The WF in Pasadena (the larger of the two) does a pretty decent fish and chips and it's only $4.99 (2 or 3 bucks off) on Thursdays. I was thinking I might do that today. Does the one there offer food like that? I've walked by it but didn't go in.

Devaki said...

It was sooo great meeting you at fb conference in San Fran. The crostini is to die for :))

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Melissa Good Taste said...

YUM! I am so excited for Thanksgiving...

Mary Bergfeld said...

Now that is a feast and every frame of it looks delicious. We, alas, don't have a Whole Foods in our area. You'll just have to eat for two. Have a wonderful evening. Blessings...Mary

Lenia said...

Παναγία μου,τι νοστιμιές είναι αυτές!Μου άνοιξες την όρεξη μεσημεριάτικα!!!Φιλάκια!!

Helen said...

Oh yum! Our Thanksgiving celebration was last month but I can certainly go for another round. Being a sweets person, I love the desserts featured...turtle tartlet mmm!

Banana Wonder said...

Greg - I bet you could pull it off ;-)

Dzoli - Wild Mushrooms make me wild too!

JustinM - Ah, now you got me jealous because ours doesn't offer fish and chips. Sounds like a great deal. We go have the flying scotsman foodcart nearby who makes great fish and chips though ;-P so take that!

Devaki - Nice meeting you in Sf!

Melissa - Me too!!

Mary - Check!

Lenia - Panagia mou einai sosta!

Helen - What do Canadian eat for Tday and please don't say green bean casserole.

Helen said...

Anna, the Canadian T-day feast is very similar to the American. People have turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, pumpkin pie. Maybe some other pie too, like apple or pecan.

Growing up in my Greek house, we had the obvious turkey but with greek potatoes, my mom's stuffing, spanakopita, various salads and veggie dishes. But no pumpkin pie and no cranberry sauce because we didn't like it.

One dish I haven't seen here really take off is the popular American mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallow casserole. To be honest I don't think I'd enjoy that anyway. Not a fan of marshmallows :)

Banana Wonder said...

Helen - I have Greek T-day too! My mom, although she is not Greek, ALWAYS makes swiss-chard opita and we always have Greek salad (or salad with feta, heh). I don't know what's up with the sweet potatoes and the marshmallows... I never liked them... waay too sweet. What did your family make for dessert if not pumpkin pie, milopita ;-)?