For a special Thanksgiving, why not set an amazing table filled with gourmet groceries? Start with a locally grown turkey from Taylor’s Market, made with a perfect traditional or cornbread stuffing. For a smaller table or if you want to prepare individual meals, try serving something out of the ordinary such as turkey breasts stuffed with prosciutto, basil and tomato.
Once you’ve made a decision on the type of turkey you’re going to serve, you’ll need to choose the gourmet food and wine to serve with it. Buttery mashed potatoes and stuffing are a no-brainer! Some other scrumptious choices include creamed spinach, candied yams, Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce.
Finding the right wine to serve with turkey is a mission that requires precision. There are many options for both red and white, but you’ll want to take the sides you’re serving into consideration. When you pair gourmet food and wine, keep the sweet and savory spectrum of the food that you’re serving in mind. For example, candied yams may be at the sweeter end, while garlic mashed potatoes or cranberry relish are at the other. Also make sure that the wine does not overpower the turkey’s flavor. If you can, head into a gourmet food market in advance and ask for help with choosing the right wine to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.
Your last step is to find which gourmet groceries to serve for appetizers and dessert. A charcuterie board with imported cheese or veggies with dip is ideal for serving before such a big meal.
For dessert, order a traditional pumpkin or apple pie, both of which you can get at a gourmet food market. You may want to add your own twist by serving another pie that goes well with the meal, such as chocolate bourbon pecan, minced meat or sweet potato meringue.
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