t’s that time of year again!
THANKSGIVING SIDES TO-GO
LET US DO THE COOKING!!!!
Everything, but the turkey….
Please call the Bistro directly at 248-380-8460 to place your Thanksgiving orders, ask for Sharon (or Amanda if I am not available).
Turkey Gravy… 16$ Quart… 8$ Pint
Traditional Bread Stuffing…20$ 2# aluminum tin
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes… 20$ 2# tin
Maple Smashed Sweet Potatoes… 20$ 2# tin
Glazed Veggie Rumble (Butternut, Carrot, Brussels, Apples, Red Onion)… 24$ 2# tin
Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish… 10$ Pint
The 2# tins are the large aluminum containers that we use for our regular carry-outs. They feed approximately 3 (if you like leftovers) or 4 if you plan on eating every last bite!
9 inch Pumpkin Pie (you provide the whipped cream)… 24$
All orders must be in by Friday, November 17.
Pick up on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, anytime between noon and 8 PM. All orders need to be paid with a credit card at the time of ordering. Any added gratuity, if you choose, will go directly to our kitchen staff for their extra efforts.
Heating instructions included.
Be sure to check out Michael’s Newsletter this week as we are offering his wine selections TOGO to compliment your Thanksgiving dinner! You will pick up your wine with your food order.
We are closed Thanksgiving Day.
Sharon & Crew
Thanksgiving Wine Recommendation from Sharon’s husband & Certified Sommelier, Michael Korn
In 1309, Pope Clement V left Rome and relocated the papacy to the historic town of Avignon in the Rhône Valley of Southern France. It is here the papacy stayed for 70 years, popes and cardinals enjoyed the lands wines and culture. Hundreds of years later the now famous and collectable Châteauneuf-du-Pape, created in tribute in 1936 to the Papacy relocation literally translates to “The Pope’s New Castle”. Today, surrounding these famous vineyards are other fantastic appellations that produce fabulous wines that are both age-worthy and affordable.
I fell in love with the Rhône during my restaurant days initially because we had a Rhone specialty importer who was very respected and was a professor at U of M. JC Mathes and his wife Rosemary were the passionate couple behind “J&R Selections”. They received attention from top wine critics, like Robert Parker and Wine Spectator, for their wonderful producers they were importing to Ann Arbor Michigan.
The main grapes in the Rhône are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. For the whites the grapes are typically Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. If you are familiar with these grapes, I think you are terrific, and I admire you. If you are not familiar, you are on your way to discovering wonderful wines from small producers that have their families and lives invested in their vineyards and wineries -and I think you’re terrific as well.
Thanksgiving in our family has many savory and sweet flavors and to me it is impossible to only suggest one wine with an American Thanksgiving meal. So I have selected three wines from a region of Rhône Valley France that have diversity in styles but subtlety in approach and can complement and support the many nuances of a Thanksgiving menu.
Poulet Clairette de Die Brut
$25 per bottle
The region of “Die” (pronounced “DEE”) is in the center of the Rhône, north of Avignon and produces beautiful slightly sweet bubbly wines that would complement everything on your table that is not savory, including the pies and cookies. Mostly Muscat and a small amount of Clairette, this super fresh white bubbly can start and finish your Thanksgiving meal.
Château Pegau “Maclura” Côtes du Rhône 2020
$30 per bottle
Laurence Feruad, daughter of the infamous Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer Paul Feraud took over the complete operations of Domaine du Pegau in 2005 after working closely with her father since 1987. Laurence is truly one of the most respected women in the world of wine and deserves her accolades immensely. She acquired a property not far from the Domaine in a village called Sorgues. This beautiful red, Maclura, is mostly Grenache blended with Syrah and a small amount of Mourvèdre.
Domaine Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020
$55 per bottle
Founded in 1955 by Jean Versino (Italian last name!), this Domaine is run by his son Jean-Paul now and has been making world class, delicious, traditional wines for many years. It was during a visit to his US Importer in Michigan when Jean-Paul met his wife from Traverse City Michigan. A traditional red blend of mostly Grenache, some Syrah and Mourvèdre, aged in oak casks for more than a year and rested in bottle for two years, these wines are beautiful. Balanced and full of earthy and fruity flavors that may make your turkey dance the Watusi (dance craze from the 60’s).
Order 6 bottles receive 20% off your total wine purchase
Cheers from your wine friend, Michael Korn- Woodberry Wine
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