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Thanksgiving meals & deals
SanTan Sun residents looking to get out of kitchen roasted holiday turkey with all the trimmings, a slice
duty this Thanksgiving should make their reservations of warm apple or pumpkin pie, fresh rolls and coffee
immediately to ensure enough seats at the table or or tea. The ala carte meal starts at $19.95, and the
prepared food for their tables at home. Here are a four-course complete dinner is $26.95.
couple of suggestions for all the trimmings without Reservations are required for the Thanksgiving
the work: brunch by calling 480-857-4401. To reserve seats
for the Thanksgiving evening dinner at AJ’s, call
San Marcos Resort 480-857-4422.
A traditional Thanksgiving Day grand buffet is The San Marcos is located at 1 N. San Marcos Pl. in
offered in the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort Chandler. Visit
ballroom, as well as an evening Thanksgiving dinner
in AJ’s Café. Sheraton Wild Horse Pass
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. This Thanksgiving SanTan Sun residents can
26, brunch includes salads, iced peeled shrimp, snow leave the work to the award-winning chefs of the
crab legs and Norwegian smoked salmon; cooked-to- Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, which offers
order omelets, assorted blintzes, cinnamon French an exclusive no-fuss dinner.
toast, crispy apple-wood smoked bacon and farm-fresh breakfast sausage; a esh breakfast sausage; a TheThe traditional Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner in Ko’sin restaurant is from noon traditional Prix Fixe T
carving station with traditional roasted turkey, light gravy and cranberry sauce; to 3 p.m. and again from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Menu choices include
salmon with lemon buerre blanc sauce; fi let mignon medallions with wild a wild game plate, chemeith chards with local goat cheese and local Wellington
mushroom sauce; and roasted pork with apple bourbon sauce. Dessert features farm squash espresso; or slow roasted turkey breast with cornbread stuffi ng; or a
fruit tarts, assorted homemade cakes and a pineapple tree with strawberries and grilled 14-ounce bone-in New York steak complete with local rosemary bordelaise,
chocolate fountain. The cost is $32.95 per person for adults, and a “Kid’s Corner” is buttered French beans and Yukon gold whipped potatoes. The feast concludes
available for ages 4 to 12 for $14.95. with pumpkin cheesecake or upside down apple crisp. The three-course dinner
Later that evening from 5 to 9 p.m., an a la carte menu featuring four choices is $55 for adults, $50 for seniors, and the traditional turkey dinner is available for
of entrées or a four-course Thanksgiving dinner is presented in the historic AJ’s $30 for children 12 and younger. Ko’sin’s a-la-carte menu will be available upon
Cafe with traditional turkey, New Zealand lamb chops, pan-seared herb-crusted request.
halibut or grilled fi let mignon, each served with side dishes. Thanksgiving diners The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa is located at 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass
can add starters such as a jumbo prawn cocktail, Caesar salad or butternut squash Blvd. in Chandler. For Thanksgiving dining reservations in Ko’sin, call 602-385-5726.
soup and top off any meal with traditional pecan, pumpkin or apple pie or bread For resort special offers, call 602-225-0100 or visit
pudding with bourbon vanilla sauce. Diners can opt for the traditional four-course
Thanksgiving feast including butternut squash soup, mixed fi eld green salad, See Thanksgiving Page 43
‘World of Trees’ contest
Patio dining heats up
joins nonprofi ts, merchants
at La Casa Blanca
‘Home for the Holidays’ kicks off Nov. 28
by Joan Westlake
A dramatic fi replace and strategically placed heaters for guests to enjoy
This holiday season, historic “This is a win-win for both the
Arizona’s outdoor dining make La Casa Blanca’s spacious covered patio a hot spot
downtown Chandler retailers, local businesses and the nonprofi ts,” says
in Chandler.
nonprofi ts and residents will be winners Tanya Domenico, owner of Russian
in the inaugural “World of Trees” Oasis, Treasury of Tsars, a downtown
See La Casa Blanca Page 51
competition. The contest kicks business. “It’s a chance for the
off three consecutive Saturdays nonprofi ts to gain wider exposure
of free holiday happenings in – and the possibility of bringing in
historic downtown Chandler’s much-needed funding – while the
“Home for the Holidays” series businesses gain by welcoming
of events. new visitors to our downtown.”
Nonprofi ts from Chandler “This is a great opportunity
and other parts of the Valley to connect to more people
decorate trees with a in Chandler,” adds Elisha
country or international Ferraro, community
theme that will be on program manager for
display in the shops HandsOn Greater
and restaurants. Phoenix, a nonprofit
Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 12, which will be decorating a
downtown visitors can vote on their tree with an Italian theme at Simply
favorite tree. The nonprofi t decorating Unique, a gelato shop. “We also look
the tree that receives the most number forward to connecting with other
of votes will receive a check for $500 from nonprofi ts in the area.”
the Downtown Chandler Community The winning nonprofi ts will be
Partnership (DCCP), sponsor of the announced on Dec. 19.
competition. There is also a second-
STSN photo by Gordon Murray
place prize of $250.
See World of Trees Page 48 AT HOME: Three La Casa Blanca managers, Diane Jones, Oscar Cano and Madelin Ruiz, with favorite
food items from the Southern Chandler restaurant.
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