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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, from 2pm until 10pm, Artango Steakhouse will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person ($20 for children aged 6-12).

We have a dear old-friend, let’s call him Norbert, who has proclaimed many times that “Thanksgiving food is totally drab and boring.” He says he doesn’t like the bland turkey, the gloppy gravy, the sour cranberry sauce…and don’t even get him started on the candied yams with marshmallows on top.  Every year, he whines that nearly all the food at Thanksgiving is “under-seasoned to the point of invisibility.”

Artango Steakhouse

Artango Steakhouse

Now, just to be clear, Norbert may be a snob but he’s not a sociopath; he likes being around people, and he likes chatting at a table of good food – he just doesn’t think there’s much good food to be had at a Thanksgiving table.

 

This year, instead of having Norbert to our house to share our Thanksgiving dinner, we’re all going to ARTANGO, which just might be the better option for all of us. Going out to eat at Artango on Thanksgiving is a good way for all of us to get together, try something new, and ensure that, for maybe the first Thanksgiving ever, Norbert will shut up about how much he hates the holiday food and maybe eat a dinner he actually enjoys.

 

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us – the traditionalists and even hard-to-please Norbert – happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company, and perhaps for Norbert, for the first time ever, a way to enjoy a meal on Thanksgiving.

 

On Thanksgiving Day, from 2pm until 10pm, Artango  will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person ($20 for children aged 6-12).

 

 

Executive Chef Saul Roman’s menu is a nod to traditional Thanksgiving standards (like stuffed turkey breast) but it also features some nontraditional holiday options like ahi tuna ceviche, lobster bisque, grilled salmon and gelato.

 

Spicing up the usual Thanksgiving entertainments (arguments about politics, about who was supposed to bring the creamed onions, etc.), there will be entertainment. Live from Buenos Aires, the Guillermo Paolisso Trio will be playing a fusion of Latin jazz, Argentine folklore, Brazilian bossa nova and Argentine tango. The music starts at 5pm, and even if you have Thanksgiving dinner at home, you might consider dropping by for some after-dinner entertainment.

 

If you have a Norbert in your life, or just want to change it up a little for the holiday, consider Thanksgiving at Artango. We’ve included the whole menu below, and if you want to learn more or make reservations, just visit  Artango.

Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu at Artango

 

Course One, select one

·         Sopa de Langosta (lobster bisque soup)

·         Empanadas (beef and olives; Roquefort cheese, leeks and walnuts)

·         Ceviche (ahi tuna, seaweed, Huacatay sauce)

·         Ensalada Verde (Boston lettuce, frisee, cucumber, zucchini, heart of palm, quail egg)

·         Sopa de Calabaza (pumpkin soup, creme fraiche, pumpkin seeds)

 

Course Two, select one

·         Pasta de Langosta (pasta, grilled vegetables, lobster sauce)

·         Pavo Relleno (stuffed turkey breast, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables)

·         Salmon (grilled salmon, quinoa tamale, passion fruit sauce)

·         Bife de Chorizo (NY strip steak served with homemade chimichurri sauce and mashed potatoes)

·         Ojo de Bife (ribeye steak served with homemade chimichurri and mashed potatoes)

 

Course Three, select one

·         Oblivion (chocolate cake and mousse, dulce de leche)

·         Flan (cinnamon and cardamom-infused flan, dulce de leche, meringue)

·         Argentine Gelato (chocolate, dulce de leche, limoncello, mango, yerba mate)