Monday, November 17, 2008

Not-So-Traditional T-Day

[Thanksgiving Dinner] There's an endless array of Thanksgiving Dinner options at area restaurants, but here's one that's a bit more inventive than most. At Ogden's new Zucca Trattoria, Chef/Owner Elio Scanu is doing an a la carte dinner menu which includes appetizers like homemade country-style pate de Campagne with Port gelee & onion compote or house-smoked Atlantic salmon tartar with roasted beets and watercress.

Entrees include roasted turkey of course ... with black truffle butter and Chardonnay gravy. Other entree choices include monkfish osso buco with wild mushrooms and Bordelaise sauce; slow-braised pork belly with rapini gnocchi; and baby lamb shanks cooked "four ways:" braised, confit, roasted, and grilled in a Pinot Noir reduction.

For dessert there's single state Venezuelan "Caoba" chocolate mousse; pear tart with Poir Henry pastry cream; and pumpkin cheesecake with molasses-bourbon sauce.

Zucca Trattoria, 1479 East 5600 South, S. Ogden, (801) 475-7077

(Ted Scheffler)

1 comment:

  1. this is a good suggestion. you guys should post a list of places open that day for people who dont have family in the area and do not get the time off to travel :)


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