Thanksgiving dinner ideas and table decor inspiration via Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma
On Monday I was invited to a special dinner hosted by Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma, celebrating all the flavors of the holidays and sharing ideas for Thanksgiving. The invitation promised we would be sampling wine and tasting all the delicious offerings from Whole Foods Thanksgiving menu, so of course I said YES!
The event was held in the Enoteca Wine Room upstairs at the Whole Foods in Fairfax, a beautiful space with bottles and bottles of wine on display. My eyes immediately widened at the sight of the gorgeous decorated table, you know how much I LOVE a pretty tablescape. And this one done up by the Williams-Sonoma team was just perfect, from the floral elements to the plates at each place setting. I stopped swooning just long enough to hear that we would start the evening off with a little wine tasting.
By little I mean TEN, we tasted the top 10 wines selected by Whole Foods incredibly knowledgeable wine experts just for the holiday season. So if you're wondering what white to serve with your apple gruyére salad or what red will compliment your Christmas dinner, Whole Foods can help. The Animist Chardonnay was big and bright with tropical flavors and a hint of toasted oak, perfect alongside a holiday ham. I loved the Chateau des Rôches Fleurie, a bottle they recommend as the first to open when entertaining guests. It has a beautiful rich ripeness and bold fresh fruit notes, with just the right taste of tannins. And the Camino Calixo Cava was a delightful glass of sparkling caramel apple and citrus flavors.
Once we had happily toasted, I mean tasted, the trendiest wines it was time to try out the fantastic feast Whole Foods has prepared for it's Thanksgiving menu. I must warn you, these photos may make you crave Thanksgiving and count the days till you carve your own turkey. This spread was truly incredible, and being a Southern girl who knows good home cooked holiday meals, that's saying something. Truly, I was completely impressed with how delicious every dish was, but even more so with how authentically Thanksgiving they made the meal. You know how some places try too hard to reinvent the turkey, when all you really want is the traditional Thanksgiving dinner you've known and loved since childhood. Whole Foods gets it, and they give you the turkey and all the trimmings just like you remember.
I could waste a lot of big adjectives on what good stuffing and tasty sweet potatoes are like, but I KNOW you already know. So all I really need to say is that Whole Foods gets it 100% right when it comes to making a homestyle holiday meal you'll be proud to serve to your family.
Thanksgiving Dinner– Let's Talk Turkey!
What will completely surprise you is the price! You can order a Traditional Turkey Dinner that serves 6-8, with all the favorite side dishes, for $89! It includes:
- Uncooked Oven Ready Turkey
- Turkey Gravy
- Traditional Sage Stuffing
- Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
- Organic Cranberry Orange Relish
- Choice of two Vegetables or Homestle Casseroles
Need to serve a larger group? Order the same meal for 12-16 for only $169.
And if you reserve your holiday dinner online or instore by November 15th you'll save $10!
Whole Foods also offers an Organic Turkey Dinner, a Vegan Dinner and a Turkey Dinner for two. Don't forget the pumpkin pie, they're $9.99 each or 2 for $15.
Now that you know where to pick up your holiday dinner, let's talk about decorating the table. I'm so in love with this tablescape from Williams-Sonoma, from the Plymouth turkey platter to the vintage etched gravy boat. I want it all! These are the kind of pieces you collect and pass down for your children to treasure during the holidays. So many thoughtful details make this table shine. The plaid napkins wrapped with leather buckle napkin rings, the etched glasses and goblets and the white ceramic turkey tureen.
Did you know that the wonderful team at Williams-Sonoma will help you decorate your Thanksgiving table or your home for holidays? Just a few of the many free services they offer, along with menu and party planning.
So now you know where to pick-up a delicious holiday feast and how to decorate a fabulous table for your gathering, whether it's for two or twenty. The holidays are truly all about family, getting together with friends and loved ones to share a meal and a moment of gratitude. Don't let the planning and the prep work get you all stressed out. Enjoy this Thanksgiving alongside the ones you love.
Disclosure: Thank you to our friends and partners at Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma for contributing to this post. I recieved products and/or compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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