In 2011, a survey by the National Restaurant Association concluded that 6 percent of Thanksgiving diners would eat or order out for the national holiday.
Six years later, that number would jump up to 9 percent — and 4 percent said they’d forgo cooking altogether and buy a complete meal.
Perhaps, this November, some of them are headed to The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn, escaping the stress of the kitchen for a gourmet meal in East Hampton.
With a menu by executive chef Michael Rozzi and pairings by wine director Michael Cohen, the restaurant will serve a dedicated three-course prix fixe feast on Thursday, November 22, from 2 to 8 p.m. for $95 per person, or a two-course option for age 12 and under for $40. Beverage, tax and gratuity are additional.
Among the starters will be Rozzi’s signature spicy Montauk fluke tartare with hijiki, wasabi tobiko and radish; red and golden beet salad with hazelnuts, red sorrel and local honey vinaigrette; shaved Brussels sprouts salad with local apple, golden raisins, bacon, Grana Padano, charred scallion and nuoc mam; lobster bisque with tarragon and brandy; caramelized Peconic Bay scallops with lemon, garlic and oreganata bread crumbs; and organic mushroom risotto with rabbit and pork sausage, rapini and Grana Padana.
“With respect for this day’s traditional fare, Rozzi will present organic Amish turkey with sage gravy and sides of sausage stuffing, cranberry relish, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes,” according to a press release. “His menu will also include Scottish salmon with garlic-chives and sundried tomatoes, wild rice, butternut squash and Brussels sprouts; and apple cider cured Berkshire pork chop with maitake, roasted cauliflower, local apple and Maderia.”
The meal is completed with Rozzi’s house-baked breads and classic desserts — coconut and semolina cake with pistachio gelato and honey-orange flower syrup; pumpkin crème brulée with pie crust cookies and crème fraîche; and The 1770 House signature sticky date cake with toffee sauce and vanilla gelato.
“Restaurant manager and wine director Michael Cohen will ensure guests receive proper attention, professional service and recommend wines from The 1770 House’s Wine Spectator award winning list to complement Rozzi’s menu,” the release said.
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn is located at 143 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information and reservations, call (631) 324-1770 or visit 1770house.com.