Spend Thanksgiving at one of Monarch Beach Resort’s critically acclaimed eateries, such as the Mediterranean-inspired AVEO Table + Bar, James Beard Award-winner Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak Orange County, or oceanfront dining at Monarch Bay Beach Club:
AVEO Table + Bar
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | $165 per adult, $49 per child
This Thanksgiving brunch buffer will include a made-to-order juice bar; various displays of California fruit, local greens and salads; charcuterie; a seafood ice chest; action strains serving up fresh pasta, carvings of roasted turkey and honey-baked Virginia ham, flatbreads, sushi and sashimi, assorted dim sum, as well as a land-and-sea harvest grill featuring rosemary lamb chops and grilled lobster tails with garlic butter. A children’s station will offer chicken fingers, crudités and more. Finish your meal with a festive selection of desserts, pastries, and Cold Stone Creamery ice cream bars. Adult tickets include bottomless champagne and cocktails.
Bourbon Steak Orange County
4 p.m. - 9 p.m. | $125 per guest
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with a four-course prix-fixe menu, including a choice of garden heirloom vegetable salad or toasted chestnut and kabocha squash bisque filled by wild mushroom risotto or bourbon-glazed pork belly, and entree options like crispy turkey breast with foie gras bread pudding, a cut of Snake River Farms rib-eye or Mediterranean sea bass. For dessert, enjoy a pumpkin chip bread pudding with burnt cinnamon ice cream or a lemon-sage creme brûlée.
Monarch Bay Beach Club
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | $45
Members-only reservations: 1.800.722.1543
Indulge in a three-course meal by the ocean, featuring a classic prix-fixe menu that includes a choice of starters such as roasted butternut squash bisque or kale and quinoa salad; a roasted turkey entree with mushroom and sausage stuffing, and mashed potatoes and gravy. For dessert, enjoy a warm cinnamon apple pie with bourbon-vanilla gelato and caramel sauce.