By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
Thanksgiving has always been about tradition, and at The Capital Grille, that is exactly what you can expect this holiday.
With a special menu of cream of pumpkin soup, roast turkey stuffed with cranberry, giblet and port wine dressing, accompanied by baked yams, and a succulent naked carrot cake with mascarpone filling, the upscale restaurant is treating its U.S. expat customers (and all others who love Thanksgiving and the great dining it encompasses) to a traditional feast of downhome American cuisine at its best.
The three-course meal will be offered for both lunch and dinner not only on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23), but also on Friday, Nov. 24, Saturday, Nov, 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26.
(That means that even if you already celebrated the holiday with your daughter – whose first turkey was undercooked and close to inedible, but that you smiled and ate and raved over anyway to make her feel good – you can still get a belated, but more-palatable Thanksgiving meal over the weekend).
To add an extra touch of elegance, The Capital Grille is also offering its exclusive red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Nebbiolo produced especially for the restaurant by Bodega El Cielo, one of Mexico’s most exclusive wineries.
And for those who are more into beef than turkey, The Capital Grill will also be offering its classic dry-aged beef menu.
After all, at Capital Grille, the care and aging of meat is a practically a religious sacrament.
In fact, The Capital Grille is the only restaurant in the country that dry ages its meat – the finest USDA Prime and genuine wagyu beef from the Rancho Las Lucías in Chihuahua – in special temperature- and humidity-controlled hanging chambers for between 14 and 21 days.
The result is a super tender, perfectly marbled steak with a rich roasted, nutty flavor that is never metallic or acidic.
So whatever your culinary fancy this Thanksgiving, The Capital Grille is ready to oblige it.
The Capital Grille is located at Avenida Paseo de la Reforma 250 in Colonia Juárez (tel: 5207 8358).
It is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
All major credit cards are accepted, and valet parking is available.
Reservations are highly recommended.