No-Cook Monterey Bay Thanksgiving Dinners

Nov 21, 2014 by

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While I can hardly believe how fast this fall is going (wasn’t it just Halloween?!?), I find myself getting more excited each day for Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey, the stuffing, the sweet potatoes-the PIE!

But I’ll be the first to admit I am NOT looking forward to the cooking. Or the dishes afterwards. I often long for a personal chef, but even more so on Thanksgiving. Lucky for me (and you!), there are many places in the Monterey Bay that will take care of the cooking and cleaning next Thursday!

About four years ago, my family went to Asilomar Conference Center for their Thanksgiving buffet. It was excellent, and we went back several more years after that. Last year we had to adjust our plans to accommodate a family member with gluten issues and wanted to make sure all our food was edible for everyone. We turned to Whole Foods and ordered an absolutely delicious pre-cooked turkey and sides. It was so good we wished we had gotten the bigger size!

There are many times of the year I enjoy whipping up a choice selection of foods in the kitchen, but Thanksgiving is one day I’m happy to relax, kick back and let someone else do the cooking. Enjoy the list below, call to make a reservation and let us know if you have a Thanksgiving favorite that we’ve missed!


 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comWhole Foods

800 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA (831) 333-1600 Website

Order pre-cooked turkeys, side dishes, desserts-even pies! Ready to pick up the day before or day of   Thanksgiving. This is the way we’re going this year!


 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comSardine Factory

701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-3775

1:00 pm to 8:00 pm Prix Fix

Roasted Corn Bisque
Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce Salad
Fresh All Natural Roast Diestel Turkey
Sage Dressing, Pan Gravy & Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish
House Made Pumpkin Pie

Adults $49.50
(60 Years and Older) $46.50
Children (Under 12) $21
Children (Under 5) Free

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comBayonet Black Horse

1 McClure Way, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-7271

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Assorted Fruit and Cheese Platter
Young Organic Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Hearts of Romaine with Caesar Dressing, Croutons and Grated Asiago
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Calamari Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette
Roast Turkey Carving Station
Peppercorn Roasted Prime Beef with Rosemary Jus
Pan Seared Salmon with Buerre Blanc and Exotic Fruit Salsas
Shrimp Alfredo with shaved Parmesan
Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushrooms
Country Biscuit Benedict
Country Style Mashed Potatoes
Chestnut Porcini Apple Stuffing
Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash
Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Grape Compote
Candied Yams with Mini Marshmallows
Sautéed Green Beans and Glazed Carrots
Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls
Pumpkin, Pecan and Fruit Pie
Assorted Cookies
Coffee and Ice Tea Included

Adults $31.95
Children 6-12 $14.95
Children 5 and Under Free

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comAndres Buchee

Mission St. Between Ocean & 7th, Carmel, CA
(831) 626-7880

Prix Fix

Pumpkin soup with goat cheese mousse
Dungeness crab cake with celery remoulade
Mixed baby greens, candied pecans, maple syrup sweet potato wedges, champagne vinaigrette
Fields of Family free range turkey with chestnut truffle stuffing / winter truffle sauce
Grilled rib-eye with 4 pepper sauce
Sea bream with saffron sauce
Pumpkin tiramisu with Calvados
Cream puffs stuffed with praline and hazelnut ice cream with chocolate sauce

$43.00 per person

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comEdgar’s

8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 620-8910


Seasonal Salads
Oyster Station
All Natural Organic Roast Turkey
Organic Stuffing with apricots, herbs and onions
Wild Huckleberry and Cranberry Jelly
Wild Fish and Seafood Pie
Mashed Potatoes
Slow-cooked Winter Squash Stew
Artisan Ham
Steamed Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Carrots
Corn Bread and Herb Muffins
Pumpkin Pie
Mini Desserts

$60 per person
$25 ages 6-12
FREE under 6

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comJacks Restaurant & Lounge

2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-7874

Family Style

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
Arcadian Mixed Lettuces
Whole Roasted Turkey Carved Table Side
Sourdough Stuffing
Green Beans with Crispy Shallots
Whipped Potatoes
Turkey Gravy
Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Adults $49.00
Children ages 6-12 $19.95
Children ages 5 & under are free
Seniors $39.95

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comPoint Pinos Grill

79 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA
(831) 648-5774


Poached Sweet White Shrimp
Mussels and Little Neck Clams
Oysters on the ½ Shell
Dungeness Crab Legs
Cocktail Sauce, Lemon Wedges
Imported Sliced Salumi, charcuterie and Cheese Display
House Pickled Vegetables, Marinated Olives, Pepperoncini
Traditional Biscuits
Sweet Butter
Baby Lettuce Salad
Classic Caesar Salad
Roasted Apple and Belgian Endive Salad
Green Bean Casserole
Fall Vegetable Medley
Sausage Stuffing
Wild Mushroom Stuffing
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Pan Gravy
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Whole Roasted Natural Turkey
Cranberry Compote
Roast Beef
Pork Tenderloin
Mac n’ Cheese
Mini All Beef Hot Dogs
Plated Desserts
Pumpkin, Pecan or Apple Pie

$35.95 per adult
$10.95 for children ten and under

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comPacific’s Edge

120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA
(831) 622-5445

4 p.m.-8 p.m
Prix Fix

Family style ‘parker house’ rolls
Winter mushroom bisque & black truffle toast
Arugula, country bread croutons, roasted pear, pickled red onion, blue cheese, walnut dressing
Warm brussels sprout salad bacon-cider vinaigrette, dry ricotta, red grapes
Roasted farmers squash variations, vanilla bean truffle honey, crushed marcona almonds
Slow roasted all natural turkey, buttermilk potato puree, sage stuffing, heirloom carrots, turkey gravy
Pan roasted hook & line cod, bacon & brussels sprout hash, whole grain mustard butter
Dry aged prime rib, white cheddar potato gratin, heirloom carrots, red wine roasting jus
Butternut squash goat cheese ravioli, frangelico brown butter, organic spinach, fried sage
Traditional pumpkin pie & cinnamon whipped cream
Sweet potato tart, candied pecans, toasted marshmallow sauce
Maple creme brulee, winter berries, honey almond granola
Chocolate peanut butter mousse cake, roasted peanuts, concord grape jus

Pricing: $95 per person
Children 5-12 years old, $45.00
Children under five years old dine free of charge

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comBernardus Lodge & Spa

415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA
(831) 658-3400

12:00pm – 3:30pm

Organic Mixed Greens (sherry-walnut vinaigrette)
Bloomsdale Spinach Salad
Classic Caesar (garlic croutons, parmigiano-reggiano)
Baby Iceberg (blue cheese, apple wood smoke bacon)
Chioggia Beet Salad (yellow wax beans, feta cheese, citrus vinaigrette)
Butternut Squash Soup
Artisan Cheese Display (roasted nuts, dried fruit, grapes, baguette)
Sushi (maki nigiri, salmon, tuna & shrimp california and vegetarian rolls)
Wickets Grand Plateau (individual dungeness crab cocktails, east and west coast oysters on the half shell, marinated jumbo prawns, ginger-lime mignonette)
Ceviche (california white sea bass, avocado and cilantro)
Alder Smoked Salmon (bagels, cream cheese, capers, onions)
Grilled Pacific Swordfish (tomato, white corn)
Organically Raised “hen” Turkey (natural pan gravy)
Slow Roasted Prime Rib horseradish (cream, au jus)
Traditional buttermilk mashed potatoes
Roasted autumn vegetables
Italian sausage-sourdough stuffing with sage, garlic, parsley
Vegetable-chestnut stuffing with chanterelles, toasted cornbread
Tangy house stewed cranberry sauce
Citrus glazed yams
Dessert Station
Buttermilk chocolate cake
Classic cheesecake with toasted meringue
Cookies and dessert bars
Lemon pound cake
Sliced melon, citrus, strawberries and pineapple

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comEsteban

700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
(831) 375-0176

Prix Fix

Butternut Squash Soup, Rock Shrimp & Piquillo Peppers
Baby Gem Lettuce Salad, Shaved Manchego, Lemon Persiallde
Turkey Breast & Leg, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Brussels Sprouts & Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Trout, White Beans & Garlic Confit
Pumpkin Pie, Spiced Whip Cream
Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Sorbet

$ 45 per person
$23 for Kids

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comFandango

223 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA
(831) 372-3456

Prix Fix

Duckling Pate & Kalamata Olives
Basque Salad
Winter baby spinach tossed with fresh orange sections, walnuts & blue cheese
Roast Tom Turkey, Giblet gravy, chestnut sage stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes & vegetables
Roast New York Strip, Sliced with a mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes & vegetables
Virginia Baked Ham, Hawaiian sauce, mashed potato & vegetables
Grilled Salmon Filet, Café de Paris, mashed potatoes & vegetables
Tortellini Maison, Fresh pasta filled with cheese, basil cream sauce
Traditional Holiday Desserts

$36.95: Adults
$16.50: Children 12 & under

 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comAsilomar Conference Center

800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
(888) 635-5310


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 No Cook Thanksgiving Dinners Monterey Bay -Monterey Mommies.comStillwater Bar and Grill

1700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, CA
(866) 584-1536

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Artisan Smoked Wild Coho Salmon
Trout roe, crème fraiche, finger lime, chives and capers
Dungeness crab clusters
Poached prawns
Snow crab claws
Shucked clams
Pacific oysters on the half shell
Mini Wedge Salad (Red wine and oregano dressing, crumbled blue cheese, bacon, tomato and cucumber)
Asian Pear Salad (Pistachios, cranberries, field greens, cider vinaigrette and crumbled blue cheese)
Fingerling Potato Salad (Roasted corn, tarragon, truffles and crispy speck ham)
Mom’s Green Pea Salad
Mixed fruit and berry displays
Imported cheese presentations
Roasted root vegetables with truffle butter
Caramelized sweet potatoes with candied pecans and maple
Baked macaroni and cheese
Creamy green beans with crispy shallots and toasted almonds
Irish butter whipped potatoes
Atlantic hake poached in lobster butter and topped with red crab fondue
Traditional stuffing and cranberry delish
Whole roasted porchetta with Dijon jus
Distal turkey two ways – whole roasted and sous vide – served with traditional gravy
Whole smoked boneless beef rib eye
Assorted Individual Desserts
Assorted Cakes & Traditional Pies

$96.00 Adult
$44.00 Children 5-12 yrs
Children under 5 complimentary

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